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‘No Room For Error’ With Late-Running Juvenile Fillies Turf Longshot Crystalle

Tobey Morton and her husband Mike bought a daughter of Palice Malice in April that they thought was headed to a career on dirt. Six months later they will watch Crystalle run Friday in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park. The Mortons sold a stake in her to Chuck Hovitz before […]

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TCA’s Bash At The Breeders’ Cup To Return For 2019

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host its annual Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a live auction. VIP tickets include open bar and access to an exclusive VIP lounge. General admission […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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Fort McHenry: California Chrome’s Half-Brother ‘Has More Potential In Him’

Rodrigo Cunha’s Gemo made good use of his good turn of foot to win Race 5 on Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park West, prevailing by three-quarters of a length over Fort McHenry, a 2-year-old half-brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chome. Gemo ($7.20) opened a clear lead in the backstretch run of the […]

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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent Now,’ Ready To Return To Training

Unraced since finishing third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30, multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera is set for an imminent return to training at Gulfstream Park West. “Gunnevera will be here Monday,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He had a fracture in his left hind leg, but he’s 100 percent now.” Sano said […]

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Rubley Has ‘A Lot Of Faith’ In Undefeated Filly Arrifana

Multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining got trainer Kelly Rubley’s season off to a strong start, and she’s poised to close the year with another promising prospect in undefeated filly Arrifana. Bred and co-owned by Gunpowder Farms with Millennium Farms, Gainesway Stable and LNJ Foxwoods, Arrifana ran her record to a perfect 3-0 in a dominating 5 […]

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Imperial Hint Gets A ‘Standing Ovation’ For Gritty Vosburgh Victory

A day after Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint battled back in the stretch to edge Firenze Fire by a nose in the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, winning trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. said the color finally returned to his face. “My friend [and fellow trainer] Arnaud Delacour texted me to congratulate me and said, ‘Why do you […]

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Promises Fulfilled Scratched From Vosburgh; American Power Stays In

Robert Baron and WinStar Farm’s talented sprinter Promises Fulfilled will be scratched from Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Vosburgh at Belmont Park. Promises Fulfilled, a chestnut Shackleford colt, breezed on Friday morning at his Churchill Downs base going five furlongs in 59.80 seconds. The five-time graded stakes winner was a disappointing sixth last out in the […]

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A Filly For The ‘Future,’ Vast Rolls To Hollywood Wildcat Stakes Victory

Saratoga shipper Vast returned to the dirt and regained her winning form, taking advantage of an early speed duel in front her before going on to a comfortable 2¾-length victory in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joe Bravo, Vast sat patiently off dueling […]

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Juvenile Filly Wicked Title Showed ‘Grit’ To Earn Spot In Miss Grillo

Wicked Title, trained and part-owned by Chad Summers, will make a third attempt at her turf debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf tilt slated for Sunday, September 29 at Belmont. The Wicked Strong chestnut, out of the Curlin mare Shesacurlinmytoes, was purchased for $25,000 at the April OBS […]

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