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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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Happy Mesa Last-To-First In Near-Record Hilltop Performance

Great Point Stables, Highclere America, and Zoom and Fish Stable’s Happy Mesa was the last-to-first victress of Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop Stakes, giving jockey Javier Castellano a natural hat trick on the afternoon. The 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa covered a mile over Pimlico’s firm turf course in 1:33.61, just one-fifth of a second off the […]

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Ben’s Cat Seeking Fifth Straight Victory In Jim McKay Turf Sprint Friday

Popular Maryland-bred multi-millionaire Ben’s Cat will have to end one streak to continue another as the 11-year-old gelding seeks his fifth straight victory in Friday’s $100,000 Maker’s Mark Jim McKay Turf Sprint at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 12th running of Jim McKay for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on the grass is one […]

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World Approval Approaching Millionaire Status In Dixie Stakes Preparations

Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval, winner of last year’s United Nations Handicap (G1) at Monmouth Park, can bust through millionaire status in the G2 Longines Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on the Preakness Stakes undercard. The nearly white 5-year-old gelding was scratched from Churchill Downs’ Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) because of soft turf conditions after two […]

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Increased Purses Draw 122 Nominations To Tampa’s Florida Cup Series

An increase of $150,000 in purse money and a switch to Sunday are among the changes for the 15th annual Florida Cup, which will be held on April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs. What hasn’t changed is the overall quality of the nominations for the series of six stakes races, each of which features registered […]

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Casse: Tepin ‘Ran A Winning Race’ In BC Mile, May Try Hong Kong Mile Dec. 11

Trainer Mark Casse’s septet of Breeders’ Cup entrants are all well as of Sunday morning. Stable star Tepin, a charging second to Tourist in her Mile defense attempt, and appeared no worse for the wear. “She ran a winning race and I’m not overly upset about it,” Casse said. “She was maybe just a little […]

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Paulick Report 11/4 News Minute

The Paulick Report ( sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Victory To Victory Scratched From Juvenile Fillies Turf; Sweeping Paddy Draws In

Live Oak Plantation’s Victory to Victory has been scratched from today’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. According to the Blood-Horse, the 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate popped a splint. Trainer Mark Casse explained that although it’s not a serious injury, it will require time off. The defection of Victory to Victory allows Sweeping Paddy to draw […]

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Casse’s Breeders Cup Contingent Full Of ‘Legitimate Chances’

Trainer Mark Casse has his finest assembly of horses for the Breeders’ Cup this year, even if you didn’t count his champion mare Tepin, the international star who Saturday at Santa Anita Park shoots to repeat last year’s Mile victory Casse, who after a hiatus of two decades resumed having a strong Kentucky presence several […]

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