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Classic Empire ‘Not Going To Make The Pennsylvania Derby’

Temperamental 3-year-old Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com on Monday. The Pioneerof the Nile colt had recently shipped from Saratoga, where he’d refused to train on several occasions, back to Casse’s farm in Ocala. It was a move that worked for Classic Empire leading up to ...

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Can’thelpbelieving Gives Motion Back-To-Back Sky Classic Wins

Jockey Joe Bravo guides Can’thelpbelieving to victory in the $ 175,000 dollar Sky Classic stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. michael burns photo Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving passed the dueling race leaders down the homestretch to claim the victory in the $ 175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Graham Motion earned his second consecutive win in the 1-3/8 ...

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Hastings: Modern Prevails In Eventful Pacific Customs Brokers Classic

Modern wins the Pacific Customs Brokers Classic on 08/07/17 with rider Richard Hamel Under normal circumstances, veteran rider Richard Hamel would have been celebrating his third win of the day wearing a smile and happily making his way back to the jock’s room to prepare for his next race. But there was little that could be described as normal in ...

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

Good Samaritan overhauls the Derby and Preakness winners in the Jim Dandy, his dirt debut WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore ...

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Travers-Bound Classic Empire To Gallop Saturday, Breeze Next Weekend

John Oxley’s reigning Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping Saturday morning following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norm Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark. If all goes to plan, he added, 3-year-old Pioneerof the Nile colt will breeze the following weekend. Classic Empire, named Champion 2-Year-Old in 2016, was fourth in the ...

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Classic Winner Enable Hopes To Complete Oaks Double Saturday At The Curragh

Frankie Dettori will return to the saddle later this week after missing a month due to a shoulder injury Epsom Oaks heroine Enable remains on course to bid for a Classic double in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday. John Gosden’s filly was a brilliant winner on the Surrey Downs, seeing off Aidan O’Brien’s red-hot favourite Rhododendron ...

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Cowboy Culture Draws Clear For Arlington Classic Victory

What appeared to be an evenly matched heat on paper turned into a romp when Head of Plains Partners’ and Cheyenne Stables’ Cowboy Culture drew away for a 5¾-length victory in Saturday’s 82nd running of the Grade III $ 100,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington International Racecourse. Trained by Brad Cox, Cowboy Culture settled in midpack early under Shaun Bridgmohan behind ...

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