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Curlin Road Upsets Hard Aces In Cougar II Handicap At Del Mar

Curlin Road, claimed for $ 40,000 last April at Santa Anita, declared a generous dividend on his new owners’ investment with a courageous triumph in the featured Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and one-half over Del Mar’s main dirt track Wednesday. Sent postward at 9-1 under jockey Flavien Prat, Curlin Road ...

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Hard Aces Looks To Defend His Title In Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces and jockey Santiago Gonzalez win the 2016 Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winner of the 2016 $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap, will be back to defend his title Wednesday in this summer’s renewal of the Grade III mile and one-half test over the main dirt track at Del Mar. Hard Aces, a ...

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Qatar: Sovereign Debt holds off Cougar to take prize

Sovereign Debt holds off the late thrust of Cougar Mountain  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Paul Crabtree in Doha 7:32PM 24 FEB 2017  SOVEREIGN DEBT got his head in front when it counted to make it a dream trip to Qatar for the David Nicholls team in Friday’s feature race at Doha. As feared, a wide draw in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing ...

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Hard Aces Eclipses Million-Dollar Mark With Cougar II Victory

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces ground out a seventh career victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, pushing his career earnings just over the million-dollar mark. The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun crossed the wire about a half-length in front, covering 12 furlongs over the fast main track in 2:30.55 under Santiago Gonzalez for John Sadler. Gonzalez ...

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Hoppertunity Scratched; Hard Aces Inherits Cougar II Favoritism

With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role in Sunday’s Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap at a mile one-half over Del Mar’s main track. Hard Aces, the new highweight at 122 pounds, will have Santiago Gonzalez in the saddle versus four ...

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