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Finest City runs away from Fantastic Style in Santa Monica

ARCADIA, Calif. – Wavell Avenue couldn’t do it in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita in November. Fantastic Style failed in the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. In both races, Finest City was challenged early in the stretch by formidable rivals in important sprints for fillies and mares. In both races, Finest …

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Page McKenney ends hiatus with Native Dancer triumph

 The $75,000 Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park might have been Page McKenney’s first start in nine months, but he looked anything but rusty while scoring a 1 3/4-length win the 1 1/16-mile race for older horses. Page McKenney had not raced since April before Saturday’s Native Dancer. Page McKenney, now 7, had not been postward since finishing second in …

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PA-Bred Finest City Named Champion Female Sprinter

Finest City not only proved the best distaff sprinter of 2016, but acquitted herself around two turns on dirt and turf as well. It illustrated the mare’s versatility, though in the end, she demonstrated her keen sprinting ability by beating the best in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) to clinch the Eclipse Award as top female sprinter. …

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Unique Bella much the best in Santa Ynez

 Unique Bella’s easy win in Sunday’s $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita left trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in awe of her effort – and looking forward to more prestigious races in coming months. Unique Bella romps by 7 1/2 lengths under Mike Smith in the Santa Ynez for 3-year-old fillies. Unique Bella ($4) won the Grade 2 …

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What a Summer Stakes – PA-Bred Disco Chick Comes in 2nd

Angled to the rail after straightening for home, BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey collared pacesetting favorite Disco Chick at the eighth pole and edged clear to win the $75,000 What a Summer by a half-length. It was the third career stakes win for the 5-year-old mare and first victory since defeating Disco Chick by a head in the Dashing Beauty …

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Jazil Stakes – PA-Bred Grasshoppin Takes 2nd

Sunny Ridge was asserting himself as the field turned for home in Saturday’s $125,000 Jazil Stakes and drew off down the lane to win by 4 1/2 lengths over Grasshoppin. Doyouknowsomething was third and the favorite, Royal Posse, checked in fourth. Sunny Ridge, a 4-year-old Holy Bull gelding, ran 1 mile and 70 yards on the fast inner track in …

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2017 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Registered PA-Breds in 2017 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Hip no. 266, Bay Mare, 5/16/12, by Street Sense (2004) – Going Day (2003) by Daylami (IRE); George Strawbridge, Jr.; Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent II; Registered PA-Bred Hip no. 441, Dark Bay or Brown Colt, 1/23/16, by Orb (2010) – Midnight Bliss (2011) by Midnight Lute; …

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