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Year: 2016

Mastery Masterful in Los Alamitos Futurity

Mastery Masterful in Los Alamitos Futurity

It was close for a while, but Mastery proved to be the leading colt coming out of the West for the Kentucky Derby with a convincing 7 1/4 victory in the Los Alamitos Futurity. Bobby Abu Dhabi broke well, but Mastery went straight for him, battling him down the backstretch, the two exchanging leads as they went 1/2 mile in 45.6 seconds. Into the far turn, the two continued neck and neck as Irap moved up to challenge them at the…

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McCraken Takes Kentucky Jockey Club

McCraken Takes Kentucky Jockey Club

It seems coming off the pace is working for two-year-olds. In ninth place at one time, McCraken made a beeline for the front on the far turn, battled with Wild Shot down the homestretch, and finally pulled away in the final 100 yards to register his third win in as many tries. Wild Shot stalked the leader, Uncontested, who had traveled far from his outside position to take the lead into the clubhouse turn. When Uncontested tired heading into the…

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Mo Town Triumphs in Remsen

Mo Town Triumphs in Remsen

Mo Town, another son of Uncle Mo, ran down the favorite Takaful in the homestretch en route to a 2-1/2 length victory over No Dozing in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes. Takaful, going off at 4-5, took a huge early lead of about five lengths over the rest of the field going into the backstretch. As he entered the far turn, Mo Town had made up most of the ground but still remained a length off the lead. They stayed that…

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Gunnevera Takes Delta Downs Jackpot with Ease

Gunnevera Takes Delta Downs Jackpot with Ease

Gunnevera came from way off the pace to take the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, an impressive win for a colt who had recently finished a poor fifth to Classic Empire in the Breeder’s Futurity. The pace was slow, with Stormin’ Norman and Hot Sean trading leads throughout the backstretch and Gunnevera trailing the pack. Going into the far turn, Gunnevera made an explosive move toward the front, and reaching the homestretch he was a close second to Hot Sean (Stormin’ Norman had…

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