Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Economic Model edged away from Irish War Cry for his first stakes victory in more than 20 months in a spill-marred 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal’s Hope on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Giving jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. his fourth straight winner on a 13-race card, Economic Model sat
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Gunnevera and Sharp Azteca took their first steps toward the Dubai World Cup this past weekend, working easy half-miles at Gulfstream Park West. Gunnevera was timed in 50.83 seconds breezing Saturday, while Sharp Azteca covered the same distance in 49.60 the following morning. The work was the first for Gunnevera since his third-place finish in
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Kanthaka, impressive winner of the Grade 2 San Vicente on Feb. 10 at Santa Anita, is expected to make his next start in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham Stakes on March 10 at Aqueduct, Terry Finley, president of owner West Point Thoroughbreds, said Monday. Finley said the Gotham is attractive for
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Ms Locust Point galloped to her first graded victory in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel Park on Saturday, going straight to the front under jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. and posting an easy 4 1/2-length score. In all fairness, the Grade 2 Fritchie wasn’t a true test for Ms Locust Point because the race fell
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Fault, the 4-year-old filly who raced throughout the Midwest and East Coast last year, left Phil D’Amato impressed with her morning exercise shortly after she joined his stable earlier this year. The preliminary indications were encouraging, especially since D’Amato had watched Fault’s troubled fourth-place finish in the Pago Hop Stakes at Fair
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NEW ORLEANS — What did they expect when they called him The Player? True to his name, The Player appears to have been playing around during his races, losing focus during key points when his mind should have been bent on competing. The Player adds blinkers and has no problem winning the Mineshaft Handicap at
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