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Bravazo on Ky. Derby trail after Risen Star thriller

NEW ORLEANS -- The Coach is back on the Derby trail.Trainer Wayne Lukas, who has run 48 horses in the Kentucky Derby, more than any other trainer, has another, provided Bravazo comes through the next 10 weeks...

Ms Locust Point wins Barbara Fritchie

Ms Locust Point galloped to her first graded victory in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel Park on Saturday, going straight to the front under jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. and posting an easy 4 1/2-length score.In all fairness,...

Fault conquers Buena Vista in California debut

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Fault, the 4-year-old filly who raced throughout the Midwest and East Coast last year, left Phil D'Amato impressed with her morning exercise shortly after she joined his stable earlier this year.The preliminary indications were encouraging,...

Monomoy Girl gets impressive win in Rachel Alexandra

NEW ORLEANS -- The gate popped open for the Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, and odds-on favorite Monomoy Girl spun her wheels.On the lead in three sharp dirt performances to conclude a...

The Player adds blinkers in Mineshaft win

NEW ORLEANS -- What did they expect when they called him The Player?True to his name, The Player appears to have been playing around during his races, losing focus during key points when his mind should have been...

Unique Bella shows again she’s major player

Saturday was a "Champions Day" of sorts, as 2017 Eclipse Award winners Unique Bella and World Approval (who was also a finalist for Horse of the Year), made their 2018 debuts, and came away winners.I realize it might...

Field closes as favorite in Future Wager Pool 2

The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday...

Unique Bella rolls in Santa Maria Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jerry Hollendorfer and his staff have gotten Unique Bella to slow down in the morning, and that has made the champion filly even more dangerous than she already was in the afternoon.In her first start...

Dona Bruja dominates Endeavour Stakes

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Dona Bruja gave every indication that this could be her year when the Argentine-bred mare was an easy winner Saturday in the 19th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.Always...

Flameaway fights for win in Sam F. Davis

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Trainer Mark Casse wasn't sure whether Flameaway was good enough to outrun Catholic Boy and a couple others Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but he was...

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