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Unique Bella shows again she’s major player

Saturday was a "Champions Day" of sorts, as 2017 Eclipse Award winners Unique Bella and World Approval (who was also a finalist for Horse of the Year), made their 2018 debuts, and came away winners.I realize it might sound...

Field closes as favorite in Future Wager Pool 2

The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday at...

Unique Bella rolls in Santa Maria Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jerry Hollendorfer and his staff have gotten Unique Bella to slow down in the morning, and that has made the champion filly even more dangerous than she already was in the afternoon.In her first start since...

Dona Bruja dominates Endeavour Stakes

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Dona Bruja gave every indication that this could be her year when the Argentine-bred mare was an easy winner Saturday in the 19th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.Always on...

Flameaway fights for win in Sam F. Davis

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Trainer Mark Casse wasn't sure whether Flameaway was good enough to outrun Catholic Boy and a couple others Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but he was very...

Om ends drought with Thunder Road win

ARCADIA, Calif. -- An old race strategy employed by a new jockey gave Om his first stakes win since late 2015 in Saturday's Grade 3 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita.Om led throughout the Thunder Road Stakes for turf...

Heart to Heart wins first Grade 1 in GP Turf

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- After seven frustrating attempts that included several heartbreaking near-misses, Heart to Heart finally got his first career Grade 1 victory after holding off a late bid from Kurilov to register a neck decision in...

World Approval continues winning ways in TB Stakes

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- World Approval began the defense of his championship as the top turf horse in North America by holding off Forge and winning the Grade 3, $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes, the last of four Saturday stakes at...

Elysea’s World runs down stablemate in Suwannee River

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Thirty minutes after watching his Kurilov fall a neck short of winning the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf, trainer Chad Brown rebounded in a big way by sending out Elysea's World and Dream Awhile to...

Kanthaka closes fast in San Vicente

ARCADIA, Calif. -- There were three stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the first with Unique Bella, Flavien Prat rode the second with Om, and then Hollendorfer and Prat decided to join forces for the...

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Second-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the final of the New York Open, winning the last four games to beat No. 4...