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Road To Kentucky Oaks: Flying Connection Wins Sunland Park Oaks On Front End

Sunland Park leading trainer Todd Fincher’s Flying Connection stamped herself a filly to watch for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a wire-to-wire romp in the Sunland Park Oaks (G3) Sunday in New Mexico. The daughter of Nyquist, ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr., set a pressured pace early before opening a clear lead in the stretch […]

Personal Best To Try For Second Successive Graded Win In Orchid

Joseph Allen’s homebred filly Personal Best, who became a graded stakes winner in her 4-year-old debut nine weeks ago, returns with a chance to make it two straight in Saturday’s $150,000 Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 59th running of Orchid for fillies and mares 4 and up scheduled for 1 ½ miles on the […]

‘One Turn Is Best For Him’: White Abarrio Preparing For Carter

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. will send Grade 1 winner White Abarrio up to New York from his Gulfstream Park base for the $300,000 Carter Handicap (G1), a seven-furlong sprint for older horses April 8 at Aqueduct. C2 Racing Stable and La Milagrosa Stable’s multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire White Abarrio captured last year’s Curlin Florida Derby […]

Road To Kentucky Oaks: Dorth Vader Looms Large Among Eight Set For Gulfstream Park Oaks

John Ropes’ Dorth Vader won’t be able to sneak up on anyone when she runs in next Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), certainly not after pulling off a startling 46-1 upset victory in the March 4 Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Not only did she win the seven-furlong stakes for 3-year-old fillies, the […]

First Captain Set To Open 2023 Campaign In Ghostzapper At Gulfstream

West Point Thoroughbreds, Siena Farm, Bobby Flay, and Woodford Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner First Captain, unraced since late October, is set to make his 5-year-old debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Ghostzapper (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 28th running of 1 1/16-mile Ghostzapper for 4-year-olds and up is one of 10 stakes, five graded, worth $2.35 […]

Dance To The Music Gets Clear Late In Santa Anita’s Desert Stormer

Favored Dance to the Music broke sharply and was head and head with runner-up Violent Runner prior to gaining the advantage in deep stretch, taking Saturday’s $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita by one length. Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden for the first time by Juan Hernandez, Dance to the Music got […]

Jeff Ruby Steaks Undercard: Wolfie’s Dynaghost Cruises Clear In Kentucky Cup Classic

Woodslane Farm’s Wolfie’s Dynaghost remained a perfect 3-for-3 over the synthetic surface with a convincing 2 ¼-length victory Saturday in the $299,600 TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic on the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) undercard at Turfway Park. Ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, Wolfie’s Dynaghost completed 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.09 on the synthetic surface. […]

Road To Kentucky Oaks: Botanical Gate-To-Wire Winner In Bourbonette Oaks

LNJ Foxwoods and Clearsky Farm’s Botanical kept her undefeated streak at Turfway Park intact with a 2½-length victory in Saturday’s $300,000 Bourbonette Oaks. Botanical’s victory in the Bourbonette Oaks also gave her rider Chris Landeros his third stakes victory on the Jeff Ruby Steaks program. Landeros earlier won the $250,000 Rushaway Stakes with Rarified Flair […]