Tag Archives: Race Replay

Week of December 2, 2013

The 2013 racing season concluded with a host of graded stakes action over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, including a Grade 1 victory that may have solidified 3-year-old male honors for a most unlikely colt.

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Week of November 4, 2013

High drama, thrilling finishes and devastating loss—this year’s Breeders’ Cup had it all. Let’s recap the weekend’s memorable highs and lows.

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Week of October 28, 2013

History was made at Woodbine this weekend by a veteran globetrotter, as Belmont and Keeneland wrapped up their fall meets and Churchill opened theirs with a look at the stars of tomorrow.

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Week of October 21, 2013

As Breeders’ Cup contenders continued their preparation, state-bred championships were the focus this weekend.

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Week of October 7, 2013

Juveniles took center stage this weekend, and defending Breeders’ Cup champions fell short in their final preps before the big day.

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Week of September 16, 2013

With his facile track record-setting effort this weekend, Wise Dan turned up the heat in his contest with Game on Dude for the Horse of the Year title.

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Week of August 26, 2013

Saturday’s Midsummer Derby muddled rather than clarified the top 3-year-old picture, but there’s absolutely no doubt as to who is the number one older dirt horse in America.

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Week of August 12, 2013

A bevy of juvenile races highlighted the weekend’s stakes action, and two Breeders’ Cup champions returned to the track with mixed results.

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Week of August 5, 2013

It was a light schedule of graded stakes on the first weekend of August as we take a little breather before the hectic end of summer.

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Week of July 15, 2013

Turf is where the action was last week, with several big races at both Arlington and Colonial Downs, not to mention the final spring/summer action at Hollywood Park.

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Week of July 1, 2013

Just as weather extremes divided the country, favorites and longshots equally played a role in shaping this week’s racing storylines.

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Week of June 24, 2013

A proliferation of upsets highlighted the week, with the failure of heavy favorites and a Derby winner retired on a losing note.

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Week of June 17, 2013

A relatively light week in terms of racing was highlighted by who returned to the track—and who reluctantly departed it.

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Week of May 27, 2013

The unofficial beginning of summer was marked by a plethora of racing action from coast-to-coast, including three Grade 1 events at Belmont Park on Memorial Day.

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Week of May 20, 2013

Oxbow’s upset victory in the Preakness leaves us bereft of a Triple Crown winner yet again, but with familiar names in the winner’s circle, a sense of nostalgia reigned supreme this weekend.

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Week of May 13, 2013

A quiet weekend saw a vindication and a couple of upsets as we set our sights on the upcoming Preakness.

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Week of May 6, 2013

Orb’s satisfying victory in the Kentucky Derby topped off a terrific weekend of racing, justly raising hopes that the Triple Crown drought may finally end.

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Week of April 29, 2013

As April begins to transition into May, major tracks like Belmont, Churchill, Hollywood and Woodbine open for the season, and anticipation builds for the upcoming classics.

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Week of April 22, 2013

With less than two weeks now remaining before the Kentucky Derby, a relatively light weekend of racing featured a million dollar payday for Game on Dude—and the retirement of unbeaten superstar Black Caviar.

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Week of April 15, 2013

The major Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps wrap up, an international mare stays perfect and a maiden claimer race turns into one the most exciting and wild things we’ll probably see all year.

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Week of April 8, 2013

While the Derby prep races may have dominated the weekend headlines, the Oaks-bound fillies most impressed some racing fans.

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Week of March 11, 2013

The quest for Derby glory claimed yet another victim this weekend, while the future wager favorite solidified his position with an impressive win.

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Week of February 25, 2013

As the Kentucky Derby Championship Series gets underway, there’s a new (and surprising) leader atop the point standings, and a top contender falls to the wayside. Here we go again, folks…

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Week of February 18, 2013

On opposite sides of the globe, two superstar mares made victorious returns to the track, and now seek even greater glory in the coming year.

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Week of February 11, 2013

The year’s first Grade 1 stakes included a match-up of two gifted older horses headed for a world stage—and a lightly-raced first-time stakes starter who pulled off a shocker.

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Week of November 26, 2012

Satisfying results abounded this Thanksgiving weekend, as sturdy Shackleford ended his career on a high note and Groupie Doll gamely proved her mettle against the boys, even in a losing effort. Who says sportsmanship in horse racing is dead?

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Week of November 5, 2012

This year’s Breeders’ Cup offered a bevy of heart-warming stories, surprise results and satisfying moments.

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Week of October 29, 2012

With extreme weather threatening much of the eastern United States, sun-drenched Santa Anita readies itself to host yet another Breeders’ Cup this Friday and Saturday (November 2-3).

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Week of October 15, 2012

The final five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races were contested this past week.

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Week of October 8, 2012

As the countdown to the Breeders’ Cup continues, several leading contenders demonstrated their worthiness this weekend, while a few others surprised us – to say the least.

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Week of October 1, 2012

Super Saturday certainly lived up to its billing, as racing fans enjoyed ten Grade 1 offerings and terrific performances on both coasts, setting the stage for an exciting Breeders’ Cup just one month away.

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Week of September 24, 2012

Autumn officially arrived this weekend, greeted by a light schedule of graded stakes races, as we enjoyed a bit of a breather before next weekend’s impressive array of Grade 1 events.

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Week of September 10, 2012

Rather than catching our collective breath with a light schedule, this weekend provided plenty of performances that managed to take our breath away.

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Week of September 3, 2012

Say good-bye to summer and hello to autumn, as the drive to the Breeders’ Cup intensifies over the next two months.

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Week of August 27, 2012

The ill-fated fortunes of this year’s 3-year-old male crop continued with injuries, yet this unlucky bunch of sophomores also provided us with some of the week’s most exciting racing.

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Week of August 20, 2012

Terrific turf performances highlighted this week’s graded stakes action, with Americans holding their own against European invaders.

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Week of August 13, 2012

While injuries forced three fan favorites into retirement this week, the top juvenile contenders on both coasts strengthened their positions with impressive wins.

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Week of July 30, 2012

Whether it came to the bloodlines of horses, or of their human connections, the mantra this week was keeping it all in the family.

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Week of July 23, 2012

While the ranks of the top 3-year-old colts continue to be depleted, older champions stepped up to provide plenty of excitement.

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Week of July 16, 2012

Turf racing dominated the graded stakes action this weekend, but there were also several impressive performances on dirt including a sprinter set on making her third attempt at Breeders’ Cup glory, and a filly defeating the boys in the second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown.

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Week of July 9, 2012

The Breeders’ Cup may still be four months away, but the maneuvering of contenders in preparation for the big event has already begun.

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Week of July 2, 2012

Excessive heat played havoc on racing up and down the East Coast this weekend, with cancelled cards and extra precautions taken to keep both horses and humans alike well hydrated.

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Week of June 25, 2012

When it comes to horse racing of late, it’s a woman’s world, baby — and why would we want it any other way? Whether against their own sex or in open company, fillies and mares provided plenty of excitement with gutsy performances this week in Europe and in North America.

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Week of June 11, 2012

With the late defection and retirement of Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another, the Belmont was looking like the Bummer Stakes. But like the eventual winner, it rallied to provide an exciting end to another long, strange Triple Crown season.

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Week of June 4, 2012

The Dubai bounce theory suffered a serious blow last week in the form of Game on Dude while potential Belmont contenders prepared for their upcoming date with destiny.

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Week of May 28, 2012

Several down on their luck graded stakes winners found their way back to the winner’s circle on Saturday while Memorial Day was full of standout performances.

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Horse Profile: Afleet Alex

Described as an ugly duckling by his breeder, he went on to win eight races from twelve starts and 2.7 million dollars during a career shortened by injury. His win in the Preakness will be long remembered for a near disaster when he almost fell at the top of the stretch.

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Week of May 7, 2012

Stakes record fell, betting records were set, history was made and exciting finishes were the order of the day during the most anticipated weekend of the year.

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Week of April 23, 2012

It was a quiet weekend on the 2012 Kentucky Derby front but Wise Dan closed out the weekend with a win that reminded everyone that the Kentucky Derby isn’t the only game in town.

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Horse Profile: Azeri

She won 11 straight races, all of them graded stakes. She hit the board in 18 straight races. She earned more than $4 million dollars. She was champion older female for three consecutive years and Horse of the Year in 2002.

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Week of April 9, 2012

Thrilling stretch drives where the hallmark of last weekend’s races, in particular the Kentucky Derby preps as the winning margin in each was less than a length.

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Week of February 20, 2012

2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom overshadowed the 2012 Kentucky Derby hopefuls with an impressive performance in his much anticipated return. Elsewhere formful races and exciting finishes were the norm.

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Week of February 13, 2012

The Kentucky Derby and Oaks trails saw some interesting performances over the weekend in maiden and allowance company while the stakes scenes provided several exciting races.

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Horse Profile: Silverbulletday

A spur-of-the moment impulse purchase as a yearling, this two-time champion reeled off an eight race winning streak that included the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, the Ashland and Kentucky Oaks.

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Week of October 17, 2011

The 2011 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races have ended, but if we take our queue from Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner Forever, contenders have two more weeks to prepare!

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Week of September 6, 2011

Like all good things, summer racing comes to an end with the conclusion of Saratoga on Monday and Del Mar on Wednesday. Summer potential turns into fall preparation, bringing some of the best racing of the year across all divisions as eyes, and hopes, turn to the Breeders’ Cup in November.

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Week of August 15, 2011

It was an international invasion of chalky proportions at Arlington Park as heavily-favored European horses swept the Secretariat Stakes, Beverly D Stakes and Arlington Million.

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Horse Profile: Invasor

Argentinean-bred Invasor was one of the best racehorses of the century’s first decade. In his 12 starts on three continents, he won the Uruguayan Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and the Dubai World Cup. In 2006, he was named Horse of the Year.

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Week of June 27, 2011

The spotlight was on 3-year old fillies as several Kentucky Oaks contenders got down to business, including Inglorious, who beat 16 males in the Queen’s Plate.

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Horse Profile: Sky Beauty

A New York favorite and practically unbeatable at Belmont Park, she won going short, and she won going long. She was voted a champion in 1994, and this year, she joins her trainer in the Hall of Fame.

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Week of June 13, 2011

After a long Kentucky Derby trail full of upsets, surprises and the occasional unfathomable result, Ruler on Ice’s upset in the Belmont Stakes was somewhat of a fitting end to the 2011 Triple Crown.

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Week of April 25, 2011

It’s official, the 2011 Kentucky Derby prep season is finally over. And perhaps there’s no better way to send Kentucky Derby trail 2011 on its way than saying Adios Charlie!

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Week of November 22, 2010

The last big weekend of the year is upon us, with 6 Grade 1 and 17 graded races in total, Thanksgiving weekend is shaping up to be a decent last hurrah before the Derby trail picks up in the beginning of the year.

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Week of October 11, 2010

On a weekend where many hopefuls put in their final prep for the Breeders’ Cup, some questions were answered while new ones were asked. Who will Gio Ponti face in November? Can Uncle Mo handle stiffer competition? Will Sidney’s Candy even run?

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Week of October 4, 2010

With a head spinning 20 graded races over the weekend it was easy to overlook some interesting performances, particularly given Zenyatta’s heart stopping 19th win! But not to worry, we can help!

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Week of September 27, 2010

International buzz baby Frankel creates even more buzz at Ascot and the biggest Breeders’ Cup prep weekend is upon us. We also wrap-up Figs Gone Wild Month with a Q&A about DIY figs.

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Week of September 20, 2010

All eyes turned north to Woodbine for several Breeders’ Cup turf preps. This week at the site Figs Gone Wild Month is still full of run and Ten Things You Should Know About makes a return!

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Week of September 13, 2010

Snapping losing streaks, staying perfect and overcoming traffic trouble were a few of the themes from last weekend. We’ll take a closer look at Beyer Speed Figures in this week’s installment of Figs Gone Wild!

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Week of September 6, 2010

It was a mixed bag of performances with everything from the workmanlike to the break-out, with an emphasis on juveniles. And, we’re proud to announce our first theme month: September is Figs Gone Wild Month!

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Week of August 2, 2010

Stepping-up seemed to be the theme of this past weekend with Proviso proving she’s more than a miler in Filly & Mare turf division and Lookin at Lucky emphatically and easily cruising to the top of the 3-year-old division. We’ll help you step-up your game this week by taking a look at questions to ask while handicapping.

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Week of July 12, 2010

Awesome Gem reminds us that patience is key by scoring his first Grade 1 win in the Hollywood Gold Cup at age seven! Come watch replays and find out what races are coming up this weekend!

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Week of July 5, 2010

The long weekend provided plenty of stakes action and a number of surprises. In one of our handicapping challenge races Chinchon unleashed a furious run to upset the United Nations. An equally bold and impressive move won our handicapping contest!

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Week of June 21, 2010

Several Triple Crown contenders returned to the races with mixed results. If you missed any of the action, or just want to see it again, we’ve got replays and photos!

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Week of June 14, 2010

Summer swung into gear with a great weekend of racing that produced plenty of impressive winners. If you missed any of the action, or just want to see it again, we’ve got replays!

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