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Distaff Notes: Break Is ‘Key’ For Vale Dori, Monomoy Girl Continues To Be ‘Very Aggressive’

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners went to the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning for routine gallops. Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill with a last-to-first rally in the mud, covered one mile under Dana Barnes. Second in last […]

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BC Distaff Notes: Blue Prize ‘Always Runs Her Eyeballs Out,’ Wonder Gadot Exuberant Tuesday

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – When the 2017 3yo champion filly turned in an oddly poor performance – fifth by 10 ½ lengths – in the Zenyatta on Sept. 29, trainer Bob Baffert wasn’t sure if she was sick, like others in his stable, or the victim of a bad trip. Baffert’s other starter in the […]

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Just Over $1 Million In Monday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park hosts a special Presidents Day program Monday highlighted by the $200,000 Royal Delta (G2) for fillies and mares going one mile and a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,072,444.40. The 12-race program begins at noon with the Royal Delta the 11th race on the card. Lewis Bay, who led gate-to-wire Dec. 16 to win the Rampart (G3) by 1 ¼ […]

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Elate Absolutamente Superior A Sus Rivales En El Beldame Stakes

Elate lucía muy por encima de sus rivales en el Beldame Invitational S. (G1, $400,000) y lo demostró en carrera. La zaina hija de Medaglia d’Oro corrió comprometida en la curva lejana y apenas tuvo un espacio muy reducido en la recta final para pasar a liquidar la prueba de 1800 metros, demostrando absoluto dominio […]

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Songbird Responde A Las Expectativas En El Ogden Phipps Stakes

La campeona volvió, y lo hizo por la puerta grande. Songbird, la hija de Medaglia d’Oro, reapareció triunfante en Belmont Park, ganando con autoridad el Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1, $750,000), en el marco del Belmont Stakes. Conducida por Mike Smith y entrenada por Jerry Hollendorfer, la campeona tresañera de 2016 satisfizo las expectativas de los […]

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Songbird Es El Centro De Atención En El Ogden Phipps Stakes

La superestrella de Fox Hills Farm, Songbird, tratará de reafirmar su sitial de honor en el tope de la división de yeguas este sábado 10, cuando enfrente a seis rivales en su esperada reaparecida, en el Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1, $750,000), en el marco del Belmont Stakes. Entrenada por el miembro del Salón de la […]

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Mo’ Green Pulls Clear To Score Black Type In Top Flight Invitational

Racing for the first time under the name of Leonard Green, Mo’ Green rallied three wide to take the lead at the head of the stretch and then pulled clear to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Top Flight Invitational by 3 1/2 lengths under Irad Ortiz. The 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, now under the stewardship […]

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Speedy New York-Bred Isabelle Steps Up To Top Flight Invitational Sunday

William Schettine’s Isabelle proved she could handle stakes competition with two wins in her last three starts. She now will see if that success translates to a higher level in headlining a field of six fillies and mares 4-years-old and up in the Grade 3, $200,000 Top Flight Invitational on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Isabelle, […]

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Verve’s Tale Surprises At 20-1 In Comely

Charles Fipke’s homebred Verve’s Tale ran down the favored Lewis Bay to upset Saturday’s G3 Comely Stakes at odds of 20-1, crossing the wire a half-length in front. The sophomore daughter of Tale of Ekati, ridden by Paco Lopez, covered nine furlongs in 1:51.89 over Aqueduct’s fast main track for trainer Barclay Tagg. “I wasn’t […]

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