Great Point Stables' Noble Beauty crossed the wire second by a neck, but was moved up on a disqualification of the winner Try Your Luck in Saturday's Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes. A 3-year-old daughter of Kitten's Joy, Noble Beauty gave Geroux his fifth winner on the day at Arlington Park, covering nine furlongs on […]
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Geoff and Sandra Turnbull's Mondialiste returned to the United States to capture Saturday's G1 Arlington Million, holding off Kasaqui by a half-length at the wire. The 6-year-old son of Galileo covered 10 furlongs over Arlington Park's “good to firm” turf course in 2:01.87 under jockey Daniel Tudhope for trainer David O'Meara. The race is a […]
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Martin Schwartz' Sea Calisi became the owner's fourth Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes victor, overcoming her far outside post position to win by a half-length. A Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” race, the win earns his filly a berth in the Filly and Mare Turf this fall at Santa Anita. Jockey Florent Geroux piloted […]
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James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners, and Head of Plains Partners' Beach Patrol was just able to hold off the the vary game Long Island Sound to prevail by a head in Saturday's Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, the first graded stakes win of his career. The 3-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid covered 10 furlongs over […]
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A series of severe summer thunderstorms, complete with heavy rain and lightning, forced the cancellation of racing at Saratoga Race Course after the fifth race on Saturday, August 13. Six races were cancelled, including the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap and the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for 2-year-old fillies. The Fourstardave has been rescheduled for […]
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Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss left the starting gate at nearly even money in Saturday's Grade 3 American St. Leger, and he proved a deserving favorite, crossing the wire 1 3/4 lengths in front. The 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid covered 1 11/16 miles over Arlington Park's turf course, upgraded to “good to firm” […]
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Laoban, who shed his maiden status with his upset in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, has a found a way to beat the heat and humidity, courtesy of his trainer, Eric Guillot. “It's been so sticky and hot, and he's not the best [eater] in the world for as big as a horse he […]
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In company with stablemate Mrs McDougal, the undefeated Lady Eli turned in an ‘A+' work this morning over the turf course at the Oklahoma training track, covering five furlongs in 1:01 as she remains on schedule for her return in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on August 27. Clockers caught the 4-year-old […]
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Initially concerned about rain forecasted in the Saratoga area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux called an audible with Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers hopeful Exaggerator and decided to pass over the Curlin colt's penultimate work scheduled for Saturday morning. “We're going to take the fresh approach,” said Desormeaux, who arrived from Del Mar Thursday […]
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In the midst of World War I, the longest shot in the 1918 Kentucky Derby stormed home the winner. Eliza McGraw tells the story of Exterminator, a gelding, cast as “as a tale of British snobbery, American robber barons' envy of the aristocracy, and a prejudice within the racing community against castrated racehorses,” according to […]
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