Horse Racing

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Ami’s Mesa established herself as Woodbine’s leading older filly or mare with an authoritative victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $141,250 Seaway Stakes. Ami’s Mesa ($3.30) raced in mid-pack on the backstretch in the seven-furlong sprint, as her stablemate, Salty Breeze, led the way with Sky My Sky in close proximity. Ami’s Mesa
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Practical Joke remained undefeated around one turn — and at Saratoga — by working out a dream trip from the rail under Joel Rosario and running down pace-setting Takaful to win Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial by 1 1/4 lengths. Takaful, who got loose on the lead under
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Tom’s d’Etat, who was pointing to next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward Stakes following a nine-length allowance win here July 27, is sidelined for the remainder of the year after a chip was found in his left front ankle following a recent workout. Trainer Al Stall said the horse was scheduled
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — As was the case last year, fans are advised not to leave Saratoga on Saturday following the running of the Travers Stakes. That’s because Lady Eli, one of the biggest stars in racing, will be running in the Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa, the last of seven stakes run on Saturday’s
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In an alternate universe, an even-handed report on the Pacific Classic at Del Mar would go something like this: “The swift chestnut Collected ran his 2017 record to a perfect 4 and 0 on Saturday with a half-length victory over his heavily favored stablemate Arrogate to stamp himself as a contender for the Breeders’ Cup
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Corey Nakatani was the parade marshal Sunday in Los Angeles for the 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival, a prestigious honor made all the more poignant by the fact that Nakatani’s late father, Roy, was housed at Santa Anita as a youth during World War II when the track was temporarily
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Perhaps I wasn’t being open-minded enough, but I thought there were only two possible outcomes to Saturday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar. The first had Arrogate putting his mysterious non-effort in last month’s San Diego behind him and running his race. And since Arrogate’s real race is better than anything seen in years from an
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