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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Former Pletcher Assistant, Steeplechase Jockey 4-For-4 At Gulfstream Summer Meet

Trainer Jonathan Thomas continued his impressive winning ways at Gulfstream Park Friday, saddling first-time starter Tillie’s Lily ($3.60) for a thoroughly dominating 8 1/2-length victory in the fifth race. The 37-year-old former assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher ran his record to 4-for-4 during the Summer Meet after saddling three winners and two runners-up from five […]

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Lake George, Schuylerville Draw Solid Fields To Highlight Opening Day At Saratoga

Trainer Jimmy Toner will try for his third victory in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George for sophomore fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf with the Grade 3-placed Defiant Honor. The Lake George joins the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, a six-furlong contest for 2-year-old fillies, to kick off the Opening Day racing action at […]

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Rumbo A Los Clásicos Del Verano: Así Marchan Los Tresañeros Más Destacados

En esta entrega hemos querido mantener a nuestros lectores al tanto de la condición actual de los principales tresañeros en campaña en los Estados Unidos, ya cerca de los principales eventos selectivos del verano: CLASSIC EMPIRE: El hijo de Pioneerof the Nile quedó fuera de consideración para el Haskell Invitational debido a que su entrenador Mark […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Albany’s Capital OTB To Host Second Annual PDJF Fundraiser July 19

Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation (Capital OTB) President John Signor announced Sunday that Capital OTB in Albany, New York will be holding its 2nd annual PDJF (Permanently Disable Jockey Fund) fundraiser on July 19th at the Clubhouse Race Book. The event will raise money for the PDJF and will include some of the top […]

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World Record-Holder Disco Partner Stretches Out For Forbidden Apple Victory

Making his first start since setting a world record in the Grade 3 Jaipur and stretching out to a mile for the first time in his career, Patricia Generazio’s Disco Partner picked up his third consecutive win of the year capturing the $150,000 Forbidden Apple on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly from post 9 […]

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Frostmourne, Master Plan Headline Saturday’s Kent Stakes

Green Lantern Stable’s Frostmourne tops the Grade III $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth turf affair for 3-year-olds has attracted a field of seven. The Kentucky-bred trained by Christophe Clement has a career record of three wins and a second from five starts with earnings of $417,800. In his most recent outing, […]

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Keen Ice Remata Con Fuerzas Y Sorprende A Shaman Ghost En El Suburban Handicap

El triunfo más reciente de Keen Ice previo al Suburban había ocurrido hace casi dos años. El hijo de Curlin aprovechó una tenaz lucha entre American Pharoah y Frosted para atropellar por fuera y dar cuenta del triplecoronado en los metros finales del Travers S. (G1), el 25 de Agosto de 2015 en Saratoga. Keen Ice, […]

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Whitney ‘Logical Next Target’ For Suburban Hero Keen Ice

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that Keen Ice came out of his first win in nearly two years fine, following his victory in the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old son of Curlin earned a 106 Beyer Speed Figure in recording his first win since the 2015 Grade 1 Travers, running down 1-2 favorite Shaman […]

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