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Avie’s Flatter Overcomes Bad Start To Capture Coronation Futurity

Ivan Dalos’ homebred rising star Avie’s Flatter captured the 115th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Josie Carroll trainee stamped himself as a top contender for year-ends honors with his winning performance in the 1-1/8-mile stakes race considered to be a stepping-stone to the Queen’s Plate. […]

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‘Long And Lanky’ Holy Helena Looking For Firm Ground In Flower Bowl

Stronach Stable’s Canadian champion Holy Helena is primed for her New York return on Sunday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl following a three-month layoff, said trainer Jimmy Jerkens Friday morning. “She’s fresh, she looks good,” he said. “She seems pretty strong right now.” Last year, the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly put together solid victories […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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Queen’s Plate Victor Wonder Gadot To Aim For Prince Of Wales, Alabama

With a dozen races already under her belt, Wonder Gadot will keep busy this summer at the racetrack. Trainer Mark Casse tells the Daily Racing Form the winner of Saturday’s Queen’s Plate will point for the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 24. The next […]

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Heroine Wonder Gadot Demolishes Queen’s Plate Foes

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot has been knocking on the door in all six of her 2018 starts, including a hard-fought second in the Kentucky Oaks, but she finally found the winner’s circle with the addition of blinkers in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro defeated a 16-horse field by a […]

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Santa Monica Tops Brown Exacta In Dance Smartly

Mrs. John Magnier, Madaket Stable and Deron Pearson’s Santa Monica out-ran her stablemate Inflexibility to earn a first North American stakes victory on Saturday, winning the G2 Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine by about a half-length. Sent to post at odds of 7-2, the 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman came from last of the nine-horse field […]

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Delta Prince Crowned Off The Layoff In King Eddie

Stronach Stables’ homebred Delta Prince found the wire first by 1 3/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 3 King Edward Stakes on Queen’s Plate Day at Woodbine, making his first start since September. The 5-year-old son of Street Cry, a half-brother to champion Royal Delta, was ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Jimmy Jerkens. Favored at […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate, United Nations

A busy Saturday of graded stakes action awaits Thoroughbred racing fans this weekend, highlighted by the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Both Gulfstream and Monmouth also offer a pair of graded stakes, while closing day at Churchill Downs features juvenile racing in the Bluegrass. The 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate has historically been a favorable […]

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Paulick Report 6/29 News Minute Presented By The Queen’s Plate At Woodbine

The 159th running of North America’s oldest horse race has finally arrived. In this edition of the News Minute, Scott Jagow has more on Saturday’s card at Woodbine featuring the Queen’s Plate, plus news of a stewards change-up at Del Mar, three prominent Hall of Fame inductees and a Royal Ascot winner who’s retiring. Watch […]

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