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March 4 Racing News Archive


Dick's Picks on the Gotham Stakes: Give the Man What He Wants
It's refreshing and unusual to hear an owner flat-out say in so many words that "we are here to win this race, and I'll be disappointed if we don't," but that's pretty much what Mike Repole said about this Saturday's Grade III Gotham Stakes. Should we ignore this obvious intent or jump on board? More....

Shippers Create Interesting Battaglia
Positive Response, shipping in from California, Blue Laser, coming from Florida, and WEBN Stakes winner Twinspired are among nine entered in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile competition is the final local prep for the Grade III Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes on March 26. More....

Willcox Inn Makes 2011 Debut in Grindstone
Willcox Inn, away from competition since finishing third in the Grade II Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $60,000 Grindstone Stakes at Fair Grounds. More....

Kentucky Oaks Draws 117 Nominations
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Awesome Feather, the 2-year-old filly champion 0f 2010, is among 117 fillies on the roster of early nominees to compete for a record $1 million purse offered for the 137th running of the Kentucky Oaks on May 6 at Churchill Downs. More....

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