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Fire Away On The Mark In Artie Schiller

Phipps Stable’s Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year, capturing the $150,000 Artie Schiller for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Fire Away stayed off 80-1 shot Marengo Road’s early fractions of 23.69 seconds for a […]

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Lure, Doble Ganador De La Breeders’ Cup Mile, Muere A Los 28 Años En Claiborne Farm

Claiborne Farm anunció que el doble ganador de la Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) y miembro del Salón de la Fama Lure murió la mañana del miércoles 15 de Noviembre debido a afecciones propias de su avanzada edad. El hijo de Danzig tenía 28 años. Lure dejó récord de pista en su debut en arena en […]

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Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Mile Champion Lure Dies At 28

Claiborne Farm announced that two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Lure set a track record in his career debut on the dirt at Belmont Park, but it was his proficiency on the turf, punctuated […]

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On Leave Hopes To Sail To Victory In G2 Goldikova

Shug McGaughey-trained On Leave has the inside post and the morning line designation as the 9-2 favorite in a full field of 14 for Saturday’s $200,000 Goldikova Stakes, the opening event on the climactic day of the first Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be hosted by Del Mar. The one-mile turf run for older fillies […]

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Apple Betty Explodes Late In Rood & Riddle Dowager

Joseph Allen’s Apple Betty (IRE), denied victory in this race last year by a nose, left no doubt Sunday as she exploded to a 3½-length victory over Promotional to win the 26th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares before a Keeneland Heroes Day presented by Papa John’s crowd of 16,650. Trained […]

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War Flag Upsets Brown’s Win Streak In Flower Bowl

Allen Stable homebred War Flag (9-1) ran down the even money Chad Brown trainee Grand Jete and held off Brown’s Dacita (4-1) to score her first Grade 1 win in Sunday’s Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park, ending a three-year streak in which Brown had sent out the Flower Bowl winner. War Flag, off at […]

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Penny And Secretariat: Dignity, Staying Power, Character And Charm

On the afternoon of May 15, 1972, Americans were glued to their television sets as another assassination attempt played out.  This time it was Alabama Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, who was the target not far from the race track in Laurel, Md. As Americans who had endured the tragic year […]

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Portmagee, Fair Point Lead Field Of 11 In Thursday’s Intercontinental

The fourth running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Intercontinental, for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at seven furlongs on the Widener Turf, features a field of 11 talented runners to round out the graded stakes action on opening day of the third annual Belmont Stakes Day Racing Festival, presented by NYRA Bets, alongside the […]

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Phipps Family To Receive Inaugural Dinny Phipps Award

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that the Phipps family will be the recipient of the inaugural Dinny Phipps Award when it is presented at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration on Thursday evening, June 8, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Earle Mack, an active participant in Thoroughbred racing and breeding […]

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Brown Looking For Triple Crown Success To Eclipse Reputation As Filly, Grass Trainer

One deep breath. That is all Chad Brown allowed himself to celebrate his first Eclipse Award as North America’s leading trainer, an honor he received in January to culminate his stunning rise in the last decade. “It was a tall mountain to climb. To finally get there, I did a big exhale like, ‘Okay, we […]

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