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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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McCraken Looks To Regain Winning Form In G3 Matt Winn Stakes

Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s multiple stakes-winning homebred colt McCraken was installed as the 4-5 favorite against five other 3-year-olds in Saturday’s 20th running of the $ 100,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. The son of Ghostzapper will attempt to rebound from a disappointing eighth-place finish in the $ 2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). McCraken was the ...

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Cheltenham 'still looks unlikely' for Identity Thief | Horse Racing |

Identity Thief (right) could still make Cheltenham, but is up against it  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Richard Birch 7:24AM 23 FEB 2017  IDENTITY THIEF remains an unlikely participant at the Cheltenham Festival following a setback last weekend, but the seven-year-old was left in the Racing Post Arkle and JLT Novices’ Chase at Wednesday’s acceptance stage. The Grade 1-winning hurdler, sixth in ...

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Henderson looks to three 'live' Champion hopefuls | Horse Racing |

Buveur D’Air: always thought of as a Champion Hurdle prospect  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Lewis Porteous 7:00PM 22 FEB 2017  NICKY HENDERSON will no doubt raise a glass to absent friends at Cheltenham in 20 days’ time, but after parading his formidable festival firepower at his Lambourn yard on Wednesday, the meeting’s winningmost trainer appears to have a team worthy of ...

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‘Great Traveler’ Highland Reel Looks To Repeat In Hong Kong Vase

Highland Reel galloping over the track in Hong Kong in preparation for his title defense in Sunday’s Vase Following a striking performance in the United States’ Breeders’ Cup Turf at the beginning of November, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Highland Reel has returned to the Sha Tin Racecourse in hopes of a repeat victory in the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Vase. ...

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Australia: strength of home team staying division looks weak

Jameka is flying the flag for Australian stayers in the Spring Carnival   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Mark Scully in Melbourne 12:00pM 26 OCT 2016  Our man Down Under ponders the strength of the Australian staying division following some high-profile victories for the international raiders WITH the Melbourne Cup now less than a week away, one question is quietly rumbling ...

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Australia: Appleby looks to secure Melbourne Cup spot

Charlie Appleby: entered Oceanographer in Lexus Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully in Melbourne 1:15PM 25 OCT 2016  OCEANOGRAPHER could bid for a spot in next week’s Melbourne Cup field by contesting Saturday’s Lexus Stakes at Flemington after trainer Charlie Appleby took advantage of the race being re-opened for entries. The five-year-old was a fast-finishing third ...

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Goodness, Gracious: Greatbullsoffire Looks To Rebound In Maryland Million Nursery

Six weeks after suffering his first career loss in the storied Laurel Futurity, Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire returns as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $ 100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds by eligible Maryland stallions is one of nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program, including the $ 100,000 ...

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Mehmas looks to bow out in style in Middle Park

Mehmas (right): defeated Blue Point in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 7:50AM 24 SEP 2016  FOR Mehmas the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes will mark the end of his brief racing career. After one season connections have sold a 50 per cent stake in the colt to the owners of Tally-Ho Stud in ...

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