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Tequilita Stalks and Pounces to Win Charles Town Oaks

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Dorothy Matz's homebred Tequilita took a significant step down in class and took advantage Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3).

Rivelli, Valdivia Repeat With Titles at Arlington

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Trainer Larry Rivelli and jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. proved to be a potent force, leading the the Arlington International Racecourse meet that concluded Sept. 23.

Run Away Wins Unconventionally in Barretts Juvenile

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When asked how he felt aboard Kaleem Shah's heavily favored Run Away in the turn of the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Sept. 23 at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Flavien Prat didn't get out a word as much as he let out a sound.

Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

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Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

Sharp Azteca Goes Gate to Wire in Kelso Handicap

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Sharp Azteca went straight to the lead and held that position gate to wire in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2), going one mile Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.

West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby

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Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.

Double-digit Bumps in Average for Top Keeneland Sires

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The top five sires by average price (minimum of three sold) all experienced double-digit percent increases in average between 21.5% and 48.5% when compared with their 2016 sale results.

Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

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Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

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Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

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Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

Emcee Gets First Winner With Another Level

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New York stallion Emcee earned his first winner via his 2-year-old Ohio-bred filly Another Level, who took a maiden special weight race on the grass at Retama Park Sept. 22. 

Gunnevera Logs First Post-Travers Workout

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Margoth's Gunnevera returned to the work tab at Gulfstream Park West Sept. 23 for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

Trapeze Artist Upsets Australia's Golden Rose

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Trapeze Artist was unwanted at the sales and forgotten by punters, but was simply too good in the De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (G1) at Rosehill Sept. 23.

Keeneland September Ends With Highest Gross Since 2008

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With a new format and vibrant activity from start to finish, Keeneland completed its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 23 with record average and median and gross receipts that were the best since the pre-recession 2008 auction.

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Grade 1 Double at Parx

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Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 contests at Parx Racing will likely be a factor in the race for each 3-year-old divisional championship.

Ramsey Farm Swamped by Inquiries for Kitten's Joy

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Owner/breeder Ken Ramsey said he worked the phone all day Sept. 22 to field calls from multiple stud farms in England, plus other inquiries from Ireland, Canada, and Qatar, interested in standing his homebred leading sire Kitten's Joy.

Champagne Room Ready for Return in Remington Park Oaks

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In the few months since champion Champagne Room returned to training, Peter Eurton has observed a change in the large bay filly.

Litfin: Handicapping Stakes at Parx, Belmont

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Two championships may be decided Sept. 23 at Parx Racing, of all places.

Gio Ponti Filly Tops Sept. 22 Keeneland Sale Session

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A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to top the Sept. 22 penultimate session of Keeneland's September yearling sale.

Assimilate, Invader Carry WinStar's Australian Hopes

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Winstar Farm's Elliott Walden might be occupied with the Keeneland September sale, but his attention will turn to Australia Sept. 23.