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Haskell Highlights Monmouth Season

The $1-million GI betfair.com Haskell Invitational S. July 30 is the centerpiece of the 2017 stakes schedule at Monmouth Park, which will offer purses of $3.725 million, a decrease of nearly 20% over 2016. The Haskell, won in 2015 by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) is one of two top-level races on [...]

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El Areeb Confirmed for Gotham

M M G Stables’ El Areeb (Exchange Rate) will make his next start in the GIII Gotham S. at Aqueduct Mar. 4 instead of awaiting the final round of Triple Crown prep races in early April, trainer Cathal Lynch reported Wednesday. The ‘TDN Rising Star’ has registered daylight victories in the GIII Jerome S. and [...]

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APB: High Hopes for Comebacking Chalon

Rockingham Ranch’s Chalon (Dialed In) certainly stamped herself as a filly with a bright future after dueling clear to graduate by 2 1/4 lengths over a highly regarded 1-5 favorite in her five-furlong Santa Anita debut back on June 23 (video). The $32,000 FTKOCT yearling and $110,000 BARMAR juvenile hasn’t faced the starter since, however, [...]

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‘Rising Star’ to Regroup in Arkansas Derby

‘TDN Rising Star’ Uncontested (Tiz Wonderful), a latest sixth to One Liner (Into Mischief) after setting a good early pace in Monday’s GIII Southwest S. at Oaklawn Park, will skip the GII Rebel S. Mar. 18 and will instead train up to the $1-million GI Arkansas Derby Apr. 15, co-owner Harry Rosenblum told the Oaklawn [...]

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News Analysis: ‘Smart Money’ Says Buzzer Trial to Drag Past 2-Year Mark

When jockey Roman Chapa was photographed winning a Sam Houston Race Park (SHRP) stakes race on Jan. 17, 2015, holding a tan, palm-sized device with protruding prongs in his left hand, the enlarged version of that digital image was considered one of the strongest pieces of evidence ever documented showing in-race possession of an alleged [...]

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White Turf: A Race Meeting Like No Other

In the fortnight between Feb. 6 and 19, around 150,000 people trekked to St Moritz, the stunning Swiss town in the Engadine valley where mountains fill the eye at every turn. Their pilgrimage was undertaken in support of the country’s major sporting preoccupation, downhill skiing, as the 2017 Alpine World Ski Championships were staged on [...]

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Zayats Test Juvenile Market

Zayat Stables, known more for racing than selling, will test the juvenile sales market scene with six horses purchased by the operation as yearlings last fall expected to go under the hammer at the Mar. 1 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale and a further 10 juveniles catalogued for the OBS March Sale two weeks later. “It’s new [...]

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Nashmiah Out To Stay Perfect

No fewer than six fillies that ran in the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan Feb. 9 renew rivalry in the G3 UAE Oaks at today’s Carnival action. These include the first three home on that occasion Nashmiah (KSA) (Alnajim Althakeb (KSA}), Nomorerichblondes (Hard Spun) and Rajar (GB) (Archipenko). Saudi Arabia’s Nashmiah will seek to [...]

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Sheikh On Road To Repeat Victory

The evergreen stayer Sheikhzayedroad (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) bids to get his sixth season of racing off to a successful start in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan on Thursday. Also successful in the same race on his seasonal debut last year David Simcock’s 8-year-old enjoyed a fantastic season in 2016 which culminated in [...]

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Day Switch For Coronation Cup

The G1 Investec Coronation Cup, run on Epsom Derby Day since 2012 will revert back to its previous slot and will take place this year on Friday June 2. As a result of the change, the G3 Diomed S. will swap places with the Coronation Cup and will take place on Derby Day instead. Andrew [...]

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