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Bob Le Beau stakes its claim as the new jumper to beat

The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau burnished his credentials for the 2015 Eclipse Award when he moved powerfully into Belmont Park's homestretch, grabbed the lead inside the furlong pole, and held safe Hinterland for a half-length victory in last Thursday's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr. 1).

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

Special Skills jumps up to win as chasing returns to Suffolk

Special Skills showed off some special skills when he took command of Saturday's $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle after a mile and drew away to a 3 1/2-length victory in the first jump race held at Suffolk Downs since 1997.

September 09, 2015 | | Equine

Dalton gets third Spa win aboard Diplomat

Ridden by Camden's Bernie Dalton, owner-trainer Jimmy Day's Diplomat surged into contention early in Saratoga's homestretch, took the lead over the last fence, and drew away to a three-length victory in Wednesday's $70,000 optional allowance hurdle.

September 04, 2015 | | Equine

A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last Saturday, there was little doubt in anyone's mind that history had been made.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine

Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine

Sheppard extends his Saratoga win streak to 47 years

Jonathan Sheppard added to his unprecedented Saratoga Race Course winning streak on Wednesday when Tamara McSorley's Lune de Caro powered through the stretch to take a $65,000 optional allowance hurdle.

August 21, 2015 | | Equine

Preger-developed Prospect Park return to form in stakes win

Prospect Park, whose path to the Kentucky Derby was compromised by a series of mishaps this spring, put the past and eight rivals behind him Sunday with an impressive performance in the featured Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar.

August 12, 2015 | | Equine

Dalton, African Oil go from last to first in Kiser

Trained by Camden's Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, African Oil established himself as a rising star over fences when he overhauled a quality field on the final turn in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes and drew away Monday to his third straight victory.

August 05, 2015 | | Equine

Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a account, he will match it up to $5,000.

July 24, 2015 | | Equine

Doyle continues to track down Young after Parx win

Joe McSorley's Lune de Caro took the inside path into the final fence of Parx Racing's $35,000 Ratings Handicap Hurdle and closed powerfully under Willie McCarthy to win by 2 1/2 lengths last Tuesday at the suburban Philadelphia track.

July 22, 2015 | | Equine

Demonstrative wins battle of Eclipse champs with new rider

Reigning Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative began the defense of his North American championship with a game neck victory over Mr. Hot Stuff in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Irouqois, the signature race of Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville and the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule.

May 13, 2015 | | Equine

Trio of Eclipse champions tangle in Music City

Three Eclipse Award champions -- Demonstrative, Divine Fortune and Pierrot Lunaire -- have been entered to contest Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), the signature race of Saturday's 74th annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.

May 08, 2015 | | Equine

Grinding Speed stamps himself as the horse to beat in NSA’s timber series

Michael T. Wharton's Grinding Speed established himself as the horse to catch for this year's timber championship when jockey Mark Beecher laid down a strategically slow pace in Saturday's $90,000 Virginia Gold Cup and then turned back a stiff challenge from Dakota Slew to win by a length.

May 06, 2015 | | Equine

Fisher sweeps up in Queen’s Cup feature

NSA champion trainer Jack Fisher took the first two spots in the $75,000 Queen's Cup MPC 'Chase for novices on Saturday when Selection Sunday came home 2 1/2 lengths clear of stablemate Schoodic at the 20th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase at Brooklandwood Race Course near Charlotte. Street Fight finished third.

April 29, 2015 | | Equine

Mr. Hot Stuff snaps Decoy Daddy's run in Temple Gwathmey

Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine

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European invaders spice up Grand National nominations

America's richest steeplechase race, the $300,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) on Saturday, Oct. 17, took on a decided international flavor when a phalanx ...

October 13, 2015 | | Equine

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine


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