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Louisiana-Bred Wild About Star Posts Mild Upset In The Very One

Brittlyn Stable’s Wild About Star, racing for the first time outside of her native Louisiana, came with a sweeping move on the outside and stormed down the center of the track to pass favored Jo Jo Air to win Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One at Pimlico Race Course. “I am wild about Star!” said winning […]

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Holy Helena Runs Down Ickymasho In The Very One

Stronach Stables’ homebred Holy Helena got back on the firm turf she prefers and responded with her first victory of 2019 in Saturday’s Grade 3 The Very One Stakes at Gulfstream Park, running down 24-1 frontrunner Ickymasho in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a neck. Off as the 2-1 favorite, the […]

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‘Long And Lanky’ Holy Helena Looking For Firm Ground In Flower Bowl

Stronach Stable’s Canadian champion Holy Helena is primed for her New York return on Sunday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl following a three-month layoff, said trainer Jimmy Jerkens Friday morning. “She’s fresh, she looks good,” he said. “She seems pretty strong right now.” Last year, the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly put together solid victories […]

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Girls Know Best Proves Deserving Favorite In The Very One

Co-owned by trainer Eddie Kenneally and Brian Chenvert, the former $40,000 claimer Girls Know Best proved a deserving even-money favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico. The contest was taken off the turf and run over the sloppy main track, and after tracking the pace the 4-year-old Posse filly crossed the wire […]

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Holy Helena Bursts Clear In The Very One

Frank Stronach Stables’ Holy Helena put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 The Very One Stakes, demonstrating a big turn of foot down the stretch to defeat 6-5 favorite Daring Duchess by about two lengths on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Irad Ortiz, completed 1 3/16 miles on Gulfstream Park’s […]

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Castellano Unanimously Voted Jockey Of The Week After Preakness Victory

In a rare unanimous vote, Preakness Stakes winning jockey Javier Castellano was awarded Jockey of the Week honors for May 15 – 22, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. There will be […]

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Everything Lovely All The Way In The Very One

Pewter Stable and Armand Delaperriere’s Everything Lovely shook off early pressure from Eila and held off a trio of late challengers to earn a front-running one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 18th running of the five-furlong The Very One for fillies and mares 3 and older on […]

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Suffused Last-To-First In The Very One

Juddmonte homebred Suffused was the easiest of winners in Saturday’s G3 The Very One Stakes, rocketing from last to first in the far turn and sprinting away from her rivals to cross the wire five lengths in front. The 5-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees, ridden to the third win of the afternoon for jockey Jose […]

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Here to Win was just that in The Very One

Here to Win powered home to win the Grade 3 The Very One Stakes at Gulfstream Park by one length over Keertana. Woodford Belle finished third. Here to Win is a 6-year-old daughter of Roi Normand trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Joe Bravo. Running time for the mile and three-eighths was 2:13.22.

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