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Star De Naskra, Smoke Glacken Inducted Into Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

Speed was the name of the game for the two horses selected for induction into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame in 2022. Eclipse Award-winning sprinters Star de Naskra and Smoke Glacken are the newest inductees after a vote by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and […]

Graded Stakes Winner Bandua Breaks His Maiden Over Hurdles At Colonial

Michael Smith’s Bandua, a graded stakes winner of $360,000 on the flat, broke his maiden over hurdles in his second try, taking Monday’s $40,000 special weight contest at Colonial Downs by two lengths over William Russell’s Seismic Wave. With Jamie Bargary riding for trainer Neil Morris, Bandua sat off the pace in the tightly bunched […]

‘Field Of Dreams’: Ellis Park Derby Winner Steal Sunshine May Target Pennsylvania Derby

Boston-raised, Florida-based trainer Bobby Dibona had never before raced a horse at Ellis Park. But he had a memorable day Sunday, winning the $200,000 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Derby with Steal Sunshine. Dibona’s first Ellis Park starter actually was Tap’er Light, who finished third at 23-1 in the RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Debutante, one of five stakes […]

Havnameltdown Proves Too Fast For Best Pal Foes

The 2-year-old colt Havnameltdown was just too quick for his nine rivals Sunday at Del Mar in the 52nd running of the $202,500 Best Pal Stakes, outfooting them in stakes record time of 1:10.22 for the six-furlong headliner at the seaside track north of San Diego, Calif. A $200,000 purchase at a 2-year-old sale in […]

Washington-Bred Slew’s Tiz Whiz Takes Longacres Mile

Slew’s Tiz Whiz collared Papa’s Golden Boy in the final strides and scored a 2 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s 87th running of the $150,000 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. In winning the Northwest’s most historic race, Slew’s Tiz Whiz ran a mile in 1:34.46 and paid $8.80, $5, and $3.40. Jose Zunino […]

Strong-Finishing Sister Seagull Wears Down Pacesetter Late For Bison City Win

It appeared Sister Seagull had run out of runway, but the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun found a way to land herself in the winner’s circle at the finish of the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Bred by Sean Fitzhenry, who co-owns with his wife Dorothy, Sister Seagull finished second to major Queen’s […]

War Bomber Upsets In Gate-To-Wire Seagram Cup Blitz

Bruno Schickedanz’s War Bomber, sent off at 18-1, led every step of the way to take the $159,000 Seagram Cup (G3) for 3-year-olds and up Sunday at Woodbine. Under Sahin Civaci, War Bomber took charge from the outset of the 1 1/16-mile main track event, rushing to the lead as Clayton followed in second, and […]

Nothing Better, Kuramata Notch First Stakes Wins In Momouth Doubleheader

As soon as trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. saw Monmouth Park’s turf course listed as firm for Sunday, he knew he had chosen the right time and spot for Nothing Better’s stakes debut. The 5-year-old gelding didn’t disappoint, brushing off an early speed duel with Breakthrough before going on to a comfortable two-length victory in the […]