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Golden Gate’s Berkeley A Mix Of Local Stars, Southern California Invaders

A strong field of 11 colts and geldings are entered to compete in Saturday’s Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap for 3-year-olds and upward at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif. The mile and a sixteenth main track event is the marquee race of the Bay Area track’s fall meet every year and goes as Race […]

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Undefeated Halo Again Early Queen’s Plate Favorite After Coronation Futurity Victory

Undefeated two-year-old colt Halo Again captured the 116th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Coronation Futurity, contested over 1-1/8 miles on the Tapeta, is considered a stepping-stone to Canada’s most famous race, the Queen’s Plate. The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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Lift Up Rallies From Last To Take Maple Leaf At Woodbine

Rallying through the pack from last to first, Lift Up delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a masterful ride from Patrick Husbands in the $125,000 Maple Leaf Stakes (Grade 3) for trainer Michael Dickinson on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. Owned by Augustin Stables, Dickinson trainees Lift Up and Theodora B. finished first […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Hosts With The Most?

The Breeders’ Cup is back at Santa Anita for the 10th time in its history. In fact, the World Championships have gotten quite cozy between California and Kentucky the past dozen years. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick ponder other future host sites for the event, plus how might […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: On The Surface, Woodbine Deserves Another Breeders’ Cup

It’s been 23 years since the Breeders’ Cup was held at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, the first and only time the world championships were conducted outside of the United States. What I remember the most about that 1996 Breeders’ Cup was Alphabet Soup’s upset of Allen Paulson’s Cigar in the Classic, with Chris McCarron guiding […]

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Hotshot Anna Continues Her Mastery Of Presque Isle Downs, Repeats In Masters

Running her record over the Presque Isle Downs Tapeta surface to a perfect 4-for-4, Hotshot Anna overtook Talk Veuve to Me in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $400,000 Masters Stakes for the second year in a row under Antonio Gallardo. Owned and trained by Hugh Robertson, Hotshot Anna – a 5-year-old mare by […]

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Mr. Ritz Caps Carroll’s Canadian Hall Of Fame Induction With Seagram Cup Win

Leading all the way in Sunday’s Grade 3 Seagram Cup at Woodbine, Mr Ritz capped off a week filled with celebration for new Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Josie Carroll. Canada’s reigning Champion Older Male and Champion Male Turf Horse Mr Havercamp was the talk of the toteboard at odds of 3-5 after […]

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Pamina Nails Favored Katie Baby For The Photo In Ontario Matron

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favorite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting outside of the 2-1 favorite down the backstretch in the 1-1/16-mile Tapeta test for fillies […]

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Fast Anna Gets First Black-Type Winner With Fast Scene At Woodbine

Fresh off a successful career debut in mid-June at Woodbine, two-year-old filly Fast Scene returned to the Toronto Tapeta and delivered as the even-money favorite in Saturday’s featured $100,000 My Dear Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs. She is the first black-type winner for freshman sire Fast Anna. Despite being a step slow out of the gate, […]

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‘Blows Up In Your Face Without Any Warning’: The Ongoing Debate Over Synthetics Vs Dirt In Horse Racing

With the Thoroughbred racing industry still trying to pin down the reasons behind the fatalities at Santa Anita this year, Tim Sullivan writes for the Louisville Courier-Journal about reasons behind synthetic tracks falling out of favor in North America racing. Sullivan points out there are only five racetracks competing on synthetic, despite clear and concrete […]

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