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Awesome Banner ‘On Target’ For G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Awesome Banner came out of his final breeze before shipping to Saratoga for the Grade 1, $ 350,000 Vanderbilt Handicap this coming Saturday in good order, trainer Kenneth Decker said. The 4-year-old son of Awesome of Course breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Laurel Park’s main track on Saturday. Decker said he will likely ship up from Maryland ...

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Calhoun, Hernandez Hoping For ‘Awesome Saturday’ In Indiana Derby

Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Brian Hernandez are hoping Awesome Saturday produces just that in Saturday night’s $ 500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. Chuck Hovitz’s 3-year-old son of Any Given Saturday makes his stakes debut in the 1 1/16-mile, Grade 3 race. But he’s always run well while making steady improvement in each of his five starts despite self-inflected miscues. In his last start, Awesome Saturday won ...

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Gun Runner ‘Awesome’ In Monday Breeze For Stephen Foster

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner and runner-up to Arrogate in March’s Dubai World Cup (GI), breezed five furlongs in :59.80 Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $ 500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) on Saturday, June 17. Gun Runner, with ...

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Awesome Slew Runs Down A. P. Indian For Commonwealth Victory

Awesome Slew ( Awesome Again) wins the Commonwealth (G3) at Keeneland on 4.8.2017. Joel Rosario up, Mark Casse trainer, Live Oak Plantation owner. Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Awesome Slew got his elusive second graded stakes win on Saturday, closing like a freight train from the back of the pack to cross the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of Grade ...

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Newbury: Awesome Altior earns Sprinter comparisons

Altior: passed his toughest test over fences with flying colours   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By james burn 3:05PM 11 FEB 2017  Report: Newbury, Saturday Betfair Exchange Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The Game Spirit Chase) 2m92y, 5yo+ ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson ...

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Awesome Altior shows his class in Game Spirit Chase

 By Andrew Dietz 3:05PM 11 FEB 2017  Report: Newbury, Saturday Betfair Exchange Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The Game Spirit Chase) 2m92y, 5yo+ ALTIOR will head to the Racing Post Arkle with an unblemished record over fences after passing his toughest test with flying colours. More to follow . . .   Horse Racing News | Racing Post

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Champagne Room ‘Awesome’ In Final Tuneup For Las Virgenes | Horse Racing |

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and eventual Eclipse Champion Champagne Room worked five furlongs Sunday at Santa Anita in a minute flat, breezing, in preparation for her three-year-old debut against monster Santa Ynez winner Unique Bella in next Sunday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile. “Awesome” is how trainer Peter Eurton summed up the drill under exercise rider ...

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Awesome Slew Takes On Seven Challengers In Sunshine Millions Classic

Awesome Slew #14 with Paco Lopez riding won the $ 300,000 Grade III Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx Racing Awesome Slew, a Florida-bred who has distinguished himself as a graded stakes winner, has yet to race in restricted company, but that will change Saturday when he heads a field of eight in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. The ...

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