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  • Sunny Ridge takes the March 12 Stymie over longshot Doyouknowsomething

    Sunny Ridge Digs in to Win Stymie

    Dennis Drazin's homebred Sunny Ridge scored a close victory after going wide into the stretch in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes March 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Joking runs down Dads Caps to win the True North.

    Joking Upsets True North Stakes

    Joking, a 9-1 shot who returned $21.80 while giving owner/trainer Charlton Baker his first graded stakes victory, dashed across the line to upset by a neck.

  • Awesome Gent wins the Winkfield Stakes.
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    NY-Bred Awesome Gent Takes Winkfield

    Burning Sands Stables' homebred Awesome Gent, who sat just off two dueling leaders for almost a half-mile, took over in the stretch and pulled away to win the $125,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.

  • Coffee Clique rolls late to take the Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap.

    Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

    Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

  • Empire Dreams streaks home to win the New York Derby.

    Empire Dreams Lands New York Derby

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams benefited from an outside post and clear trip July 12 to take the $161,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, while an incident at the start impacted more than half the field.

  • Victor Carrasco

    Little Separates Apprentice Jockey Contenders

    Statistically speaking, there's little separating jockeys Victor Carrasco, Manuel Franco, and Edgard Zayas, the three Puerto Rican-born finalists for the 2013 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice rider.