Stormy Lucy Headlines Field Of 12 In Buena Vista Stakes

Stormy Lucy heads a field of 12 in this Saturday’s 30th edition of the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares going a mile on the grass at Santa Anita. Trained by Ed Moger, Jr., Stormy Lucy has become the turf mare to watch ever since her impressive Grade I Matriarch […]

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Laoban Out Of Risen Star; Bistraya, Gun Runner Post Final Works

One of the two California shippers for the Grade II $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes will be scratched. McCormick Racing and Southern Equine’s Laoban, an Eric Guillot trainee who finished third last out in the Grade III Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, was pulled from Saturday’s 1 1/16-miles race on Monday morning. According to […]

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Road To Success: Prep Race Paths For Kentucky Derby Winners

Since 1952, four graded stakes races have produced the most winners of the Kentucky Derby: the Blue Grass, Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby and the Wood Memorial. This year’s contenders and handicappers are considering which race sequence will present the best possible chance to enter the winner’s circle in May, so created a graphical […]

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Suddenbreakingnews Explodes Past Field For Southwest Victory

In an explosive last-to-first stretch run past the 14-horse field, Samuel Henderson’s Suddenbreakingnews earned 10 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. The sophomore son of covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.14 over an Oaklawn Park surface rated good, garnering the winner’s share of the $500,000 purse. […]

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Sophomore Marengo Road Honors Owner’s Memory With Monday Victory

Four days after the passing of Harry C. Meyerhoff, Marengo Road honored the memory of his prominent owner with a thoroughly professional triumph in Monday’s $75,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park. Meyerhoff, who owned Marengo Road with his son, Tom, campaigned 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and 1980 Horse of the Year Spectacular Bid, […]

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Drama King Dashes Through Snow In Hollie Hughes Victory

On a snowy Monday at Aqueduct, Rudy Rodriguez trainee Drama King captured the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes for New York-breds with a furious rally in the center of the track. The 4-year-old son of Nobiz Like Shobiz stopped the clock in the six-furlong contest in 1:10.89. Near the rear of the pack early, Drama King […]

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From Claim To Graded Stakes Victory, Page McKenney Captures General George

Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney, claimed for $16,000 in 2013, got his first lifetime graded stakes victory in Monday’s Grade 3 General George Stakes at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding by Eavesdropper, honored Saturday as the Maryland-based Horse of the Year, covered the seven furlongs over the fast, snowy main track in 1:24.61 […]

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Undefeated Sophomore Smokey Image Works For San Felipe

Undefeated California Derby winner Smokey Image worked four furlongs Monday morning in 47.20 under Victor Espinoza for Carla Gaines, who is preparing the son of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image for a possible start against open company in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 12. In […]

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Team Valor, Barber Buy Into Grey-Winning Riker; Colt On Derby Trail With Casse

Riker, whose 10 eligibility points for the Kentucky Derby has been exceeded by only 10 other 3-year-olds, has been bought into privately by Team Valor International and Gary Barber. Current owners Carlo and Lou Tucci have retained a 25-percent interest. A 3-time stakes winner, the son of will be turned over to trainer Mark Casse […]

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