Aqueduct Cancels Friday Card

Live racing and simulcasting has been canceled at Aqueduct Friday due to a winter storm impacting the New York Metropolitan area, according to a press release from the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). Snow was falling heavily in the area Friday morning, and up to six inches of snow is expected. New York City remains under a winter weather advisory, with the National Weather Service forecasting continued high winds and heavy snow into Friday afternoon. "As a result, NYRA has canceled Friday's eight-race card in the interest of the...

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Aqueduct Cancels Thursday Card Due to Winter Storm

The New York Racing Association has canceled Thursday's eight-race card at Aqueduct due to a winter storm scheduled to impact the New York area throughout the day. The National Weather Service has placed New York City under a winter storm watch beginning Thursday morning and extending through Friday afternoon. The NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA's independent weather services, is calling for up to eight inches of snow causing hazardous conditions throughout the region. Live racing at Aqueduct will resume Friday, Feb. 19 with an eight-race card. First post is...

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A Glorious Send-Off

Goodwood's Qatar Festival has lived up to its "Glorious" tag all week and Saturday sees the culmination with the G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. the key race for the staying fillies and mares. Despite there being only four participants, they are all notable performers in the category and last year's winner Enbihaar (Ire) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) will have to be at or near her best to bring up the repeat. Twelve months ago, the Shadwell representative gave a stone and a five-length beating to Manuela de Vega (Ire) (Lope de...

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Where Did They Come From?

G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks CAYENNE PEPPER (IRE) (Australia {GB}-Muwakaba, by Elusive Quality) Bred by G H S Bloodstock & J C Bloodstock, Cayenne Pepper was offered by Bumble Mitchell as a foal at Tattersalls December, where she was selected by Harriet Jellet for Jon Kelly for 195,000gns. Last year's G3 Flame Of Tara S. winner now races in the colours of Kelly's wife Sarah. Cayenne Pepper is inbred 4x3 to Allegretta, her third dam Saleela (Nureyev) being a half-sister to Urban Sea and King's Best. ENNISTYMON (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}-Lahinch {Ire},...

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German Guineas the Focus on Sunday

Dusseldorf is the latest track to stage a European Classic on Sunday, with the 100th running of the G2 German 1,000 Guineas featuring an overseas challenger in the G3 Firth of Clyde S. and G3 Oh So Sharp S. winner Rose of Kildare (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}). Ninth in the G1 1,000 Guineas Newmarket June 7, the Mark Johnston raider encounters Gestut Karlshof's No Limit Credit (Ger) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) who beat Gestut Ebbesloh's Democracy (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) by a neck in the G3 Schwarzgold-Rennen at Cologne May 17....

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