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from Santa Anita publicity department ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2017)–Trainer Peter Miller’s Stormy Liberal, in search of his fourth consecutive win going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, and Marty Jones’s venerable California-bred gelding Ambitious Brew head a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade

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Santa Anita publicity department ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2017)–Trainer Michael McCarthy’s classy Illuminant and Phil D’Amato’s upstart Enola Gray head a wide open field of nine fillies and mares 3-years-old and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. A

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from Churchill Downs Publicity Two-time Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) winner Divisidero will target the June 10 Manhattan (GI) on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to trainer “Buff” Bradley. “He’s been doing really well out of the Woodford,” Bradley said. “We took it easy on him the last two

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from Churchill Downs Publicity LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 18, 2017) – Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins’ Bullards Alley will attempt to become a repeat winner of Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs when he faces 11 rivals in the 1 ½-mile marathon over the Matt Winn Turf

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by Brian Bohl for NYRA Phillips Racing Partnership’s Bellavais will look to capitalize on class relief and a cutback in distance as part of a talented field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s fourth running of the $100,000 Soaring Softly at seven furlongs on the Belmont Park Widener turf. Bellavais

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by Heather Pettinger for NYRA The guys proved no match for John D. Murrell’s Zhukova on Saturday at Belmont Park, as the 5-year-old Irish mare dominated her male competition in the Grade 1, $400,000 Man o’ War for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf course.

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by Heather Pettinger for NYRA Lael Stable’s Hawksmoor broke on top and never looked back to register her first U.S. victory by a head in the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass on Saturday at Belmont Park. Hawksmoor,

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Trainers: Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3% 1 Michael J. Maker 189 38 31 36 $2,174,686 20% 105 56% 2 Mark E. Casse 172 35 19 15 $1,514,165 20% 69 40% 3 Chad C. Brown 121 32 26 15 $2,383,667 26% 73 60% 4

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Churchill Downs Notes Team John Oxley’s La Coronel, dominating winner of the Appalachian (GIII) at Keeneland on April 13, will face 10 male rivals in the American Turf. The American Turf will go as the ninth race with a 3:37 p.m. post time. Trained by Mark Casse and to be

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Churchill Downs Notes Team The Club Racing, LLC, Allen Rosenblum and Sagamore Farm’s Miss Temple City, a three-time Grade I winner with two of those coming against the boys, heads a field of eight for the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. The Churchill Distaff Turf Mile will go as the seventh

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