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Coal Front Gives Pletcher, Ortiz First Dubai Winners In Godolphin Mile

It was Jose Ortiz’ first-ever start on Dubai World Cup night, and he had a tough task with the 12th post position in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. Riding Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front, Ortiz was pushed four-wide down the backstretch and was still wide around the turn, but the pair […]

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Mind Control Off Derby Trail, Will Stick To One-Turn Races

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control will be pointed towards the Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore while stablemate Joevia will make his graded stakes debut in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Greg Sacco said Friday morning. Both races are part of a stacked card featuring five graded […]

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Alwaysmining Under Consideration For Blue Grass, But ‘Nothing Is Set In Stone’

Alwaysmining has made a name for himself at Laurel Park, where the 3-year-old Kelly Rubley trainee has won his last five starts in impressive fashion. The Stay Thirsty colt is Triple Crown nominated, and Runnymede Farm is faced with a decision: should they send Alwaysmining to try to earn Kentucky Derby points in the April […]

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Two Turns No Problem For Alwaysmining In Private Terms

For a horse that never been two turns before, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining made it look easy in extending his win streak to five races, the last four in stakes, with a front-running 6 ¾-length romp in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park. The 30th running of the Private Terms for 3-year-olds at about 1 […]

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Gotham 1-2 Finshers Haikal, Mind Control Headed For Wood Memorial

Speaking from his winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin reported Shadwell Stable’s newly minted graded stakes winner Haikal exited his Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham victory on Saturday in good order. “He looks great,” said McLaughlin. “He appears to have come out of the race well and I have […]

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Super Saver Filly Swiftest At OBS March Sale’s Second Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 305, a chestnut filly by Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, worked a quarter in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. She’s out of graded stakes placed […]

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Coal Front Holds Off Copper Bullet in Razorback Handicap

Two horses that had never been around two turns finished 1-2 in Monday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., with front-running Coal Front, under John Velazquez, just holding off a fast-closing Copper Bullet at the wire of the 1 1/16-mile contest. Rated R Superstar finished third, with an unlucky […]

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Alwaysmining Runs Out Four In A Row With Miracle Wood Win

Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining won his fourth consecutive race and third consecutive stakes with a 4 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood presented by Blackwell Real Estate at Laurel Park. A 3-year-old gelded son of Stay Thirsty, trained by Kelly Rubley and ridden by Daniel Centeno, Alwaysmining covered the mile in 1:35.27. Gray Magician, […]

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‘Deep’ Training Surface At Belmont An Advantage For Gotham Aspirant Mind Control

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control looks to be in fine fettle grinding out works at Belmont Park in preparation for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Gregory Sacco said Friday morning. “Knock on wood, he’s right on schedule and we can’t be doing […]

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Gotham: Sacco Ready To Start ‘Tightening The Screws’ On Mind Control

Grade 1 winner Mind Control most recently won the Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, and trainer Greg Sacco is pointing him for the G3 Gotham Stakes in March at Aqueduct. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty has breezed four times since the Jerome, most recently a half-mile in :49.25 on Monday at Belmont […]

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