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Sharp Azteca Eclipses Track Record In Easy Monmouth Stakes Victory

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca cruised to a record-setting victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Monmouth Cup, crossing the wire all alone nearly seven lengths in front of his competition. The 4-year-old son of Freud, ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Jorge Navarro, covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.19 to set a new track record on the fast Monmouth Park surface. ...

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Indiana-Bred Bucchero Has A Shot On ‘His Track’ In Schaefer Memorial

Bucchero might not win Saturday night’s $ 100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at Indiana Grand, but the winner probably will have to pass him at some point. So believes Tim Glyshaw, who trains Bucchero for Harlan Malter’s Ironhorse Racing Stable. Bucchero is the leading older male horse in the Indiana-bred ranks, seeking to repeat in this fall’s Brickyard and three-peat in the ...

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Pleasanton: Record Heat Forces Track To Cancel Opening Day Card

The Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet which was set to start Thursday has been canceled due to the record temperatures that have hit the area. An excessive heat warning was issued for both Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures were projected to reach 106 and 108 degrees. Temperatures are predicted to hit 100 degrees again Friday before dropping to the 90’s for the weekend. ...

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‘Horrific’ Incident At Brighton Results In Tragedy When Blindfolded Horse Runs Loose On Track

A tragic accident at Brighton Racecourse in England resulted in the euthanasia of filly Just Marion, according to racingpost.com. She was loaded into the starting gate with a blindfold, which apprentice jockey Louis Steward was supposed to remove at the start of the race. Instead, Just Marion stumbled leaving the gates, unseating Steward, and ran loose around the course while ...

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Dortmund Returns To Main Track In Santana Mile

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund returns to the main track as he heads a field of seven older horses in Saturday’s $ 75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita.Originally trained by Bob Baffert, he debuted for Art Sherman in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile and appeared totally out of sorts in his first try on turf, finishing sixth and last by ...

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Gun Runner ‘Got Over The Track Beautifully’ In Half-Mile Work Monday In Dubai

Preparing for a tilt in Saturday’s $ 10 million Dubai World Cup, Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner breezed just after 5 a.m. Monday morning at the Meydan Racecourse. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride covered four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under exercise rider Carlos Rosas, who also exercised 2008 Dubai World Cup winner Curlin for trainer ...

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Geraghty: stiffer track will suit Yanworth at Festival | Horse Racing |

Yanworth (nearside): winner of the Kingwell Hurdle under Barry Geraghty  PICTURE:Matthew Webb   By Tony O’Hehir 11:07AM 20 FEB 2017  BARRY GERAGHTY believes the stiffer track at Cheltenham will help Yanworth‘s prospects in the Stan James Champion Hurdle next month – but JP McManus’s number one jockey will be leaving a decision on whether he will partner Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle winner or ...

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Bristol De Mai's Gold Cup bid back on track after injury | Horse Racing |

Bristol De Mai: was an impressive winner of the Peter Marsh  PICTURE:john Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)   By Mark Storey 4:43PM 20 FEB 2017  THE team behind Bristol De Mai are ready to roll the dice and pitch him into the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after pinpointing an early-race injury as a contributory factor in his poor run behind Native River in the Denman ...

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De Bromhead hoping to get Identity Thief back on track

Identity Thief: “we’re hoping to get our season back on track”  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Brian Sheerin 8:01PM 15 FEB 2017  HENRY DE BROMHEAD is hoping for a change of luck for Navan-bound Identity Thief, who will this weekend bid to augment his Cheltenham Festival prospects with what would be a welcome and much-needed victory in the Grade 3 Flyingbolt Novice ...

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