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Asmussen to Keep String at Santa Anita

Steve Asmussen will keep a string of horses stabled at Santa Anita throughout the winter months, it was reported in the Daily Racing Form. This will be the fourth year that Asmussen will have horses at Santa Anita. Asmussen told the DRF that as of yet, he hasn’t determined how many horses he’ll send to […]

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Drape: ‘Trainers Aren’t Helping as Drugs Damage Sport’

The two biggest days in horse racing are set for Friday and Saturday as the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are run at Santa Anita. The two-day event comes during a season that has seen popular wins – by Orb, Oxbow, and Palace Malice- in the Triple Crown races, in addition to strong increases in […]

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Champion My Miss Aurelia to Debut for Pletcher Thursday

Champion My Miss Aurelia will return from a seven-month layoff on Thursday when she competes in the $100,000 Punkin Pie overnight stakes, a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares who haven’t won a stakes in 2013. My Miss Aurelia, the 2011 Champion Two-Year-Old Filly, will be making her first start for trainer Todd Pletcher in […]

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Untapable Edges Stonetastic in Pocahontas

Untapable remained perfect in two starts with a determined half-length victory over Stonetastic in Saturday night’s 45th running of the Grade II, $168,150 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik and trained by Steve Asmussen, Untapable ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:44.38 and banked $101,125 for the win. Additionally, the […]

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My Miss Aurelia Joins Pletcher’s String at Saratoga

My Miss Aurelia, the 2011 juvenile female champion, arrived in trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn Wednesday morning and is stationed in the stall adjacent to his office. Pletcher said he had no immediate plans for the 4-year-old filly, who has been in Ocala, Fla. on Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet farm, which was purchased last year by Banke […]

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Second Time the Charm: Justin Phillip Takes Vanderbilt for First Grade 1 Win

One year after falling a neck short when second in this very race, Justin Phillip posted his first Grade 1 victory by taking the 29th edition of the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Off as the 3-1 third choice, Justin Phillip raced in fourth as Gentlemen’s Bet ran the […]

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Dead Heat: Brazen Persuasion and Bahnah Hit Schuylerville Wire Together

Brazen Persuasion and Bahnah hit the wire as one after a fierce battle through the final yards for a dead-heat victory in the 95th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies, one of two opening day stakes for the 150th anniversary meet at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Brazen Persuasion […]

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Mico Margarita Gets Sweet Trip in Carry Back

J Kirk and Judy Robison’s Mico Margarita stalked the pace and opened up on the field in the stretch to win the $100,000 Grade III Carry Back Stakes in the Summit of Speed at Calder Casino and Race Course on Saturday. “I knew my horse had a chance; my horse is a nice horse,” said […]

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Churchill Downs Spring Meet Highlighted by ‘Record-Setting Ramseys’

The 2013 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) that began with memorable victories by Orb in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and Princess of Sylmar in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) concluded its successful run on Sunday, June 30 with highlights that included riveting performances by Horse of the Year […]

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