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  • Man o' War Highlights Big Saturday at Belmont

    Saratoga may be over, but there is still plenty of high-class racing left in New York with 12 grade I stakes to be run during the next six weeks at Belmont Park's fall championship meet.

  • Saratoga Diary: Day of the Dead

    Galas like this don't exist in many parts of the country, but - in Saratoga - they make a Saturday betting horses a battle with fatigue. 'Hung over in Saratoga' is redundant.

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    Sword Dancer is Right Spot for Go Deputy

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's decision to scratch Go Deputy from the Arlington Million (gr. IT) to run instead in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga worked out brilliantly when the 6-year-old Deputy Minister horse ran away from the field at odds of 6-1.

  • Bowling Green winner Go Deputy among eight to contest the Sword Dancer.

    Without English Channel, Eight Enter Sword Dancer

    With English Channel heading out of Saratoga for a trip to Chicago for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), eight older turf horses have been entered for Saturday's Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT). The 12-furlong Sword Dancer goes as the ninth race and is one of two graded stakes on the Saratoga program.

  • English Channel, with John Velazquez up, wins the United Nations Handicap  Saturday at Monmouth Park.

    English Channel Handles United Nations Foes

    English Channel came off the rail to grab the lead in mid-stretch, then stubbornly refused to give in to the determined Cacique in winning the $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) on the sparkling new Monmouth Park turf course Saturday.

  • Better Talk Now and Ramon Dominguez (middle) teamed to win the grade II Dixie at Pimlico May 20.

    Motion Seeks Repeat of 2005 United Nations

    While New Jersey legislators and the governor close in on an agreement for the state budget that would allow racing at Monmouth Park this weekend, a field of seven was entered for the $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) Saturday over 11 furlongs on the grass.

  • Cacique survives late charge by Relaxed Gesture to win a photo Manhattan 'Cap.

    Cacique Holds on in Manhattan Squeaker

    Juddmonte Farms' Cacique, who just missed by a half-length in his last start in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), held off a hard-charging Relaxed Gesture to earn a head-bobbing victory in the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Woodford Reserve winner English Channel top choice for Saturday's Manhattan.

    English Channel Tops Stellar Manhattan Field

    English Channel leads a stellar cast in the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the Belmont Park turf Saturday, the race that precedes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Donn Handicap winner Brass Hat, on the track at Nad Al Sheba.

    Brass Hat on Track in Dubai

    Trainer Buff Bradley was delighted with his Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful Brass Hat after the 5-year-old son of Prized galloped under the Nad Al Sheba lights Monday evening, having first sampled the parade ring as his trainer ensured he would experience conditions similar to Saturday night.

  • Record Number of Americans Pointed Toward Dubai

    A record number of American-based horses are beginning their journey to Dubai to compete at the world's richest day of racing, the Dubai World Cup meeting, at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse March 25.

  • Wilson First Female to Win Woodbine Riding Title

    Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson put an exclamation point on her 2005 riding title with four wins on the final card of Woodbine's 167-day, eight-month Thoroughbred meet on Sunday.

  • Hurricane Run Tops IFHA Rankings

    Hurricane Run, winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), continues to head the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) rankings of the top racehorses of 2005 after a very extensive month of International racing that included the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in America, Melbourne Cup in Australia, and major events in Europe and Canada.

  • Relaxed Gesture Takes International In Stride

    With a stunning seven-wide move in early stretch, longshot Relaxed Gesture mowed down the field in Sunday's $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) on his way to a 4 1/2-length victory at Woodbine.

  • Borrego, winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup, worked at Belmont Park Monday.

    Monday Workout Report: Borrego, Turf Contenders on Track

    With the rains that inundated the Northeast over the previous week long gone, the sunny skies at Belmont Park Monday made for one of the busiest workout days in a long time as a slew of contenders for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships got in some much-needed exercise.

  • King's Drama plays leading role in Sword Dancer.

    King's Drama Rules Sword Dancer

    King's Drama gave embattled owner Gary Tanaka some good news when his Irish-bred gelding outran Relaxed Gesture by three-quarters of a length in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT), Saratoga's premier turf race.

  • Meteor Storm attempts to recapture his winning form in Saturday's Sword Dancer (gr. IT).

    Sword Dancer Opens Up With Likely Defection

    With Better Talk Now unlikely to defend his $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) title Saturday at Saratoga, the race now gives an opportunity for eight others horses on the East Coast to emerge among the top turf runners in the country.

  • Meteor Storm Works Toward Sword Dancer

    Meteor Storm, the 2004 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) winner at Belmont Park, worked five furlongs over the Saratoga main track Monday morning in 1:00 2/5, handily, under jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Cacht Wells holds off late charge by Relaxed Gesture to win the Bowling Green Handicap by a head.

    Cacht Wells Mows Down Bowling Green Field

    Argentine-bred Cacht Wells, sent off at odds of 26-1, took the lead down the stretch and held on through the drive to the wire to upset the even-money favorite Relaxed Gesture by a head in Saturday's $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park turf.

  • Albertrani Goes Bowling With Salic Law

    Hot trainer Tom Albertrani shoots for another Belmont stakes win Saturday when he sends out the rapidly improving Salic Law in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Meteor Storm, Artie Schiller Duel in Manhattan

    Winless since he captured last year's Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the Belmont Park turf, Meteor Storm returns to New York Saturday to face a strong group of 10 foes in the latest renewal of the $400,000 event on the Belmont Stakes undercard.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Redux--Where Are They Now?

    Will the Breeders' Cup Juvenile jinx be broken in 2004? We won't know until May 1--unless none of the Juvenile starters is entered in the Kentucky Derby--but this is as good a time as any to see what the starters from last year's edition of the race are doing now.