Horse Racing

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Suedois had been a useful horse overseas when competing in group-level races, but it was his first trip to North America that led the French-bred 6-year-old gelding to a breakthrough performance. Ridden by Danny Tudhope, Suedois was up in the desperate last jumps to win the 32nd running of the Grade 1,
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ELMONT, N.Y. — In a victory that wasn’t as surprising as it was uplifting, Diversify, a New York-bred gelding stepping into open company, carried his speed gate to wire under Irad Ortiz Jr. to win Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Diversify won as the 7-2 second betting choice by
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Coming off consecutive losses, Whitmore rose up to resurrect his status as one of the favorites for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, prevailing in a long drive for a head victory in the Grade 2, $250,000 Phoenix Stakes on Keeneland’s opening day. The race awarded the winner a fees-paid berth in the Nov. 4 event
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was supposed to be an evenly matched race among unknowns, but once the 10 2-year-old fillies in the Alcibiades turned for home Friday at Keeneland, Heavenly Love already had put it away. Giving jockey Julien Leparoux and trainer Mark Casse their third and most important victory on opening day of the
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Bird Song, a two-time graded winner of $512,707, has been retired after exiting his last race, the Sept. 23 Kelso at Belmont Park, with what trainer Ian Wilkes described as a minor injury. Bred and owned by the Marylou Whitney Stables, Bird Song, a 4-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song, won the Grade 3 Fred Hooper
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There was a little something for everyone in Saturday’s eight Grade 1 events (and Breeders’ Cup preps) at Santa Anita and Belmont. But I’m a fool for an exciting 2-year-old, so for me (and for many others, I’m sure), Bolt d’Oro’s sensational victory in the FrontRunner Stakes carried the day. I suppose you never really
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