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  • Relaxed Gesture Leads Gulfstream BC Turf Noms

    Moyglare Stud Farm's 5-year-old Relaxed Gesture, the Irish-bred son of Indian Ridge, is prominent among 15 older horses nominated for the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Artie Schiller, Better Talk Now Among Woodford Reserve Nominees

    Artie Schiller, winner of the 2005 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), are among 128 nominees to the 20th running of the $400,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Mark Guidry will ride Buzzards Bay in Derby 131.

    Jockey Guidry Takes Long Way Home

    Jockey Mark Guidry took the overland route to get back to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Forget about going seven-wide on the final turn, Guidry went about 2,000 miles out of his way to find the mount that would bring him back to Louisville the first Saturday in May.

  • Meadowlands Notebook: Pletcher Faces Decision

    <i>by Gary Granade</i> -- With the Breeders' Cup looming on October 30, Pletcher could elect to keep Balto Star on the dirt for the $4 million Classic (G1). The Meadowlands Cup, his first run on the main track in over a year, was a compelling argument for that course of action. On the other hand, Balto Star is a Grade 1 winner on the grass, making the $2 million Turf (G1) a viable option.

  • Balto Star, winning the Red Smith Handicap.

    Balto Star Headlines Meadowlands Cup

    Multimillionaire Balto Star is set to head postward in Friday night's $500,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II), and trainer Todd Pletcher is hoping to use the 1 1/8-mile dirt race to springboard the 6-year-old gelding by Glitterman to Lone Star Park and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 30.

  • Magistretti (4) and Edgar Prado win the Grade I Man o&#39;War, Saturday at Belmont.

    Magistretti, Prado Take Well-Timed Man o' War

    Epalo appeared to be home free in the late stages of the $500,000 Man o'War, but Michael Tabor's Magistretti, last at the top of the stretch, flew down the middle of the track to win going away on yielding turf at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Ramon Dominguez and Better Talk Now will try to follow last month&#39;s win in the Sword Dancer with a victory in the Man o&#39;War Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.

    Better Talk Now Best on Turf in Man o'War?

    Saturday's $500,000 Man o'War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park drew a field of eight runners who may have to contend with soft going after steady rain in New York earlier this week.

  • Ramon Dominguez gives Better Talk Now a pat on the back after winning the Sword Dancer Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Better Talk Now Speaks Up in Sword Dancer

    Bushwood Stable's Better Talk Now picked a fine spot to earn his first victory of the 2004 season, taking the $500,000 Sword Dancer Handicap (gr. IT) in his first grade I attempt on the grass at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Balto Star defeats The Tin Man and Lunar Sovereign in United Nations upset win.

    Balto Star Pace Danger in Sword Dancer

    Anstu Stables' Balto Star is the one catch in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Handicap (gr. IT) at 1 1/2 miles on turf Saturday at Saratoga. If he gets the kind of pace he enjoys, they may not be able to do it.

  • Draw May Spell Trouble for Meteor Storm

    Meteor Storm, the morning line favorite in a field of 12 entered for Saturday's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, must overcome the extreme outside post.

  • It's Time to Speak Up in United Nations

    Meteor Storm and Hard Buck are the heavy hitters in Saturday's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, but Better Talk Now is among several major stakes winners in the field that could easily be factors.

  • B.C. Turf Hero Johar Among Nominees for Turf Classic

    The Thoroughbred Corp's Johar, a dead-heat winner with High Chaparral in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), and 3rd Turn Stable's defending winner Honor In War head a list of 98 older grass horses nominated to the 17th running of the $400,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Hard Buck, under Edgar Prado in yellow silks, defeats Balto Star in the Gulfstream Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap.

    Hard Buck Hits Jackpot at Gulfstream

    Brazilian-bred Hard Buck rallied on the outside to get up in the final two strides, defeating favored Balto Star by a head in the $190,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Balto Star, heads Gulfstream Park Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap.

    Balto Star Heads Gulfstream BC Handicap

    Anstu Stables' Balto Star, tough to beat when he runs his best, and Richard Violette Jr.'s Man From Wicklow, who knows how to win going long on the local grass, top a field of eight in Sunday's $250,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at a mile and three-eighths on the turf.

  • Balto Star Outshines McKnight Foes

    Anstu Stables' homebred 5-year-old gelding Balto Star went gate-to-wire to win the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths over Continuously at Calder on Saturday.

  • Balto Star, winning  the Red Smith.

    Balto Star, Cetewayo Lead Talented Field in W.L. McKnight

    Anstu Stable's Balto Star and Dr. John Chandler's Cetewayo are millionaire grade I winners ranking high in the nation's distance turf division and will be among the favorites in Saturday's $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. II) at Calder.

  • Balto Star rolls to victory in the Red Smith Handicap.

    No Catching This Star in Red Smith Handicap

    Front-running Balto Star and jockey John Velazquez took advantage of his deliberate pace to spurt away in the stretch en route to an easy 3 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) over soft going on the Aqueduct turf.

  • Red Smith contender Balto Star, winning the United Nations.

    Balto Star, Macaw The Class of Red Smith 'Cap

    Balto Star and Macaw lead a field of a dozen runners expected for Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct. The 1 1/8-mile turf race will be the rubber match for the pair, who has faced each other twice this year. After Balto Star retreated in the Sword Dancer (gr. IT), Macaw finished well ahead of him in second. In the Man 'o War, Balto Star held on for fourth, two spots ahead of a flat Macaw.

  • Sulamani, winning the Turf Classic.

    Sulamani Superb in Turf Classic Romp

    Godolphin Stable's Sulamani recovered after stumbling badly on the final turn, impressively sweeping past the field in the stretch to record an easy 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $750,000 Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

  • Balto Star, may be added to Jockey Club Gold Cup field.

    JC Gold Cup Trainers Playing the Waiting Game

    With Empire Maker withdrawn from Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), several trainers who had no plans to run are now reconsidering and will see how the field shapes up before deciding whether to enter on Thursday.

  • Congaree, assigned 124 pounds for the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Congaree 124-lb. Highweight for Kentucky Cup Classic

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree has been assigned 124 pounds for Turfway Park's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) to be run Saturday. The nine-time stakes winner and earner of more than $2.7 million has been asked to spot four pounds to his nearest rival, Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Perfect Drift.

  • Lunar Sovereign Shoots to Man o'War Win

    Darley Stable's Lunar Sovereign, guided by Richard Migliore, unleashed an explosive move while wide on the final turn and rolled on to a 2 3/4-length win in the $500,000 Man o'War (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Mineshaft: vulnerable in Saturday&#39;s Woodward?

    Mineshaft Could Hit Solid 'Rock' in Woodward

    With Saratoga still fresh in everyone's mind, Belmont's first big "Fall Preview" weekend is already here. On paper, Mineshaft looks virtually unbeatable in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), but pay very close attention to Northern Rock, who should be rolling along on an uncontested lead.

  • Balto Star defeats The Tin Man and Lunar Sovereign in United Nations upset win.

    37-1 Balto Star Steals United Nations 'Cap

    Anstu Stable's Balto Star, a 37-1 shot making the most of his inside post, took command at the start and repulsed all challengers in the stretch to score an upset victory in the $750,000 United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • Balto Star Spotted for Action in Oceanport 'Cap

    Anstu Stable's Balto Star has developed a very noticeable racing pattern. Since last year, the Todd Pletcher-trained 5-year-old has followed every bad race with a very good race. And, since last out he ran last in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), his rivals in Saturday's $100,000 Oceanport Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth better have their running shoes on.

  • Nine Probable for Pimlico Special

    Even though the weights won't be released until Friday, a field of nine is probable for the Pimlico Special (gr. I). Returning after a year's hiatus, Maryland's premier race for older horses will be run on Friday, May 16, the day before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Snake Mountain Can Ease Owner's Pain

    Doug Koch, owner of Berkshire Stud in upstate Pine Plains, N.Y. knows exactly how bad things can go at times in racing. Last Saturday in the Distaff Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Aqueduct, his Saskya was to make her last start before retiring to broodmare duties.

  • Mineshaft Rolls Into Whirlaway Handicap

    Mineshaft brings a three-race winning streak into Sunday's Fair Grounds feature race, the $125,000 Whirlaway Handicap (gr. III). The son of A.P. Indy will face eight rivals in the 1 1/16-mile test for older horses.

  • Point Prince heads to victory in the Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Team Valor's Point Prince in Appleton Upset

    Team Valor's Point Prince pulled a 29-1 upset in Saturday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT), defeating front-running Krieger by 1 1/4 length in the one-mile grass event.

  • Balto Star, winning the 2001 running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Balto Star Leads Field for Appleton

    Some of the top turf horses and sprinters on the grounds get their day in the sun at Gulfstream Saturday, as the second day of the 2003 meeting is highlighted by two graded stakes events -- the $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III).

  • Breeders' Cup Undercard Features 3 Stakes

    In addition to its eight-race Breeders' Cup Day card Saturday, Arlington Park will run three additional $100,000 handicaps – an early stakes double before the headline races and a turf course nightcap afterward.

  • On track at Belmont

    No BC for Balto Star, Harlan's Holiday still on target for Classic...Owsley BC-bound for Filly & Mare Turf...Next starts in place for Regal Sanction and Snake Mountain.

  • Beat Hollow, right, running to victory in the Arlington Million.

    Beat Hollow Tries Keeneland Turf

    A pair of grade I contests highlight Keeneland's FallStars Weekend Sun., Oct. 6. The $600,000 Shadwell Keeneland Mile features the star of the American turf this year, Beat Hollow, who comes in off his fame win in the Arlington Million (gr. I).

  • Belmont Barn Notes

    Medaglia d'Oro breezes...No BC for Funny Cide...Balto Star slated to start at Keeneland.