Tag Archives: upsets

Deauville: Almanzor Disappoints In Return As First Sitting Upsets Prix Gontaut-Biron

Almanzor and Christophe Soumillon hold off Found (Frankie Dettori) and Minding (Ryan Moore) to win the 2016 Irish Champion Stakes Sept. 10 Almanzor disappointed as British challenger First Sitting claimed a surprise victory in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor won five of his six starts last season, including top-level victories in the French Derby ...

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Stradivarius Upsets Favored Big Orange In Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius (yellow cap) reels in favored Big Orange (white cap) to win the G1 Goodwood Cup Stradivarius looks another strong St Leger contender for John Gosden after downing Big Orange in the Qatar Goodwood Cup. The Ascot Gold Cup winner adopted his usual front-running tactics under Frankie Dettori and appeared to have all of his rivals in trouble as he ...

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Money’soncharlotte Upsets Molly Pitcher With Frontrunning Score

George Hall wasn’t terribly confident in his mare’s chances in Sunday’s G3 Molly Pitcher Stakes. Jockey Paco Lopez told him he would take Money’soncharlotte off the pace, but the starting gates opened and the 5-year-old daughter of Mizzen Mast was on the lead. As it turns out, Lopez played the race perfectly because Money’soncharlotte had plenty left to carry her through ...

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Curlin Road Upsets Hard Aces In Cougar II Handicap At Del Mar

Curlin Road, claimed for $ 40,000 last April at Santa Anita, declared a generous dividend on his new owners’ investment with a courageous triumph in the featured Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and one-half over Del Mar’s main dirt track Wednesday. Sent postward at 9-1 under jockey Flavien Prat, Curlin Road ...

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Dragon Bay Gamely Upsets Eclipse Stakes To Deny Champ Are You Kidding Me

Dragon Bay, under Gary Boulanger, denied Sovereign Award champion Are You Kidding Me a third straight Eclipse Stakes crown, eking out a neck triumph in Saturday’s $ 180,250 Grade 2 feature at Woodbine. Trained by Stuart Simon, who also co-owns with Brett and Russell McLellan, the Parading gelding held on gamely against a hard-charging Are You Kidding Me, Canada’s champion ...

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Big Score Upsets Transylvania Over Longshot Trifecta

Big Score (Mr. Big) wins the Transylvania (G3) at Keeneland on 4.7.2017. Javier Castellano up, Tim Yakteen trainer, George Krikorian owner. George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score gave his owner just that on Friday afternoon at Keeneland, closing down the lane to win the G3 Transylvania Stakes by a half-length on the wire. The sophomore son of Mr. Big, well-ridden by ...

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Velazquez Upsets Inside Information With Distinta

Distinta wins the Inside Information with a center-of-the-course late rally under John Velazquez VEB Racing Stable Corporation’s Distinta was up just in time to win Saturday’s G2 Inside Information Stakes by a half-length under John Velazquez, earning her first graded stakes victory in the process. The 5-year-old daughter of Summer Bird covered seven furlongs in 1:23.93 on Gulfstream Park’s fast ...

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Denman’s Call Upsets Masochistic In Triple Bend

Denman’s Call squeezes along the rail at the top of the lane in the Triple Bend, passing multiple G1-winning sprinter Masochistic (outside) Milt Gilman, W.C. Racing and Westside Rentals.com’s homebred Denman’s Call was the upset victor of Saturday’s G1 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita, besting multiple G1-winning sprinter Masochistic by a length at the wire. The 4-year-old son of ...

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Bolo Upsets In Arcadia To Make History

Bolo and jockey Mike Smith, outside, outleg What a View (Tyler Baze), inside, and Conquest Enforcer (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade II, $ 200,000 Arcadia Stakes Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack’s Bolo made history in Saturday’s G2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita, becoming the only horse to win the race two years in a row. Bolo and ...

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