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Yuga Kawada Crowned World All Star Jockeys Series Champion In Japan

Yuga Kawada captured his first and much awaited World All Star Jockeys Series champion title this year with a total of 70 points earned at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. In his fourth challenge for the title, he bettered his personal best of an overall seventh marked in 2011. Kawada was placed fourth at the end […]

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Eight Juveniles Line Up For Black Type In Saratoga’s With Anticipation

Field Pass and Our Country, both coming off maiden wins at the track and distance, head a field of eight set to line up for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course. The 15th running of the With Anticipation for 2-year-olds scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course serves […]

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Silent Poet Rewrites The Record Books In Play The King Stakes

Stronach Stables’ homebred Silent Poet turned in a track record performance under jockey Gary Boulanger, winning the $175,000 Play The King Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, the four-year-old Silent Name-Cara Bella gelding set a new E.P. Taylor Turf Course record of 1:19.22 for seven furlongs. Soaring Free’s former […]

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Velazquez Takes Code Of Honor Outside To Win The Travers

It had been 21 years since his third and most recent victory in the Grade 1 Travers, but trainer Claude “Shug” McGaughey proved this Saturday that he still knows how to put a horse in that revered winner’s circle at Saratoga. He saddled W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor to cross the wire in third […]

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Significant Form Gets Perfect Stalking Trip To Win Ballston Spa

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form got a perfect trip from Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa by a neck, posting a 7-1 upset in the afternoon’s first turf stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, trained by Chad Brown, covered 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s firm course in […]

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Mind Control Nails Photo Finish To Defeat Shancelot In H. Allen Jerkens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control posted an upset in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful as a 2-year-old, and now the sophomore son of Stay Thirsty has another upset win at the Spa on his resume with a 10-1 shocker in Saturday’s G1 H. Allen Jerkens. Sitting in a perfect tracking position in third […]

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Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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Come Dancing Overcomes Slow Start To Capture First Grade 1 In Ballerina

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s homebred Come Dancing did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, despite missing the break and going wide throughout the seven-furlong contest. The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon still managed to dominate her rivals by 3 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:21.48 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by […]

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Mitole Rebounds To Dominate Forego

His seven-race win streak may have come to an end last out when defeated in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt, but William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole got back on track this Saturday with a dominant performance in the Grade 1 Forego. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya broke on top but settle just off the pace of […]

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Espinoza, Sadler Near Del Mar Stakes Win Milestones

The victory with Lady Suebee in Friday’s Tranquility Lake Stakes was stakes win No. 99 at Del Mar for Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza and No. 7 this season for trainer John Sadler. His second stakes victory of the meeting moved Espinoza to within one of tying fellow Hall of Famer Gary Stevens for […]

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