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Sunland Derby Winner Runaway Ghost Makes Triumphant Return To The Races

A 10-month layoff proved no match for the talent of Joe Peacock’s homebred colt Runaway Ghost. On Saturday, the 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper made a successful return to the races with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Fort Bliss Stakes at Sunland Park. The 2018 Sunland Derby winner completed six furlongs on the fast […]

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Curlin Road Upsets Hard Aces In Cougar II Handicap At Del Mar

Curlin Road, claimed for $40,000 last April at Santa Anita, declared a generous dividend on his new owners’ investment with a courageous triumph in the featured Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and one-half over Del Mar’s main dirt track Wednesday. Sent postward at 9-1 under jockey Flavien […]

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Hard Aces Looks To Defend His Title In Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winner of the 2016 $100,000 Cougar II Handicap, will be back to defend his title Wednesday in this summer’s renewal of the Grade III mile and one-half test over the main dirt track at Del Mar. Hard Aces, a winner of $1.2 million in his career, will shoulder highweight of 124 pounds including […]

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La Gold Cup En Santa Anita: Podrá Midnight Storm Imponer Su Velocidad?

La carrera más importante de este sábado en Santa Anita será sin duda la edición número 78 de la Gold Cup (G1, $500,000), que se disputará por cuarta vez en el óvalo de Arcadia, California, luego de que fuese cerrado el hipódromo de Hollywood Park, donde la afamada competencia se celebró desde su instauración en […]

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Ransom The Moon Scores Black Type In Kona Gold

In his initial voyage into graded stakes waters, trainer Phil D’Amato’s rapidly improving Ransom the Moon rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Ontario, Canadian-bred Ransom the Moon got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.12. Fifth and full […]

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Hard Aces Nails Blanket Finish In Tokyo City Cup

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces hadn’t won a race since July of 2016, but the 7-year-old by Hard Spun was bound and determined to change that on Sunday. Under a well-timed ride by Santiago Gonzalez, Hard Aces just got his head in front at the wire to nail a blanket finish in the G3 Tokyo City […]

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Gonzalez Teams Up With Agent Nelson Arroyo

Jockey Santiago Gonzalez has teamed up with agent Nelson Arroyo leading into the Del Mar “Bing Crosby” meeting, hoping to regain the form that led the Venezuelan native to his first riding title at Los Alamitos last December. Gonzalez struggled during the most recent meet at Santa Anita, scoring with just three of his 71 […]

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Accelerate Survives Steward’s Inquiry To Land Los Alamitos Derby

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate just got up on the line to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby, but the stewards immediately posted the inquiry sign after the horses crossed the wire. After a lengthy deliberation, the stewards decided not to make any changes to the order of finish, leaving the sophomore son of Lookin at […]

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Hard Aces Requires Stitches For Foreleg Cut After Pacific Classic

Hard Aces finished up eighth in Saturday’s G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar, but jockey Santiago Gonzalez was not riding the horse very hard down lane, according to trainer John Sadler. After the race, he discovered the reason why – Hard Aces had a cut on his foreleg that required stitches, reported the Daily Racing […]

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California Chrome Draws The Rail In 2016 Pacific Classic

The 2016 TVG Pacific Classic is shaping up to be a historic contest this Saturday at Del Mar, but Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup champion California Chrome will have to overcome a tough post position draw: the rail. “I wasn’t smiling too much after the one-hole was drawn,” trainer Art Sherman said. “I’d have […]

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