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Algorithms Filly Romps in NOLA Debut

8th-FG, $41,000, Msw, 3-23, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10.35, ft. +MINNIE BLIP (f, 3, Algorithms–Zero Interest, by Kafwain) saved ground in third as the pacesetters carved out early splits of :22.27 and :46.23 and was tipped out for a three-wide bid at the top of the stretch. It was all over from there as the 8-1 [...]

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El Areeb Breezes at Laurel; Wood Still Target

‘TDN Rising Star’ El Areeb (Exchange Rate), a disappointing third at 2-5 in Aqueduct’s GIII Gotham S. Mar. 4, breezed Thursday at Laurel, covering four panels in :49.40 (7/14). The work came in company with stakes-winning 4-year-old stablemates Winter (Awesome Again) and Vorticity (Distorted Humor), who were each credited with :50 flat drills. The M [...]

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Son Of Kendargent Stars In Early Derby Pointer

PRIX FRANCOIS MATHET-Listed, €55,000, SCD, 3-23, 3yo, 10 1/2fT, 2:18.05, sf. 1–#SOLEIL MARIN (IRE), 125, c, 3, by Kendargent (Fr) 1st Dam: Sousmarine (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire) 2nd Dam: Underwater, by Theatrical (Ire) 3rd Dam: Sea Hill, by Seattle Slew O-Mme Elisabeth Fabre; B-Ecurie Peregrine SAS (IRE); T-Andre Fabre; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €27,500. Lifetime Record: 6-4-0-0, [...]

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Mar. 25 & 26, 2017

In this ongoing series, TDN Managing Editor and foreign contributing editor Alan Carasso takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend [...]

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Dubawi Colt a New Rising Star At Saint-Cloud

4th-SCD, €30,000, Mdn, 3-23, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT, 2:18.41, sf. +PLUMATIC (GB), c, 3, by Dubawi (Ire) 1st Dam: Plumania (GB) (G1SW-Fr, $838,738), by Anabaa 2nd Dam: Featherquest (GB), by Rainbow Quest 3rd Dam: Featherhill (Fr), by Lyphard Sent off the 11-10 favourite, Plumatic broke alertly but was anchored early by a confident Maxime Guyon [...]

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Group 1 Winner Thunder Snow Tops Late Triple Crown Nominations

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow (Ire), winner of last fall’s G1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud and the G3 UAE 2,000 Guineas at Meydan Feb. 11, tops a list of six 3-year-olds made eligible to participate in the American Triple crown, it was announced Wednesday following the conclusion of the late nomination phase. The late nominees raised total [...]

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Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday Mar. 22

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday’s Observations features Plumatic (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). 2.20 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €30,000, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT [...]

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MJC Agrees to Clean Up Former Bowie Track

The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and the City of Bowie jointly signed a “memorandum of understanding” Mar. 20 that compels the owners of the former Thoroughbred training center at Bowie Race Course to clean up the dilapidated, overgrown 140-acre grounds in the short term while initiating longer-term discussions that could lead to a sale of [...]

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Ryan Relocates To Dubai

Bloodstock agent Tom Ryan, formerly based in the UK and Ireland, has relocated to Dubai and will represent the UAE and Qatar. “I am delighted to be able to say that I have now relocated to Dubai for 2017 and hopefully well beyond,” Ryan said. “You might say the timing is off with the flat [...]

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Arrogate Draws Nine In Dubai World Cup

Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song), the world’s highest-rated racehorse, has drawn gate nine of 14 for Saturday’s $10-million G1 Dubai World Cup. Drawn one to his outside is fellow American challenger Keen Ice (Curlin), while his stablemate Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday) is in 12. Mubtaahij (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), winner of the G2 UAE Derby two years ago, [...]

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