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  • Let the debate begin: Shared Belief vs. California Chrome

    The $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic isn't until Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, but the debate has already begun over who's the better 3-year-old: California Chrome or Shared Belief. If all goes as expected, the two thoroughbred stars will meet at the Arcadia...
  • Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar

    On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling...
  • Jockey Mike Smith goes with Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible. "It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been...
  • Hardest Core upset winner in Arlington Million

     Hardest Core upset winner in Arlington Million
    Winning a race like Saturday's 32nd running of the Arlington Million was the furthest thing from trainer Edward Graham's mind shortly after owner Andrew Bentley bought Hardest Core for $210,000 at last November's Keeneland Sale. He only hoped that...
  • England's Euro Charline takes $750,000 Beverly D.

     England's Euro Charline takes $750,000 Beverly D.
    When trainer Marco Botti told Barry Irwin that he wanted send Euro Charline from England to run in Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse the principal owner of Team Valor International was shocked. "I thought he...
  • Side Glance benefits from woman's touch

    Side Glance benefits from woman's touch
    Thanks to 7-year-old gelding Side Glance, Leanne Masterton has become a woman of the thoroughbred world. The European counterpart to assistant trainers in this country is the "traveling head lad" but, because Masterton is a woman, it's more...
  • For Del Mar, a troubled time of fallen horses

    Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen. On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
  • Baltimore's Larry Collmus named NYRA's next race caller

    Baltimore native Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports, was named the New York Racing Association's next race caller. He will be succeeding Tom Durkin. Collmus will continue to call races at Churchill Downs...
  • Real Solution looking for real repeat in Million

     Real Solution looking for real repeat in Million
    Two of the most important conquests of Chad Brown's seven-year training career have come on Million day at Arlington International Racecourse. Now, after capturing last year's Arlington Million with Real Solution on a disqualification and the $750,000...
  • Arlington International will be truly that Saturday

    Arlington International will be truly that Saturday
    For virtually the entire 89-day meeting at Arlington International Racecourse the fields are a study in domesticity but on Saturday the palatial track will become a thoroughbred world capital. Twelve foreign horses — five from Ireland, five from...
  • Trainer is Gold standard for Sire Stakes

    The Florida Sire Stakes has a new name and home, Gulfstream Park. It was the Florida Stallion Stakes when it was run at Calder. By any name at any venue, this is Stanley Gold's time of year. Gold has won 12 heats of the three-race series for 2-year-...