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Glass Ceiling Improving With Age: $40,000 Claim Takes On Female Sprint Champ In Princess Rooney

Charlton Baker will saddle Glass Ceiling for a start in Saturday’s $300,000 Princess Rooney Invitational (G2) at Gulfstream Park knowing that his multiple graded-stakes winner will face a most imposing rival in defending champion Ce Ce. The Princess Rooney, a seven-furlong “Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ sprint for fillies and mares, certainly offers owners […]

Cox Confident Mandaloun Will ‘Be On A Much Preferred Surface’ In Stephen Foster

It was likely the final day of training for all of the participants in Saturday’s $750,000 Stephen Foster (Grade 2). All seven contenders took to the Churchill Downs track to gallop Friday morning. Juddmonte’s Mandaloun, the 2-1 morning line Foster favorite, had a strong 1 ½-mile gallop around 7 a.m. The 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) […]

Female Sprint Champ Ce Ce Bids For ‘Win And You’re In’ Repeat In Princess Rooney

Bo Hirsch LLC’s Ce Ce will follow a formula for proven success when she defends her title in Saturday’s $300,000 Princess Rooney Invitational (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 6-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality dominated last year’s edition of the seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares on her way to clinching a […]

Mandaloun, Olympiad Top Field Of Seven For Saturday’s Stephen Foster

Seven of the country’s top older horses, led by multiple graded stakes winners Mandaloun and Olympiad, are set to compete in Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Saturday’s Stephen Foster Day at Churchill Downs will get underway at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) and feature the Stephen Foster along with a quartet […]

Undefeated Flightline Tops First Week Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Hronis Racing LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Summer Wind Equine LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, and Woodford Racing, LLC’s undefeated Flightline is the No. 1 rated horse following the first week of tabulated votes for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings are a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention […]

Haskell Could Be In Play As Baffert’s 90-Day Suspension Concludes

Trainer Bob Baffert plans to return to training on Sunday, July 3, following the conclusion of a 90-day suspension issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. According to the Asbury Park Press, the nine-time winner of the Grade 1 Haskell could send one or more top 3-year-old entrants to the Jersey Shore for the 2022 edition […]

Nautilus, Ola Perfecta Secure Breeders’ Cup Berths With Respective Wins In Brazil, Peru

Stud Valentin and Jarussi’s 3-year-old Nautilus won the 1 ½-mile Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea in Brazil and earned a Breeders’ Cup Challenge berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), and Stud Patriots’ 5-year-old mare Ola Perfecta closed strongly inside the final furlong to prevail in the 1 ¼-mile Gran […]

Grade 1 Winner Ce Ce Pleases In Santa Anita Breeze For Gulfstream’s Princess Rooney

Bo Hirsch’s Grade 1 winner Ce Ce is scheduled to ship Wednesday morning from Santa Anita to Gulfstream Park, where she will try for a repeat win in Saturday’s $300,000 Princess Rooney Invitational (G2). The Michael McCarthy-trained 6-year-old mare tuned up for the Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In’ seven-furlong sprint for fillies and […]

Titleholder Streaks To Hanshin Course Record In Takarazuka Kinen, Earns Breeders’ Cup Turf Berth

Hiroshi Yamada’s Titleholder took control inside the final quarter mile and swept to a two-length victory in course-record time in the 1 3/8-mile Takarazuka Kinen (G1) Sunday at Hanshin Racecourse. With the victory, Titleholder earned an automatic starting position and fees paid into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) November 5 at Keeneland […]