Month: January 2017

Guest Suite Takes the Long Way in Lecomte

Guest Suite overcame a long trip in the Lecomte Stakes, going four wide in the far turn to overtake the leaders and registering a 1 1/4-length win over a fast-closing Untrapped. Guest Suite also went wide in the first turn before settling into sixth place on the backstretch while front runners Running Mate and Phat […]

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Gormley Edges American Anthem in Thriller

It was one of those rare races in which horses raced one and two, within a length of each other, for the entire race, and then battled down the stretch in a thrilling finish that saw Gormley nose out American Anthem in the Sham Stakes. Gormley got out to the quick lead, but American Anthem […]

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Uncontested Proves His Name in Smarty Jones

Uncontested led from start to finish, thoroughly dominating the field on route to a five-and-one-fourth-length victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes. The three-year-old colt broke well and immediately took a one-length lead over Petrov, who tried vainly throughout the race to catch Uncontested. But the lead never shrank under a length as Uncontested turned it […]

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El Areeb Romps in Jerome

El Areeb played with the rest of the field Saturday, taking charge into the far turn and running away with the Grade 3 Jerome Stakes by a whopping 10 lengths. The favorite, Takaful, took the early lead but El Areeb never let him get more than 3/4 of a length ahead. He pushed Takaful down the backstretch, then made […]

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