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Gunnevera Goes ‘Very Easy’ In First Breeze Since Dubai World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera registered his first work Saturday morning since finishing third March 30 in the Dubai World Cup (G1), going a leisurely half mile at Gulfstream Park West in :51. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Woodward (G1), Gunnevera returned from Dubai and was given time off in […]

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Diversify ‘On The Muscle’ In Return To Work Tab; Catholic Boy Possible For Dixie

With only one start through the first two weeks of the Belmont spring/summer meet, trainer Jonathan Thomas will look to increase his productivity in the coming weeks with multiple Grade 1-winners Diversify and Catholic Boy preparing to return to action with several other stakes contenders in tow as well. Diversify, the 2018 New York-bred Horse […]

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‘All Going Right’ This Year With Dubai World Cup Hopeful Gunnevera

Unlike in 2018, there is much more of a spring to the step to all those associated with Dubai World Cup hopeful Gunnevera this year – including the horse himself. The leading light of Antonio Sano’s stable set off for the race 12 months ago in the richest of form only for everything to unravel […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up To ‘More Intense’ Breeze For Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with a strong five-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West. A 4-year-old son of Grade 1 winner Dialed In, Gunnevera went in 1:00.82 over a fast main track with regular rider Edgard Zayas in the irons, ranking second […]

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Gunnevera Back On The Work Tab, All Systems Go For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park West in advance of his next anticipated start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. With regular rider Edgard Zayas aboard, Gunnevera completed the distance in 1:02 over a wet-fast main track, second-fastest of 13 horses. It was his […]

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Despite Early Rain, Saratoga Meet Generates Second-Highest Handle In History

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today concluded its 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course with the second highest all-sources handle in history, despite a summer meet that was inundated with more than 10 inches of rain. Total all-sources handle generated during the meet was $659,083,459, in spite of the fact that 50 races […]

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No Definitive Plans For Yoshida’s Next Start; Colt Exits Woodward In Good Condition

Yoshida came out of his win in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn Sunday morning at Saratoga. Making his debut on dirt after his first 10 races came on turf, Yoshida rallied from 10th at the half-mile mark before gaining ground and surging in the stretch to defeat […]

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Woodward Card Sets New Record Handle; Wagering Up 11.3 Percent Over 2017

A strong card featuring four graded stakes on the final Saturday of the 2018 meet – highlighted by Yoshida’s victory against a full field of 14 in the 65th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward – generated an all-sources handle record of $31,030,034, easily eclipsing the previous Woodward Day record set in 2017 by […]

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Turf To Saratoga Dirt A Winning Recipe Once Again: Yoshida Powers To Woodward Victory

The turf-to-dirt angle at Saratoga has been strong this meet, at least in Grade 1 company. Last weekend it was Catholic Boy coming from turf to dirt in the Travers; this Saturday, WinStar, China Horse Club, SF Racing and Head of Plains’ Yoshida followed the same path to the G1 Woodward and came out on […]

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