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PA-Bred Princess of Sylmar Will Run in Kentucky Oaks

By Esther Marr, @BH_EMarr   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt Princess of Sylmar at Churchill Downs Order This Photo   Trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed that King of Prussia Stable’s homebred filly Princess of Sylmar will compete in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).   The daughter of Majestic Warrior   will be ridden by Mike Smith in the May 3 race.   “There …

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Five Races for Pennsylvania-Bred/Sired Horses Added to 2013 Penn National Stakes Schedule

Grantville, PA (Friday, April 26, 2013) – Five races for Pennsylvania-bred and/or sired horses have been added to the 2013 stakes schedule at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, including two that will complement the inaugural running of the $500,000 Penn Mile. The E Dubai HBPA for all 3-year-olds and up and the Silver Train HBPA for fillies and …

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PA-Bred Gathering steps up to graded stakes in Bewitch

By Marty McGee 3   LEXINGTON, Ky. – Understated Englishman that he is, Jonathan Sheppard admitted to being “delighted” a couple of days after he sent out a filly named Gathering to win her North American debut on opening weekend of the Keeneland spring meet. For a less-disciplined chap, a replay of the April 6 victory by Gathering would elicit …

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TUJOES RALLIES TO WIN LYMAN; VILLETTE UPSETS IN FOXY JG

Parx Racing hosted its first two state-bred stakes Saturday afternoon, the $75,000 Lyman Handicap and the $75,000 Foxy J G Stakes.  Briardale Stable’s Tujoes rallied from mid-pack to win the Lyman while Virginiana’s Villette came from just off the pace to score in the Foxy J G.  Both stakes were contested at seven furlongs, the Lyman for three year-olds and …

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Wise Dan Triumphant in Maker’s 46 Return

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt   The champ is back. Morton Fink’s 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan easily won the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (gr. IT) by a length over Data Link April 12 at Keeneland, successfully making his 2013 debut while recording his sixth straight victory (VIDEO).   Racing for the first time since his record-setting …

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LYMAN HANDICAP AND FOXY JG SATURDAY AT PARX

Parx Racing will host two state-bred stakes Saturday afternoon, the $75,000 Lyman Handicap and the $75,000 Foxy J G Stakes.  Both stakes will be contested at seven furlongs, the Lyman for three year-olds and up and Foxy J G for fillies and mares, three and up.   A full field of twelve will face the starter for what looks to …

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KITTEN’S POINT THIRD IN ASHLAND

Augustin Stable’s Kittens Point finished third in the $500,000 G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on April 6th.  The three-year-old filly by Kitten’s Joy was held off of the early pace and moved into striking position in the lane, but could not catch winner Emollient, who won by 9 lengths.  Kitten’s Joy has won two races from six starts and earned …

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Jumps: Divine Fortune states case

Published on Sunday, 07 April 2013 20:10 Joe Clancy The first double-meet weekend of the 2013 steeplechase season turned into a showcase for the proverbial little guy as wins came early and often for stables that don’t routinely crack the top 10 on the circuit. Good for the game, no matter who you root for. Mostly. Jonathan Sheppard still collected …

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Oaklawn: Officer Alex noses out Bobcat Jim in Bachelor

By Mary Rampellini HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Officer Alex caught Bobcat Jim on the wire for a dramatic win in the $75,000 Bachelor for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. The six-furlong race was run on a perfect spring afternoon, before an ontrack crowd of 22,361. Coady Photography Officer Alex and jockey Alex Birzer (left) battle to barely reach the …

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PA Report: Handle on Live Races Up 12%

By Tom LaMarra, @BH_TLaMarra   Purses paid at six racetracks in Pennsylvania in 2012 increased 1% while wagering on the live product was up 12% from the previous year, according to the latest benchmark report prepared by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The PGCB compiles the numbers each year because the tracks have slot machines, which generated about $272 million …

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