Shakhimat Makes Early Move, Lasts Late In Tropical Turf

Dan Gale, Roger Attfield and William Werner’s Shakhimat made a big move down the backstretch in Saturday’s G3 Tropical Turf Stakes, taking the lead before the half-mile pole. Jockey Edgard Zayas had judged his mount perfectly, however, as he had enough horse left to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front at odds […]

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Sir Dudley Digges Upsets Amis Gizmo In Queen’s Plate

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges surprised bettors in Sunday’s Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racecourse, giving the owners, jockey Julien Leparoux, and trainer Michael Maker all their first victory in the first jewel of the Canadian triple crown at odds of 15-1. The $1 million race, exclusively for Canadian-foaled sophomores, was held over 1 […]

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Shakhimat, Amis Gizmo Among 13 Runners For 157th Renewal Of The Queen’s Plate

Amis Gizmo and Shakhimat, the top two finishers from the June 12 Plate Trial, will renew their rivalry on Sunday in the $1-million Queen’s Plate. The 157th running of the Queen’s Plate, the oldest annually-run stakes race in North America, attracted a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds. The race will be televised live by CTV/TSN […]

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Shakhimat Posts ‘Beautiful’ Final Work Before Queen’s Plate

Shakhimat, with regular rider Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 at Woodbine Racecourse Tuesday in preparation for the Queen’s Plate. Trainer Roger Attfield looked on as Shakhimat began unhurriedly, getting his first three furlongs in :37.40, and galloped out six furlongs in  1:13.40 before pulling up through seven furlongs in 1:28.60. […]

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Shakhimat ‘Coming Along’ For Queen’s Plate; Attfield Looking For Record Ninth Win

Shakhimat, coming off a second-place finish as the beaten favorite behind Amis Gizmo in the Plate Trial at Woodbine Racecourse, had his major Queen’s Plate workout on Tuesday, breezing six furlongs in 1:12.80. “I worked him behind another horse, and he worked quite well,” said trainer Roger Attfield. ”He worked fast, but it was really […]

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Amis Gizmo Comes From Behind To Capture Queen’s Plate Trial

Amis Gizmo, a front-running winner of four added-money events as a juvenile, switched it up to come from off-the-pace and capture Sunday’s co-featured $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner-breeder Ivan Dalos, Amis Gizmo won the Simcoe, Bull Page, Frost King and Kingarvie Stakes under regular pilot Luis Contreras last […]

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Queen’s Plate Favorite Shakhimat Leads Transylvania Gate-To-Wire

Richard Hogan and Dan Gale’s Shakhimat took the lead out of the gate and never relinquished it in Friday’s Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes on opening day at Keeneland, drawing away to win by 3 1/4 lengths. Intermittent rain left the turf course with a bit of give, rating “good,” but the sophomore son of Lonhro […]

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Keeneland: Converge Tops Field Of Nine For Opening Day Transylvania Stakes

Paul Pompa Jr.’s Converge, winner of the Palm Beach (G3) in his most recent start on Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park, heads a field of nine 3-year-olds entered Monday for Friday’s 28th running of the $100,000 Transylvania Presented by Keeneland Select (G3). The Transylvania headlines the 10-race opening-day card of Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet that […]

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Shakhimat Early Favorite For Queen’s Plate

Shakhimat, a romping 9 ¾-length winner of the Coronation Futurity, was today installed the early 3-1 favorite for the 157th edition of The Queen’s Plate. Last year, it was Stronach Stables’ homebred Shaman Ghost, ridden by Rafael Hernandez for trainer Brian Lynch, who hauled down Danish Dynaformer inside the sixteenth pole to win a thrilling […]

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