In 'Closing', Cal-Bred Mare Can Climb Grade I Hill in Matriarch

Stop us if you've heard this a time or a thousand. Horses trained by Chad Brown figure tough in the GI Matriarch S. on closing day of the Bing Crosby Meet at Del Mar. Undisputable though that is--he has, after all, sent out the winner all but once since 2017--Harris Farms homebred Closing Remarks (Vronsky) will look to have the final say Sunday afternoon. The chestnut has yet to strike in three tries at the top level, though she was runner-up in the 2021 Del Mar Oaks while finishing just...

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Whitebeam Upsets In Italian In Diana; Chad Brown Goes 1-2

It was no surprise to see trainer Chad Brown standing in the winner's circle after saddling four out of the five runners in Saturday's GI Diana S., including the race's defending winner and imposing 1-4 favorite 'TDN Rising Star' In Italian (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). It was the longest-priced runner of the Brown-trained quartet and Juddmonte homebred Whitebeam (GB) (Caravaggio), however, who gave Brown his eighth win in the Diana with an upset nose victory at nearly 8-1 over the aforementioned chalk in Saturday's feature at the Spa. "It's a very...

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