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  • 13
    JAN

    3 Graded Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday

    gulfstreamparkFrom Gulfstream Park:

    Divisidero Back on Familiar Turf in Saturday’s G2 Fort Lauderdale

    HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero has used the Gulfstream Park Turf Course as a springboard to success the past two years. Buff Bradley is hopeful that his Grade 1-winning trainee will kick off yet another lucrative campaign in Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2).

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    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News
  • 09
    JAN

    New Year, New Me: Le Chevalier’s Lesson to Live By

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    Le Chevalier (grey horse on left) competes in the NJ Hunt Cup.
    Photo by Tod Marks.

    By Bailey Bianco, AmWest Entertainment

    Passion. It’s what this sport is all about. It’s what we love most about horse racing. We all have that moment in our lives where we have to ask ourselves, “What is my passion?” And, often times, we ask ourselves this question in the New Year. The same goes for our equine athletes. Horses, unfortunately, can’t simply tell us the answer to this question. However, they can show us. When horses are passionate for what they do, you can tell. You see that fire in their eyes and heart in their stride. This display of passion is apparent in Le Chevalier.

    Le Chevalier, by Broken Vow out of Orellana, started his career as a flat racehorse for AmWest Entertainment’s founder and CEO, Nelson Clemmens. Clemmens purchased this horse at the Keeneland September sales, named and raced him in his Stone Spire silks. It was clear to see that Le Chevalier was not the next Secretariat. And although he ran as a less-than-spectacular racehorse, you could see that Le Chevalier had the passion of any successful athlete. So, he took the “New Year, New Me” career approach.

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    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News
  • 13
    JAN

    Sunday's Grand Prix de Belgique at Prix d'Amerique

    This Sunday, January 15, the The Prix de Belgique will distribute the last three qualifying tickets for the Prix d'Amérique Opodo. There will be 17 to take up the harness racing challenge. Daniel Redén will present five boarders (Wild Honey, Lionel, Propulsion, Call Me Keeper and Trinity Zet) in this semi-classic, which is extremely rare.

    Up And Quick, the 2015 Prix d'Amerique champion, was sparkling in his return to Belgium and will be closely followed, as well.

    For more information, visit the LeTrot website.

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    Written by Published in International Racing News
    Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 17:12
  • 11
    JAN

    Reynaldothewizard Seeks Third Dubawi Stakes

    dubaiworldcup carnivalFrom Dubai Racing Club

    The ever popular speedball, Reynaldothewizard will be in action on Thursday’s eight-race Dubai World Cup Carnival card as he bids to win a third consecutive Dubawi Stakes crown at Meydan Racecourse.

    The 1200m contest, sponsored by DP World UAE Region is run on the dirt track and Reynaldothewizard will face six rivals.

    Now an evergreen 11 years old, the Zabeel Stables inmate also won the race in 2015 and the equivalent contest, a conditions race which was then called the Meydan Golf Trophy in 2013, so he is technically seeking a remarkable fourth win in the race.

    Regular pilot and stable jockey, Richard Mullen is in the saddle on what will be the horse’s first outing since Dubai World Cup night, a pattern that proved successful last year.

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    Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 17:13
  • 11
    JAN

    Meydan Overview and selections for Day 2 Dubai World Cup

    dubaiworldcup carnivalSteven Molyneux’s Meydan Overview and selections below for the second meeting from the 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

    Meydan Overview:

    Victories for Mike de Kock, Christophe Soumillon, Godolphin and Ertijaal (the sprinting one) ensured an air of inevitability regards week one of the Carnival. We still learnt the odd new thing, primarily that Nicolas Caullery is a young trainer to keep an eye on. His Golden Wood upset the applecart in the very first thoroughbred race of the Carnival, and afterwards spoke, well his wife did, of their ambition to make a success of their 70-strong operation based at Chantilly. There was also the flickering into action of the new association between Jim Crowley and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, two winners on the card blighted slightly by a two-day suspension incurred by Crowley in the finale, although I don’t think he will be too disappointed at missing out on the delights of Abu Dhabi this coming Sunday.

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    Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 17:13
  • 09
    NOV

    Bold Eagle back in action Thursday am ET

    prixmarcellaurentboldeagleThe French trotting sensation Bold Eagle is back in action Thursday (Nov. 10) afternoon at Vincennes, where he will race in the Prix Marcel Laurent over the 1-5/16 mile distance.

    Bold Eagle, during his preparation last Thursday for the winter meeting.

    This is the first step during the prestigious winter meeting for Bold Eagle as he points towards the Prix d’Amerique, where he is the defending champion.

    Nine trotters were entered in the Prix Marcel Laurent and between them four were sired by Ready Cash. The total purse is 120,000 Euro or $130,000.

    The Winter meeting took off Nov. 2 and will last until March 3.

    During that period there will be 88 race days and 733 races -- 244 of those will be raced under saddle. The total purses are 44,019,000 Euros or $48.3 million.

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    Written by Published in International Racing News
    Last modified on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:35