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  • Looking for a Filly to Generate Some Wild Applause

    The Wild Applause is an ungraded stake held at BEL, and this year we will have a field of six in it. Chances are, unless you own them (or have owned them), these are horses that you have never heard of before as no one has made over $100.000 in earnings to this point, and half the field has made less than $50.000.

  • Exactly Is Back in Action for The Mother Goose

    Exactly will return to the race track for the first time since winning the KYO at the beginning of May for the Mother Goose, and six others will be looking to bring her down in what should be an entertaining race. It is the 18th time that the former Grade 1 stake has been held.

  • Jinxed Artist Opens Eyes with Dominant Monomoy Girl Win

    Jinxed Artist was making her first start in a stake in the inaugural Monomoy Girl, and in a race that was wide open with no clear headliner, she seemed to have a very good shot at it. She had won two of three and had an appealing work at PRX coming into the race.

  • Banshee Star Keeps Rolling, Wins Poker Stakes

    Banshee Star keeps on getting the job done! The Grade 3 Poker Stakes was the 58th start in the career for this gelding who is now midway through his eight year old season, and the results keep on coming. He had already won two stakes this year, and now we can make it three!

  • Buffalo G Tops Hollywood Capo in The MTH Stakes

    It was a good day for Nakamura Stables at MTH, as he brought two to the MTH Stakes, and they would take home the top two positions in the race! They would end up being the top two choices on the board, though it would be the second choice, Buffalo G, getting the better of his stablemate, Hollywood Capo.

  • Six Look to Win the Inaugural Monomoy Girl

    On Saturday at CD, a new stake will be run, The Monomoy Girl, sending three year old fillies a little over a mile on the main track. For now, the race is ungraded, but offers a purse higher than some Grade 3’s, so it has certainly made a positive first impression.

  • Who’ll Have the Winning Card in The MTH Stakes?

    For the 12th time, the MTH Stakes, held at its namesake venue, will be going to post and it will send a field of eight a total of nine furlongs around the turf course. Headlining this field will be Hollywood Capo, a winner of over $1,000.000 in his career, but that doesn’t mean the others are going to be in awe of him.

  • Simmer Down Stable Looks to Ace The Poker Stakes with a King

    The cards have been drawn for the 18th running of the Poker Stakes, a Grade 3 event for older horses on the turf, sending them a mile. The details of the race have changed over the years, with three year olds being allowed to participate as well until 2014. That same year saw the purse size triple from $100.000 to $300.000 before settling to it’s current level in 2020.

  • Fashionable Overpowers Z Command in Stretch to Take The Phipps Stakes

    With a loaded field for the Phipps Stakes on Saturday, we were promised a great race. They were all accomplished stars, with all but one horse having won over $900.000 and there was nothing wrong with the one that has not hit that figure yet. This is a race where it would not be about form or works as they all can get it done.

  • Roman Rage Battles Along Rail to Win The Jaipur

    Roman Rage is certainly no stranger to the race track, as he would be making the 58th start of his career in the Grade 1 Jaipur, and recently he has shown the trend of being the type of horse that shows up when the races are the biggest. Running in this race on BEL day would certainly qualify as being that type of race, and the eight year old gelding would, once again, run his best and this time it results in a victory.