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Street Sense Colt Has the Right Answer at Gulfstream

8th-Gulfstream, $40,300, Msw, 12-9, 2yo, 6f, 1:12.90, ft. FINAL JEOPARDY (c, 2, Street Sense--Addison Run {SP}, by Unbridled's Song), a $110,000 Keeneland November weanling, bound home a much-the-best winner of his debut at Gulfstream Park Sunday. The bay colt, sent off at 4-1, was outfooted early and settled at the back of the field through an opening quarter in :22.35. He was still last after a half in :46.44, but was angled to the center of the track at the top of the stretch and closed with a vengeance, soaring...

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Zacney Dreaming Big With Jaywalk and Maximus Mischief

Owner Chuck Zacney had quite the run in 2005 when Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet) won the GI Preakness S. and GI Belmont S. and was named champion 3-year-old male. He's had a good horse here and there over the next many years, but nothing like the duo he's ready to launch in the major races for 3-year-old fillies and colts next year. He's the co-owner of both GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Jaywalk (Cross Traffic) and undefeated GII Remsen S. winner Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief) and, yes, he's dreaming...

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Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus

Salomon Del Valle's Margoth has purchased a spot in the $9-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, confirming MGSW/MGISP Gunnevera (Dialed In) for the Jan. 26 fixture at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in the 2018 renewal of the Pegasus, was last seeing finishing second behind Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 3. "I'm paying all the money myself," said Del Valle, a Venezuelan businessman who entered Gunnevera in a partnership in last year's Pegasus. "I'm happy to be in the race." "I have a...

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NYRA Corrects Running Times for Cigar Mile Card

Following a review of the Dec. 1 GI Cigar Mile H. card at Aqueduct, in conjunction with Teletimer, the official timing system for New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetracks, the running times of three one-mile races on the main track, including the GIII Go For Wand H., have been adjusted, it was announced Sunday. The Teletimer system initiates timing of each race when the first runner crosses the timing beam, however, due to an auxiliary starting gate incorrectly parked on the outside fence of Aqueduct's main track during the first...

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Pharoah’s Sister Chasing Yesterday Proves She’s a Star

As a half-sister to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), Chasing Yesterday (Tapit) has been in the limelight since she first stepped hoof in the Bob Baffert barn. Displaying her talent from the start with a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy debut win and a pair of listed stakes tallies, the Summer Wind Equine homebred moved out of her esteemed sibling's shadow and proved to be a top class racehorse in her own right Saturday when passing her two-turn test with a gritty victory in the GI Starlet S. at...

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City Zip’s Improbable Gives Baffert 11th Los Al Futurity Win

'TDN Rising Star' Improbable (City Zip) took his record to a perfect three-for-three with an impressive victory over stablemate and fellow 'Rising Star' Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) in the GI Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity. It the 11th victory in this event for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has captured the last five straight renewals of this race since it was moved from Hollywood Park to Los Alamitos. Hammered down to 1-5 favoritism in this two-turn bow, Improbable exited his rail draw in good order and was patiently handled...

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Upbeat Bulletin: Royal Ascot ‘In the Mix’

Bulletin (City Zip), victorious in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs Nov. 2, is being considered for this spring's Royal meeting at Ascot, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the undefeated colt was sent to WinStar for some R&R following his Breeders' Cup score and is expected to rejoin Pletcher's Palm Beach Downs string early in the new year. "I spoke to [WinStar Farm's] Elliott Walden last week and he said Bulletin is doing exceptionally well and...

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Who is Horse of the Year: Corey Johnsen

My vote will be for Justify. Winning the Triple Crown is a tremendous accomplishment. Some people forget the way it started off for him and how difficult it was for him to win the Derby I don't care what the final numbers say, but when you run that kind of initial pace and are able to keep on, that really says something about the greatness of the horse. Bob Baffert was quoted as saying at the head of the stretch, 'Show me how great you are.' It was a tremendous...

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Pegasus Contenders Work Saturday

Grade I winner Audible (Into Mischief) breezed a half-mile in :48.68 (3/22) Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs ahead of an expected start in the Dec. 15 GIII Harlan's Holiday S., which he is using as a prep for the GI Pegasus World Cup Jan. 26 at Gulfstream. The sophomore worked in company with Grade I-winning turf runner Hi Happy (Arg) (Pure Prize) (video). "I think Audible has been training exceptionally well," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "His breeze this morning was a good, solid half with a strong gallop-out, which...

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On Aftercare: Florida TRAC Brings Happiness Back to a Special Boy

Henry Ford once said: "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." For Andrew Byrd, an 11-year-old from Port St Lucie, FL, his first best friend was a horse named Bridger who came into his life two years ago. Andrew rode Bridger every week at Holly Creek STAR Hippotherapy Center. They rode at a walk and Andrew told Bridger all of his dreams and secrets. When Andrew's parents had to tell him of Bridger's sudden death, they knew he would be devastated. Andrew, who is...

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