Nyquist Turns Back Exaggerator, Remains Undefeated In San Vicente

J. Paul Reddam’s Nyquist retained his undefeated record in Monday’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo had not raced since his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Oct. 31, but tugged Mario Gutierrez to the lead early in the seven-furlong contest, going on to win by […]

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Bolo Upsets Obviously In Arcadia Stakes

He hadn’t race since July of 2015, but Bolo made an impressive comeback in Saturday’s Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita. At odds of 7-1, the 4-year-old son of upset 4-5 Obviously at the wire to win the one mile contest over the firm turf in a sparkling time of 1:33.09. Owned by Golden […]

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Tepin Returns Victorious For 2016 Debut In Endeavour

The 2015 Eclipse Award Champion Grass Mare Tepin returned to the races victorious in her 2016 debut, cruising to an easy win the the Grade 3 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes. Robert E. Masterson’s 5-year-old mare by Bernstein captured the 1 1/16 mile event over the firm turf in 1:42.91 at Tampa Bay Downs. “These are […]

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Destin Full Of Run Late To Win Sam F. Davis Stakes

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Destin powered home to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher, improving valiantly from his fourth-place effort in the Fair Grounds Lecomte Stakes. The sophomore son of Giant’s Causeway covered the 1 1/16 miles over Tampa Bay Downs’ fast main track in 1:43.67, a stakes record […]

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The Friday Show: A Not-So-Funny Valentine

Over the past couple of decades, many racetracks have been lured by the siren’s song of casino revenues to help keep the racing product in good form. The union of the two has gone well at times, but we’ve seen recently break-ups that have turned ugly. Florida appears on the brink of a relationship fiasco […]

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Kobe’s Back Breaks Better With Blinkers, Gets Up Late In Palos Verdes

Idle since running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 and fitted with blinkers by trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back rallied from far back under Gary Stevens to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:08.70. As is his custom, Kobe’s Back, who broke […]

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Nyquist Puts In Quick Final Drill For San Vicente

Champion two-year-old male of 2015 Nyquist worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s pristine main track at 10:15 Sunday morning in 59.38, his final major breeze for his three-year-old debut a week from Monday, Feb. 15, in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Working in company on the outside of Bad Read Sanchez, […]

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Mshawish Coasts To G1 Dirt Victory In Donn Handicap

Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish demonstrated his dirt ability for the second time on Saturday, capturing his first Grade I on the surface in the prestigious Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro won in convincing fashion, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.89 for trainer Todd Pletcher. For the first time […]

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Songbird Posts Compelling Victory In Las Virgenes

Rick Porter’s Songbird absolutely dominated the Grade 2 Las Virgenes Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita for Fox Hill Farm, going right to the lead and never looking back to post a time of 1:36.84 for the mile. A Jerry Hollendorfer trainee, the sophomore daughter of Medaglia d’Oro won the $300,000 race in very compelling […]

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