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Fifty Five Battles To Repeat Victory In John Hettinger

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five continued to find her best stride at Belmont Park, staying off the speed before overtaking Wish Upon at the top of the stretch and fending off War Canoe’s late challenge to win the $125,000 John Hettinger for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up for a second straight year on […]

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Significant Form Headlines Noble Damsel At Belmont Park

Set to make her first start since winning the Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course, Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form will look to capture her third graded stakes this year headlining a field of six in Saturday’s G3, $200,000 Nobel Damsel for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on the […]

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Blowout Goes Gate-To-Wire In Saturday’s Pebbles

Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Blowout made a triumphant return to Belmont Park, posting a gate-to-wire 2 ¼-length victory over fellow Chad Brown trainee Seek and Destroy in the 27th running of the $200,000 Pebbles for sophomore fillies going one mile. Blowout, who won her only previous start at Belmont in the Wild Applause on June 22, […]

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Santa Monica Proves Deserving Favorite In Sheepshead Bay

Santa Monica rolled home to a 1 ¼-length victory to capture her second graded stakes triumph of the year in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay over the soft inner turf at Belmont Park. Piloted by Joe Bravo, the 6-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman was at the back of the tightly bunched pack while Giant Zinger […]

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Franco, Brown Team Up With Kathryn The Wise In Dominant La Verdad Performance

Lawrence Goichman’s homebred Kathryn the Wise, with a powerful front-running performance, proved much the best in Saturday’s $100,000 La Verdad at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly under Manny Franco for conditioner Chad Brown, Kathryn the Wise went to the lead and never looked back, dominating her rivals over a sloppy Big A main track to earn […]

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Pegasus World Cup ‘A Consideration’ For Cigar Mile Winner Patternrecognition

Patternrecognition rewarded trainer Chad Brown and owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence for their patience with a Grade 1 breakthrough in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack. A $420,000 purchase at the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sale, Patternrecognition made a winning debut in April of his 4-year-old season at Aqueduct, […]

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‘Pretty Good Birthday Present’: Rushing Fall Delivers Grade 1 On Edwards’ Special Day

On Saturday, Rushing Fall delivered a bonus birthday gift to her owner, Bob Edwards, who races in the name of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland. “That worked out well,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. “Everybody was happy about […]

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Uni Romps In Noble Damsel

Uni patiently stalked the field before making a strong move from the outside to cruise to a 3 ¾-length win in the 31st running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. Under jockey Joel Rosario, Uni stayed at the back of the four-horse […]

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Calibrachoa in fine form following win in Tom Fool

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Calibrachoa was reported to be in good order Sunday morning following a gutsy repeat victory in Saturday’s Tom Fool presented by Corona Extra. The win, his second this year, earned him a Beyer Speed Figure of 111, the fastest run by any horse at any distance so far in 2012 as […]

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