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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard ‘Improving All The Time’ For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s Scabbard, who finished second to huge favorite Dennis’ Moment in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, had his penultimate work before the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Thursday, starting off behind two stablemates and finishing well to be timed the half-mile in 48 4/5 seconds. “We were trying to give him a little […]

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Green Light Go Earned 84 Beyer In Saratoga Special, Pointed To Champagne

After recording an 84 Beyer Speed Figure for his 3 ¾ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, conditioner Jimmy Jerkens reported Stronach Stables’ 2-year-old Green Light Go, now unbeaten in two starts, exited his victory in good order. The Stronach Stables homebred successfully won his debut wire-to-wire on July 4 at Belmont Park […]

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Green Light Go Makes It Look Easy In Saratoga Special

Stronach Stables’ homebred Green Light Go made short work his six rivals in Saturday’s G2 Saratoga Special, settling off the pace and pulling away in the stretch run to win by 3 3/4 lengths as the 3-2 favorite. The juvenile son of Hard Spun, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Jimmy Jerkens, covered 6 1/2 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

Titans of the turf will be in the spotlight this weekend as the Grade 1 Arlington Million headlines a trio of top-level grass tests at Arlington International Racecourse while the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap anchors Saturday’s card at Saratoga Race Course. The Fourstardave Handicap and Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special will be broadcast live on […]

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Call Paul Could Kick Off 3-Year-Old Campaign In Tampa’s Pasco Stakes

Call Paul, who won the Grade II Saratoga Special last August and finished third in the Grade I Champagne Stakes, is among the likely starters in the $125,000, 7-furlong Pasco Stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Tampa Bay Downs, according to Stakes Coordinator Gerry Stanislawzyk. The Pennsylvania-bred son of Friesan Fire-Avani Force, by […]

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Call Paul Makes It Look Easy In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Coming into Saturday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes for two year-old state-bred colts and geldings, on paper, it appeared that Call Paul held a major class advantage over his seven rivals. Already a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga this summer, winning the Saratoga Special in August, and then a solid third in the Grade 1 Champagne […]

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Call Paul Phones In A Saratoga Special Triumph

Michael Dubb, David Bruce, Bethlehem Stable and Bruce Irom’s Call Paul was a determined winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, turning back a bid from Tight Ten to win by about one length. A juvenile son of Friesan Fire bred in Pennsylvania, the colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in […]

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Pletcher, Asmussen Send Out Talented Juveniles In Sunday’s Saratoga Special

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send a pair of debut winners into their first career stakes start as Meade and Spinoff comprise one-third of a six-horse field of juveniles in the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Listed as Race 8 on a 10-race card with an […]

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First Foal A Filly For Three-Time Grade 1 Winner Exaggerator

WinStar Farm’s Exaggerator, the 3-time Grade 1 multimillionaire and Classic-winning son of Curlin, sired his first reported foal Saturday, Jan. 13th when a bay filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, NY. Bred by SF Bloodstock, the filly is out of Graded stakes winner Nikki’s SmartyPants, a daughter of Smarty Jones out of […]

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