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Broken Vow Filly Romps in Hot Springs

6th-OP, $75,000, Msw, 2-16, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:11.77, gd. GOOD MOVE (f, 3, Broken Vow--Change Up (GSW, $375,420}, by Distorted Humor) breezed a best-of-34 half-mile over a sloppy track here in her latest work Feb. 11 and was sent off a tick below the favored Thread the Needle (Tale of the Cat) at 8-5. Charging up to the head of affairs, the chestnut dueled Unprovoked (Justin Phillip) through a swift first quarter in :22.26 and shook free of that rival through a half in :46.46. Good Move continued to pour...

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Candy Ride Colt Scores on Debut at Tampa

8th-TAM, $20,500, Msw, 2-16, 3yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:43.07, fm. ONE FAST RIDE (c, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}--Azzedine, by Mr. Greeley), bet down to 2-1 favoritism from a 6-1 morning-line quote, raced in mid-pack early off opening splits of :23.63 and :48.42. Moving up into a joint second, the chestnut was hot on pacesetting Vital (Shanghai Bobby)'s tail turning for home, overtook that rival in mid-stretch and skipped clear to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Slight second-choice Vital held on for second by a neck. One Fast Ride's dam Azzedine, an...

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Insights for Saturday February 17, 2018

4th-TAM, $22,500, Msw, 1 1/16mT, 3yo, post time: 2:15 p.m. ET Phipps homebred DOMAIN (Orb) is out of GI Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Pleasant Home (Seeking the Gold), who is sold for $530,000 carrying a full-sibling to this first time starter at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. Pleasant Home is a full-sister to MGSW Country Hideaway, herself the dam of MGSW & GISP Boca Granda (A.P. Indy) and GSW Vacation (Dynaformer). Domain hails from the same family as champion Sky Beauty (Blushing Groom {Fr}); and MGISWs Point of Entry (Dynaformer),...

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TwinSpires.com Road to the Triple Crown Throwdown: Risen Star & ECR Derby

Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com takes on TDN's Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato as they handicap each prep race leading up to the GI Kentucky Derby. The three will make $100 Win/Place bets - highest bankroll after the Lexington S. wins. DeRosa: Last Week - Based on Vouch's performance in an allowance race earlier this week, it probably worked in my favor that I scratched into Catholic Boy--even if the favorite disappointed at odds on, I have to think the $130 I booked for his second-place finish is more than the...

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Changes Afoot For French Racing Programme

As the finishing touches are made to the redeveloped Longchamp--or ParisLongchamp as it has been rebranded--France Galop has announced a number of changes to the domestic Flat racing programme for 2018. The racing public will have the chance to attend the first of 34 meetings this year at the upgraded racecourse on Sunday  April 8, which will include the G2 Prix d'Harcourt, G3 Prix La Force and G3 Prix Vanteaux. The official launch will be held three weeks later on April 29, the highlight of that day's card being the G1...

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Malibu Moon Colt from Pletcher Barn Earns ‘Rising Star’ Nod at Tampa

Add another sophomore from the loaded Todd Pletcher barn to your stable mail. Magnum Moon (c, 3, Malibu Moon-Dazzling Song, by Unbridled's Song), a sharp debut winner with a 95 Beyer Speed Figure going six furlongs at Gulfstream Jan. 13, took care of business in his two-turn debut at Tampa Thursday, good for 'TDN Rising Star' honors. With the third-place finisher that day Machismo (More Than Ready) returning to air by 11 1/2 lengths in Hallandale Feb. 3, Magnum Moon tuned up for this with a four-furlong bullet in :48...

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“Why Racing?” With Maggie Sweet

As part of a new series, we asked a number of people not born into racing families why they got into the sport, and what their first racing memory was. MAGGIE SWEET, COO, Todd Pletcher Racing Stables Why did you get involved in the sport, and what is your earliest racing memory? My father took me to Narragansett Park in East Providence, Rhode Island when I was about four years old. In order to convince me and my brothers that we should stay for the last race, he promised us...

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Linda Rice Suspended and Fined for January Scratches

Trainer Linda Rice has been suspended five days and fined for a total of $2,500 by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) for the circumstances that led to the scratching of Littlefirefighter (Into Mischief) and For Honor (To Honor and Serve) from a $25,000 claiming race at Aqueduct Jan. 27. As first reported by the Daily Racing Form, Rice said she scratched For Honor to avoid a positive drug test after being treated with medication days before, while Littlefirefighter was scratched due to owner Iris Smith's preference to not...

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Notable US-Breds in Japan: Feb. 17 & 18, 2018

In this ongoing series, 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 running at Kokura, Kyoto and Tokyo Racecourses, featuring the return to action of Dashing Blaze, a Group 3 winner last term: Saturday, February 17, 2018 9th-TOK, ¥19,000,000 ($178k), Allowance, 3yo, 2000mT HOLIDAY MODE (c, 3, Point of Entry--Ski Holiday, by Harlan's Holiday) shaped...

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EHV-1 Confirmed at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington

The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has reported a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 in Barn 3 at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Kentucky, according to a posting early Thursday morning on the Equine Disease Communication Center's website and confirmed by Dr. Robert Stout, Kentucky State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the OSV (Office of the State Veterinarian). The case was reported Tuesday after a horse that had presented with fever of unknown origin was sampled and testing results identified the horse to be positive for EHV-1 'wild type' on...

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