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New And Improved Captures Her Graded Stakes Debut In Sands Point

New and Improved overcame a slow start and moderate pace to capture Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables and trained by Chad Brown, New and Improved made her graded stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile event for sophomore fillies. Her prior […]

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Romantic Pursuit Heads Evenly-Matched Field For G2 Sands Point

Godolphin’s Romantic Pursuit will look to build on her first stakes appearance as part of a talented seven-horse field of sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sands Point at 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 25th running of the Sands Point will feature three entries who participated in the New York […]

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Californiagoldrush Ships East For Sands Point Win

Trainer Neil Drysdale sent Alice Bamford’s homebred Californiagoldrush across the U.S. to contest Saturday’s Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park, and was handsomely rewarded for the decision when she triumphed by a half-length over Secret Message. Off as the tepid 3-1 favorite, the 3-year-old daughter of Cape Blanco covered nine furlongs over the […]

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On Leave Makes The Grade In Sands Point

Stuart Janney III’s homebred On Leave kept her 2016 record intact with a 2 ¾-length front-running victory against 3-year-old fillies on the turf in Saturday’s featured race, the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point at Belmont Park. On Leave broke alertly under jockey Jose Ortiz and led the field of seven through a tepid pace, covering […]

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Weekend Lineup: Tepin Chases Woodbine Mile Glory

Fans have long-awaited the return of the “Queen of the Turf,” and the time is just about here as Tepin will contest the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile this Saturday. Up first on a strong Saturday card at Woodbine is the G3 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds over nine furlongs on the Tapeta. Headlining the field is […]

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Sentiero Italia Cruises To Dominant Sands Point Score

Godolphin Racing’s Sentiero Italia was not to be deterred as rain began to fall at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon as she put away the competition with the greatest of ease, romping to a 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point. Sent off as the 8-5 favorite, Sentiero Italia was content to […]

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Ball Dancing Skips Clear in Sands Point

Making her American debut, Ball Dancing stormed past fellow French-raced filly and stablemate Xcellence to win the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon. An eager Sea Queen led early, setting reasonable fractions on the front end before being overtaken in mid-stretch. Xcellence hit her best stride in the final […]

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Daring Dancer Aims for Third Graded Win in Sands Point

Daring Dancer, whose lone loss in five starts came at Belmont Park in May, will attempt to pick up her third graded stakes victory when she returns to Belmont for the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point on Saturday. The Sands Point, which is restricted to 3-year-old fillies, will be contested at 1 1/8 miles on […]

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Discreet Marq Goes Gate to Wire to Take Sands Point

Discreet Marq took the lead a few strides out of the gate and never looked back as she went wire to wire to win the $200,000 G2 Sands Point Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. The daughter of Discreet Cat broke alertly under Jose Lezcano and was allowed to set easy fractions of 25.57 […]

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