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World Approval Relishes ‘Good’ Turf In Fourstardave Victory

A rain shower that caused a slight delay in the afternoon’s races did not hamper Live Oak Plantation’s homebred World Approval on Saturday; the 5-year-old gray son of Northern Afleet stormed home to win the second Grade 1 race of his career in Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap. Ridden by Manny Franco, World Approval settled off the early pace, came three-wide around ...

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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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Guy Caballero, Watch Me Strut Keeping Good Company Ahead Of Queen’s Plate

Guy Caballero and Watch Me Strut reside in adjacent stalls in the Catherine Day Phillips barn, which will enable them to discuss strategy heading into the July 2, $ 1-million Queen’s Plate. Their brainstorming could be all for naught, however. “They have similar styles,” said Day Phillips, who trains Guy Caballero for Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry and Watch Me Strut ...

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Catch A Glimpse ‘In Good Order’ Following Nassau Incident, Will Have Time Off

Gary Barber (left) and Annabel Begg walk with Catch a Glimpse (Florent Geroux aboard) after her victory in the 2016 Belmont Oaks Invitational Windways Farm, Gary Barber, and Michael James Ambler’s Catch A Glimpse provided fans with quite a scare in Saturday’s G2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine, but bloodhorse.com reports that she was doing well on Sunday morning. The daughter ...

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Follow Me Crev ‘Really Good’ Leading Up To Saturday’s Californian

With the King Midas of Thoroughbreds, Arrogate, cooling his heels prior to another conquest in the handicap ranks, Vladimir Cerin and eight other trainers have horses nominated to next Saturday’s Grade II, $ 200,000 Californian Stakes for three-year-olds and up. Cerin plans to enter Santa Anita Handicap third-place finisher Follow Me Crev in the mile and one eighth race. The ...

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Dry forecast brings good into Cheltenham equation

Alan King and Nicky Henderson walk the course at Cheltenham  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Bruce Jackson 7:00PM 12 MAR 2017  GOOD is likely to form part of the ground description ahead of the opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Tuesday after the last of the forecast rain fell at Cheltenham on Sunday morning. That is the view of clerk of ...

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