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San Onofre Heads Kona Gold

Kona Gold's family connections out to win namesake race with homebred San Onofre. Santa Anita's 6 1/2-furlong Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) to run right after the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

Olympian Dutton Joins West Point Thoroughbreds; Part Of Ring Weekend Ownership Group

Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton has joined the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership group that owns grade one winner Ring Weekend. The 5-year-old Graham Motion trainee is entered in the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) on the Preakness undercard. “Phillip and his wife Evie are close friends with Graham and Anita Motion,” said West […]

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Morning Line Favorite Stanford To Skip Pimlico Special, Will Await Met Mile

Stanford, the 8-5 morning-line favorite, will not ship down from New York for Friday's $300,000 Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special (G3). “We've decided to wait for the Met Mile,” trainer Todd Pletcher said in a text message. Pletcher had said all along that the June 11 Metropolitan Handicap (G1) was a major objective, with the debate […]

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Equibase Analysis: Stradivari Could Play Winning Tune In Preakness

The 141st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes pits the undefeated Nyquist against 10 others. Among the foes lined up to play spoiler in Nyquist's bid to win the second leg of the Triple Crown is Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator as well as Derby ninth-place finisher Lani. Five of the eight others […]

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Trio Of Grade 1 Winners Headline Loaded Field For Dixie Stakes

Grade 1 winners Force the Pass and Grand Arch head a solid field of older turf horses running in the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) on the Preakness undercard Saturday. The 115th running of the mile-and-a-sixteenth race drew 13 horses, 10 of them graded stakes winners. Force the Pass won the Belmont Derby (G1) at […]

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DeBunda, Jones, Sweeney Among Appointees To New Pennsylvania Racing Commission

In February, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bill dissolving the existing horse racing commission and creating a new commission giving extraordinary powers to breeders and horsemen's organizations for both the Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeds, including appointments to the new commission from a list supplied by representative organizations of owners and breeders in the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association

Taking an off-track Thoroughbred to its first show can be a challenge. To that point in their lives, most of their travels revolved around racing, so it's only natural that many of them get back into that mindset when they step off of the trailer into the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the show grounds for […]

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Report: Trainer Umarov Suspended, Ejected From Churchill Downs

Otabek Umarov has been suspended by state stewards in Kentucky and ejected from Churchill Downs, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Umarov, who is the owner-trainer of Looks to Spare, the third-place finisher in the G1 Clark Handicap last fall, was ejected from Churchill on May 2. He was then suspended by stewards […]

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