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Inaugural Pegasus World Cup, Florida Derby Headline Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

In the shadow of Pegasus, Gulfstream Park stands poised to make history. When the country’s premier Thoroughbred winter meet opens Saturday, Gulfstream will be the center of the racing universe, offering: · A record $ 25 million stakes purse disbursement including the record $ 12 million purse for the world’s richest horse race, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)· The ...

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Churchill Racing Club Wins Inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes With Warrior’s Club

In a dominant front-running performance, the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club was the 2 1/2-length winner of Sunday’s inaugural $ 300,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs. Open to juveniles sired by any stallion that stood at Spendthrift Farm, the race is the first of its kind, and inspired a full field of 12 to go to the post. ...

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Compact Field Of Five Set For Inaugural Seattle Slew Stakes

Comfort, seen winning the State Dinner Stakes. Grade 1 Whitney runner-up Comfort gets back in action on Saturday as the 6-5 favorite in a competitive field of five in the inaugural running of the $ 100,000 Seattle Slew at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Comfort picked up the first stakes victory of his ...

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Shenandoah Downs Approved For Inaugural Harness Racing Season

The Virginia Racing Commission gave unanimous approval at its Thursday (August 18) meeting to bring pari-mutuel harness racing back to the Commonwealth this fall at Shenandoah Downs. The limited license request was submitted by the Virginia Downs Foundation. The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) will provide race office personnel and conduct the races, and the Virginia Harness Horsemen’s Association (VHHA) will ...

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Fireball Merlin Takes Inaugural Clockwise EuroTurf Race

Luis Contreras guides Fireball Merlin to victory in the 1st Euro Turf race at Woodbine Fireball Merlin made history in Friday’s Woodbine opener, taking the inaugural clockwise EuroTurf Series race under a perfect ride by jockey Luis Contreras. Trained by Mike Keogh for owner-breeder Gustav Schickedanz, Fireball Merlin showed speed from the gate to track the early foot of the ...

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Inaugural Clockwise Turf Race Carded For Friday At Woodbine

The very first EuroTurf race at Woodbine, where horses will run clockwise, has been carded as the first race on Friday. A field of eight horses will burst from the gate, clockwise, over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Friday’s opening race as Woodbine Entertainment Group’s innovative EuroTurf Series gets underway. The five furlong “starter allowance” event, for 3-year-olds and ...

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