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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Family, Friends Take Foley To The Top

Though she loved growing up around the racetrack with her father and her three younger siblings, Vickie Foley wasn’t ready to commit to the lifestyle full-time after high school. She and her siblings had hot-walked and groomed in Michigan and Ohio during the summers, helping their father earn multiple leading trainer titles at River Downs […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bring On The Belmont

This week features the final leg of the Triple Crown when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes headlines a card with eight Grade 1 races at Belmont Park on Saturday. In addition to the “Test of the Champion”, fans will get to watch Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes […]

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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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Belmont: Two-Day Pick 6 Wager Features Four Grade 1 Races

A special two-day Pick 6 wager, with a $0.20 base minimum and featuring six graded stakes races, culminating with the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA bets, will be offered by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) this Friday, June 7. The Belmont Stakes Festival Pick 6, with a low 15 percent […]

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Mind Control Off Derby Trail, Will Stick To One-Turn Races

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control will be pointed towards the Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore while stablemate Joevia will make his graded stakes debut in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Greg Sacco said Friday morning. Both races are part of a stacked card featuring five graded […]

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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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Still Having Fun Upsets Woody Stephens

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun came from well off the pace to upset Saturday’s G2 Woody Stephens Stakes at 13-1, besting Engage by 1 1/4 lengths on the line. The 3-year-old son of Old Fashioned, bred in Maryland, covered seven furlongs over Belmont Park’s fast main track in 1:21.45. Ridden […]

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Nakatani To Be Reunited With Bolt D’Oro, Possibly In Preakness

Jockey Corey Nakatani will be reunited with Bolt d’Oro in the Preakness, should the colt run. Nakatani rode the son of Medaglia d’Oro in his first four races, winning three, before being replaced by Javier Castellano in the San Felipe Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby, and then Victor Espinoza in the Run for the […]

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Giuseppe The Great Available To ‘Take The Shot’ In Pegasus After Allowance Score

Grade 1-placed Giuseppe the Great returned to winning form Sunday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing by a neck in the featured third race, a $50,000 entry-level allowance. The Nick Zito-trained 3-year-old colt’s six most recent starts had come in graded stakes, including a third-place finish in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and second-place finishes in the Jim Dandy (G2) […]

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