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Air Strike Gives Norberto Arroyo Big Comeback Win With 12-1 Triple Bend Upset

Madaket Stables, Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig’s Air Strike provided a 12-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 2 Triple Bend Stakes, running down Cistron in the shadow of the wire to win by about a half-length. The 4-year-old Street Sense colt was ridden by jockey Norberto Arroyo, making just the fifteenth start of his comeback […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carries Over $1.4 Million To Sunday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 32nd consecutive racing day Saturday at Gulfstream Park, producing a carryover jackpot of $1,485,921.03 for Sunday’s 11-race program. Multiple tickets with six winners were each worth $14,799.42 Saturday. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. […]

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Almanaar Survives Objection To Capture Monmouth Stakes Over Synchrony

Trainer Chad Brown’s hopes for a repeat in the Grade 1 United Nations on June 22 at Monmouth Park will apparently fall to the brawny shoulders of Almanaar. The muscular 7-year-old gelding shook off the rust from a five-month layoff to score a neck victory over Synchrony in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, […]

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Global Access Lives Up To Expectations In Marine Stakes

Eight-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands had full confidence in Live Oak Plantation’s homebred colt Global Access heading into the Grade 3 Marine Stakes and the three-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway lived up to his expectations winning the 1-1/16-mile main track event in 1:42.83 on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Hoffa’s Union established the lead out […]

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Cal-Bred Eddie Haskell Up Late For Daytona Victory

Under patient handling, California-bred Eddie Haskell rallied late to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark Glatt, who took the 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie nine starts back for a $50,000 claiming tag, Eddie Haskell got five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.49. […]

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Honey Bunny Tallies Five In A Row With First Graded Win In Winning Colors

Hooties Racing, WSS Racing and 4G Racing’s Honey Bunny earned her first graded stakes victory on Saturday, tallying a fifth win in a row with a decisive two-length score in the Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Tapizar, ridden by Tyler Baze, completed six furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast main track in […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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‘Don’t Be Afraid To Dream Big’: Mandella Sends Letter To 7-Year-Old Omaha Beach Fan

On the morning of Omaha Beach’s final work before the Kentucky Derby, April 27, trainer Richard Mandella noticed a 7-year-old boy in the crowd of onlookers at the barn watching the colt cool out. Noah Singleton from nearby Charlestown, Ind. was looking on with interest, and Mandella asked the boy if he’d like to pet […]

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Gunnevera Goes ‘Very Easy’ In First Breeze Since Dubai World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera registered his first work Saturday morning since finishing third March 30 in the Dubai World Cup (G1), going a leisurely half mile at Gulfstream Park West in :51. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Woodward (G1), Gunnevera returned from Dubai and was given time off in […]

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