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Unique Bella Ready For ‘A Big Race’ In Beholder Mile

Unique Bella, the latest in a seemingly endless line of stalwarts from the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer, will be favored for the 10th time in 11 career races Saturday in the Beholder Mile. Santa Anita linemaker Jon White has the striking four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit listed at 3-5 against five rivals in the Grade I event, but […]

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Beholder Mile Attracts Unique Bella, Vale Dori And Paradise Woods

With 13 group or graded stakes victories among them, Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods need little in the way of introduction as they headline Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  The Beholder Mile, formerly run as the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013, has attracted a field […]

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Unique Bella Preparing For Beholder Showdown With Paradise Woods

Working towards perhaps the most anticipated race of the Spring Meet, champion Unique Bella breezed six furlongs from the gate at 6:30 Sunday morning in 1:11 flat for the Grade I Beholder Mile on June 2 at Santa Anita. Exercise rider Freddie Rodriguez was on the four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit for Jerry Hollendorfer, who called it “a good work.” […]

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Santana Takes Riding Title, Jockey Of The Week Honors For Oaklawn Triumphs

Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Champion Unique Bella Heavy Favorite In Apple Blossom

Champion Unique Bella has been installed the overwhelming 2-5 program favorite for the $700,000, Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap for older fillies and mares Friday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. She will be the 21st champion to compete in the 54-year history of race either during or following a championship campaign. Probable post time […]

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Audible Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

New York-bred Audible (6 first-place votes, 381 points)hasmoved up to second in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll following a three-length score in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby, while Ireland-based Mendelssohn (9; 285) jumped to third on the basis of a track-record, 18 1/2-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby. Bolt d’Oro (28 first-place votes, 429 points), expected to run in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, […]

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‘No Reason To Take A Chance’: Unique Bella Will Skip Santa Margarita Due To Cough

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Unique Bella will not run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita after a cough caused her to miss some training, according to drf.com. The filly has not breezed since Feb. 25, though trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said she has returned to galloping. “We’re not going to run in the Santa Margarita,” Hollendorfer said. “She […]

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Santa Maria Stakes: Unique Bella Hizo De Su Debut De 2018 Un Verdadero Paseo De Salud

Efectivamente, el Santa María Stakes (G2, $200,000) fue una carrera dividida en dos partes: Unique Bella por un lado, sus cuatro rivales por el otro. La hija de Tapit que entrena Jerry Hollendorfer para los colores de Don Alberto Stable brindó una contundente demostración de superioridad, ganando por nueve cuerpos la prueba de 1700 metros, […]

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Unique Bella Cruises To Two-Turn Victory In Santa Maria

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella was ultra-impressive in Saturday’s G2 Santa Maria Stakes, galloping to a nine-length win in the 1 1/16-mile contest. The Tapit filly out of Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner Unrivaled Belle was timed in 1:43.45 over the fast main track at Santa Anita, and jockey Mike Smith hardly had to move […]

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