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Del Mar: Regal Glory Returns For Title Defense In Sunday’s Matriarch

Del Mar’s ninth Bing Crosby Season will finish strongly Sunday with a nine-race card enhanced by the 42nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Matriarch Stakes for fillies and mares as the highlight of the afternoon. Adding additional luster to the fall finale is the Grade 3, $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille for 2-year-olds. The Matriarch, […]

After ‘Real Salty’ Win At Six Furlongs, Miller Confident As Get Her Number Stretches Out For Cigar Mile

Gary Barber’s Get Her Number brings winning form into Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Peter Miller, the 4-year-old Dialed In bay returned from a nearly three-month layoff last out to capture a six-furlong optional-claiming sprint by a head over graded-stakes winning stablemate Ginobili on […]

Extra Distance Should Benefit Brazilian-Bred Novo Sol In Woodbine’s Valedictory

The Grade 3, $150,000 Valedictory Stakes, set for 1 ½ miles on the Tapeta this Sunday at Woodbine, has attracted 12 starters, including Novo Sol (BRZ). The marathon test, for 3-year-olds and up, will mark the 19th career start for the 5-year-old son of Agnes Gold (JPN), who was a narrowly beaten runner-up in last […]

Five Eastern Shippers Line Up In Field Of 11 For Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby

A trio of stakes races, headed by the 82nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Hollywood Derby, will highlight a special racing card Saturday at Del Mar on the penultimate day of the sport for the 2022 Bing Crosby Season. Also on the nine-race program will be the 32nd running of the Grade 3, $100,000 […]

Pegasus: Proxy, Simplification, Double Crown Among Early Hopefuls For $3 Million Race

Trainer Michael Stidham believes the “obvious spot” for Grade 1 Clark winner Proxy to make his next start would be Gulfstream’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28, reports the Daily Racing Form. “It’s good timing at the end of January, and if he were to run well it’s good timing to the Dubai […]

Jack Sisterson Excited To Get 2-Year-Old Maiden Winner Sea Hunter On Turf

Trainer Jack Sisterson took some friendly advice to heart and ended up owning Sea Hunter, a juvenile colt with a future who will seek to following a recent debut victory in an entry-level optional claiming allowance Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “The horse was bought by a good friend of mine, Ben McElroy, who does a […]

Mid-Van Ride, O Besos Scratched From Cigar Mile; Churchill Issues Shipping Restrictions In Wake Of Six EHV-1 Positives

A total of six horses from one barn at Churchill Downs have now tested positive for EHV-1, according to a statement on the Equine Disease Communication Center. The first case was a symptomatic horse, which has since been transferred to an equine hospital. The other five cases resulted from Wednesday’s PCR testing; all are asymptomatic […]

Woodbine: Pair Of $150,000 2-Year-Old Stakes Highlight Saturday Card

A pair of $150,000 2-year-old stakes, the Clarendon and Shady Well, share the spotlight on Saturday’s 11-race card at Woodbine. Each set for six furlongs over the Tapeta, the Shady Well (2-year-old fillies) and Clarendon (2-year-olds), both for Ontario-bred or Ontario-sired rookies, have drawn six and five starters, respectively. Owned by Borders Racing Stable Ltd. […]