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Stellar Wind was back on the work tab Dec. 3, breezing a half-mile in :50 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center for a possible start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred Dixie Moon fought to the wire and held on by a nostril to win the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 3 over Queen's Fate.
Skeedattle Associates' Done Acting became the first winner for his sire Done Talking when he narrowly scored by a nose in a $22,726 maiden claiming event at Laurel Park Dec. 3.
Ivan Rodriguez's Sharp Azteca is no worse for wear the morning following his first career grade 1 victory and his connections are considering the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), trainer Jorge Navarro said.
Pegasus World Cup 2.0 will go on as promised Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park—at least that’s the word from the Stronach Group.
Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.
The Canadian champion and grade 1 winner is part of Frank Stronach's efforts to build up California breeding. He is one of three Adena Springs stallions that will stand on the West Coast in 2018.
Kingsport, who won the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses Dec. 2 at Woodbine. The race was marred by the death of Conquest Cavalry.
Favored One Fast Broad remained undefeated on dirt with a last-to-first victory in the $101,380 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 2 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Breaking from the outside post 12, Flying P Stable's Flowers for Lisa hustled for the lead and never looked back, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at the wire in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2.
Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2
Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.
Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting Dec. 26.