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    Marion Marauder leads Kentucky Futurity in quest for Trotting Triple Crown

    by Ray Cotolo, for Red Mile

    124kentuckyfuturityYonkers Trot-winner Marion Marauder will attempt to be the ninth champion to claim the Trotting Triple Crown amid a stakes-packed card to close out the Grand Circuit meeting at Red Mile on Sunday (Oct. 9).

    The draw for the 124th Kentucky Futurity was conducted during Red Mile’s Thursday afternoon program. A field of 12 is slated to go in a single dash for $431,000, carded as race 12 on a 14-race program. Marion Marauder, by Muscle Hill out of the Donerail mare Spellbound Hanover, drew post 11.

    “It’s not [a great draw], but it should be a great race for the fans,” Scott Zeron, Marion Marauder’s driver, said. “I hope I can drive a nice race and have a little luck. I think I have the horse that can win it, I just have to make sure I drive him that way.”

    Written by Published in Harness Racing News
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    Always B Miki, Wiggle It Jiggleit to renew rivalry at Dayton

    from Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway

    Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (Sept. 30).

    In their head-to-head confrontations, Always B Miki has won three times, capturing the Jim Ewart Memorial, the William Haughton Memorial and the Ben Franklin. Wiggle It Jiggleit was victorious in the Canadian Pacing Derby and the Dan Patch, and was runner-up to Shamballa in the U. S. Pacing Championship where Always B Miki finished fourth.

    Written by Published in Harness Racing News
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    Saturday Graded Stakes Previews at Santa Anita

    santa anita park logoFrom Santa Anita Park


    ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017)–With strong resumes in abundance, Ring Weekend, Twentytwentyvision, Flamboyant and A Red Tie Day all figure prominently in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf this Saturday. The San Gabriel, to be run for the 70st time, has attracted a field of 12 older horses.

    RING WEEKEND: This highly accomplished 6-year-old gelding by Tapit comes off a game head victory going 1 1/16 miles on grass in Del Mar’s Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap. A winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) at Santa Anita in March, 2015, he’s two for three at the San Gabriel distance and brings an overall mark of 20-7-4-2. Trained by H. Graham Motion and owned by St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, he’s the leading money earner in the field with $1,448,744.

    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News
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    Dubai Opening Day Preview

    dubaiworldcup carnivalby Steven Molyneux, the Dubai Racing Channel presenter who used to handicap Dubai horseracing for Timeform

    Meydan Overview:

    Barely has the dirt settled after California Chrome’s win in last season’s Dubai World Cup in March and we are back kicking off another three months of quality action.

    Some may snigger at the quality adjective, and there will be certainly more attractive cards over the next ten weeks or so than the opening night on Thursday, but in terms of diversity, the Carnival will once again bring all corners of the globe together – where else would you get horses from 18 countries competing?

    The equine raiders have been arriving in fits and starts, but it’s perhaps the return of a certain jockey this week that has grabbed most attention. Pat Cosgrave has been on the forfeit list ever since refusing to pay costs incurred when failing to overturn an improper riding ban picked up aboard Anaerobio in March 2014.

    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News
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    Dubai World Cup Carnival begins Thursday, Jan. 5

    dubaiworldcup carnivalMeydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival which gets underway at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

    The list features 217 accepted horses from 18 countries with 19 Group 1 winners, 10 Group 2 winners and 25 Group 3 winners among them.

    A number of exciting horses are set to make the trip to Dubai’s winter sunshine this January where they will compete for a share of the $10,925,000 prize money across 61 Thoroughbred and four Group Purebred Arabian races held outside Dubai World Cup day.

    The world's richest race day, the US $30M Dubai World Cup will be back on Saturday March 25, 2017 and will feature nine high-class races.

    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News
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    Pick Six Carryover Of $115,062 At Santa Anita

    santa anita park logoFrom Santa Anita

    ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2016)–No one tabbed six winners in Santa Anita’s opening day Pick Six on Monday, creating a carryover into Thursday at The Great Race Place of $115,062. With two dark days serving as a pari-mutuel stimulant, Thursday’s total Pick Six pool is expected to approach $750,000.

    First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. PST. The Thursday Pick Six, which has attracted a total of 68 entries, with five horses listed as also eligibles, will be comprised of races three through eight.

    Third race post time is at approximately 1:30 p.m.

    Additionally, there is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $24,656 into Thursday.

    For entries, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit

    Published in Thoroughbred Racing News