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Longer Vacation Should Lead To Top-Notch Season For The Pizza Man

The Pizza Man takes the Northern Dancer Turf under Flavien Prat in September, 2017 Richard and Karen Papiese’s 8-year-old Illinois-bred gelding The Pizza Man is on track to return to the spotlight in 2017, according to bloodhorse.com. Unraced since Nov. 24, The Pizza Man turned in his first major workout of the year at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center on ...

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Longer Vacation Should Lead To Top-Notch Season For The Pizza Man

The Pizza Man takes the Northern Dancer Turf under Flavien Prat in September, 2017 Richard and Karen Papiese’s 8-year-old Illinois-bred gelding The Pizza Man is on track to return to the spotlight in 2017, according to bloodhorse.com. Unraced since Nov. 24, The Pizza Man turned in his first major workout of the year at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center on ...

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‘Happy To Be Back’: Ben’s Cat Prepares For 11-Year-Old Season At Laurel

Grade 3-winning multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat began working toward his 11-year-old debut with a three-furlong breeze Saturday at Laurel Park. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat was clocked in 37.40 seconds over a fast main track in the first timed work since returning late last month from his annual winter vacation. With regular ...

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Famous Footsteps: Unique Bella Following Same Early Season Path As Champion Stablemate | Horse Racing News |

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $ 200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade III, $ 100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track. With the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks set ...

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Housesofparliament likely out for the season

Joseph O’Brien: still has Landofhopeandglory for the Triumph  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos   By Brian Sheerin 2:07PM 15 FEB 2017  HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT, Joseph O’Brien’s one-time ante-post favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, is likely to miss Cheltenham and the rest of his juvenile campaign after suffering an injury when disappointing at Leopardstown on Sunday, his trainer has revealed. The St Leger third suffered a ...

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Valadorna Kicks Off Season With Allowance Win At Fair Grounds | Horse Racing |

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna kicked off her season in style on Friday, coming home a half-length winner in her 3-year-old bow for trainer Mark Casse. Long highly regarded, the homebred daughter of Curlin was making her first start since a runner-up effort to recently crowned champion Champagne Room in the Grade I $ 2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Racing last early ...

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Page McKenney Kicks Off 7-Year-Old Season With Native Dancer Victory

Dismissing his age, inactivity and a group of seven eager rivals including fellow graded stakes winner Kid Cruz, popular gelding Page McKenney made a triumphant return to the races Saturday in the $ 75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park. The 49th running of the Native Dancer for 4-year-olds and up anchored a nine-race program with four stakes worth $ 300,000 ...

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Fifth Season Stakes Highlights Oaklawn Park’s Opening Day

An evenly matched field of 10 is entered in the $ 125,000 Fifth Season Stakes Friday at Oaklawn, a 1 1/16-mile event for older horses that highlights a nine-race opening-day program. Probable post time for the Fifth Season, which goes as race 8, is 3:49 p.m. (Central). Racing is scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. Multiple stakes winner Smack Smack ...

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