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Catholic Boy Springs With Anticipation Upset, Gives Thomas First Graded Stakes Win As Trainer

Catholic Boy navigated a tough break and late traffic to win the Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Wednesday, giving Jonathan Thomas his first graded stakes win as trainer. Jockey Manuel Franco kept the colt tucked along the inside rail in mid-pack for much of the 1 1/16-mile contest after being bumped at the start, then found a gap on the ...

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Deauville: Almanzor Disappoints In Return As First Sitting Upsets Prix Gontaut-Biron

Almanzor and Christophe Soumillon hold off Found (Frankie Dettori) and Minding (Ryan Moore) to win the 2016 Irish Champion Stakes Sept. 10 Almanzor disappointed as British challenger First Sitting claimed a surprise victory in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor won five of his six starts last season, including top-level victories in the French Derby ...

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Black Caviar’s First Foal Breaks Her Maiden In Her Second Start

Black Caviar’s first foal, the 3-year-old filly Oscietra, broke her maiden in her second career start at Geelong Racecourse Aug. 11. Racing.com reports that the filly, who is trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, took the lead shortly after the start and pulled away to win the five-furlong contest on the synthetic track by 1 3/4 lengths. Oscietra finished ...

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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $ 100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out the stakes’ 2016 winner ...

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Shah’s American Gal Takes Victory Ride In First Start For Callaghan

Kaleem Shah’s homebred American Gal, racing for the first time since December when she was trained by Bob Baffert, won at first asking for her new trainer Simon Callaghan this Sunday at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Concord Point was the easy winner of the G3 Victory Ride Stakes, pulling away from four rival sophomore fillies to win by about ...

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Brown Seeking First Queen’s Plate Victory With Inflexibility

Queen’s Plate contender Inflexibility exercise rider Aly Walker.Trainer Chad Brown. Trainer Chad Brown enjoyed a monster season in 2016 leading North America in earnings ($ 23,153,084) and graded stakes wins (42) while capturing his first training title at Saratoga. For his efforts, Brown earned his first Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer. On July 2, Brown will attempt to add yet ...

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War Story Picks Up First Graded Stakes Win In G2 Brooklyn

War Story and Javier Castellano win the Brooklyn Invitational (Gr II) at Belmont Park Jorge Navarro-trained War Story picked up his first career graded stakes win on Belmont Saturday, drawing clear by 2 1/2 lengths in the stretch to take the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational. Javier Castellano rode the 5-year-old gelding on a stalking trip throughout, tucking in behind early ...

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Big Macher Returns In Style, Wins Thor’s Echo In First Start Since 2015

Idle since November, 2015, Grade I winning Big Macher called upon all of his class to take Sunday’s $ 100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap by one length under Rafael Bejarano. Conditioned by Richard Baltas, the 7-year-old gelded son of Beau Genius was all-out to overhaul K Thirty Eight in the final sixteenth while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.98. “He’s ...

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