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BLACK-EYED SUSAN: PLETCHER FILLIES TOUGH TANDEM

By Rick Francis —- PIMLICO Race 11), 1„ Mile. Black-Eyed Susan S. Grade II. Purse $250,000 FOR FILLIES, THREE-YEARS-OLD Post Time: ( 4:50)/ 3:50/ 2:50/ 1:50 Shimmering Aspen (1), winner of three straight facing lesser at Laurel; enters in solid form for major class-test....
Posted On 18 May 2017
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SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

By Ed Golden —- • • MANDELLA HAS EASTWOOD ON IMPROVE FOR KONA GOLD • • CHAMPION SONGBIRD IN BULLET BREEZE WITH SMITH UP • • FREE COOLER BACKPACK AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY • • LONGTIME VALET BOBBY MARKUS PASSES AT AGE 77 • • WHAT A VIEW IS READY TO RUN ON ‘BEST TURF COURSE’...
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A “Classic” Upset

Ron Correll Senior columnist Tracksideview —- In recent years the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby usually has taken the Preakness, especially if you throw out last year when Nyquist was beaten by Exaggerator. Throw in another fact that only five non-Derby starters have...
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Stakes action returns to Belmont Park in Soaring Softly

By Brian Bohl —- ELMONT, N.Y. – Phillips Racing Partnership’s Bellavais will look to capitalize on class relief and a cutback in distance as part of a talented field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s fourth running of the $100,000 Soaring Softly at...
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BULLARDS ALLEY LOOKS FOR BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES IN LOUISVILLE HANDICAP

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, May 18, 2017) – Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins’ Bullards Alley will attempt to become a repeat winner of Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs when he faces 11 rivals in the 1 ½-mile...
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Preakness May 18: Always Dreaming ‘Sitting on Go’ for Saturday’s Preakness

By David Joseph —- Preakness News and Notes 05.18.2017 Always Dreaming ‘Sitting on Go’ for Saturday’s Preakness Classic Empire ‘Focused and Happy’ for Morning Gallop Conquest Mo Money Changing Trainer’s Life BALTIMORE – After training Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always...
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Arlington International Racecourse Barn Notes: Thursday, May 18

By Bailey Gallison —- SAKONNET STRAIGHT TO STAKES AT ARLINGTON Trainer Anthony Granitz says he will point Sakonnet for the Grade III $100,000 Arlington Classic on May 27 at Arlington International Racecourse. The 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy was last seen finishing a...
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The Woodlawn Vase: Most Valuable Trophy in American Sports.

By David Joseph —- The Woodlawn Vase; MJC Photos BALTIMORE – The elegant Woodlawn Vase, originally created by Tiffany and Company in 1860, is the most valuable trophy in American sports. Acacia Courtney looks at the history of the Woodlawn Vase and the tradition. Video...
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BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY: MOANA KEY TO ALL-STAKES LATE PICK-5

By Matt Pappis Tracksideview Staff Writer —- ( I recommend NOT playing Pick-4’s this weekend the takeout out is 25.5% the Pick-5 takeout is only 12% * ) Race 7) 1‰ Mile Pimlico Special H. Grade III. Purse $300,000 FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD Post Time: ( 2:39)/...
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Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming installed as 4-5 favorite for 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1)

By David Joseph —- Budweiser InfieldFest features multi-platinum crossover artist Sam Hunt BALTIMORE – At Wednesday afternoon’s post position draw for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), Always Dreaming, the impressive winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), was...
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