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Top 3-Year-Old? Turf Star Oscar Performance Could Sway Eclipse Voters

Amerman Racing homebred Oscar Performance could have a legitimate chance at the year-end Eclipse Award for top 3-year-old male, suggested Vance Hanson at brisnet.com. The ridgling son of Kitten’s Joy is a “clear standout” in his age division on the turf, having rattled off three consecutive victories highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 stakes. Sophomore males on the dirt, however, ...

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Danzing Candy Unchallenged In Lone Star Park Handicap

Danzing Candy (Twirling Candy) trains for the Kentucky Derby (Gr I) at Churchill Downs 5/5/16. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Basher’s Danzing Candy out of the starting gates quickly in Sunday’s G3 Lone Star Park Handicap, taking the 4-year-old son of Twirling Candy straight to the lead. Unchallenged throughout the 1 1/16-mile ...

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French-Bred Itsinthepost, California Star Ashleyluvssugar To Face Off In G2 Whittingham

Ashleyluvssugar and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade II, $ 250,000 Del Mar Handicap, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Back to Southern California following his second consecutive turf stakes score, French-bred Itsinthepost, along with consistent California-bred Ashleyluvssugar heads a deep and competitive field of 10 three year olds and up in ...

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Highway Star Leads New York-Bred Exacta In Ruffian Stakes

Highway Star continued her Belmont Park dominance, gaining the lead in the stretch and outkicking 6-5 favorite Bar of Gold by a half-length to win the 41st running on the Grade 2, $ 250,000 Ruffian for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up in the last of four graded stakes on Saturday’s card. Highway Star won for the fifth time in ...

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All Star Line Up Set For G1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes

Sheep Pond Partner’s brilliant mare Lady Eli will make her 2017 debut Saturday when she headlines a field of eight fillies and mares entered for Saturday’s 29th running of the $ 350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1), Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Coolmore Jenny Wiley will go as the 10th race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a ...

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New York-Bred Highway Star Surprises In Distaff Handicap

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Highway Star surprised a short field of six in Sunday’s G3 Distaff Handicap, settling along the rail behind horses and rallying in the stretch to record her second graded stakes victory by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Girolamo, ridden by Angel Arroyo, covered seven furlongs over Aqueduct’s fast main track in ...

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Speed machines: ten star names for David Nicholls

Regal Parade: a cheap purchase before winning Group 1s  PICTURE:Martin Lynch   By David Baxter 3:00PM 9 MAR 2017  Bahamian PirateThe first Nunthorpe winner for Nicholls, Bahamian Pirate handled soft conditions on the Knavesmire to win at the age of nine, defeating another venerable veteran, The Tatling. Bahamian Pirate was also Nicholls’ first Ayr Gold Cup winner in 2000, and won 12 ...

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Speed machines: eight star names for David Nicholls

Regal Parade: a cheap purchase before winning Group 1s  PICTURE:Martin Lynch   By David Baxter 3:00PM 9 MAR 2017  Bahamian PirateThe first Nunthorpe winner for Nicholls, Bahamian Pirate handled soft conditions on the Knavesmire to win at the age of nine, defeating another venerable veteran, The Tatling. Bahamian Pirate was also Nicholls’ first Ayr Gold Cup winner in 2000, and won 12 ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Irish jockeys and trainers star in Scotland | Horse Racing News |

Paul Townend: top jockey will be in action at Musselburgh  PICTURE:Caroline Norris   By David Ashforth 6:00PM 28 FEB 2017  SCOTTISH racecourses are a good place to watch Irish jockeys and trainers. Ian Ferguson, Shane Donohue, Ronan McNally and David Christie all have runners at Musselburgh. Racegoers will be able to watch a rising star in Danny Mullins, an established one in ...

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