Month: September 2017

ARCADIA, Calif. — Paradise Woods returned Saturday to where she became all the rage, and the friendly confines of Santa Anita served her well as she erased two disappointing previous tries with a runaway victory in the Grade 1, $294,000 Zenyatta Stakes, earning her a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Awesome Slew got an ideal tune-up for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile when prevailing as widely expected in the 25th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack, the last of three stakes on a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Corey Lanerie, Awesome Slew looped the field to enter
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For a few seconds on the final turn of Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Lukas Classic at Churchill Downs, it seemed like it was anyone’s race, with four horses within a couple lengths of early leader Honorable Duty. But it turned out that Honorable Duty, under confident handling by Corey Lanerie, was only
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ELMONT, N.Y. — When Takaful won his debut by eight lengths sprinting here last Oct. 29, expectations for the well-bred colt were set high. Eleven months and six races later, Takaful reached those expectations, running down the speedy favorite El Deal to win Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes by one length at Belmont Park,
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Melmich ($3.40) remained unbeaten on the year with a dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $130,000 Durham Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Melmich trailed early in the five-horse field. He made a four-wide move to the lead on the far turn en route to a 7 1/2-length score over 12-1 shot U S
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Trainer Chad Brown shipped four horses to Laurel Park for stakes on Saturday. In less than a half-hour’s time Rymska and Taperge finished first and second in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks and Projected and Catapult ran one-two in the day’s feature race, the Grade 2 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup. “I’m very pleased with the
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