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El Deal Steps Up To Dominate Vanderbilt Handicap

Albert and Michelle Crawford’s El Deal was impressive in Saturday’s G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, speeding away from the gate with the lead and extending it down the lane to best his rivals by eight lengths. The 5-year-old son of Munnings had never won a graded stakes race prior to the Vanderbilt, and the victory marks his third consecutive win. Ridden ...

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Bird Song Steps Up In Sloppy Alysheba

Bird Song (Unbridled’s Song) wins The Alysheba (G2) at Churchill Downs on 5.5.2017. Julien Leparoux up, Ian Wilkes trainer, Marylou Whitney owner. Marylou Whitney’s Bird Song led gate-to-wire in Friday’s Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes, holding off a very game Honorable Duty to win by just over a length at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song was winning just ...

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Sailor’s Valentine Steps Up To Two Turns On Dirt In Style For Ashland Victory

Sailor’s Valentine (Mizzen Mast) wins The Ashland (G1) at Keeneland on 4.8.2017. Corey Lanerie up, Eddie Kenneally trainer, Semaphore Racing, LLC owners. Dana Haugli, Homewrecker Racing and Ricki and Ron Rashinski’s Sailor’s Valentine had never run two turns on the dirt before, but on Saturday she stepped forward in a big way (at 22-1) to win the G1 Ashland Stakes ...

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Speedy New York-Bred Isabelle Steps Up To Top Flight Invitational Sunday

Isabelle (Successful Appeal) and jockey Kendrick Carmouche win the Heavenly Prize Invitational at Aqueduct Racetrack 3/4/17. Trainer: Bill Mott. Owner: William C. Schettine William Schettine’s Isabelle proved she could handle stakes competition with two wins in her last three starts. She now will see if that success translates to a higher level in headlining a field of six fillies and ...

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Full Sister To Destin, Creative Cause Steps Up In Fair Grounds Oaks

One of the more intriguing entrants on Louisiana Derby Day, Apr. 1, is sophomore filly Vexatious in the Grade II $ 400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks. In a trio of starts, the impeccably bred bay filly has shown flashes of promise for the top connections of trainer Neil Drysdale and owner Calumet Farm, while facing solid company. “She’s an improving ...

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Guest Suite, Farrell Plan Next Steps On Louisiana Derby, Oaks Trails

Lane’s End posted this photo of a young Guest Suite after the colt’s Derby points-earning performance in the Lecomte William S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy’s Guest Suite came out of his victory in Saturday’s Fair Grounds centerpiece, the Grade III $ 200,000 Lecomte Stakes, in top order, according to trainer Neil Howard. “He looked good and cooled out well,” ...

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Arrogate steps up Pegasus World Cup prep with workout

Arrogate (near side) runs down California Chrome in the Classic   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 10:35AM 9 JAN 2017  BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC winner Arrogate stepped up his preparation for the Pegasus World Cup, and a mouthwatering rematch with California Chrome, with a racecourse workout at Santa Anita on Sunday. Eager to get some work into Arrogate ahead ...

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Arrogate steps up Pegasus prep with Santa Anita gallop

Arrogate (near side) runs down California Chrome in the Classic   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 10:35AM 9 JAN 2017  BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC winner Arrogate stepped up his preparation for the Pegasus World Cup, and a mouth-watering rematch with California Chrome, with a racecourse gallop at Santa Anita on Sunday. Eager to get some work into Arrogate ahead ...

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