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Midnight Bisou Runs Down Elate In Personal Ensign

Two of this year’s top distaffers started in Saturday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga, and the pair met at the head of the lane for an all-out battle to the wire. Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou laid her heart on the line to nose out 4-5 favorite Elate in […]

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Mitole Rebounds To Dominate Forego

His seven-race win streak may have come to an end last out when defeated in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt, but William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole got back on track this Saturday with a dominant performance in the Grade 1 Forego. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya broke on top but settle just off the pace of […]

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Long Range Toddy Returning To His Pre-Derby Roots, Back At Remington

Long Range Toddy, winner of the 2018 Springboard Mile at Remington Park before embarking on a long spring campaign this year that included a start in the Kentucky Derby, has resumed training in Oklahoma City. Owned by Willis Horton Racing of Marshall, Ark. and trained by National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, Long Range […]

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‘Amazing’ Amsterdam Winner Shancelot Goes For Saratoga Encore In H. Allen Jerkens

Shancelot, dominant winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam in his most recent outing, returns to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to head a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens presented by Runhappy. The H. Allen Jerkens, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds, is one of seven stakes on […]

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Asmussen, Mott Each Hold Strong Hand In Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou, undefeated in five starts this season, looks to keep her perfect record intact while seeking her first career victory at Saratoga Race Course in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies […]

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Speed Demons Mitole, Promises Fulfilled Face Off In Forego At Saratoga

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will go head-to-head in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Forego presented by Encore Boston Harbor at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The seven-furlong sprint over the main track is named in honor of the three-time Horse of the Year (1974-76) and four-time Champion Older Horse (1974-77). Before building […]

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Asmussen, Baze Storm Through Both Juvenile Stakes At Ellis Park

Two storm surges pushed through Ellis Park late Sunday afternoon: Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Tyler Baze swept both 2-year-old stakes but in between a sudden burst of gale-force winds caused a 25-minute weather delay. With steel-gray clouds lurking in the distance, L and N Racing’s favored Rowdy Yates went wire to wire to capture […]

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New York Showcase Day Features $1.5 Million In Purses Friday At Saratoga

Horses bred in the Empire State will have the spotlight to themselves when New York Breeders’ Showcase Day returns to Saratoga Race Course for the sixth time on Friday. Featuring six stakes worth $1.15 million, including the $250,000 Albany for 3-year-olds, Showcase Day kicks off the Travers Racing Festival with 11 races devoted exclusively to […]

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Tone Broke Goes Two-For-Three In Canadian Triple Crown

L and N Racing’s Tone Broke closed out the OLG Canadian Triple Crown with his second victory in the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds by taking the 128th running of the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes under Woodbine’s leading jockey Rafael Hernandez on Saturday. Following his Prince of Wales Stakes victory over 1-3/16 miles on the dirt for […]

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Hence Seeks Title Defense In Opening Night Governor’s Cup At Remington

The Opening Night program for the 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season has been compiled. A nine-race card will greet on-track guests and horseplayers on Friday, Aug. 23, featuring the $175,000 Governor’s Cup as the initial stakes race of the season. A field of six entered the Governor’s Cup, at 1-1/8 miles for 3-year-olds and older. […]

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