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March 3 Racing News Archive


Mucho Macho Man Heading Back to Big Easy
Mucho Macho Man will return to New Orleans from South Florida to run in the Grade II Louisiana Derby on March 26, trainer Kathy Ritvo confirmed today. More....

Dialed In Competition: Less than Impressive Lately
Dialed In will be in a field of five on that includes three older horses on Sunday, but the group hasn't accomplished anything major recently. More....

Tote Down; NYRA Dark Today
Live racing and simulcasting has been canceled today at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. As a result of construction, a 600-pair wire running from Rockaway Boulevard into Aqueduct was accidentally severed, resulting in the loss of all tote communications. Workers are trying to make repairs to allow for live racing and simulcasting tomorrow.

Australian-Bred Reem Takes Al-Bastakiya
Reem, an Australian-bred trained by perennial Dubai winner Mike de Kock, won the Al Bastakiya at Meydan by 5 1/4 lengths and was timed in 1:59.90 on the track's synthetic surface. Bred in the Southern Hemisphere, Reem is a 3-year-old by local racing rules but not in North America. She's not eligible for the Kentucky Derby.

Running second and third were Ahlaain and Borug, both Kentucky-breds. Borug was beaten 9 1/2 lengths overall. Reem is owned by the breeder, Sheik Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Ahlaain is owned by Sultain Ali, and Godolphin owns Borug.

Stay Thirsty, Toby's Corner Head Gotham Field
Stay Thirsty and Toby's Corner head a field of nine for Saturday's 1 1/16-mile, Grade III Gotham Stakes. Stay Thirsty will make his 2011 debut for Uncle Mo owner/trainer combo Mike Repole and Todd Pletcher. More....

Short Field in Six-Furlong Capossela
A pair of stakes winners returning from layoffs--and a recent sharp allowance winner--are among a short field of five entered in Saturday’s Fred “Cappy” Capossela at Aqueduct. More....

Latest from the Asmussen Stable
Albergatti to the Grade II San Felipe on March 12.
Astrology to the Grade II Rebel on March 19.

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