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Improbable Taken On By Lightly-Raced King Jack In Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes

Lightly-raced King Jack and Triple Crown series experienced Improbable were closely-listed as the top choices on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Sunday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. King Jack, undefeated in two starts, drew the No. 3 post and was listed at 8-5. Improbable drew the outside No. 6 post and was […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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East Coast-Based Colonia Commands Respect In Del Mar Oaks

Trainer H. Graham Motion won the 2011 Del Mar Oaks with Summer Soiree, the first of five stakes victories here. Saturday, the English-born conditioner, who saddled Animal Kingdom to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby, seeks to add a second Oaks score to his Del Mar stakes total with the French-bred 3-year-old filly Colonia in the 62nd running […]

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Santa Anita Oaks Winner Paradise Woods Heavily Favored In Sunday’s Torrey Pines

Paradise Woods, brilliant winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks in April but a serious disappointment as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks May 5, returns to action Sunday when she heads a field of eight three-year-old fillies in the Grade III $100,000 Torrey Pines at one mile over Del Mar’s main track. The […]

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Dortmund ‘Getting Close’ To Ready, May Run In Triple Bend

Dortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner recently transferred by owner Kaleem Shah from trainer Bob Baffert to Art Sherman, could make his first start for Sherman in next Saturday’s Grade I Triple Bend Stakes if he’s ready for the seven furlong race. “He worked five-eighths in 59 the other day and went really well,” […]

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