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Golden Gate Stakes Worth $1.025M
Golden Gate Stakes Worth $1.025M

Golden Gate Fields has unveiled the stakes program for its upcoming Winter/Spring meeting. Highlighted by the Feb. 13 running of the $200,000 GIII El Camino Real Derby, the track’s stakes schedule features 12 events worth $1.025 million. As a local prep for the El Camino Real Derby, the track will host the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 16. Also on the schedule is the $100,000 GIII San Francisco Mile, to be run Apr. 30, and the $100,000 GIII All American S. May 30. The 96-day Winter/Spring meet runs from Dec. 26...

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Daring Bride Successful in GP Unveiling

Sunday’s Results: 6th-GP, $42,000, Msw, 12-6, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m (off turf), 1:47.28, ft. +DARING BRIDE (f, 2, Scat Daddy--Darling Bride, by Unbridled), the 2-5 pick off a steady work tab, rated at the back of the five horse field through the opening stages off this affair rained off the turf. She moved up four wide down the backstretch to take closer account and was the widest of all as the field was splayed across the track evenly through a half-mile in :51.33. The dark bay moved alongside Determined Lady...

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New Venue for Arizona Symposium

Racing’s first pitch competition to bring innovation to a business steeped in tradition is one of the highlights of this week’s Symposium on Racing & Gaming sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. The event begins with a reception Monday evening and continues with all-day sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. It has "returned home" to Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson after being held at nearby hotel for the past decade. Several hundred racing executives from around the world are expected to attend. The pitch competition is titled...

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Eye “Browse” Raising Debut for Newest Rising Star

4th-AQU, $60,000, Msw, 12-6, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:18.44, ft. BROWSE, f, 2, by Medaglia d’Oro 1st Dam: Daydreaming (MGSW & MGISP, $696,680), by A.P. Indy 2nd Dam: Get Lucky, by Mr. Prospector 3rd Dam: Dance Number, by Northern Dancer O/B-Phipps Stable (KY); T-Claude R. McGaughey III. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Browse gained ‘TDN Rising Star’ status in her debut at Aqueduct Sunday afternoon. The Phipps homebred, who was given a 9-1 chance for trainer Shug McGaughey, stalked in midpack early, but steadily moved closer to the leaders from three wide...

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Distorted Humor Colt Victorious at Laurel

Vorticity earned his first stakes victory with a score in Laurel’s co-feature Saturday afternoon. Third on debut going six furlongs here Oct. 10, the dark bay annexed a seven-furlong test at Aqueduct Nov. 8, defeating Stradivari (Medaglia d’Oro) and Condo King (Tiz Wonderful), who both returned to earn maiden special weight victories earlier today. Vorticity skimmed the rail in the early stages and found himself in a bit of a tight spot through a half-mile in :46.44. Adroitly extracted from the rail by Victor Carrasco, the colt braced for a...

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Street Boss Filly Romps at Laurel, Becomes ‘Rising Star’
Street Boss Filly Romps at Laurel, Becomes ‘Rising Star’

Cathryn Sophia proved that her sparkling debut was no fluke, capturing Laurel’s Gin Talking S. and becoming the newest "TDN Rising Star." Campaigned by the trainer and owner who campaigned dual-Classic winners Smarty Jones and Afleet Alex, respectively, the bay earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92 for her 12 3/4 length romp going six furlongs at Park Oct. 30 and was pounded down to heavy favoritism to remain perfect in this stakes debut. Away in good order, she coasted along on the lead through fractions of :23.02 and :46.63....

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Embellishment Takes the Lead at Arqana
Embellishment Takes the Lead at Arqana

Embellishment (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 177) is headed to Bridlewood Farm in Florida after John O’Connor signed the ticket at €900,000 on behalf of John and Leslie Malone’s operation. Embellishment, offered in foal to Kingman (GB), is an unraced daughter of dual Group 1 winner Sophisticat (Storm Cat), herself a daughter of Serena’s Song (Rahy).

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Bernardini Colt Runs to the Money at Gulfstream

2nd-GP, $41,000, Msw, 12-5, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.08, gd. +ZULU (c, 2, Bernardini--Temporada, by Summer Squall), who sold for $900,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile after a :10 1/5 breeze, took all the money here and did not disapoint with a debut score as the 3-5 favorite. The bay engaged in a protracted duel with Sharp Azteca (Freud) from the outset, jetting through fractions of :22.35 and :45.18 on the front end. Zulu appeared to momentarily give up the lead midway on the turn but battled back resolutely to score by two lengths...

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Love Is In The Air At Arqana

L’Amour De Ma Vie (Dansili {GB}) (lot 162), the lone mare to sell at public auction in Europe this year in foal to Galileo (Ire), became the highest priced mare at Arqana’s December Sale when bringing €600,000 from Ireland’s Ballylinch Stud. L’Amour De Ma Vie won Meydan’s G2 Balanchine S. and finished second in Royal Ascot’s G2 Duke of Cambridge S. and is carrying her first foal.

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Medaglia d’Oro Colt Gets Things Started at Gulfstream

1st-GP, $42,000, Msw, 12-5, 2yo, 1 1/16m (off turf), 1:44.08, gd. STRADIVARI (c, 2, Medaglia d’Oro--Bending Strings {MGSW & MGISP, $870,612}, by American Chance), a John D. Gunther homebred, captured his second career start in authoritative fashion in the opening race of the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet. A soundly beaten fourth behind Vorticity (Distorted Humor) in his seven-panel debut at Aqueduct Nov. 8, the dark bay was sent postward as the 9-5 second choice after drawing in off the also eligible list for this event rained off the lawn. Prominent...

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