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Major Dude outclasses rivals in Penn Mile

June 3, 2023 0

Major Dude recorded the third graded stakes win of his career when taking the $400,000 Penn Mile (G2) at Penn National on Friday night. The 2-5 favorite under Irad Ortiz Jr., Major Dude wore down […]

Lexitonian springs 34-1 surprise in Vanderbilt

July 31, 2021 0

Lexitonian pulled off a 34-1 shocker in Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at Saratoga, and perhaps most surprising was the way in which he won it. Although the Calumet Farm homebred had shown […]

Frontrunning Channel Cat holds on to upset Man o’ War

May 8, 2021 0

One week after his master class aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez engineered another frontrunning upset. This time, Velazquez showed his turf skills with 8-1 Channel Cat in Saturday’s Man o’ War S. (G1) at Belmont Park. […]

Dominant stakes wins highlight Big A opener

November 2, 2018 0

by John Mucciolo Opening day at Aqueduct featured a pair of graded races, and we saw two fine performances at the Jamaica, New York, venue. Lael Stables’ homebred No Dozing tracked in second through the […]