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38th Annual Maryland Million Anchors Laurel Park’s Fall Meet Stakes Action

Laurel Park will continue the stakes action during its calendar year-ending fall meet Saturday, Oct. 14 with the 38th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million. ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races,’ the Maryland Million celebrates the progeny of stallions standing in the state with eight stakes and four starter stakes worth a combined $1.08 million […]

Laurel Juvenile Stakes Winners Brocknardini, Air Recruit Possible For Breeders’ Cup

Thomas Brockley and Daryn Bedinotti’s 2-year-old filly Brocknardini, who impressed earning her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Laurel Park, will be pointed to a potential start in the Breeders’ Cup, trainer George Weaver said. Brocknardini rolled to a popular 2¼-length triumph in the 1 1/16-mile Selima for juvenile fillies, which in 2019 […]

Balladeer Makes All To Win John Henry Turf Championship In Stakes Debut

Although he’s a three-time Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2017, business has been slow of late for Victor Espinoza, but in Sunday’s $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (G2) at Santa Anita, the 51-year-old native of Mexico City looked half his age aboard Balladeer for the first time. […]

Missed The Cut Makes The Grade, Earns First U.S. Win In Tokyo City Cup

Originally based in England, trainer John Sadler’s long-fused Missed the Cut went from turf to dirt on Sunday at Santa Anita and responded with his first stateside victory, winning by 5½ lengths going 1 1/2 miles in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (G3). Confidently ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Missed the Cut completed the trip in […]

Touch’n Ride Pips Elysian Field For Breeders’ Stakes Win In Classic Thriller At Woodbine

Touch’n Ride, under Kazushi Kimura, wore down a game rival in Elysian Field and then survived a rider’s claim of foul to win the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the final jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown, Sunday at Woodbine. It was the duo of slight 3-1 choice Paramount Prince, winner of the first jewel, the King’s Plate, in […]

BC Distaff-Bound Adare Manor Extends Win Streak In Zenyatta

Adare Manor, in search of her fifth consecutive win and fourth graded stakes score, was dispatched as the prohibitive 1-9 favorite in Sunday’s $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and she certainly ran to the betting, coasting to a facile 5¼-length score under Juan Hernandez in gate-to-wire fashion. Trained by Bob Baffert, Adare Manor […]

Arc Undercard: Highland Princess, Opera Singer Among Four To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths

Favored at 2-1 in an 18-horse field, Highfield Princess (FR) looked an unlikely winner at the halfway stage of the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines (G1) Sunday at ParisLongchamp on the Qatar Prix de l’Arc card, but rallied to gain the advantage under jockey Jason Hart. The John Quinn trainee gained an automatic berth […]

‘Always Showed A Lot Of Heart’: Zandon Back To Winning Ways In Woodward, Eyes BC Classic

After enduring a frustrating start to his 4-year-old campaign with three runner-up finishes in as many starts, Jeff Drown’s Zandon made a shining return to the winner’s circle when he gunned down Film Star in the final furlong to capture the 70th running of Sunday’s $400,000 Woodward (G2) for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/8 […]

Caramel Swirl Elevated To Gallant Bloom Win Via Double DQ, Caps Graded Double For Godolphin

Godolphin’s Kentucky homebred Caramel Swirl was third past the wire but landed in the winner’s circle regardless following a double disqualification in Sunday’s $250,000 Gallant Bloom (G1), a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Bill Mott and piloted by Junior Alvarado, Caramel Swirl, the 4-5 mutuel […]

BC Dirt Mile Setup: Cody’s Wish Back To Winner’s Circle With Vosburgh Victory

Godolphin’s Kentucky homebred Cody’s Wish overcame a hesitant beginning and the stubborn pacesetter Accretive to capture Sunday’s $250,000 Vosburgh (G2), a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont at the Big A. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and piloted by Junior Alvarado, the victory provided the 5-year-old Curlin bay a “Win and […]