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Takeover Target Runs Them Down Late in the $250k Dixie on Preakness Day

Preakness DayOlder grass horses got their turn to shine in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes on the Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard and those lawnmowers did not disappoint. Takeover Target, aided by a powerful ride from jockey Joel Rosario, rallied from last to prevail in a furious three-horse stretch battle with Grade I winners Ring Weekend and Grand Arch.

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Molly Moran, Horse Lover and Homeboykris's Regular Exercise Rider, Speaks Out

Homeboykris "I just want to take a minute to address all the negativity surrounding the deaths on Preakness day. As the exercise rider of Homeboy Kris, I never rode a horse who liked to run as much as he did. He marched to the track everyday. All throughout Preakness week he would step on to the track and stand still... posing for all the cameras, as if he himself was a favorite in the Preakness. He was one of my toughest horses to gallop because all he wanted to do was run fast."

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Stud Notes: Curlin and Exaggerator

EQUESTRIAN: Nov 17 Kentucky StallionsExaggerator's victory in the Grade 1 Preakness S. moved his sire, Curlin, to number five on the leading sires list, supplanting Bernardini and marking him as the super successful sire that 2015 and this year have demonstrated he has developed into, and justifying his $100,000 stud fee.

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Stud Notes: The Preakness Field. Can Nyquist Lead Home An Uncle Mo Trifecta?

Uncle Mo Wins Timely Writer The Uncle Mo juggernaut can't be stopped. With four colts by this amazing young sire in the Preakness field, including the unbeaten champion favorite Nyquist, what if there's an Uncle Mo trifecta in the Preakness? Statistically unlikely though it may be, (Exaggerator will have something to say about that), it would be historically unique and stunning.

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The Interviews: Kentucky Derby and Multiple Stakes Winning Trainer Graham Motion

GrahamMotion Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup and multiple stakes winning trainer Graham Motion moved to the US from his native England in 1980. Since striking out to train on his own in 1993, Graham has won more than 2000 races and over $100 million in purses. Graham talked to Thoroughbred People about the Fair Hill training center where he is based, Animal Kingdom, Better Talk Now and some of his other good horses, and his training career so far.

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The Interviews: Top Rider Turned Broadcaster, Richard Migliore

MigliorefunnycideSince he started race riding in 1980 at the age of 16, Richard Migliore rode over 30,000 races and 4,450 winners for purse earnings of over $160 Million. Since his enforced retirement in 2010, Richard now works as a racing analyst for HRTV, New York Racing Association and Fox Sports 1. Nicknamed "The Mig," which is a type of jet fighter, for his tenacious style of riding Richard lives with his wife, Carmela, and children in Millbrook, New York.

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Cavorting became Racing’s Latest Millionaire As She Wins The Ruffian

Peter Pan Stakes Day Now that’s more like it. Stonestreet Stables’ Cavorting became racing’s latest millionaire with a dominant five-length victory while going a flat mile in the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park on May 14. The win snapped a three-race losing streak for the Grade I-winning daughter of Bernardini.

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Unified Remains Unbeaten in Belmont's G3 Peter Pan

Peter Pan Stakes DayCentennial Farms’ Unified remained perfect in his young career with an impressive three-quarter length win in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) going 1 ⅛-miles at Belmont Park on May 14. Though the Peter Pan is designed as a potential prep for next month’s Belmont Stakes, ala Tonalist’s double in 2014, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said it’s unlikely Unified would compete in the Triple Crown’s final leg.

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Stud News: Fast Filly is Bodemeister's First Starter, First Winner

I'll Have Another with Mario Gutierrez wins the Kentucky DerbyAnother young stud has gotten off to a fast start, with his first starter becoming his first winner. Bodemeister, whose initial crop has been well received by buyers at both yearling and two year old sales, now boasts a very quick filly named Bode's Dream, who won a maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park on May 11, 2016.

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Stud Notes: Cavorting and Carrumba Complete a Bernardini Exacta in G2 Ruffian at Belmont Park

Peter Pan Stakes Day Perennial top ten sire Bernardini had a great day at Belmont on May 14, when his favored fillies Cavorting and Carrumba finished first and second in the Ruffian S.- G2, making anybody who played the Bernardini exacta feel very smart. Bernardini stamps his offspring, to the point that, at Keeneland Yearling Sales, one can pick them out from a distance as they are being shown - they are generally big, handsome bays with lots of bone and intelligent heads.

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Wake Forest Becomes Grade I-winning Turfer in Man o’ War

Peter Pan Stakes Day The German-bred Wake Forest earned his first graded stakes win in North America and first-ever Grade or Group 1 when rallying from last-to-first to win the 1 ⅜-miles Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park on May 14. In two prior North American starts, the son of Sir Percy (GB) finished sixth in last year’s Arlington Million (G1) and second in the Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park last month.

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"Variety Is The Spice Of Life!" Woodbine Readying For Their Right Handed Turf Race Series

Toronto Ont.May16, 2016.Woodbine Racetrack. Euro Turf Trial. WEG/michael burns photo A field of seven horses sprinted five furlongs out of the gate, clockwise, over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Monday morning as a trial run for Woodbine Entertainment Group's innovative EuroTurf Series slated to start in June. Up to 40 races will be contested clockwise over Woodbine's expansive turf course throughout the 2016 season. By running races clockwise, more of the turf course will be utilized, allowing for more turf races at Woodbine.

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