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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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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Why not make the Jim Dandy a match race between Always Dreaming (left) and Cloud Computing (right)? Photos by Dana Wimpfheimer and Eric Kalet Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between ...

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. “I thought he went great,” ...

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $ 600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” Pletcher said. “He seems ...

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Cloud Computing Stretches His Legs In Half-Mile Work; Brown Aiming For Jim Dandy

Preakness victor Cloud Computing breezed on Belmont’s main track Sunday morning, covering a half-mile in :49.40 for trainer Chad Brown. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Maclean’s Music is being pointed to the July 29 G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. “It was a maintenance work, just something to let him stretch his legs a little,” Brown said. “It was ...

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Maiden No More: Laoban Posts Shocking Upset In Jim Dandy

McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable’s Laoban posted a shocking upset when leading gate-to-wire to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, winning by just 1 1/4 lengths over a field of talented sophomore contenders. The son of Uncle Mo covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:48.39, proving trainer Eric Guillot’s long-time faith in the ...

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USA: Belmont stars to clash again in the Jim Dandy

Creator and Destin fought out the finish in the Belmont Stakes   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Nicholas Godfrey 11:00aM 30 JUL 2016  Preview: USA, Saturday 11.18pm BST (live on ATR) Saratoga: Jim Dandy Stakes (Grade 2) 1m1f, dirt, 3yo A BELMONT Stakes rematch in the Jim Dandy arguably provides the Saturday highlight of a star-studded weekend Stateside as Creator and Destin relive ...

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Creator, Destin Clash Once Again In G2 Jim Dandy

Creator and Destin have had a brief freshening since their memorable stretch battle in the Belmont, as has Jim Dandy hopeful Governor Malibu, trained by Christophe Clement, who was a troubled fourth in the “Test of the Champion” on June 11. Also making his first appearance since Belmont Stakes Day is Race Me Home, who was a rallying second in ...

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Creator Breezes ‘Really Well’ In Final Prep For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Belmont winner Creator took to at Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track early Monday morning to wrap up his major preparations for the Grade 2, $ 600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday, the 1 1/8-mile local prep for the Grade 1, $ 1.25 million Travers on August 27. The gray Tapit colt breezed solo shortly before 6 a.m. with exercise ...

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