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afleetalexandra:


It was a close one, but in the end reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan won the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap by a nose! It was his first race since undergoing emergency colic surgery in May
The 7-year-old gelding carried the top weight of 127 pounds, giving at least 8 pounds to every other horse in the field. Last year’s Fairgrounds Handicap winner Optimizer, carrying 116 pounds, came flying late and nearly caught the champion, but Wise Dan prevailed in a photo finish decision 
Next on Wise Dan’s agenda is the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in October, followed by his return to the Breeder’s Cup in November. He will attempt to win the Breeder’s Cup Mile for the third consecutive year, which will match champion French mare Goldikova's record
Trainer Charlie LoPresti: "Can you believe it? It’s incredible. He’s an amazing creature, I’ll tell ya. He seems fine. He ate everything up. We got him out and walked him and his legs looked great. I mean, he’s a little tired but that’s to be expected. He had to really show his heart and class, and that’s what makes him the horse that he is."
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racinglegends:

Clearly Now is entered in the Forego Stakes at Saratoga today, 30 August 2014, with Jose Lezcano in the saddle. Amongst the ten entries are Vyjack, Capo Bastone and Palace.
See the whole field here.
Good luck and safe trip to all.
Photo: AP Photo/Gulfstream Park, Courtney HeeneyClearly Now and Luis Saez win the the Swale Stakes at Gulfstream, 2 March 2013
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ukhorseracingtipster:

Ol’ Man 20/1 for the Derby
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racinglegends:

Superstars Quevega (left) and Hurricane Fly, March 2013.
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equineessentials:


Mighty hindquarters, Zenyatta on the right. by Nina C Berry on Flickr.
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thehorsegodbuilt:


Zenyatta with Mike Smith aboard. 
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So You Think on his racing days at Australia.
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racinglegends:

Australian champions Shannon (left) and Bernborough meet each other at Spendthrift in Kentucky.
Shannon was known as Shannon II in America.
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