Month: September 2017

ARCADIA, Calif. — Paradise Woods returned Saturday to where she became all the rage, and the friendly confines of Santa Anita served her well as she erased two disappointing previous tries with a runaway victory in the Grade 1, $294,000 Zenyatta Stakes, earning her a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 3
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Awesome Slew got an ideal tune-up for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile when prevailing as widely expected in the 25th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack, the last of three stakes on a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Corey Lanerie, Awesome Slew looped the field to enter
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For a few seconds on the final turn of Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Lukas Classic at Churchill Downs, it seemed like it was anyone’s race, with four horses within a couple lengths of early leader Honorable Duty. But it turned out that Honorable Duty, under confident handling by Corey Lanerie, was only
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ELMONT, N.Y. — When Takaful won his debut by eight lengths sprinting here last Oct. 29, expectations for the well-bred colt were set high. Eleven months and six races later, Takaful reached those expectations, running down the speedy favorite El Deal to win Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes by one length at Belmont Park,
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Melmich ($3.40) remained unbeaten on the year with a dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $130,000 Durham Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Melmich trailed early in the five-horse field. He made a four-wide move to the lead on the far turn en route to a 7 1/2-length score over 12-1 shot U S
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Trainer Chad Brown shipped four horses to Laurel Park for stakes on Saturday. In less than a half-hour’s time Rymska and Taperge finished first and second in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks and Projected and Catapult ran one-two in the day’s feature race, the Grade 2 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup. “I’m very pleased with the
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DOVER, Del. — Ryan Blaney crashed the Xfinity Series playoffs and the Cup regular dominated Saturday to win the race at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR imposed limits this season on how many times the elite Cup drivers can race in NASCAR’s second-tier series. Blaney made the Cup playoffs with a win at Pocono and played
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OKLAHOMA CITY — All-Star small forward Paul George said Saturday that Russell Westbrook‘s five-year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder will “absolutely” factor into his decision on his own future next summer. “We’ve been on an unbelievable start right now, and for him to be committed here, it says a lot,” George said. “Not only
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