Spirit Of Makena Kicks Clear For Triple Bend Victory

In a performance that validated the betting, trainer George Papaprodromou’s Spirit of Makena took charge turning for home and powered to an impressive 3¼-length win in Saturday’s $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita—his second stakes win in a row and third overall dating back to a six-furlong allowance…

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Fast Buck Rockets Gate To Wire For Daytona Triumph

Ridden for the first time by Hector Berrios, Fast Buck broke like a shot and was never headed in taking Saturday’s $100,000 Daytona Stakes (G3) by a neck at Santa Anita. Trained and co-owned by Cesar DeAlba, who tallied his first graded win, Fast Buck got about 6½ furlongs down…

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Pimlico: Rainbow 6 Jackpot Soars To $432,683 For Sunday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot went unsolved for a 10th consecutive racing day Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course, growing to $432,683.12 for Sunday’s eight-race program. First race post time is 12:25 p.m. (ET). A total of $81,003 was put into Saturday’s Rainbow 6, which began with a carryover…

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Churchill Downs Issues Statement Following Equine Fatalities

In today’s first race, Kimberley Dream sustained a significant injury – a distal sesamodean ligament rupture – to her left front leg. A similar injury occurred to Lost in Limbo during Friday’s seventh race. Unfortunately, in both scenarios, attending veterinarians determined that the injuries were inoperable and unrecoverable and made…

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Big Everest Wins Monmouth’s Cliff Hanger On Front End

Christophe Louriel isn’t sure if Big Everest is ready for graded stakes company or if the 5-year-old gelding will get 1 3/8 miles on the grass, but after Saturday’s front-running victory in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes at Monmouth Park both now have to at least be considered, he said.…

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Santa Anita: Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set For Monday

As part of a blockbuster Memorial Day program, Santa Anita will have a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 Jackpot on Monday. Additionally, Santa Anita is guaranteeing a $1 million payout on both Saturday and *Sunday if there is a single-ticket winner. *In the event there is a $1 million…

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