Horse Racing

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sometimes the inside post in a bulky field can be problematic, but Florent Geroux worked out a perfect stalking trip Friday aboard Lovely Bernadette in winning the 27th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Valley View on the Keeneland turf. Always in striking distance while absent of traffic woes in the 1
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Multiple graded stakes winner Irap has been euthanized after developing laminitis as a complication from an injury he sustained in the Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow finished second to West Coast in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 23, but was pulled up on the gallop-out and vanned off the track. He
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ELMONT, N.Y. — El Deal, winner of the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga and runner-up in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Sprint due to a lesion in the suspensory of his left foreleg, trainer Jorge Navarro said Friday. Navarro said El Deal didn’t come out of
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Dortmund, a multiple Grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for an advertised fee of $7,500. The 5-year-old son of Big Brown finished with eight wins in 16 starts for earnings of $1,987,505. He was initially retired in April after a
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Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will race as a 4-year-old in 2018, it was announced in a press release late Monday afternoon. The release further stated that Always Dreaming was diagnosed with stomach ulcers following his ninth-place finish in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 26. The release was put out by
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Field of Courage ($82.70) upset European shipper Cotai Glory and the favored White Flag to win the Grade 2, $282,000 Nearctic Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Woodbine on Sunday. Field of Courage stalked pacesetters Conquest Tsunami and Dowse’s Beach in the 3 path through quick fractions of 22.88 seconds for the
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Blond Me ($18.90) rallied from off the pace under jockey Oisin Murphy to take the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes by a length over Kitten’s Roar at Woodbine on Sunday. Blond Me, who had positive form over soft turf coming into the E.P. Taylor, sat off the pace early on as
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — La Coronel should have her Keeneland routine down by now: run in a graded turf stakes, prevail in convincing fashion, and head to a jubilant winner’s circle celebration on the turf course. That familiar scenario unfolded on a bright Saturday afternoon when La Coronel sped to the most important victory of her
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