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Del Mar Press Release Bowies Hero, winner of the closing day Del Mar Juvenile Turf last summer, returned to the scene of his first important victory to win the $117,900 Oceanside Stakes Wednesday on the first day of the 2017 Del Mar racing season. With Tiago Pereira in the saddle,

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Woodbine Press Release TORONTO, July 2—Green Mask punched his ticket for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint with a sharp two-length score in Sunday’s $250,000 Highlander Stakes. The Grade 2 Highlander, a six-furlong turf stakes, was run as a ‘Win and You’re In’ for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint for the

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Churchill Downs Publicity LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 10, 2017) – Dom Felipe LLC’s Argentina invader Dona Bruja (ARG) ran down pacesetter and 3-5 favorite Believe in Bertie in deep stretch to win Saturday’s 41st running of the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs by 1 ½

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by Anthony Affrunti for NYRA A late charge by the Mike Rutherford and Terry Green-owned mare Mississippi Delta was strong enough to help her prevail by a head to victory in the Grade 3, $250,000 Intercontinental covering the seven furlongs on the firm Widener turf in 1:20.05. The 5-year-old daughter

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by Brian Bohl for NYRA Even-money favorite New Money Honey showed a new dimension wiring the field in the fourth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Wonder Again for 3-year-old fillies on the first day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by NYRA Bets Thursday at Belmont Park. The

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by NYRA Press Office Grade 1 winners Dickinson and Celestine, two of the top older turf mares in training and each riding a three-race win streak, are set to meet for the first time in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game at Belmont Park. The 24th running of

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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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