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Tequilita wins G3 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla-Dorothy A. (D.D.) Matz' Tequilita, ridden by Luis Saez, won the $100,000 G3 Rampart Stakes at one mile at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 15, improving her career statistics to five wins, four seconds and two thirds from 19 starts and earnings of $666,100.

Strret SenseStreet Sense. Tequilita will be bred to him next spring.Tequilita’s win was her first since taking the G3 Charles Town Oaks on Sept. 23, 2017.

Her trainer, Michael Matz, who also trained Tequilita's sire, Union Rags, was interviewed on television before the race.

“She’s better if she lays a little bit off the pace and then just keeps running at them,” Michael said. “Sometimes, if she gets a lead, she’ll just kind of wait a little bit. Saez has ridden her a bunch of times and he’s done really well with her."

"We’re going to breed her this spring, and my wife said let’s finish up in Florida here, and thank God we ended up on a good note, because there was a little bit of a lull there for a while," said Michael. "I think it was basically my fault. After her 3-year-old season, she acts and she trains like she could stretch out, but she just wants one turn. I think there’s another race down here for her. This is her best distance, a one-turn mile. If it is her last race, then she went out on a winning note.”

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Accelerate Out for Further Glory

Accelerate proved his class with an outstanding run at the Churchill Downs to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.

AccelerateAccelerateJohn Sadler’s charge put forward a fine performance to claim the prestigious prize, and now owners Hronis Racing will be eyeing his next challenge.

It could come at the Pegasus World Cup at the end of January at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

The last two winners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic – Arrogate and Gun Runner - have travelled to the World Cup and have left the venue victorious.

Given the quality of his display at the Classic, Accelerate is backed in the latest horse racing betting odds at 5/2 to triumph at the event.

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N.J. Senate committee clears a bill to give $20 million to horse racing annually

TRENTON, N.J.--Thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park in New Jersey will receive $10 million annually for the next five years under a bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey, which was voted out of committee in the state Senate.

Call PaulUnder the bill, for the fiscal year 2019 and in each of the four fiscal years thereafter, $20 million would be given annually to the New Jersey Racing Commission to be used for horse racing purse subsidies.

Thoroughbred and the standardbred racing would split the funds evenly.

Monmouth Park would use the money to supplement overnight purses.

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Call Paul and Please Flatter Me win major Pa-bred stakes

Call Paul, bred by Beatrice Patterson and Vicky Showe, won the $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Parx on Dec. 1, making his claim to be the Pa-bred champion 2-year-old colt of the year.

Call PaulCall PaulJust a  little over a week earlier, Mark Reid saddled Please Flatter Me to win the $100,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Filly Stakes to make it two wins from two starts and her claim to be the Pa-bred 2-year-old filly of the year.

Call Paul, by Friesan Fire out of Avani Force, by Forestry, is owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Bruce Irom, trained by Jason Servis and was ridden by Trevor McCarthy.

He has now won three races from five starts, including the G2 Saratoga Special Stakes at Saratoga, and he inished third in the G1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont and third in the G2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct, running his winnings to $279,500.

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Jack Fisher takes both Trainer, Races Won and Money Won titles

Jack Fisher saddled Noble Stables' Dynaformersreque to win the $30,000 Sport of Kings Maiden hurdle at the Steeplechase of Charleston on Nov. 11, and that gave him the Trainers, Races Won title for 2018 by one race over Ricky Hendriks.

Gold Cup winners circle 1 Doc CebuGold Cup winners circle, Doc Cebu with Jack Fisher, far rightWith a one race lead going into the Steeplechase of Charleston, Fisher's win gave him the title even though Hendriks also won a race in Charleston, saddling Rosbrian Farm's Caldbeck to win the $25,000 Three Year Old Hurdle and thus taking the three year old title for 2018.

Fisher also won the Trainer, Money Won title with $983,850 from 128 starts, $54,200 more than Hendriks, who has $933,750 from 95 starts.

And Fisher has yet another title, that of trainer of the Timber Horse of the Year.

Doc Cebu, owned by Charles C. Fenwick, Jr., Michael Hankin and Charles Noell, ran five times in 2018 with four wins and one third.

He placed third in the $30,000 Middleburg Hunt Cup Stakes on April 21 and then won the $35,000 Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes on May 13, an allowance race at Shawan Downs on Sept. 29, the $30,000 Geneseo Valley Hunt Cup Timber Stakes on Oct. 13 and finally the $75,000 International Gold Cup Timber Stakes on Oct. 27, which put him over the top for Timber Horse of the Year..

Fisher has dominated the trainer standings for a number of years, winning titles for the past six years, but he was seriously challenged this year by Hendriks, as the two traded the lead in both categories almost meet by meet.

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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.


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.


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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  1. McKinzie wins the G1, $1 Million Pennsylvania Derby, Midnight Bisou wins the Cotillion on a disqualification
  2. Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $175,000 Lonesome Glory Stakes
  3. Union Rags' get score 7 top finishes in just 6 days
  4. Catholic Boy wins the Travers by four lengths, now a G1 winner on both dirt and turf
  5. Ricky Hendriks saddled two steeplechase stakes winners in two days at Saratoga
  6. Cynthia and Charles McGinnes as breeders and Dale Capuano as trainer each had three wins on Maryland Pride Day, Md.-bred Monte Crista wins Stakes at Saratoga
  7. Md-bred Distant Shore wins, thrilling 75 of the owners who were at the track
  8. Pa-bred Call Paul wins Saratoga Special, Diversify wins Whitney after 45 minute rain delay
  9. Kate and Bernie Dalton team up to win two at Monmouth
  10. Good Magic wins the G1 Haskell at Monmount Park, and Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy at Saratoga
  11. Pa-bred Unique Bella wins G1 Hirsch Stakes, Sweet Bye and Bye and Fielder win at Parx
  12. Show Court holds off Iranistan to win the G1 A.P. Smithwick
  13. Jonathan Sheppard trainee Rose Tree wins $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes
  14. Downtown Cowboy wins the Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes
  15. Unique Bella wins $400,000 Beholder, Bernie Houghton trains $100,000 winner at Penn National
  16. Md-bred Still Having Fun and Pa-breds Spring Quality and Prince Lucky win on the undercard of Justify's Belmont Stakes win
  17. Dawn Wall wins $50,000 Filly & Mare Stakes at Fair Hill
  18. Irish War Cry wins, Match series begins, Trigger Warning wins Tom Ridge Stakes
  19. Mark Beecher trained and rode Carnival Cat to win the Preakness Novice Timber at Potomac
  20. Ricky Hendriks wins two at Radnor, including one for his mother Wendy in the feature
  21. Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $200,000 Iroquois Stakes
  22. Doc Cebu wins featured $35,000 Willowdale Timber race
  23. Richard Valentine wins two, including the G2 Hurdle, at the Virginia Gold Cup
  24. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Winterthur Bowl Open Timber
  25. Jonathan Sheppard wins two in N.C., including the featured Sport of Kings Novice Hurdle with Taper Tantrum
  26. Senior Senator wins his second Maryland Hunt Cup, and loved the run the whole way
  27. Ricky Hendriks wins 3 at Foxfield Spring Races
  28. Joe Davies swept the board at the Grand National Steeplechase, winning all three races including the featured Grand National
  29. Favorites beaten in two stakes Middleburg, while Kathy Neilson saddled Super Saturday to win the Timber Stakes
  30. Sean McDermott rides the Block House winner, Sheppard extends his lead in Trainer, Races Won
  31. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Open Timber at the Fair Hill Point-to-Point
  32. Zanclus, ridden by Daren Nagle, run-away winner of the My Lady's Manor Timber Stakes
  33. Ricky Hendriks trained two winners at the Georgia Steeplechase
  34. Mark Beecher rode Ebanour to win the Open Timber at Elkridge-Harford
  35. Correction - Jimmy Day of Berryville, Va., trained winners at Old Dominion
  36. Pa-bred Army Mule an impressive winner of the G1 Carter Handicap
  37. Jimmy Day trained the winners of both the Open Hurdle and Foxhunter timber at Old Dominion
  38. Balance the Budget wins G1 Colonial Cup
  39. Eric Poretz wins two at Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point, including the Open Timber
  40. Vintage Vinnie and Grand Manon big winners at Brandywine Point-to-Point
  41. Doug Fout saddled four winners a Orange County Point-to-Point
  42. Jonathan Sheppard wins 3, including the featured Imperial Cup Hurdle, at Aiken Spring Steeplechase
  43. Hendriks family big winners at Cheshire Point-to-Point
  44. Todd Wyatt trains three winners at Piedmont Point-to-Point
  45. Ricky Hendriks opens 2018 seson with a win in the Open Hurdle at the Warrenton Point-to-Point
  46. Joe Davies' Elkridge Harford team wins the Foxhall Farm Cup team race
  47. EQB purchase aims for Ky. Derby & MATCH Series of regional racing to resume
  48. Crabcakes named Maryland's Champion 3-Year-Old Filly and Champion Sprinter
  49. Unique Bella wins G2 Santa Maria Stakes by 9 lengths
  50. How to bet on Cheltenham Races in Great Britain
  51. Eclipse winner Scorpiancer had rough beginning to his career
  52. Eclipse Award winner, Pa.-bred Unique Bella
  53. Jack Fisher takes NSA Leading Steeplechase Trainer title, Mr. Hot Stuff wins Lonesome Glory Award
  54. Pa-bred Unique Bella wore down Paradise Woods to win the G1 La Brea Stakes
  55. Favorites are losers at Del Mar Breeder's Cup
  56. Ebanour wins the Pa. Hunt Cup for 2nd year in a row
  57. Jack Fisher uncatchable as NSA Leading Trainer
  58. Mr. Hot Stuff wins Grand National, throwing the race for the Eclipse Award even wider open
  59. All the Way Jose wins the Lonesome Glory, throws race to Eclipse Award wide open
  60. Free Drop Billy wins Futurity - Union Rags has two qualified for the Breeders Cup
  61. Page McKenny wins the $100,000 Roanoke Stakes, goes over $1.5 million in earnings
  62. Diplomat wins N.Y. Turf Writers to lead in race for Eclipse Award
  63. Oldzfourfortytwo wins the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle
  64. West Coast wins G1 Pa. Derby, making a strong argument to be Eclipse 3 y.o. champ
  65. Union Rags' get continue to win, two placed in Stakes
  66. Bernie Houghton has second stakes winner at Presque Isle
  67. NSA rule banning apprentice riders at Saratoga roils steeplechase world
  68. Swansea Mile wins G1 Smithwick Stakes, Show Court takes the Novice Stakes
  69. Imply, trained by Bernie Houghton, won the Northern Fling Stakes to become a multiple stakes winning mare
  70. Sheppard's Parx winner has him anticipating Saratoga
  71. Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder named co-winners of 2016 Parx Oaks
  72. Successful June stakes day at Penn National overshadowed by Rojas drug trial
  73. N.J-bred Irish War Cry second in the Belmont, Mor Spirit wins $1.2 million Metropolitan
  74. Amy Rowe’s For Goodness Sake and Buttonwood Farm’s All The Way Jose won featured races at Fair Hill Spring meet
  75. 2 Pa-breds win on undercards of Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness
  76. Orchestra Leader and Winter House win at High Hope
  77. Hendriks-trained Mystic Strike wins Radnor Hunt Cup
  78. Fenwick’s Doc Cebu wins Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes
  79. Jack Fisher wins three, including $200,000 Stakes, at Iroquois
  80. Neilson sisters and Cyril Murphy saddle winners at Winterthur
  81. Ebanour wins Gold Cup for second consecutive year
  82. Union Rags' get on Oaks and Derby days
  83. Sheppard wins three of four races at Atlanta, Hendriks wins two more for his Mother, Wendy, Lord Shanakill’s son sets course record
  84. Air Maggy, McLane Hendriks win Va. p-to-p championships
  85. Photo Gallery from Maryland Hunt Cup, 2017
  86. Derwins Prospector wins Maryland Hunt Cup in two-horse duel
  87. Pa-bred winners include Page McKinney, Discreet Senorita and Rose Tree
  88. Hendriks saddled three winners at Aiken, Sheppard had winners at Charleston and Carolina Cup
  89. Fair Hill point-to-Point crowned Joshua G Overall champion in the Delaware Valley Point-to-Point series
  90. Lemony Bay wins My Lady’s Manor, giving Jack Fisher two wins for the day.
  91. Eventing star wins first time out in timber race at Brandywine Hills
  92. Md. Hunt Cup winner Senior Senator wins at Elkridge-Harford In prep for this year’s Hunt Cup
  93. Sheppard, Brion, Neilson and Valentine successful in Maryland and Virginia Point-to-Points
  94. 2 turns may be next for hot Union Rags filly Tequilita
  95. Kathy Neilson to defend her Leading Trainer title at DelVal Point-to-Points
  96. Sheppard still breaking records after 50 years

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