Horse Racing

Owner Ron Paolucci said Tuesday that Breeders’ Cup officials told him they will not accept the entry of his 2-year-old filly Heavenhasmynikki into one of its races this year because she has yet to start in a race. Paolucci said he paid a $30,000 fee Monday to pre-enter Heavenhasmynikki in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies
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There is much on the line in the Breeders’ Cup, not the least of which are year-end championships. Here’s a look at one man’s opinion of the Eclipse Award scenarios going into this Breeders’ Cup. Two-Year-Old Females: The Juvenile Fillies is very often a huge determinant when it comes to this divisional title, and it
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sometimes the inside post in a bulky field can be problematic, but Florent Geroux worked out a perfect stalking trip Friday aboard Lovely Bernadette in winning the 27th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Valley View on the Keeneland turf. Always in striking distance while absent of traffic woes in the 1
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Multiple graded stakes winner Irap has been euthanized after developing laminitis as a complication from an injury he sustained in the Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow finished second to West Coast in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 23, but was pulled up on the gallop-out and vanned off the track. He
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ELMONT, N.Y. — El Deal, winner of the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga and runner-up in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Sprint due to a lesion in the suspensory of his left foreleg, trainer Jorge Navarro said Friday. Navarro said El Deal didn’t come out of
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Dortmund, a multiple Grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for an advertised fee of $7,500. The 5-year-old son of Big Brown finished with eight wins in 16 starts for earnings of $1,987,505. He was initially retired in April after a
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Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will race as a 4-year-old in 2018, it was announced in a press release late Monday afternoon. The release further stated that Always Dreaming was diagnosed with stomach ulcers following his ninth-place finish in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 26. The release was put out by
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Blond Me ($18.90) rallied from off the pace under jockey Oisin Murphy to take the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes by a length over Kitten’s Roar at Woodbine on Sunday. Blond Me, who had positive form over soft turf coming into the E.P. Taylor, sat off the pace early on as
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Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., has canceled the four live racing cards scheduled for Thursday through Sunday due to weather forecasts predicting that Hurricane Irma will hit south Florida, the track announced Wednesday. Hurricane Irma, which on Wednesday was being called the strongest Atlantic Ocean storm ever recorded, with winds of 185 mph, is
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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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DEL MAR, Calif. — Dream Dancing won the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a nose in a head-bobbing finish with Beau Recall on Saturday. Back in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., trainer Mark Casse watched Dream Dancing win the most prestigious race of his career and gladly postponed his bedtime. “I won’t sleep now,” Casse said
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