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Overture In Front Gate-To-Wire For Indiana Oaks Upset

On his 34th birthday, jockey Julien Leparoux took what he was given. And that was a wire-to-wire victory as WinStar Farm’s Overture held off favored Mopotism for a length victory in the $ 200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. Overture, in her first stakes race, was in the clear through a tepid first quarter-mile in 24.68 seconds, the ...

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The Pizza Man Fourth As Oak Brook Leads Gate-To-Wire In Black Tie Affair

Oakbrook, second from left, wins the Black Tie Affair Handicap as The Pizza Man, third from left, finishes fourth Virginia H. Tarra Trust’s Oak Brook opened an easy early lead and showed steely resolve in the stretch en route to an upset tally in the $ 52,580 Black Tie Affair Handicap. Ridden by Santo Sanjur for trainer Brian Williamson, the ...

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Gutsy Highland Reel Goes Gate-To-Wire To Take Coronation Cup

Highland Reel and the rest of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s contingent may have been late arriving at Epsom Downs on Friday, but the travel delays made no difference to the multiple Grade/Group 1 winner as he powered his way to a front-running victory in the G1 Investec Coronation Cup. The six Ballydoyle runners were late arriving at the racecourse due to ...

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Portmagee Leads Gate-To-Wire In License Fee Stakes

Waterville Lake Stables’ Portmagee stayed perfect in 2017, posting a gate-to-wire victory in the $ 150,000 License Fee for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf on Sunday at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun departed from the outside post and set early fractions of 22.62 seconds for a quarter-mile with the half going in ...

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Mrs McDougal Takes Noble Damsel Gate-To-Wire

Mrs McDougal started strong and held off all challengers in the seven-horse field for a gate-to-wire victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $ 200,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 5 under Irad Ortiz, Jr., the Chad Brown-trained daughter of Medaglia d’Oro set fractions of 24.42, 48.64 and 1:12.27 before holding off stablemate Zindaya in ...

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