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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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Hard Aces Nails Blanket Finish In Tokyo City Cup

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces hadn’t won a race since July of 2016, but the 7-year-old by Hard Spun was bound and determined to change that on Sunday. Under a well-timed ride by Santiago Gonzalez, Hard Aces just got his head in front at the wire to nail a blanket finish in the G3 Tokyo City Cup. The John Sadler trainee ...

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‘He Tries So Hard’: Eagle Training Well Off Layoff, Could Point To Mineshaft

Eagle gets his first graded stakes victory in the Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland last April William S. Farish’s Grade I-placed, multiple stakes-winning homebred Eagle earned the bullet from the seven runners to work a half-mile on Monday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The son of Candy Ride (ARG) got the distance in 48.80 for veteran conditioner ...

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Taunton calls off opening fixture due to hard ground

Taunton: plans to start racing later this month   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Lewis Porteous 1:34PM 2 NOV 2016  TAUNTON’S opening meeting of the season scheduled for next Thursday has been abandoned with the going described as firm, hard in places and the forecast not offering sufficient hope of the ground easing before the November 10 fixture. “We’ve come to ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Life can be very hard for very slow horses

David would like to see a Jilly Cooper Mounted Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 13 SEP 2016  IT’S sad but true that some horses, like some people, just can’t run fast, however hard they train and try. People who can’t run fast tend to miss buses and horses that can’t run fast tend to get ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Life can be very hard for very slow racehorses

David would like to see the Jilly Cooper Mounted Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 13 SEP 2016  IT’S sad but true that some horses, like some people, just can’t run fast, however hard they train and try. People who can’t run fast tend to miss buses and horses that can’t run fast tend to get ...

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Hard Aces Requires Stitches For Foreleg Cut After Pacific Classic

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces and jockey Santiago Gonzalez win the Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap Hard Aces finished up eighth in Saturday’s G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar, but jockey Santiago Gonzalez was not riding the horse very hard down lane, according to trainer John Sadler. After the race, he discovered the reason why – Hard Aces had ...

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Hard Aces Eclipses Million-Dollar Mark With Cougar II Victory

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces ground out a seventh career victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, pushing his career earnings just over the million-dollar mark. The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun crossed the wire about a half-length in front, covering 12 furlongs over the fast main track in 2:30.55 under Santiago Gonzalez for John Sadler. Gonzalez ...

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Hoppertunity Scratched; Hard Aces Inherits Cougar II Favoritism

With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role in Sunday’s Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap at a mile one-half over Del Mar’s main track. Hard Aces, the new highweight at 122 pounds, will have Santiago Gonzalez in the saddle versus four ...

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