Tag Archives: Upset

Catholic Boy Springs With Anticipation Upset, Gives Thomas First Graded Stakes Win As Trainer

Catholic Boy navigated a tough break and late traffic to win the Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Wednesday, giving Jonathan Thomas his first graded stakes win as trainer. Jockey Manuel Franco kept the colt tucked along the inside rail in mid-pack for much of the 1 1/16-mile contest after being bumped at the start, then found a gap on the ...

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Hunter O’Riley Last-To-First For Bowling Green Upset

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley surprised the G2 Bowling Green field at 16-1, rolling from last-to-first under Florent Geroux to win by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Jimmy Toner, out-legged Bigger Picture in the final sixteenth for the victory, covering 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:12.94. “I had ...

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Cool Catomine Springs Upset In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Spring At Last is the sire of Cool Catomine, winner of the Prince of Wales Stakes Cool Catomine, a 14-1 longshot, edged past favored Aurora Way nearing the wire to take the 82nd edition of the Prince of Wales, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Luis Contreras rode the son of Spring ...

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Overture In Front Gate-To-Wire For Indiana Oaks Upset

On his 34th birthday, jockey Julien Leparoux took what he was given. And that was a wire-to-wire victory as WinStar Farm’s Overture held off favored Mopotism for a length victory in the $ 200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. Overture, in her first stakes race, was in the clear through a tepid first quarter-mile in 24.68 seconds, the ...

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Satono Aladdin Springs Thrilling Upset In Yasuda Kinen, Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth

Satono Aladdin landed his first G1 title by capturing this year’s Yasuda Kinen as seventh favorite in a full field of 18 runners. A part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series, the Yasuda Kinen victory earned Satono Aladdin an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Del Mar. Following several acclaimed results at ...

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Walkabout Up Late For Matron Upset

Janis Whitham homebred Walkabout closed from well off the early pace to win Saturday’s G3 Matron Stakes at Churchill Downs by a neck over Improv. The 4-year-old daughter of Stroll, ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44.06 to score her first graded stakes victory. Improv came out ...

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Arklow Confirms Grass Preference To Upset American Turf Stakes

Winning connections of Arklow after the American Turf, including jockey Mike Smith and Donegal Racing’s Jerry Crawford Donegal Racing’s Arklow was originally slated to aim at the Kentucky Derby on the dirt, but after he was unsuccessful there, trainer Brad Cox switched him over to the turf. The 3-year-old son of Arch scored a 3 1/2-length maiden victory on the ...

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Inside Straight Pulls Off Oaklawn Handicap Upset At 19-1

Randy Howg’s Inside Straight, a 4-year-old gelding by Super Saver, gave trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Geovanni Franco the biggest victory of their careers, rallying in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $ 750,000 Oaklawn Handicap Saturday on the final day of the 2017 Oaklawn Park meeting. Inside Straight scored the upset at 19-1 under 114 pounds, pulling away in deep stretch ...

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Ever So Clever Runs Down Chanel’s Legacy For Fantasy Upset

Bernard Cleary’s Ever So Clever was approximately two lengths the best in Friday’s G3 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park, earning herself 100 points and a starting spot in the Kentucky Oaks if her connections so choose. Off at odds of 15-1, the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro came from well off the pace to run down the frontrunning Chanel’s Legacy ...

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Honorable Duty Posts Mild Upset In Mineshaft Handicap | Horse Racing News |

Honorable Duty (left) with jockey Julien Laparoux aboard outduels International Star (center) and Dazzling Gem (right) to win the 32nd running of the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds. David A. Ross’ Honorable Duty posted a half-length victory at odds of 5-1 for a mild upset in Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old son of ...

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