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Sunland Derby Winner Runaway Ghost Makes Triumphant Return To The Races

A 10-month layoff proved no match for the talent of Joe Peacock’s homebred colt Runaway Ghost. On Saturday, the 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper made a successful return to the races with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Fort Bliss Stakes at Sunland Park. The 2018 Sunland Derby winner completed six furlongs on the fast […]

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Blamed Stretches Out In Friday’s G3 Comely

Cleber Massey’s Blamed heads a field of eight in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles, as stakes action continues at Aqueduct Racetrack through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 69th running of the Comely, the day’s feature on a 10-race card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, will be […]

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Sunland Track Superintendent Jamison Adds Canterbury Park To His Circuit

Johnnie Jamison has been hired as track superintendent, Canterbury Park racing officials announced today. Jamison, currently track superintendent at Sunland Park in New Mexico, brings more than 40 years of experience to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. He has held similar roles at multiple racetracks in Texas, New Mexico, and Indiana and served as track superintendent for Palm […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told drf.com that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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UAE Derby: Asmussen-Trained Reride Taking ‘Undiscovered Road’ To Kentucky Derby

It has been one year and seems like only yesterday that the two best dirt horses in the world came storming down the stretch in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Arrogate collared Gun Runner and drove past to an epic victory, but the latter’s connections – trainer Steve Asmussen and part-owner […]

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El Sunland Derby: Doce Potros Buscan 50 Puntos Para El Kentucky Derby En Una Carrera Casi Indescifrable

Aunque ningún ganador del Sunland Derby (G3, $800,000) ha triunfado en el Kentucky Derby (G1), la carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará este domingo 25 en Sunland Park no deja de ser atractiva. Por una parte, el premio a repartir es sin duda importante. Por la otra, el ganador obtendrá 50 puntos que pudieran […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Train Heads To Louisiana

The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, offering 100 points to the winner.  Also this weekend on Sunday, the Sunland Derby will have 50 points on the line in New Mexico. In the Louisiana Derby as the slight favorite is Southwest winner My Boy Jack for […]

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Romans Duo May Have Edge In Wide-Open Sunland Derby

There is $800,000 and 85 Kentucky Derby points at stake Sunday when a field of 12 3-year-olds heads to the post at Sunland Park in New Mexico for the 1 1/8-mile Sunland Derby. There are no standouts in this field, and whoever emerges as the victor will not only have won their first graded stakes, […]

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Baffert’s Restoring Hope Among Top Contenders For Sunland Derby

An array of the nation’s top trainers are planning on sending horses to the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) to be run on Sunday, March 25 at Sunland Park Racetrack Casino and Hotel.  Elite conditioners like Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, D. Wayne Lukas and Simon Callaghan are targeting Sunland Park’s biggest race. The […]

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