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OFF THE PACE : Racing’s Gold Standard

☛ September 16th, 2017 by ☛ admin

TEAM DIVA is always excited to meet new fans! Stay up-to-date on all the news that is The Diva, Filep and our great sport of US horse racing by joining our OFF THE PACE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! Enjoy our sister page, HORSE CARTOONS FOR RACING FANS  for all the latest news around the racing globe!
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HURRICANE IRMA, Race Fans and the Sunshine State

☛ September 14th, 2017 by ☛ admin

 Irma’s force swept Florida leaving no county unturned. OFF THE PACE suspended business as Irma ravaged a course up the west coast. TEAM DIVA understands first hand the effects of Irma’s wrath and is here for race fans from Gulfstream Park (south Florida), to Tampa Bay Downs (central Florida), to Ocala Breeders Sales (north Florida) and beyond. Please use the links provided to help out fellow horseman, cappers and enthusiasts in need. Florida, we will ‘ride safe – race strong!’

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See you all at the finish.

God bless.

—A. E. Sabo

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For temporary housing information:

FEMA: www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/11/florida-residents-impacted-hurricane-irma-may-register-fema-assistance

For power restoration using Florida’s largest energy provider:

DUKE ENERGY: www.duke-energy.com

For horse relief:

BROOKE USA: www.brookeusa.org/floridadisaster/

For a majority of Florida resource information, featuring South Florida:

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  www.fldoe.org/irma/

THE MIAMI FOUNDATION Hurricane Relief Efforts: miamifoundation.org

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Business Assistance: www.dol.gov/general/hurricane-recovery

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IRISH WAR CRY: Jersey bred – Irish strong

☛ September 5th, 2017 by ☛ admin

 

Irish War Cry (NJ) is a multiple graded stakes-winner, including the Wood Memorial Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes, Marylander Stakes and finishing second in the 2017 Belmont Stakes. His last work as of 9.4.17 was breezing 1:12:60 at 6F from Fair Hill, MD. Irish War Cry’s next start is slated for the 2017 Pennsylvania Derby at Part Racing and Casino, September 23rd.

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Racehorse: Irish War Cry
Curlin – Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers
Breeder/Owner: Isabelle de Tomaso
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Earnings: $1,039,460
Career starts: 8
4-1-0

 

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This Weekend in Racing 9.1.17

☛ September 2nd, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABR’s US GRADED STAKES – $750,000 WOODWARD STAKES 

FEATURED RACE: Saratoga Race Course _ www.nyra.com/saratoga
> Woodward Stakes _G1 _ $750,000_ 9F_ 3YR+ _Field of 5_MLF’s: 2/5 (2)_ Gun Runner (KY)_ F Geroux_ S M Asmussen,  5/2 (3) Rally Cry (KY), 6/1 (1) Neolithic (KY)

For a list of All Stakes Races this weekend in the US and Canada: www.equibase.com

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Watch live coverage @ NBCSN:
NBCSN Breeders Cup Challenge Series: Saratoga Horse Racing, 6:00 pm EDT
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This Weekend in Racing 8.26.17 – The 148th Travers Stakes

☛ August 26th, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABR’s US GRADED STAKES – $1.25 Million TRAVERS STAKES 

FEATURED RACE: Saratoga Race Course _ www.nyra.com/saratoga
> Travers Stakes _G1 _ $1,250,000_ 10F (T)_ 3YR _Field of 12_MLF’s: 7/2 (4)_ Tapwrit (KY)_ J L Ortiz_T A Pletcher,  4/1 (3) West Coast (KY), 5/1 (5) Good Samaritan (KY)

For a list of All Stakes Races this weekend in the US and Canada: www.equibase.com

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Watch live coverage @ NBCSN:
NBCSN Breeders Cup Challenge Series: Saratoga Horse Racing, 4:30 pm EDT
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The New York Race Track Chaplaincy will honor Kiaran and Letty McLaughlin

☛ August 16th, 2017 by ☛ admin

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The New York Race Track Chaplaincy 2017 Annual Brunch.
Artwork donated by the A.E. SABO STUDIO.

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On August 16th, 2017, The New York Race Track Chaplaincy will honor Kiaran and Letty McLaughlin at their Annual Brunch which will be held at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. In attendance will be approximately 150 of many of the top names in thoroughbred racing from New York, Florida, Kentucky, California, and Dubai. The New York Chaplaincy ministers to the heart and soul of the backstretch community with social service programs, recreational programs, educational opportunities, children’s enrichment programs, and non-denominational services. They cannot accomplish their mission without your support and thank you for partnering with them. Their 2017 official cartoon art, guest invitations and ad journal cover were donated by OFF THE PACE creator, A.E. Sabo.

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This Weekend in Racing 8.12.17 – Arlington Park

☛ August 12th, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABR’s US GRADED STAKES – $1 Million ARLINGTON STAKES 

FEATURED RACE: Arlington Park _ arlingtonpark.com
> Arlington Million _G1 _ $1,000,000_ 9F (T)_ 3YR+ _Field of 12_MLF’s: 7/2 (5)_ Deauville (IRE)_ R L Moore_A P O’Brien,  9/2 (13) Mekhtaal (GB), 5/1 (10) Beach Patrol (KY)

For a list of All Stakes Races this weekend in the US and Canada: www.equibase.com

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Watch live coverage @ NBCSN:
NBCSNBreeders Cup Challenge Series: ArlingtonHorse Racing, 6:30 pm EDT
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GUN RUNNER Outguns in the 2017 Whitney

☛ August 6th, 2017 by ☛ admin

GUN RUNNER All Game In THE WHITNEY STAKES At Saratoga – August 5th

Watch Gun Runner out-gun the field…
Gun Runner, son of Candy Ride owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm.
1 1/8 miles in 1:47.71. 1-2 favorite / $3.20

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UPDATE: Turf Filly MORTICIA—More The Best

☛ August 2nd, 2017 by ☛ admin

 

7/31 SARATOGA, NY: 3 yr old filly MORTICIA rallies to win by 3/4 lengths in her last start, THE CORONATION CUP STAKES (listed) at SARATOGA on Monday, going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Final time: 1.01.27

Morticia, a bay filly, owned by G. Watts Humphrey and trained by George Arnold II, was ridden to victory by jockey Jose Lezcano. Her record now stands at 7 lifetime: 5-1-0.

And don’t forget to share OTP’s latest editorial about racing’s newest Queen of Speed:
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SARATOGA SPECIAL: Meet THE DUDES

☛ July 28th, 2017 by ☛ admin

 

FEATURED CAPPERS—THE THOROUGHBRED RACING DUDES!
Let The Dudes help you pick the winners this meet at SARATOGA! The Dudes also offer great SimplePlay™ picks for your favorite tracks featuring Laurel Park, Belmont, Del Mar and more. Checkout reviews of top stakes races, daily cards and their weekly podcast: racingdudes.com.

 

 

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