Horse Racing

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, the Grade 2 Fritchie wasn’t a true test for Ms Locust Point because the race fell
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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, especially since D’Amato had watched Fault’s troubled fourth-place finish in the Pago Hop Stakes at Fair
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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 bent on competing. The Player adds blinkers and has no problem winning the Mineshaft Handicap at
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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 sound silly gushing about Unique Bella because, as the 1-10 favorite in Santa Anita’s Santa Maria
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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 since being named the Eclipse Award-winning female sprinter of 2017, Unique Bella had an easy time
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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 on the lead under Jose Ortiz, Dona Bruja won the 1 1/16-mile turf race by four
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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 very confident of one thing. “He’s a fighter, this one,” Casse said. “And I knew if there
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