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Pa-bred Shamrock Rose wins Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

CHURCHILL DOWNS, Ky--Pa-bred Shamrock Rose got up to win the $1 million, 7 furlong Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 3 by a neck over Chalon, owned by Unionville, Pa., residents  Mr. & Mrs. Roy Jackson's Lael stables.

Shamrock Rose Breeders cupShamrock Rose wins the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Bred by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Shamrock Rose, First Dude out of Slew's Quality, by Elusive Quality. trailed early, was three wide entering the stretch and was in a long drive to finally get up to win by a head, with Chalon a neck ahead of third placed Anonymity.

Trained by Mark Casse, who saddled his fifth career Breeders Cup winner, and ridden by  Irad Ortiz, Jr., Shamrock Rose is owned by Manfred Conrad's  Conrad Farms.

Conrad is the president and CEO of the Cora Group, Inc., a large commercial real estate development company.

Conrad purchased Shamrock Rose last year as a 2-year-old at the Ocala Breeders' Sales April sale of 2 year olds in training.

He supplemented the 3-year-old filly to the Breeders' Cup, saying he had faith in the horse because she's been doing so great in her last races.

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Joe Davies saddled Stand Down to win the $40,000 Pennsylvania Hunt Cup

UNIONVILLE, Pa.--Joe Davies saddled Frank A. Bonsal Jr.'s Stand Down (Ire). ridden by Eric Poretz, on Nov. 4 to win the $40,000 Pennsylvania Hunt Cup by 7 3/4 lengths.

Stand Down jump AlixStand Down, no. 8, behind Canyon Road (Photo by Alix Coleman)This was only Stand Down's fifth career start under rules in this country and his third win.

"We bought him last fall in England," said Davies on a telephone call from Dubai where he was with his son Teddy, who was racing in a pony race there. "He'd won a point-to-point in Ireland."

"We thought he was pretty small when we saw him getting off the plane," said Davies. "He was supposed to be 16.1-hands, but he was only 15.3. I was upset with our agent, but we had him."

"Once we got over his size, we began to like him," said Davies. "He was a little tricky in the beginning. He had a tricky mouth. But Blythe worked with him and we got him going."

"We ran him at Cheshire, then he started winning at Elkridge-Harford," said Davies. "We ran him in the little race at the Grand National, and he won that, and then he won at Willowdale."

"This fall, he ran at Geneseo, and he got a bit tired, and that might have discouraged him," said Davies. "He ran at the Gold Cup, where Doc Cebu and Le Chevalier set a good pace. With that discouraging race a week before, he just never really ran at the Gold Cup, so Eric pulled him up two fences from home." He came back well from that, so we decided to give him one more run at the Hunt cup, and he ran great."

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Fisher and Sheppard each have three winners at meets on Nov. 3

Jack Fisher and Jonathan Sheppard each saddled three winners on Nov. 3, Fisher at Pine Mountain, Ga., and Sheppard at Montpelier, Va.

jackfisheriroquoisJack FisherFisher's three wins moved him into a one race lead over Ricky Hendriks in the race for the title in Trainer, Races Won.

With just one meet remaining, the Steeplechase of Charleston on Nov. 11, both Fisher and Hendriks have pulled out all the stops to take the title, with Fisher having entered five horses and Hendriks having entered four in the four jump races.

Hendriks has said that "It would mean the world to me" to win that title, while Fisher, who has won the title for the past six years, simply said, "I like to win."

At Pine Mountain, Fisher won the first race, the $20,000 Novice timber, with Mrs. S.K. Johnston, Jr.'s Hanno, ridden by Sean McDermott.

In the second race, Fisher saddle Riverdee Stable's Motivational, again ridden by McDermott, to win by 6 lengths in the $20,000 Maiden Claiming Hurdle.

"Motivational was the best horse going into that race," said Fisher. "He's a nice horse."

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Three Horses To Watch At The Breeders' Cup Classic

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is one of the signature races in the United States’ horse racing calendar and this year’s event should be no different with several quality competitors vying for the crown.

Gun Runner won the meet last season for trainer Steve Asmussen, securing his first triumph at the event in 10 years, defeating Bob Baffert’s Collected by two-and-a-quarter lengths.

Baffert will be in the mix once again with one of his leading charges, Mckinzie, who will be battling alongside Accelerate and Catholic Boy for the title.

In the absence of Good Magic, who claimed a fine victory at Monmount Park earlier in the campaign in the Haskell Invitational Stakes, due to injury, Mckinzie is a decent shot for the crown with Betway, boasting solid odds of 6/1 for the win.

We’ll now break down the form of the leading trio over the course of the season, offering an insight as to which horse will emerge victorious from the meet.

Accelerate

Widely considered the leading contender for the crown, Accelerate has boasted an impressive 2018 campaign.

DpfsIUiXcAUh248AccelerateJohn Sadler’s charge began his term at the San Pasqual Stakes in Santa Anita, where he delivered a composed performance to triumph by one-and-three-quarter lengths ahead of Prime Attraction. He made a statement in his first Group One outing of the term, putting forward a dominant run in the Santa Anita Handicap, blowing away the rest of the field to canter over the line.

City of Light had his number in the Oaklawn Handicap, possessing the pace down the stretch to beat out Accelerate by the tightest of margins, but revenge was soon to be had on his return to Santa Anita. City of Light’s win saw him installed as the favourite for the Gold Cup, but Victor Espinoza got his charge back into a rhythm in the saddle, producing a fine run to claim the title by four-and-a-half-lengths. He has maintained his form, reeling off two further victories at the TVG Pacific Classic and the Awesome Again Stakes, sending the five-year-old into the Classic with momentum.

Mckinzie

Baffert’s charge only made his debut at this time last year in the Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita, earning a victory in his bow. In his next outing at the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, he was beaten out down the stretch by Solomini, only to be handed the win due to his rival’s disqualification after a collision with Instilled Regard. Mckinzie returned to his peak form at the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, delivering his strongest performance to finish comfortably clear of the field by three-and-a-quarter lengths.
The three-year-old put forward a strong statement at the San Felipe Stakes, even though the race was to end in disappointment. He was considered the favourite for the event, and although Mckinzie was pushed all the way down the straight by Bolt D’Oro, he was first over the line, but the victory was taken away due to a disqualification. After a 196-day break, Baffert’s charge returned to the track at the Pennsylvania Derby. The American horse delivered another fine run, displaying no signs of rust on the track as Mike Smith found a rhythm in the saddle that allowed the bay colt to finish one-and-three quarter lengths ahead of the rest of the field. Although he lacks experience, Mckinzie is the competitor to watch in the Classic.

Catholic Boy


The three-year-old had an underwhelming start to the season but has found his form, reeling off three wins on the bounce.

DpvZwaNVAAENT LCatholic BoyHis term began at the Tampa Bay Downs in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, and although he was the favourite for the race, Catholic Boy was beaten by half a length by Flameaway. Jonathan Thomas’ charge struggled once again this time at the Florida Derby, placing down in fourth well off the pace of Audible. However, his fortunes changed at Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. Analyze It was the overwhelming favourite for the race, but Catholic Boy with Javier Castellano at the reins produced a stunning effort to beat out the leading contender by a neck.
He carried that form into the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes where he was faced with his rival once again. The two horses duelled it out down the stretch for the second race on the bounce. Catholic Boy emerged victorious, claiming the title by a head. The three-year-old secured his next win at Saratoga, delivering a comfortable victory ahead of Mendolssohn at the Runhappy Travers Stakes by four lengths. He has form and the knack for an upset on his side, therefore Catholic Boy could be a winner in the Classic.

Ricky Hendriks wins with Optimus Prime, moves into first in both Trainer, Races and Money Won

THE PLAINS, Va.--Ricky Hendriks saddled Optimus Prime to win the $75,000, G2 David L "Zeke" Ferguson Memorial Stakes at the International Gold Cup on Oct. 27, and that, combined with two wins on the same day at Aiken moved Hendriks into a two race lead in his battle with Jack Fisher for the Trainer, Races Won title.

Ricky Hendriks Eve Ledyard smile togetherRicky Hendriks and Eve Ledyard enjoyed a good afternoonHendriks also moved into the lead in Trainer, Money Won with $894,150 to Fishers $878,350.

Fisher has enjoyed winning both titles for a number of years and builds his stable up to winning the bigger races in the fall, but Hendriks is giving him a serious battle this year, and the title has been swapping back and forth with each weekend.

Owned by George Mahoney's Rosbrian Farm and ridden by Ross Geraghty, Optimus Prime won easily by 18 1/4 lengths over Irvin Naylor's Sempre Medici, trained by Cyril Murphy and ridden by Darren Nagle.

"Optimus Prime has another gear," said Hendriks. "He's got six gears. Other horses have five gears, and he's got six. He's the number one horse in the barn."

Hendriks has a number of  top steeplechase horses, including Zanjebeel, who won two G1 stakes this year, Jury Duty, who just won the G1 Grand National at Far Hills and his mother's Surprising Soul, so to say Optimus Prime is the best horse in his barn is high praise indeed.

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Bernie Houghton saddled Crabcakes to win the Maryland Million Distaff, and Michael Matz saddled Winter Union to win and Tequilita to place second

LAUREL, Md.--Bernie Houghton saddled Morgan's Ford Farm's Crabcakes, ridden by Forest Boyce, to win the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap by  1 1/2 lengths on Oct. 20.

Crabcakes was bred by the elate Binnie Houghton's Buckingham Farm

"The race was 7 furlongs," said Houghton. "That's not really her distance. Her distance is six furlongs. I gave her a couple of extra things to get her ready, and I had her ready."

"Normally, six furlongs is her distance, so I gave her a couple of longer, slower works," said Houghton. "She has natural speed."

"She won this race last year, too," said Houghton. "There are two more races at Laurel for her, one just before Thanksgiving and one just before Christmas. We'll keep her here at Laurel. She likes this track."

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Beautiful race courses around the world

Is Churchill Downs, Kentucky the most beautiful racecourse in the world?


Churchill Downs from roofChurchill Downs' two towers (Photo by Abbie Myers)Racecourses have a certain elegance about them. Every one is unique, yet they all keep the same values of formality and class.

This could be somewhat down to the sheer amounts of money that's won by trainers and owners.

But when the sun is shining, the turf is looking garden-fresh and everyone is donned in their best suits and smartest dresses, there really is no better place to be.

Churchill Downs is one of the most iconic racecourses out there.

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With Jury Duty, Ricky Hendriks has another top steeplechaser to train

FAR HILLS, N.J.--Zanjabeel, owned by Rosbrian Farm and trained by Ricky Hendriks, was an early favorite to win the $450,000 G1 Grand National Hurdle Stakes at Far Hills on Oct. 20, but he bowed a tendon just prior to the race and will be sidelined for about a year.

Ricky HendriksRicky HendriksBut despite losing that top steeplecchaser for a year, Hendriks has already picked up a prime replacement.

The race was won by an English invader, Jury Duty, owned by Sideways Syndicate, trained by by Gordon Elliot and ridden by Robbie Power, and Elliot has now left Jury Duty in the States to be trained by Hendriks.

Hendriks said he is pointing Jury Duty towards the Noel Lang at Montpelier.

Another English invader, Tornado Watch, finished second, beaten 3 1/4 lengths, with Buttonwood Farms All the Way Jose, trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Mikey Mitchell third.

Hendriks saddled two winners at Far Hills, both owned by Rosbrian Farm, Detroit Blues (GB), ridden by Ross Geraghty in the $125,000 Foxbrook Champion Hurdle and Caldbeck, ridden by J. Kennedy in the $50,000 Gladstone Three-Year-Old Hurdle Stakes.

But Jack Fisher also saddled two winners at Far Hills, both owned by Bruton Street-US, Two's Company ridden by Sean McDermott in the $50,000 New Jersey Hunt Cup Timber Stakes, and Special Relation (Ire), ridden by Willie McCarthy, in the $50,000 Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle.

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Jack Fisher moves into lead in Trainer, Money Won and is tied with Ricky Hendriks in Trainer, Races Won

With two wins at the Foxfield Fall Races in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 7, and one win at the Geneseo Valley Hunt Races in Geneseo on Oct. 14, Jack Fisher moved into a tie with Ricky Hendriks in Trainer, Races Won, with 15 wins apiece, and he moved into the lead in Trainer, Money Won, with a mere $3,000 lead over Hendriks.

Jonathan Sheppard remains in third in both categories.

jackfisheriroquoisJack Fisher (File Photo)At Foxfield, Fisher saddled DASH stable's Barhaanpour, ridden by Sean McDermott, to win the $15,000 Maiden Claiming race and the saddled Sheila Williams Storm Team, also ridden by McDermott, to win the featured $30,000 Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle.

At Geneseo, Fisher won with Charles Fenwick's Doc Cebu, ridden by Hadden Frost, in the $30,000 Geneseo Valley Hunt Cup timber stakes.

Doug Fout saddled three winners at the Virginia Fall Races in Middleburg, Va., on Oct. 13, winning the $30,000 Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle with Sharon Sheppard's Undisclosed (Ire), ridden by Brian Foley.

Fout won two races for Beverly Steinman, the $15,000 Maiden Claiming with Shamsaan, ridden by Foley, and the Training Flat with Deposit, also ridden by Foley.

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Call Paul 3rd in G1 Champagne, Union Strike wins G2 Gallant Bloom, Houghton saddled Plum Pretty winner, Presques Isle Stakes winners

ELMONT, N.Y.--Call Paul. bred in Pennsylvania by Beatrice Paterson and Vicky Schowe, ran third in the G1, $500,000 Champagne Stakes on Oct. 6.

Call Paul Patricia McQueenCall Paul (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Klaravich Stables' Complexity, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, won  the 1 mile race for 2 year olds by 3 lengths over W.S. Farish's Code of Honor, trained by Claude McGaughey.

Call Paul now has two wins and a third,having previously won a maiden race at Delaware Park on July 5 and the G2 Saratoga Special on Aug. 12.

 

UNION STRIKE, by Union Rags ,recovered from a slow break and made the most of a ground-saving late run to win the G2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 23.

Owned by Mick and Wendy Ruis, trained by Steve Asmussen  and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Union Strike broke last of seven, saved ground through the turn and powered through an opening along the rail to hit the wire a half-length in front of Your Love in the winning time of 1:15.24.

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Doc Cebu wins $25,000 Timber race at Shawan Downs

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--Doc Cebu continued his win streak at Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley on Sept. 29 by beating pace setting Top Man Michael by 3 1/2 lengths in the $25,000 Open Timber at 3 1/8 miles.

Charlie Fenwick Jack Fisher WillowdaleCharlie Fenwick and Jack Fisher at WillowdaleOwned by Charles C. Fenwick, Jr., trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Hadden Frost, Doc Cebu has now won twice, first at Willowdale earlier this year, and finished third once in 2018 after winning four times last year while finishing second once.

Irvin Naylor's Top Man Michael, trained by Cril Murphy and ridden by Darren Nagle, was game in trying to hold off Doc Cebu after leading throughout the race.

Fenwick claimed Doc Cebu out of a $4,500 claiming race after the 8-year-old had run 29 times with only four wins.

Since he stated his career over fences, Doc Cebu has won eight times from 10 starts.

"It isn't going to get any better than this," said Fenwick after Doc Cebu's win at Shawan Downs. "The horse went well, and Hadden rode him well."

"I was concerned about how the going was going to play a role in this," said Fenwick as it had rained all but two days in September prior to the meet.

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McKinzie wins the G1, $1 Million Pennsylvania Derby, Midnight Bisou wins the Cotillion on a disqualification

BENSALEM, Pa.--McKinzie returned off a six month break on Sept. 22 to win the $1 million G1, Pennsylvania Derby for 3-year-olds by 1 3/4 lengths over Axelrod under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith in 1:52.05 for the 1 1/8 miles over the fast track.

JPG Mckinzie at the finish line of the Pa DerbyMckinzie at the finish line of the Pa. Derby (Photo bt Alix Coleman)The bay son of Street Sense began the year as the favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert before a hind leg injury forced him to be withdrawn from a start in the Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

The injury was significant enough to take McKinzie off the Derby Trail before stablemate Justify was piloted by Smith as they swept through six races to become the 13th Triple Crown winner.

"If anything can be taken away from a sting of a Triple Crown horse retiring, it's a horse like this," Smith said. "He is an incredible horse. Really, really proud of him. Bob had him ready. To come off the bench at a mile and an eighth, Bob is just a tremendous trainer. I felt very confident that I could be aggressive early and move a little early."

Longshot Trigger Warning was sent to the front in the field of eight as Bravazo and McKinzie kept close in range with Mr. Freeze to their outside.

Through the first quarter of a mile in 23.81, the quartet led the way until Core Beliefs began to advance.

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Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $175,000 Lonesome Glory Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. --Ricky Hendriks saddled Rosbrian Farm's Zanjabeel, ridden by Jack Kennedy, to win the G1, $175,000 Lonesome Glory Stakes at Belmont on Sept. 6 to make it two G1 stakes in a row for the 5-year-old gelding.

Zanjabeel leads Optimus Prime to wire in Lonesome Glory 5Zanjabeel leads Optimus Prime to the wire in the Lonesome Glory He previously won the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroguois at Percy Werner on May 12 after finishing second in both the Temple Gwathmey and the Colonial Cup, all under Ross Geraghty.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Hendriks. "Ross said he wasn't the horse for Saratoga, so we put him away for the summer. We had two horses in the Lonesome Glory, and we decided Ross should ride Optimus Prime, so Jack Kennedy came over from Ireland to ride Zanjabeel. He had ridden him in the Novice at Far Hills last fall. Jack gave him a wonderful ride."

Optimus Prime finished third in the race,

Zanjabeel stayed off the speed and took command in the long flat portion of the race, fending off Hinterland's late challenge to win the 10th running of the Lonesome Glory.

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Union Rags' get score 7 top finishes in just 6 days

The get of Union rags had been pretty quiet for a while, but that silence was broken with a vengeance on Aug. 22, when, in just six days seven of his get, three colts, three fillies and a gelding, scored in races that included two stakes wins, two  graded stakes placIngs and three maiden wins, including one that earned the Thoroughbred Daily News' TDN Rising Star distinction.

Union Rags 1Union Rags Appropriately enough, these top finishes were book-ended by wins from horses trained by Michael Matz, who had trained Union Rags.

On Aug, 22, Matz started the skein of victories when he saddled the 4-year-old filly Consider This, owned by George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable, to win a 11/16 Maiden Special Weight at Delaware Park.

That was the third lifetime start for Consider This, by Union Rags out of an A.P. Indy mare, who had finished second in Maiden Special Weight races at Gulfstream Park and Pimlico earlier this year.

Then on Aug, 25, Catalina Cruiser, out of a Mineshaft mare, trained by John Sadler, won the G2, $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at 7 fulongs at Del Mary by 7 1/4 lengths, giving this 4-year-old colt four wins from four starts and his second G2 Stakes win.

Also at Del Mar on Aug. 25,  the 3-year-old colt Tatters to Riches, another out of an A.P. Indy mare, trained by Jeff Mullins, won the $100,000, 1 mile Shared Belief Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths, running his lifetime record  to three wins from four starts.

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Catholic Boy wins the Travers by four lengths, now a G1 winner on both dirt and turf

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Catholic Boy, who won the $1.25 million G1 Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 25, is now a G1 winner on both turf and dirt, having won the G1 Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf on July 7.

Catholic Boy TraversCatholic Boy winning the Travers (Photo by Patricia McQueen)In the Travers, Catholic Boy, owned by Robert LaPenta, trained by Jonathan Thoma and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran a close second to Mendelssohn, moving up beside Mendelssohn in the stretch, drifted in under right-handed whip, was corrected just before contact was made and drew clear to win by a convincing four lengths.

Catholic Boy ran the 1 ¼ mile race in 2:01.94 in front of a crowd of 49,418, and his win gave Castellano his sixth win in the Travers having previously won on Keen Ice in 2015, on V. E. Day in 2014, on Stay Thirsty in 2011, on Afleet Express in 2010 and on Bernardini in 2006..

Sent off at 7-1, Catholic Boy, by More Than Ready out of Son of Bernadette, by Bernardini, returned $16.20 for a $2 win bet.

"It just doesn't get any better," said Thomas. "I'm just so proud of this horse, and Javier was incredible. We've always believed that he's a top talent despite the surface. He's a much stronger, mature horse and this really shows that patience helps. It means we can survive another year and hopefully train some more like him, but right now, I'm just going to soak this up."

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Ricky Hendriks saddled two steeplechase stakes winners in two days at Saratoga

SARATOGA, N.Y.--The team of Ricky Hendriks, trainer, George Mahoney's Rosbrian Farm, owner, and Ross Geraghty, rider, scored a spectacular win in the G1 $175,000 New York Turf Writers with recenty aquired Optimus Prime (Fr), who was running in this country for the first time.

Optimus Prime wins Turf Writers 4Optimus Prime wins the Turf Writers over New Member and Iranistan.The win on Aug. 23 in Saratoga vaulted Hendriks into the lead over Jonathan Sheppard in Trainer, Races Won, with 12 wins to Sheppard's 11, and also gave him the lead in Trainers, Money Won with $507, 250, it placed Rosbrian Farm on top of the Owner, Money Won list with $357,700 and put Geraghty into the exclusive American rider's club of 100 wins as well as moving him into first place in Rider, Money Won with $481,000 and into second in Rider, Races Won, with 10 wins to Jack Doyle's 12 wins.

It was the second stakes win in as many days for Hendriks and Geraghty, who had teamed up to win the $75,000 Michel G. Walsh Novice Stakes with Surprising Soul, owned by Ricky's Mother Wendy, on Wednesday.

"It was a big, big two days," said Hendriks. "It was unbelievable, really exciting."

It was a exciting finish for Surprising Soul, who was leading by  3 1/2 lengths in the stretch, and just held on to win by a head over Robert Kinsley's No Wunder, trained by Elizabet Voss.

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  2. Md-bred Distant Shore wins, thrilling 75 of the owners who were at the track
  3. Pa-bred Call Paul wins Saratoga Special, Diversify wins Whitney after 45 minute rain delay
  4. Kate and Bernie Dalton team up to win two at Monmouth
  5. Good Magic wins the G1 Haskell at Monmount Park, and Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy at Saratoga
  6. Pa-bred Unique Bella wins G1 Hirsch Stakes, Sweet Bye and Bye and Fielder win at Parx
  7. Show Court holds off Iranistan to win the G1 A.P. Smithwick
  8. Jonathan Sheppard trainee Rose Tree wins $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes
  9. Downtown Cowboy wins the Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes
  10. Unique Bella wins $400,000 Beholder, Bernie Houghton trains $100,000 winner at Penn National
  11. Md-bred Still Having Fun and Pa-breds Spring Quality and Prince Lucky win on the undercard of Justify's Belmont Stakes win
  12. Dawn Wall wins $50,000 Filly & Mare Stakes at Fair Hill
  13. Irish War Cry wins, Match series begins, Trigger Warning wins Tom Ridge Stakes
  14. Mark Beecher trained and rode Carnival Cat to win the Preakness Novice Timber at Potomac
  15. Ricky Hendriks wins two at Radnor, including one for his mother Wendy in the feature
  16. Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $200,000 Iroquois Stakes
  17. Doc Cebu wins featured $35,000 Willowdale Timber race
  18. Richard Valentine wins two, including the G2 Hurdle, at the Virginia Gold Cup
  19. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Winterthur Bowl Open Timber
  20. Jonathan Sheppard wins two in N.C., including the featured Sport of Kings Novice Hurdle with Taper Tantrum
  21. Senior Senator wins his second Maryland Hunt Cup, and loved the run the whole way
  22. Ricky Hendriks wins 3 at Foxfield Spring Races
  23. Joe Davies swept the board at the Grand National Steeplechase, winning all three races including the featured Grand National
  24. Favorites beaten in two stakes Middleburg, while Kathy Neilson saddled Super Saturday to win the Timber Stakes
  25. Sean McDermott rides the Block House winner, Sheppard extends his lead in Trainer, Races Won
  26. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Open Timber at the Fair Hill Point-to-Point
  27. Zanclus, ridden by Daren Nagle, run-away winner of the My Lady's Manor Timber Stakes
  28. Ricky Hendriks trained two winners at the Georgia Steeplechase
  29. Mark Beecher rode Ebanour to win the Open Timber at Elkridge-Harford
  30. Correction - Jimmy Day of Berryville, Va., trained winners at Old Dominion
  31. Pa-bred Army Mule an impressive winner of the G1 Carter Handicap
  32. Jimmy Day trained the winners of both the Open Hurdle and Foxhunter timber at Old Dominion
  33. Balance the Budget wins G1 Colonial Cup
  34. Eric Poretz wins two at Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point, including the Open Timber
  35. Vintage Vinnie and Grand Manon big winners at Brandywine Point-to-Point
  36. Doug Fout saddled four winners a Orange County Point-to-Point
  37. Jonathan Sheppard wins 3, including the featured Imperial Cup Hurdle, at Aiken Spring Steeplechase
  38. Hendriks family big winners at Cheshire Point-to-Point
  39. Todd Wyatt trains three winners at Piedmont Point-to-Point
  40. Ricky Hendriks opens 2018 seson with a win in the Open Hurdle at the Warrenton Point-to-Point
  41. Joe Davies' Elkridge Harford team wins the Foxhall Farm Cup team race
  42. EQB purchase aims for Ky. Derby & MATCH Series of regional racing to resume
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  44. Unique Bella wins G2 Santa Maria Stakes by 9 lengths
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  48. Jack Fisher takes NSA Leading Steeplechase Trainer title, Mr. Hot Stuff wins Lonesome Glory Award
  49. Pa-bred Unique Bella wore down Paradise Woods to win the G1 La Brea Stakes
  50. Favorites are losers at Del Mar Breeder's Cup
  51. Ebanour wins the Pa. Hunt Cup for 2nd year in a row
  52. Jack Fisher uncatchable as NSA Leading Trainer
  53. Mr. Hot Stuff wins Grand National, throwing the race for the Eclipse Award even wider open
  54. All the Way Jose wins the Lonesome Glory, throws race to Eclipse Award wide open
  55. Free Drop Billy wins Futurity - Union Rags has two qualified for the Breeders Cup
  56. Page McKenny wins the $100,000 Roanoke Stakes, goes over $1.5 million in earnings
  57. Diplomat wins N.Y. Turf Writers to lead in race for Eclipse Award
  58. Oldzfourfortytwo wins the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle
  59. West Coast wins G1 Pa. Derby, making a strong argument to be Eclipse 3 y.o. champ
  60. Union Rags' get continue to win, two placed in Stakes
  61. Bernie Houghton has second stakes winner at Presque Isle
  62. NSA rule banning apprentice riders at Saratoga roils steeplechase world
  63. Swansea Mile wins G1 Smithwick Stakes, Show Court takes the Novice Stakes
  64. Imply, trained by Bernie Houghton, won the Northern Fling Stakes to become a multiple stakes winning mare
  65. Sheppard's Parx winner has him anticipating Saratoga
  66. Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder named co-winners of 2016 Parx Oaks
  67. Successful June stakes day at Penn National overshadowed by Rojas drug trial
  68. N.J-bred Irish War Cry second in the Belmont, Mor Spirit wins $1.2 million Metropolitan
  69. Amy Rowe’s For Goodness Sake and Buttonwood Farm’s All The Way Jose won featured races at Fair Hill Spring meet
  70. 2 Pa-breds win on undercards of Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness
  71. Orchestra Leader and Winter House win at High Hope
  72. Hendriks-trained Mystic Strike wins Radnor Hunt Cup
  73. Fenwick’s Doc Cebu wins Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes
  74. Jack Fisher wins three, including $200,000 Stakes, at Iroquois
  75. Neilson sisters and Cyril Murphy saddle winners at Winterthur
  76. Ebanour wins Gold Cup for second consecutive year
  77. Union Rags' get on Oaks and Derby days
  78. Sheppard wins three of four races at Atlanta, Hendriks wins two more for his Mother, Wendy, Lord Shanakill’s son sets course record
  79. Air Maggy, McLane Hendriks win Va. p-to-p championships
  80. Photo Gallery from Maryland Hunt Cup, 2017
  81. Derwins Prospector wins Maryland Hunt Cup in two-horse duel
  82. Pa-bred winners include Page McKinney, Discreet Senorita and Rose Tree
  83. Hendriks saddled three winners at Aiken, Sheppard had winners at Charleston and Carolina Cup
  84. Fair Hill point-to-Point crowned Joshua G Overall champion in the Delaware Valley Point-to-Point series
  85. Lemony Bay wins My Lady’s Manor, giving Jack Fisher two wins for the day.
  86. Eventing star wins first time out in timber race at Brandywine Hills
  87. Md. Hunt Cup winner Senior Senator wins at Elkridge-Harford In prep for this year’s Hunt Cup
  88. Sheppard, Brion, Neilson and Valentine successful in Maryland and Virginia Point-to-Points
  89. 2 turns may be next for hot Union Rags filly Tequilita
  90. Kathy Neilson to defend her Leading Trainer title at DelVal Point-to-Points
  91. Sheppard still breaking records after 50 years
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