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Dance to Bristol goes on winning tear

In her last two races, the comely chestnut sprinter, Dance to Bristol, hasn’t even bothered to toy with the competition. She simply ran off and left the other fillies and mares when winning both the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town and the $100,000 Skipat Stakes at Pimlico. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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CHARLES TOWN — While the drama and enthusiasm of the Triple Crown series faded soon after Kentucky Derby winner Orb finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes, owners and trainers at Charles Town with horses gearing up for the West Virginia Breeders Classics this fall have plenty to get excited about. Thursday, Charles Town hosted a […]

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Lightly raced Normandy Invasion readies for Belmont Stakes jewel

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Injury aside, Storm Flag Flying has recovered

Foaled in 2000, the filly Storm Flag Flying came into the world with a proverbial silver spoon waiting for her. She was born at the paragon of old-line success, Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. She was given the attention a leggy daughter of Storm Cat and My Flag (herself the daughter of champion Easy Goer) […]

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Belmont next call for Golden Soul

Dallas Stewart was overshadowed by fellow trainer Shug McGaughey. He didn’t care. Stewart’s smile was the same size as the one worn by the popular man who had just won his first Kentucky Derby. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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Stylish Departing might join Preakness field

It was two weeks before the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby and yet few eyes or ears were turned toward Cicero, Illinois and Hawthorne Race Course. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this […]

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Triple Crown brings thoughts of Secretariat

With the Kentucky Derby rushing toward us on Saturday, the beginning of the 2013 Triple Crown series brings on thoughts of the greatest race horse of all time, the wondrous Secretariat. The copper-colored colossus came along when the country needed some positive distraction to divert us from the troubled times of the Vietnam War and […]

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Lightly raced roan, Frac Daddy, comes to The Derby

Frac Daddy is surrounded by handlers whose reputations were made in businesses and ventures far away from thoroughbred racing. No millionaire owners with thousand-acre farms in central Kentucky. No trainer with a $100 haircut and tailored suits to be shown off at Saturday stakes races at Saratoga. No coterie of stablemates accompanying him on airplane […]

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The 6-year-old gelding, Game On Dude, held off the challenges of Clubhouse Ride and Ron the Greek to claim the million-dollar winner’s share. The Charles Town Classic was the premier event on a 13-race card. In a change announced by Hollywood Casino, Tuesday, racing officials have changed the official fractions time and final time of […]

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A new Classic

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A new Classic

This year marks Charles Town track’s second Grade II stakes This coming Saturday evening Charles Town will host the latest renewal of the Grade II, $1.5 million Charles Town Classic, the track’s richest and only graded event on a marathon card filled with stakes and allowance races that begin two hours earlier than normal This […]

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