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Alnilah Upsets Summer Sunday In Seaway Stakes

Alnilah put an end to multiple graded stakes winner Summer Sunday’s Woodbine win streak as she defeated the heavy favorite in the Grade 3 Seaway Stakes. Despite missing the break and trailing the field early on, jockey Patrick Husbands worked out the winning trip in the $125,000 seven-furlong fillies and mares feature aboard the five-year-old […]

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Tom’s D’Etat ‘Confirmed’ For Step Back Up In Class In Woodward

Returning to the workout tab on Saturday for his first breeze since winning the Alydar on August 2, G M B Racing’s multiple graded-stakes placed runner Tom’s d’Etat completed four furlongs in 50.24 seconds at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The 6-year-old sired by Smart Strike picked up his first victory of the year […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Alydar

Scoring his second career stakes victory, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat laid right off a fast pace, made a two-wide move coming around the far turn and glided home to victory in Friday’s $100,000 Alydar in hand under jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga Race Course. The lightly-raced 6-year-old son of Smart Strike, who won […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Gets Class Relief In Friday’s Alydar

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat leads a talented field of nine for Friday’s $100,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for 4-year-olds and up on the main track, to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Al Stall, Jr., the 6-year-old Smart Strike horse boasts a record of 6-2-1 from 12 […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Homeland Security Bids To Give Clement An Eighth Orchid Win

Moyglare Stud Farm’s Homeland Security, a multiple grass stakes winner last summer and fall, will debut for her new connections while giving trainer Christophe Clement an opportunity for his eighth career victory in Friday’s $100,000 Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/8-mile Orchid for fillies and mares 4 and up on the turf returns […]

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‘Light After Darkness’: Battle Of Midway Colt Born Sunday In Virginia

Within 24 hours of the devastating loss of Breeders’ Cup champion Battle of Midway following a morning workout on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Santa Anita, came the delightful news that one of his foals was born at Jim and Katie Fitzgerald’s Chilly Bleak Farm in Marshall, Va. The 5-year-old Battle of Midway earned more than […]

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‘He Gave Us So Much’: Battle Of Midway Breaks Down During Breeze, Euthanized

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway suffered a fractured pastern in a hing leg during a workout on Saturday at Santa Anita, according to bloodhorse.com, and was subsequently euthanized due to the severity of his injuries. “Terrible. Terrible game. He broke down. He shattered his pastern in his hind leg,” said Fernando Diaz-Valdes, […]

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Fahan Mura The One To Catch In Saturday’s Buena Vista

Two things are certain in Saturday’s one mile Buena Vista Stakes on Santa Anita’s turf: Vasilika will be favored and Fahan Mura will be the one to catch. A chestnut daughter of the Smart Strike sire English Channel, Fahan Mura has been in front from the opening of the gates for her last 10 races […]

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