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  • Lehigh Valley dogs debut at Westminster dog show

    Lehigh Valley dogs debut at Westminster dog show
    A week after Beck took home Album of the Year honors at the Grammy Awards and two weeks after the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, a pack of pre-eminent pooches will look for prestige in another event. The 139th...
  • Merry Meadow wins third straight stakes in Hurricane Bertie

    HALLANDALE — Merry Meadow, going for three stakes triumphs in a row, figured to be tough to beat in Saturday's Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream. Theoretically her task should have become easier when two of her six rivals scratched. But...
  • Merry Meadow heads Hurricane Bertie Stakes

    The intention was for Merry Meadow to have a fairly easy winter in Florida, according to trainer Mark Henning. His plan was to race her once or twice while gearing up for the rest of the year in New York. But she's already won a pair of stakes since...
  • Derby hopefuls vie in Gulfstream's Fountain of Youth

    March Madness for thoroughbreds begins in late February. Races for Kentucky Derby aspirants to this point have served mainly to separate hopefuls from the hopeless. Starting Saturday, it gets serious. Gulfstream's $400,000 Fountain of Youth is the first...
  • Main Sequence to debut in Mac Diamida

    The Kentucky Derby influence is so strong that the 2015 debut of Main Sequence, undefeated in four U.S. starts and a double Eclipse winner as best turf horse and outstanding older horse, slips to second position in Saturday's hierarchy. Main Sequence...
  • Clancy's Call: Fountain Of Youth Stakes

    Clancy's Call: Fountain Of Youth Stakes
    Bob Clancy's selections for the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Post time: 5:30 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles; Purse: $400,000; Kentucky Derby points to winner: 50 ITSAKNOCKOUT (4-1) steps way...
  • Dortmund No. 1 to start AP's Run to Roses Top 10

    They're off, and running on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The prep race season is in full swing with hundreds of 3-year-olds competing for one of 20 coveted spots in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 2. With just over 10 weeks to go before...
  • Jockey Alex Solis clinches 5,000 wins and keeps riding full-out

    Jockey Alex Solis clinches 5,000 wins and keeps riding full-out
    All too many people spend their New Year's Day with a headache and a hangover. Alex Solis spent his collecting a horse racing milestone. Not many people outside of racing aficionados paid much attention to Solis' return to the elite Southern...
  • Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes

    Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes
    HALLANDALE — Upstart might not be the leading Kentucky Derby candidate in the East but after Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, some other 3-year-old will have to do something extraordinary to knock him off that perch. Prominent from the...
  • Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita

    Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita
    Hold off the Kentucky Derby fever for Acceptance, a 3-year-old colt who had won all three of his races by impressive margins before Saturday's $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. Acceptance was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile...
  • Gulfstream opens its road to the Derby

    The Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday offers a $400,000 purse. The Hutcheson Stakes is worth $150,000. Bluegrass Singer, winner of the Mucho Macho Man three weeks ago, is entered in both stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds and would be a top...