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Stanco sells Princess of Sylmar for $3.1M

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
Ed Stanco occasionally makes business trips to Japan.
The next time he packs for one, he’ll have to throw a bag of peppermints in his suitcase, since his filly, Princess of Sylmar, was sold for $3.1 million on Monday to Shadai Farm of Hokkaido, Japan, as a broodmare prospect.

Breeders' Cup analysis: Shared Belief puts streak on the line

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
The 3-year-old championship and Horse of the Year are definitely on the line in today’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the final of this 13-race Breeders’ Cup weekend. Many division titles are also at stake in the other eight races.

Horse racing: Stevens ready for another ride

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Despite age and recent infirmity, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is a go for the Breeders’ Cup next weekend at Santa Anita.

Horse racing: O'Neill banned from Breeders' Cup

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
Trainer Doug O’Neill has been barred from this year’s Breeders’ Cup.
An agreement between the trainer and the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) that would’ve allowed him to train horses in the Breeders’ Cup was thwarted on Friday when the BC ruled that he will not be allowed to pre-enter horses for the event.

Travers trio meet again today in Gold Cup

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
The top three finishers in the Travers Stakes — V.E. Day, Wicked Strong and Tonalist — will battle again today in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, the highlight of the inaugural Super Saturday at Belmont Park.

Chrome doesn’t lose luster

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Won Kentucky Derby, Preakness.

Horse racing: Starlight adds 18 to barn

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Bolstered by some new partners, including Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, Starlight Racing went on a spending spree at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last week to the tune of $5 million for 18 horses.

Palace Malice's racing career is over

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Palace Malice, the 2013 Belmont Stakes winner, has been retired by Dogwood Stable with a deep bone bruise in his left hind leg.
Saratoga meet judged a rousing success

Saratoga meet judged a rousing success

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The meet as a whole was an overwhelming success in the estimation of New York Racing Association President and CEO Chris Kay.

Box seats the Saratoga place to be

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
Boxes at Saratoga Race Course total 1,789 seats and are highly coveted by businesses, horsemen and racing aficionados.

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