Horse Racing

ARCADIA, Calif. — Itsinthepost won his fifth Grade 2 stakes in the last year in Saturday’s $200,690 San Marcos Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita, holding off Hayabusa One to win by a nose. The margin was nearly a dead-heat. Officials needed four minutes to study the photo and determine that
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ARCADIA, Calif. — What failed on the backstretch worked in the homestretch for Accelerate in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita. Accelerate found racing room on the rail. Accelerate was checked in traffic with about five furlongs remaining. Despite the trouble, jockey Victor Espinoza kept Accelerate on the inside and found sufficient
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Todd Pletcher called a bit of an audible when bringing his talented New York-bred Audible down to south Florida a little earlier than originally planned due to the inclement weather and spate of cancellations at Aqueduct earlier this winter. It was a decision that paid big dividends as the colt
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The unbeaten 3-year-old colt Mask, considered a top prospect for the Kentucky Derby, has had a setback “that will require him to miss approximately two weeks of training,” trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday. Brown said the timing of the setback, details of which he did not want to disclose, would keep Mask out of his
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Game Over, scratched from the Fred Hooper Stakes last Saturday, will be turned out for about 90 days and gelded after recently coming up with a foot issue, according to owner Ron Paolucci. Game Over, runner-up in the West Virginia Derby last August, has not raced since finishing fourth in the
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Hoppertunity, a multiple stakes-winning millionaire, will miss Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita while undergoing treatment for an abscess in a foot. Trainer Bob Baffert said the abscess was detected Tuesday. Entries for the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/8 miles for older horses were taken Wednesday. Baffert
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Texting became a graded stakes winner and avenged a loss to Daring Duchess from earlier in the meet when rallying to a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Taralena rallied mildly for finish third. Texting, a 5-year-old daughter of Candy Ride, rated off the early
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Arguably the two best races Tommy Macho had ever run in an 18-race career both had come at a one-turn mile on the main track at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old horse might well have made it his three best-ever races Saturday when edging away to a thoroughly professional victory in the
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — An 11-week vacation proved just what the doctor ordered for Oscar Nominated, who bounced back from a disappointing performance in his 2017 finale with a game half-length triumph over Nessy and a well-matched field of long-winded turf specialists in Saturday’s $200,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Oscar Nominated finished
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — This was the scenario that Gun Runner’s team envisioned a year ago: Get a perfect ride at Gulfstream Park and win the sport’s richest race. It didn’t get the chance last year. The wait was most certainly worthwhile. Gun Runner went into retirement as not only the reigning Horse of the
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On Saturday, the racing community will be focused on Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., the site of the second Pegasus World Cup, just as it was at this time last year. With a listed purse of $16 million, the Pegasus is again being advertised as the richest race in the world, it has drawn
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Ian Wilkes said he is expecting McCraken to arrive this week at Palm Meadows to begin preparing for a 4-year-old campaign that will focus primarily “on races of about a mile.” McCraken has been on hiatus at Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla., since shortly after Wilkes decided not to run
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Ax Man, the dazzling winner of a maiden race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita last Monday, is likely to have his stakes debut in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 10. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners and breeders Hal and Patti Earnhardt, Ax Man led throughout
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Collected and West Coast, who were second and third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, worked at Santa Anita on Wednesday in advance of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27. Collected, who finished third in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at
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