Tag Archives: Handicap

Well-Timed Ride From Stevens Helps Sharp Samurai Prevail In G3 La Jolla Handicap

Sharp Samurai and jockey Gary Stevens, right, overpower Fashion Business (Joseph Talamo), left, to win the Grade III, $ 150,000 La Jolla Handicap Under a well-calculated ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, favored Sharp Samurai surged into command while five-wide entering the stretch and then withstood the last-ditch challenge of Fashion Business to win the headlined Grade III $ ...

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Texas Chrome Takes On Nine Challengers In $200,000 Downs At Albuquerque Handicap

Texas Chrome, the second Texas-bred millionaire, was purchased from the TTA sale for just $ 10,000 Keene Thoroughbreds’ Texas Chrome, Thoroughbred racing’s newest millionaire, drew the rail post for Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile, $ 200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap at Albuquerque Downs. The Downs at Albuquerque Handicap is the track’s signature race for Thoroughbreds. The purse of the stakes was $ ...

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El Deal Steps Up To Dominate Vanderbilt Handicap

Albert and Michelle Crawford’s El Deal was impressive in Saturday’s G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, speeding away from the gate with the lead and extending it down the lane to best his rivals by eight lengths. The 5-year-old son of Munnings had never won a graded stakes race prior to the Vanderbilt, and the victory marks his third consecutive win. Ridden ...

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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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Dispersal Buy Conquest Big E Dominates Gulfstream’s Coast Is Clear Handicap

Tommy Roberts’ Conquest Big E offer his second straight dominating triumph at Gulfstream Park Sunday, coasting to a comfortable seven-length victory in the $ 50,000 Coast is Clear Handicap. The 4-year-old gelding ran a mile in 1:35.10 under Jilver Chamafi, likely earning a trip to Saratoga for his next start. Conquest Big E, a $ 700,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 ...

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Accelerate Romps In San Diego Handicap; Arrogate Fourth

In a huge upset performance, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate dominated Saturday evening’s G2 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/4 lengths, ending the seven-race win streak of World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate. That streak includes the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup, and while the San Diego looked like an easy win for the colt on paper, it was not ...

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Arrogate Towers Over Five Rivals In G2 San Diego Handicap

A field of six was entered Wednesday, topped by mighty Arrogate, for Saturday’s $ 300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap. And if all six break from the gate, it will be twice the size of the field that included Arrogate in his only previous Del Mar start. On Thursday, August 4 of last year, in the second race of the day, ...

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Arrogate Assigned 126 Pounds For San Diego Handicap

Juddmonte Farm’s brilliant Arrogate, richest horse in North American racing history with earnings of $ 17,084,600 and the top-ranked runner in the world, has been assigned top weight of 126 pounds by Del Mar Racing Secretary David Jerkens for Saturday’s 76th running of the Grade II $ 300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap. The four-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song is a ...

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