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Amadevil Named Ohio’s 2022 Horse Of The Year

on 01/30/2023 12:32 PM

After another season of proving near-unbeatable within her home state, Amadevil was named 2022 Ohio-bred Horse of the Year by Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners. The 5-year-old daughter of Dominus won five of six starts during her 2022 campaign, and she went undefeated in the state of Ohio, racing for the partnership of Blue Snow […]

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‘Why Not?’ Kruljac Hopes Cal-Bred Clouseau Can Take Him To Preakness Stakes

on 01/30/2023 11:06 AM

Borrowing a tagline from the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, it pays to own a Cal-bred if you're the connections of 3-year-old Clouseau, who on Friday became the first two-time winner at the Classic meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. After earning his diploma against state-breds going six furlongs on dirt here Jan. 6, […]

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‘Stuff Does Not Fall In Your Lap In This Game’: Jockey Maddie Rowland Begins Journeyman Career

on 01/30/2023 10:59 AM

Sunday is the first day of the rest of Maddie Rowland's life. Her new life, as a journeywoman jockey. Today marked an entire year since her fifth career victory, meaning the 19-year-old can no longer ride with an apprentice weight allowance that has made her services valuable to a wide number of trainers. It's typical […]

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‘He Was Just Oozing A Lot Of Confidence Today’: Lane Way Tallies Elusive First Stakes Win In Clocker’s Corner

on 01/29/2023 9:21 PM

Attentive to the early pace, Richard Mandella's consistent Lane Way took command at the top of the lane and marched to an impressive 2 ½ length win over heavily favored Motorious in Sunday's $100,000 Clockers' Corner Stakes at Santa Anita. Contested at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, 6-year-old gelding Lane Way, […]

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‘He Was Just Oozing A Lot Of Confidence Today’: Lane Way Tallies Elusive First Stakes Win In Clocker’s Corner

on 01/29/2023 9:21 PM

Attentive to the early pace, Richard Mandella's consistent Lane Way took command at the top of the lane and marched to an impressive 2 ½ length win over heavily favored Motorious in Sunday's $100,000 Clockers' Corner Stakes at Santa Anita. Contested at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, 6-year-old gelding Lane Way, […]

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Air Force Red Aims For Second Straight Graded Win In Thunder Road, To Meet Pair Of Top-Level Winners

on 01/29/2023 9:01 PM

Air Force Red will try and become the first two-time stakes winner at the Classic Meet when he takes on 11 rivals in a contentious edition of the $100,000 Thunder Road (G3) going a mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita. Air Force Red is riding a two-race winning streak for trainer Leonard Powell following […]

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Air Force Red Aims For Second Straight Graded Win In Thunder Road, To Meet Pair Of Top-Level Winners

on 01/29/2023 9:01 PM

Air Force Red will try and become the first two-time stakes winner at the Classic Meet when he takes on 11 rivals in a contentious edition of the $100,000 Thunder Road (G3) going a mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita. Air Force Red is riding a two-race winning streak for trainer Leonard Powell following […]

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Bay Storm Ships In For Megahertz In Pursuit Of First Graded Win, To Take On D’Amato Trio

on 01/29/2023 8:45 PM

Trainer Jonathan Thomas makes a rare foray to Santa Anita when he sends out Bay Storm from south Florida in search of a first graded stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3)  going a mile on turf. Owned by Bridlewood Farm, Bay Storm won a black-type stakes sprinting on turf at Monmouth Park in […]

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Bay Storm Ships In For Megahertz In Pursuit Of First Graded Win, To Take On D’Amato Trio

on 01/29/2023 8:45 PM

Trainer Jonathan Thomas makes a rare foray to Santa Anita when he sends out Bay Storm from south Florida in search of a first graded stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3)  going a mile on turf. Owned by Bridlewood Farm, Bay Storm won a black-type stakes sprinting on turf at Monmouth Park in […]

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Grade 1 Winner Fun To Dream Among Six For Santa Monica

on 01/29/2023 8:28 PM

California-bred Fun to Dream, fresh off the biggest win of her life at Santa Anita on Dec. 26, heads a field of six older fillies and mares going seven furlongs in Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) at the Arcadia, California track. An impressive three-quarter length winner of the Grade I La Brea Stakes at […]

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Grade 1 Winner Fun To Dream Among Six For Santa Monica

on 01/29/2023 8:28 PM

California-bred Fun to Dream, fresh off the biggest win of her life at Santa Anita on Dec. 26, heads a field of six older fillies and mares going seven furlongs in Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) at the Arcadia, California track. An impressive three-quarter length winner of the Grade I La Brea Stakes at […]

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Road To The Kentucky Derby: Cyclone Mischief ‘In A Good Spot’, Aims For Stakes Breakthrough In Holy Bull

on 01/29/2023 8:15 PM

Trainer Dale Romans won't be lacking in confidence when he saddles Cyclone Mischief for a start in Saturday's $250,000 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park. “I think he's one of the best 3-year-olds in the country, and he's training like one,” Romans said. “There are a lot of good horses out there, but we're in […]

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Road To The Kentucky Derby: Newgate Heads Baffert Quartet For Robert B. Lewis

on 01/29/2023 7:48 PM

A close second in his most recent start, Newgate heads a field of four Bob Baffert trainees going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday's $200,000 Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita. The race is a Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifier, providing points on a 20-8-6-4-2 basis to the top five finishers toward eligibility for the Louisville […]

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Tampa Bay Downs: Pletcher, Brown Runners Expected For Graded Stakes On Turf Champions Day

on 01/29/2023 7:10 PM

Emmanuel, a 4-year-old colt who competed on the Triple Crown trail last spring, is expected to be among the top contenders in the 37th running of the $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3) on Saturday on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. The Tampa Bay Stakes, for 4-years-old and older at 1 1/16 miles, is one […]

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Art Collector ‘Feeling Good About Himself, Atone ‘In Good Order’ Following Pegasus Victories

on 01/29/2023 6:36 PM

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was extremely pleased Sunday morning with the manner in which Bruce Lunsford's Art Collector exited his 15-1 upset victory in Saturday's $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park. “He's happy. He was bright and alert and seemed to be feeling pretty good about himself,” Mott reported […]

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D’Amato Considering Big Cap, Dubai For San Pasqual Victor Newgrange

on 01/29/2023 6:06 PM

Newgrange was in fine fettle the morning after his game one-length victory in Saturday's San Pasqual (G3), trainer Phil D'Amato reported. Next up for the 4-year-old Violence colt will likely be either the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) on March 4 or the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 25. “He came out of the race […]

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Havnameltdown Romps Gate To Wire For San Vicente Triumph

on 01/29/2023 5:38 PM

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Havnameltdown notched his second consecutive graded stakes win as he powered off the turn en route to an impressive 1 ½-length score in Sunday's $200,000 San Vicente (G2) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Ridden by Juan Hernandez and trained by Bob Baffert, Havnameltdown got seven furlongs in 1:22.29. […]

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‘I Love How He Ran’: Asmussen Mulls Plans For Regally Bred 3YO Shopper’s Revenge

on 01/29/2023 3:50 PM

Next-out plans are pending for powerful Jan. 14 Oaklawn maiden special weights graduate Shopper's Revenge, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said. Regally bred Shopper's Revenge, who is by Tapit out of millionaire 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria, received a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 85 for his front-running 5 ¼-length victory under […]

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Jockey Harr Eclipses An Oaklawn Earnings Record

on 01/29/2023 3:24 PM

After becoming the first female jockey in Oaklawn history to surpass $1 million in purse earnings at a meet last season, jockey Kelsi Harr broke another record Saturday. Based on statistics from Equibase, racing's official data gathering organization, Harr has amassed $2,811,257 in career purse earnings at Oaklawn. Cindy Murphy held the previous Oaklawn record […]

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‘It Was Like An American Pharoah-Type Race’: Arabian Knight Impresses Baffert With Dominating Southwest Score

on 01/29/2023 3:02 PM

Scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the Southwest Stakes (G3) Saturday at Oaklawn, Protege's name was curiously missing when entries came out Jan. 23. Asked why late Saturday morning, Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, the colt's trainer, whimsically responded: “He caught a case of Arabian Knight flu.” Roughly 5 ½ hours later, Moquett's medical […]

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