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Shared Belief Takes on Game on Dude in Pacific Classic

The grizzled seven-year-old gelding Game On Dude and the up-and-coming three-year-old Shared Belief share top billing for Sunday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, the signature race of the summer meeting at Del Mar. Not only is there a $600,000 check to the victor, there is a free ticket to the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic to the ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Times Observer

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers at Saratoga

He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed.

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Examiner.com

TVG Pacific Classic Preview

Del Mar , CA - Here is a look at the horses in post position order for the 24th running of the TVG Pacific Classic to be run Sunday, August 24 at Del Mar. Well traveled 4-year-old has shown the ability to run over a synthetic surface.

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HarnessLink.com

Busy day set for Dresden Raceway Sunday

August 22, 2014 - Dresden Raceway will be a hopping spot on Sunday afternoon as the local racetrack has something for everyone.

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MacLeans

10 surprising facts about Northern Dancer

Fifty years ago, Northern Dancer became the first Canadian-born horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

NBC Sports Announces Coverage of Breeders' Cup Challenge Series

Top horses in the Classic division will take center stage this weekend in two outstanding "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series" programs, featuring the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC from Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Del Mar, ... (more)

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USA Today

Bicoastal: Baffert horses set pace in Travers, Pacific

Bob Baffert said on a conference call promoting Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes and Sunday's $1 million Pacific Classic that he now knows why he hasn't won the Breeders' Cup Classic Bicoastal: Baffert horses set pace in Travers, Pacific Bob Baffert said on a conference call promoting Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes and Sunday's $1 ... (more)

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Blood Horse

'Chrome' Set for Pa. Derby Comeback

20. , who finished fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes after injuring his right front quarter leaving the starting gate, has been training forwardly at conditioner Art Sherman's since returning from a respite at Harris Farms July 17. The Belmont loss snapped a six-race win streak for the blaze-faced Cal-bred chestnut, who also took the Santa Anita ... (more)

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Blood Horse

Handicapping a Fantastic Travers Day

Get ready, folks! On Saturday, Saratoga will host a spectacular fourteen-race card featuring four graded stakes races, including a trio of grade I events headlined by the $1,250,000 Travers Stakes .

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Shared Belief no longer forgotten 3-year-old

The son of Candy Ride trained by Jerry Hollendorfer earned the Eclipse Award as 2-year-old champion after three straight wins that included the Grade I, $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park and the Grade III, $100,000 Hollywood Prevue.

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ESPN

'Wildcat' cuts back in distance for King's Bishop

Wildcat Red hasn't competed at less than 1 1/16 miles in five races since taking the February 1 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park, but on Saturday will show his versatility by cutting back to seven furlongs for the Grade 1, $500,000 King's Bishop on the Travers Day undercard at Saratoga.

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Blood Horse

The Jockey Club Elects Six New Members

The Jockey Club has elected six new members - Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach - it was announced Aug. 20. Banwell and his wife, Caroline, own St. George Farm near Lexington and race their horses as St. George Farm Racing.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Muncie Free Press

Play Online Bingo for Money with Luckity from Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - Churchill Downs Incorporated is the company behind the Kentucky Derby and many other entertainment and sports ventures, but their latest website - According to the website, "Luckity.com is where you can play bingo online for a chance to win real cash prizes! Luckity.com features online bingo for money all day long, with big ... (more)

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Blood Horse

Big Three Clash in Rich Travers Stakes

We are all aware that Saratoga has always been known the "Graveyard of Favorites," and, with a number of intriguing unknown quantities in the field of 10, nothing should be taken for granted, despite the impressive credentials of the leading contenders.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bluffa s Big Day

I look at the roadside and see good grazing, at a fallen tree and see a jump. My phone autodials the farrier and my Mini hauls feed, so naturally my blog is about horses.

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Sunherald.com

Hats off to the American consumer

Above, an unidentified woman wears a hat for Kentucky Oaks Day in Churchill Downs.

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Blood Horse

Shared Belief Looking to Retain His Throne

However, the true threat to California Chrome may be running the following day against older horses in the $1 million not only is unbeaten and untested in five career starts, winning by margins ranging from 4 1/4 lengths to 7 3/4 lengths, he is the reigning 2-year-old champion, having romped in last year's CashCall Futurity and Hollywood Prevue ... (more)

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Fauquier.com

Bunny Mellona s former Upperville estate listed for $70 million

The 2,000 acre Upperville estate that once belonged to Paul and Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is listed for sale for $70 million.

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Albany Times Union

Phipps has its stake in Travers

Steam rises from horses after their bath Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ogden Mills Phipps, 6, gives a horse treat to Travers entrant Mr. Speaker in the Phipps Stables barn Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Oklahoma Training Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. #5 Syros with jockey Jack Doyle, ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Examiner.com

California Chrome is honored at state capitol

In a first-ever resolution by the California legislature, a declaration was passed honoring the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome .

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