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‘Versatile’ Bal Harbour Cuts Back For G3 Toboggan

Red Oak Stable homebred Bal Harbour will turn back in distance from a solid third-place effort in the Queens County when he takes on a talented field of five in Saturday’s featured Grade 3, $100,000 Toboggan for 4-year-olds and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of First Samurai won the […]

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Flavien Prat Named To Ride Audible In Pegasus World Cup

Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president and […]

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Bellavais Makes The Grade In Marshua’s River To Give Castellano Stakes Double

Bortolazzo Stable’s Bellavais, already a multiple stakes winner, shot through an opening along the inside in mid-stretch and sprinted clear for her first career graded-stakes triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Marshua’s River at Gulfstream Park. The 17th running of the 1 1/16-mile Marshua’s River for fillies and mares 4 and older was the second of two […]

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Castellano Chooses City Of Light Over Audible For Pegasus Mount

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has officially decided to ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light instead of Audible in the upcoming Pegasus World Cup, according to drf.com. That leaves Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher, open for a new rider. No decisions had been made as of Friday afternoon. The remainder of the […]

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Audible ‘In Good Form’ Through Penultimate Pegasus Workout

Audible, the 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.91 Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. “Audible’s training really well. I’ve been pleased with all of his works, particularly this morning. It was a good, solid five-eighths […]

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Laurel Park: Late Night Pow Wow Seeks Eighth Straight Win

Breeze Easy LLC’s Grade 3 winner Late Night Pow Wow will face five rivals in her bid for a fifth straight stakes victory and eighth consecutive win overall in Saturday’s $100,000 What a Summer at Laurel Park in Maryland. The 33rd running of the six-furlong What a Summer for fillies and mares 4 and up leads […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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‘Good Horse From Day 1’: Yoshida Pointed To Pegasus World Cup Turf

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, SF Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, will be returning to the grass for his 2019 debut in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/16-mile Pegasus World Cup Turf, the […]

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New York-Bred Juveniles ‘Shooting For The Moon’ On New Year’s Eve Card

A competitive group of six juveniles will battle to earn top honors in the $100,000 Damon Runyon for New York-breds going one mile on a special New Year’s Eve card on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Not That Brady will look to return in top form in the one-turn mile off an impressive maiden breaking win […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $111,211 For Post-Christmas Card

Gulfstream’s Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $111,211.66 when racing resumes Wednesday with an 11-race program beginning at noon. The Rainbow 6 sequence Wednesday will feature four turf races beginning with the sixth race, a 13-horse turf event at 1 1/16 mile for 3-year-olds and up, followed by a dozen claimers going […]

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