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Shining Copper gets head up in Fort Lauderdale

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale, main event on Saturday's 12-race program at Gulfstream Park....

Tower of Texas rallies to win Bradley Handicap

Tower of Texas burst to the lead in the late stages for a 1 1/2-length victory over Galton in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. It was another neck back in third to...

Instilled Regard dominant in Lecomte

NEW ORLEANS -- Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths.Instilled Regard, in from California for Jerry...

Mopotism grabs first graded score in La Canada

ARCADIA, Calif. -- On her 11th attempt, Mopotism won a graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.The victory in the $201,035 race for fillies and mares was well-earned and occurred at the expense of...

NYRA offering bonuses to boost field size

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.First, NYRA will offer a 30 percent winnings bonus and provide a $1,500 shipping...

Purse hike offered for Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced...

Stronach reaches deals for two Pegasus spots

The three slots held by The Stronach Group granting berths in the company's own Pegasus World Cup later this month at Gulfstream Park have been marketed to potential entrants without any costs attached and with provisions that may allow...

McKinzie sheds blinkers in Sham victory

ARCADIA, Calif. -- With the Kentucky Derby four months away, now is the time to experiment, but also to gain the experience needed for the demands of that race. It was in that context that McKinzie ran on...

Itsinthepost scores San Gabriel win

In 2017, Itsinthepost was second in his first two starts and later won three stakes in a nine-race campaign. Saturday, Itsinthepost won his first start of the year in the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita.The...

McCraken to prep for 4-year-old season

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Trainer Ian Wilkes said he is expecting McCraken to arrive this week at Palm Meadows to begin preparing for a 4-year-old campaign that will focus primarily "on races of about a mile."McCraken has been...

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