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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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‘Stallion-Making’ Met Mile Field Loaded With Talent

Trainers Todd Pletcher and Kiaran McLaughlin are taking the triple threat tact for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, with each sending out a trio of runners in the full field of 13 tough and talented horses contesting the 123rd running of the race at Belmont Park Saturday. The Met Mile, one […]

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Frosted Leads McLaughlin Contingent In ‘Stallion-Making’ Met Mile

Returning to Belmont Park after visiting his stables at the Greentree Training Center in Saratoga over the weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin discussed his group of possible starters set for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Multiple graded stakes winner Frosted, who has not raced since returning from Dubai where he finished fifth in the Group 1 […]

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Noseda Reflects On Narrow Godolphin Mile Loss, Keeps U.S. Options Open For Sloane Avenue

On Saturday, trainer Jeremy Noseda sent out Sloane Avenue to finish a close second to Tamarkuz in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. In the immediate aftermath of the race, an emotional Noseda said in an interview, “I don’t know how a horse (Tamarkuz) gets drawn in stall one or two in four consecutive races.” Tamarkuz, […]

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English Runner Sloane Avenue Scratched From Donn

Trainer Jeremy Noseda reported this morning that Sloane Avenue, who traveled from England to compete in this afternoon’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1), has been scratched from the race. “What can we do?” Noseda asked. “He grabbed a quarter yesterday and was a little sore today. We didn’t have a lot of luck this trip. But […]

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Defending Champ Lea Tops 10-Horse Field In Saturday’s Donn Handicap

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Lea made a rapid ascension to the top of the handicap ranks last year at Gulfstream Park, where he captured the Hal’s Hope (G3) and the Donn Handicap (G1) back-to-back. The 6-year-old son of First Samurai, who made his meteoric rise while shifting from turf to dirt, will have the […]

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British Invader Sloane Avenue Gearing Up for Donn Handicap

Susan Roy’s Sloane Avenue galloped over Gulfstream Park’s main track on Tuesday morning in advance of his anticipated start in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1). Under exercise rider Wayne Tanner, Sloane Avenue galloped 1 ΒΌ miles shortly after 7:45 a.m. following the first renovation break. The 4-year-old Candy Ride colt, based in England with trainer […]

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British Invader Sloane Avenue Targeting G1 Donn Handicap

Trainer Jeremy Noseda admitted from Newmarket Friday morning it’s “a gamble….an unusual thing to do.” “But we’re going to do something a little braver (than usual).” Noseda confirmed Friday that he will ship Susan Roy’s stakes-winner Sloane Avenue to South Florida for the $500,000 Donn Handicap Saturday, Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Sloane Avenue, a […]

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