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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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Churchill Downs Notes Team LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero will face 11 rivals Saturday as he bids to repeat in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I), one of seven graded stakes on the 14-race program that is highlighted by the 143rd running of

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by Churchill Downs Notes Team Holding Gold and Green Mask, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland head a field of 13 for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint. The Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the afternoon’s seventh race with a 2 p.m. post time. Owned

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by NYRA Press Office The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of

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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott makes his Royal Ascot debut with American Patriot.
Turf Horse of the Month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 1, 2017) — WinStar Farm’s American Patriot, who earned a likely trip to England’s revered Royal Ascot by capturing Keeneland’s Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile, is the Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for April. American Patriot, a son of Claiborne Farm’s popular stallion War Front,

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