‘Tougher Looking’ Maximum Security Ready For The Next Step In Saudi Cup

The question almost always arrives, both in the aftermath of great achievement and during the preparations for another grand task. And for all the challenging things horsemen often have to find answers for, it’s one query they are usually happy to try and dissect. Whenever trainers are fortunate enough to have a horse with beyond-the-norm […]

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Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Adds Another Five Winners To His Tally On Friday At Gulfstream

Two-time defending Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz continued his domination at Gulfstream Park Friday, riding five more winners to run his Championship Meet total to 97 victories. Ortiz, the defending Championship Meet titlist, scored back-to-back victories aboard Red Sorrell ($6.80) in Race 1 and Frank First ($5.80) in Race 2 before winning back-to-back with Sabina […]

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Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou Get First Looks At Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse

A group of 12 American racehorses got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 19 when they touched down ahead of the $29.2 million Saudi Cup day. First off the lorry at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse Quarantine Facility was the Jason Servis-trained four-time Grade 1 winner and Saudi Cup contender, Maximum Security. […]

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Warrior’s Charge Back On Track To Prepare For Oaklawn Handicap

Warrior’s Charge returned to the track on a frosty Friday morning at Oaklawn to begin preparations for his next major local target, the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 18. Whether the bulk of the preparation is at Oaklawn or Fair Grounds remains to be seen. “Don’t know,” […]

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Texas-Breds Take Center Stage Saturday Night At Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park will present four stakes on Saturday, February 22 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. The inaugural event serves as a preview for next month’s Texas Champions Day, which […]

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‘Time Is My Friend’: Trainer Levy’s Patience Rewarded With Quenane

IAB Stables and Walter Fralick’s Quenane rewarded trainer Tamara Levy’s patience on Monday’s Presidents’ Day program at Gulfstream Park, rallying from last to eke out a victory in the $50,000 Rough and Ready The Rough and Ready, a mile race for horses that started for a claiming price of $12,500 or lower, was one of […]

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Warrior’s Charge Digs Deep To Deny Bankit In Razorback

Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables’ Warrior’s Charge posted a front-running victory as the 3-1 favorite in Monday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes, digging deep in the stretch run to fend off the challenge of Bankit by a head on the wire. Ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, the 4-year-old son of Munnings […]

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Talented Sophomore Filly Taraz Suffers Fatal Training Accident At Oaklawn

Juddmonte Farm’s talented homebred filly Taraz severely fractured her left front pastern Monday morning in a workout at Oaklawn Park, according to a statement released by Juddmonte. “She was transported back to the barn where X-rays were taken and reviewed, with the attending veterinarian consulting Dr. Bob Hunt of Hagyard,” the statement continued. “Given the […]

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Laura’s Light Makes The Grade In Sunday’s Sweet Life Stakes

An impressive minor stakes winner going a mile on turf in her most recent start, Gary Barber’s Laura’s Light handled a cutback in distance to 5 ½ furlongs with aplomb on Sunday at Santa Anita, as she rallied to take the Grade III, $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by three quarters of a length. Ridden by […]

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