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Elate Bounces Back For Strong Alabama Victory

Defeated by the length of Abel Tasman’s head and some tight race-riding in last month’s CCA Oaks, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate proved herself in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama with a runaway victory over her peers. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was well-placed in mid-pack behind a sharp early pace, then rallied fiercely around the far turn to ...

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Gunnevera ‘Back 100 Percent’ With Five-Length Score In Gulfstream’s Tangelo Stakes

Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera made a triumphant return to the races Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 3-year-old son of Dialed In tuned up for a scheduled start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) with a five-length score in the $ 100,000 Tangelo Stakes. “My horse is back 100 percent,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “The race was very easy for him today. He’s ...

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Indiana Derby: Wild Shot Stretches Back Out, Brockton George May Be Ready To Step Up

Wild Shot is no wild shot in Saturday’s $ 500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. Never mind his seventh-place finish in his last start, when he lost Belmont Park’s Grade 2 Woody Stephens by 16 lengths. Trainer Rusty Arnold is not predicting that Calumet Farm’s son of Trappe Shot will win the 23rd running of Indiana’s richest Thoroughbred horse race. But he ...

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Thunder Snow Back On Top With ‘Monster’ Prix Jean Prat Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow, now infamous for his bucking episode at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, continued along the path to redemption with a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jean Prat Stakes at Chantilly. Under regular rider Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Helmet led all the way to cover the one mile course over turf rated ...

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Hence Back In Winning Form With Last-To-First Rally In Iowa Derby

Calumet Farm homebred Hence was the star of the show Friday night at Prairie Meadows Racecourse, settling well off the early pace to rally five-wide on the far turn and score by 1 1/2 lengths in the G3 Iowa Derby. The sophomore son of Street Boss was perfectly handled by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, covering 1 1/16 miles on ...

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He’s Back: Samraat To Make 2017 Debut In Saginaw Stakes

My Meadowview Farms’ multiple graded stakes winner Samraat is set to kick off his 2017 campaign in the $ 100,000 Saginaw at 1 1/16 Miles for New York-breds 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Belmont Park. A 6-year-old son of Noble Causeway, Samraat has three wins from four career starts at the distance. Looking to make his first start against ...

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Some In Tieme Comes From Way Back For Louisville Handicap Victory

Alecibiades Azvedo’s Some In Tieme came from well off a slow pace to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs by about four lengths despite traveling erratically in the stretch. The Brazilian-bred son of Shirocco is a dual Group 1 winner in his home country, but this was his first stateside graded win for trainer Kenny McPeek. Ridden ...

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Looking Back: Turcotte Recalls Secretariat’s ‘Outstanding’ Turf Form

Triple Crown champion Secretariat was “10-15 lengths better on the turf,” said jockey Ron Turcotte. He won the Belmont Stakes by a preposterous 31 lengths and established a new world record time in the process. In the inaugural Marlboro Cup, he dispatched a field of the world’s best dirt stars, again setting a world record. Assemble the greatest horses to ...

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