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Not Your Typical ‘War Story’: Guarnere Shares Connection To Famed ‘Band Of Brothers’

Long before he became a part owner in the Thoroughbred horse War Story, who is scheduled to run in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy on Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, John Guarnere had a deep and personal connection to World War II through his uncle William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘It’s Everything I Ever Wanted’

Growing up with an eye on each of her parents galloping racehorses at Finger Lakes in upstate New York, Elizabeth Dobles learned quite a bit about the value of hard work. Still, she found herself surprised last Saturday when War Story, making his first start under her care, came flying home to win the G3 […]

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Tampa Bay’s Challenger Stakes Receives Grade 3 Status

For the first time in track history, Tampa Bay Downs will stage four graded stakes races on a single afternoon when many of the leading Thoroughbreds in training compete on the March 7 Festival Day card. The $100,000, mile-and-a-sixteenth Challenger Stakes for horses 4-years-old-and-upward was upgraded from Listed status to a Grade III event during […]

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Gulfstream Celebrates Record Single-Day, Weekend Handles For December

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet has gotten off to a flying start with consecutive record weekends in the month of December. Sunday’s 11-race program wrapped up a record December weekend in which total handle Saturday and Sunday was $26.088 million, eclipsing the previous record of $22.143 million, set Dec. 7-8. Total handle on Saturday’s card, featuring […]

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Veteran War Story Considered For Pegasus After Harlan’s Holiday Triumph

Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis’ War Story, a multiple-graded stakes winner with $2.9 million in earnings, turned in yet another game effort Saturday at Gulfstream Park to win the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3). “This horse fires almost every time out. He’s named correctly. He’s a warrior,” said Imaginary Stables’ John Guarnere said. The Harlan’s Holiday, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Solid Stakes Lineup At Gulfstream

This weekend’s graded stakes action is centered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, with four stakes planned on the 11-race card. The highlight will be the G3 Harlan’s Holiday, featuring fan-favorite Bodexpress taking on Todd Pletcher trainee Prince Lucky and the hard-knocking War Story over 1 1/16 miles. Earlier on the card, the G3 Sugar Swirl […]

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50-1 Outsider Adventist Upsets Greenwood Cup At Parx For Uriah St. Lewis

Parx Racing-based trainer Uriah St. Lewis has a long history of placing horses in races where most “experts” would consider they had no chance.  Last fall at Belmont Park, he shocked everyone when Discreet Lover, at 45-1, won the prestigious Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup.  His […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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Total of 18 Nominated To 2019 Pacific Classic

The deadline for regular nominations to the 29th running of the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic passed Thursday night with 18 on the list compiled by the Del Mar racing office. The list includes five that would need to be shipped in from eastern tracks in the days before the Saturday, August 17 race. The […]

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War Story, Seeking The Soul Among Possible Shippers For Pacific Classic

The latest list from the racing office of candidates for the TVG Pacific Classic on August 17 includes four East Coast-based horses. That quartet is comprised of Seeking the Soul for trainer Dallas Stewart, Quip (Rodolphe Brisset), War Story (Jorge Navarro) and Tenfold (Steve Asmussen). Seeking the Soul and Quip have not raced since finishing […]

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