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Hollendorfer Denied Injunction At Santa Anita; Breeders’ Cup Won’t Take Hall Of Famer’s Entries

Los Angeles County Judge Mary Strobel has denied trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed him to race horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Stronach Group banned Hollendorfer from all its tracks on June 22, a ban […]

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Higher Power To Challenge McKinzie During Action-Packed Breeders’ Cup Qualifier Weekend

The first of two action-packed Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekends is highlighted by Opening Weekend at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A combined seven “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup will be run, including the last two for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic: the […]

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Vasilika Nails Juliet Foxtrot At Wire In Del Mar’s John C. Mabee

Even-money favored Vasilika, seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong to get up in the final stride and nose out Eastern invader Juliet Foxtrot in a thrilling renewal of the Grade 2 $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. […]

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Despite Yellow Ribbon Loss, Vasilika Favored in Saturday’s John C. Mabee

Vasilika, third as  the 4-5 choice in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon on August 3, will try to make amends as the 9-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The Yellow Ribbon, in which Vasilika finished a half-length […]

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Hollendorfer’s Vasilika To Defend G2 John C. Mabee Title

A field of 10, topped by defending race champion Vasilika, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Vasilika has won eight of her last 10 starts, all but one in graded stakes, while building career earnings of more than $1.3 million. Vasilika was ridden by Julien […]

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Beau Recall Noses Out Storm The Hill In Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Irish-bred Beau Recall, who as a three-year-old filly suffered a nose loss in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks, was on the right side of the photo Saturday as she edged longshot Storm the Hill by the narrowest of margins in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares. With Drayden […]

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Win Machine Vasilika Has Eight Rivals In Yellow Ribbon At Del Mar

Amazing Vasilika, winner of a dozen races, including two Grade 1 stakes, since being claimed for $40,000 early last year, will seek to strengthen her bid for year-end national recognition when she carries highweight of 125 pounds Saturday versus eight talented rivals in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. Also being […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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‘It’s Not Business As Usual,’ But Hollendorfer Glad To Be Back At Del Mar

Vasilika, the $40,000 claim that has turned into one of the top female turf runners in the country, went six furlongs on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course in her final work for the $200,000 Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar next Saturday. Under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez, Vasilika was timed in 1:14.20 as […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Trio Of Win Machines Highlight First Half Of 2019

Half of the 2019 racing calendar is in the rear-view mirror, and the race for Horse of the Year is tight, but there are certainly front-runners. The quality of graded stakes wins is just as important as the quantity, of course, but three horses have been unstoppable at racing’s highest levels through the end of […]

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