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Prince Earl Surprises In Del Mar Mile

Unraced since last December, Prince Earl made an auspicious return to competition Sunday with a sparkling come-from-behind victory in the featured Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile. Patiently handled in striking position by jockey Geovanni Franco, Prince Earl was able to slice through between horses in deep stretch to take command and then withstood the […]

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Bowies Hero, Bolo Co-Highweights For Del Mar Mile

Quality plus quantity will be showcased Sunday when eleven runners whose specialty is competing at a middle distance on the grass clash in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Bowies Hero, successful in the Eddie Read Stakes, and Bolo, victorious in the Shoemaker Mile in late May, are […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Majestic Eagle Upsets American Stakes At 9-1

Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got […]

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Catapult, Delta Prince Square Off In Shoemaker Mile

Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf. Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a […]

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Injury Knocks Its Gonna Hurt Out Of Juvenile Turf Sprint; Sharp Samurai Scratched Due To Illness

A pair of scratches from Breeders’ Cup races were announced on Friday, according to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint contender Its Gonna Hurt was diagnosed with a suspensory injury, said trainer Brian Koriner, while Breeders’ Cup Mile hopeful Sharp Samurai came down with a throat infection this morning. Its Gonna Hurt (Violence), winner of the […]

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Sharp Samurai By A Nose In City Of Hope Mile

From the midway point on the far turn, it was “game on” in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) as 6-5 favorite Sharp Samurai and 2-1 second choice Fly to Mars hooked up in a classic battle that resulted in Sharp Samurai winning by a scant nose under Gary Stevens, who had […]

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Sharp Samurai On Edge For City Of Hope Mile At Santa Anita

In what could likely develop into all-out charge to the wire, Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) has attracted a field of nine 3-year-olds and up and is headed by trainer Mark Glatt’s hard knocking Sharp Samurai, who will be handled by wily veteran Hall of Famer Gary Stevens. Most recently second […]

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Catapult Splits Rivals For Del Mar Mile Win

Providing red-hot jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his fifth of seven victories during the afternoon, Catapult, longshot winner of the Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, proved that triumph was no fluke with a come-from-behind triumph in the featured Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile Sunday. Van Dyke, who had eight mounts, tied Hall of […]

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