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Catalina Cruiser Ruled Out Of Pacific Classic, To Be Kept At One-Turn Distances

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser will not contest this weekend’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar, reports horseracingnation.com. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is undefeated in two starts this year, the G2 True North and the G2 San Diego Handicap, but trainer John Sadler has opted to keep the horse at shorter distances through the remainder […]

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Catalina Cruiser Sets Stakes Record In True North

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser got the job done in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, rebounding off-the-board finish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to best Strike Power by about a half length. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Joel Rosario, and completed the […]

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Belmont: Two-Day Pick 6 Wager Features Four Grade 1 Races

A special two-day Pick 6 wager, with a $0.20 base minimum and featuring six graded stakes races, culminating with the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA bets, will be offered by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) this Friday, June 7. The Belmont Stakes Festival Pick 6, with a low 15 percent […]

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Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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Catalina Cruiser Targets True North On Belmont Stakes Undercard

Overshadowed by his Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning stablemate Accelerate in 2018, Catalina Cruiser is readying for a return to the races in three weeks’ time. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is being pointed to the G2 True North over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes undercard, trainer John Sadler told horseracingnation.com. “He looks really […]

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Imperial Hint Fends Off Whitmore To Earn Millionaire Status In True North

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint was very game late in Friday’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, fending off a late run from Whitmore to win by a neck on the wire. The 5-year-old son of Imperialism was sent to the post as the 8-5 favorite under Javier Castellano. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Imperial Hint covered 6 1/2 […]

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Joking Gets Back On Track For Friday’s True North Stakes

It’s been a while, about 20 months, since Joking was seen in the winner’s circle after the Grade 1 Vosburgh, which punched his ticket to the 2016 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint for owner-trainer Charlton Baker. Joking never got a chance to run in the Breeders’ Cup. The now 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor developed […]

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$3.5 Million In Guaranteed Wagers On Tap During Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association will offer more than $3.5 million in guaranteed wagers during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by NYRA Bets on June 8-10 at Belmont Park, capped by a $1.5 million Guaranteed Pick 4 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 10. Day 1 of the festival, Thursday, June 8, opens with […]

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