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Night Ops Prevails In Sloppy Essex Handicap

Steve Landers’ Night Ops earned the first stakes win of his career on Saturday, grinding out a one-length victory in the $350,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. Sent off at odds of 6-1, the 4-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward has now won two races in a row at the Hot Springs oval. Trained by Brad […]

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Grade 1 Winner Leofric Retired, Standing In Chile

Leofric, the winner of last year’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap, has been retired from racing and sold to stand in Chile, Horse Racing Nation reports. The 6-year-old son of Candy Ride had not raced since earning his signature victory last November, owing to a foot injury that kept him out of a planned start in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘If You Ever Listen To Me Again, I’m Firing You’

Just before Big Changes went in the starting gate for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions Turf, one of the Gulfstream commentators mentioned that he was a little bit worked up. “What she didn’t know is that he’s geared like that,” said owner Steve Landers, 65. “That’s just the way he runs.” Neither Landers nor the betting public […]

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Big Changes Kicks Clear In Sunshine Millions Turf

Steve Landers’ well-traveled multiple stakes winner Big Changes made his South Florida debut a winning one, sitting off the early leaders before pouncing at the top of the stretch and powering to a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park. The 16th running of the 1 1/16-mile Turf for 4-year-olds […]

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Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

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Green Light For Dazzling Gem In Louisiana Derby After ‘Great’ Work

A day after working 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 at Oaklawn, trainer Brad Cox said Tuesday morning that unbeaten Dazzling Gem would make his next start in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) Saturday at Fair Grounds. Dazzling Gem was scheduled to run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) last Saturday at Oaklawn, but came up […]

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