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Month: July 2016

Bitumen Impressive in Sanford

Bitumen Impressive in Sanford

At one point six lengths down and in fourth place on the backstretch, Bitumen kicked it in a higher gear and won the Sanford Stakes July 23 in a furious stretch run. It was Bitumen’s second win in as many starts, having won his maiden on June 30. Zartera set a quick early pace along with Random Walk and Bay Numbers, with the first quarter mile in :22 3/5. The three horses raced as one for most of the backstretch,…

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More 2-year-olds to watch

More 2-year-olds to watch

Horse Racing Nation is keeping an eye on the 2-year-olds, and they have a new crop to keep your eye on. They include: Bitumen, who won his maiden handily on June 30. HRN called him “a fantastic debut by a colt that’s bred to stretch out.” Random Walk, a horse bred for sprints but could develop nicely, won his maiden by 5 3/4 lengths in a race that was only 5 furlongs long.  That was good enough for a Beyer…

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Line Up the 2017 Contenders

Line Up the 2017 Contenders

Last month, Horse Racing Nation proved that it was never too early to start looking for another champion as they published an article on the possible contenders for the Kentucky Derby. Granted, most of the article focuses on the crop of horses making their way to the 2-year-old ranks based on sires, but they do introduce several possible contenders: American Cleopatra, a full sister to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; Hey Mike, who finished second in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes…

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