Donegal Racing

Smiley Sobotka Makes '21 Debut in Sam Davis

Albaugh Family Stables' Smiley Sobotka (Brody's Cause), last seen finishing second behind Keepmeinmind (Laoban) in the Nov. 28 GII Kentucky Jockey Club S., makes his sophomore debut in the 1 1/16-mile GIII Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. The chestnut colt tuned up for his return to the races with a four-furlong drill in :46.81 (2/118) at Gulfstream Park last Saturday. Michael Shanley's Nova Rags (Union Rags) makes a return trip to Tampa following his win in the seven-furlong Pasco S. last time out Jan. 16. The...

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Capo Kane Back for More in Withers

Bing Cherry Racing and Leonard Liberto's Capo Kane (Street Sense), a romping 6 1/4-length winner of the one-mile Jerome S. at Aqueduct Jan. 1, will look to add a furlong and a graded race to his resume in the GIII Withers S. at Aqueduct Saturday. Trained by Harold Wyner, the bay colt was runner-up in his seven-furlong debut at Parx Oct. 28. He graduated by a front-running 4 1/2 lengths going one mile and 70 yards at Parx Nov. 25 and had everything his own way when loose on the...

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GISW Arklow to Pegasus Turf, Sheema

Grade I-winner Arklow (Arch) is expected to make his start in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park Jan. 25 followed by the Mar. 28 G1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan, confirmed Donegal Racing founder Jerry Crawford. A graded stakes winner in 2017 and 2018, the bay recorded his most significant career score in the GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont in October. Luis Saez will ride the 6-year-old in the Pegasus Turf. "We're excited about the opportunity to run in the Pegasus Turf," said Cox,...

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