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July 22, 2014
For a simple, first-level allowance, Thursday’s $23,500 feature brings together quite the eclectic cast. The 7 1/2-furlong affair on grass drew a field of 11, including two entrants for the main track only.
Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and shuttle sire War Chant will remain in Australia permanently beginning with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season, standing at Yarradale Stud in Gidgegannup, Western Australia.
Trainer Jose Garoffalo grabbed the gold ring last year when he bought Wildcat Red out of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age for $30,000.
It’s always nice to be around friends. That should be especially so on Thursday at Del Mar for African Oil, who is back in a first-level optional-claiming race after failing to be a factor in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes last time out.
What ever happened to horses like Cure, the 10-year-old who has been racing at Penn National since December 2012 and ran in his 90th career race June 18, getting his 19th win?
There is a $27,469 pick six carryover from Monday. As this is a 10-race card, the pick six begins with race 5 at 2:34 p.m. A lot of budget-minded tickets might opt to single Girlaboutown in the opening leg, as she comes off a good effort while ...
Ontrack business was up while overall handle was flat through the first four days of the 2014 Saratoga meet when compared to the same period last year.
While Sunday’s pick three was a success ($46.60 returned on a $25 worth of tickets through DRF TicketMaker), by no means was it a major score. While I’m slightly fearful the same thing could be said about the opening three-race sequence for Wednesday’s ...
July 21, 2014
Better Lucky rallied from far back, eventually wearing down an unlucky Grace Hall to register a head victory in Monday’s $100,000 Shine Again, a restricted stakes that featured three Grade 1 winners in a field of just four older fillies and mares.
Trainer Ron Burke will look to add to his list of accomplishments with a victory in the Merrie Annabelle.