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Monday, July 31, 2017

The topsy-turvy sophomore division, thrown into disarray with Good Samaritan (Harlan’s Holiday)’s upset win in Saturday’s

GII Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga, continued its roller-coaster ride at Monmouth Park Sunday as Brad Grady’s 9-1 outsider Girvin (Tale of Ekati) just got a desperate nose in front of 7-1 shot McCraken (Ghostzapper) in a thrilling renewal of the

GI betfair.com Haskell Invitational.

“This is my favorite track,” Grady said from the winner’s circle after the Haskell. “Monmouth Park always rolls out the red carpet. The family came, it’s a family environment and I just love it.”

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The 16-1 longshot in the field of seven, long-distance specialist Hunter O'Rileysurged down the inner turf course stretch at Saratoga Race Course July 29 and managed to snag a win in the final strides of the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T)

Under jockey Florent Geroux, the 4-year-old Tiz Wonderful ridgling came flying from last in the 1 3/8-mile event, moving stride for stride alongside grade 1 winner Bigger Picture, and scored by a neck in his first graded victory for owners Sean Shay and Michael J. Ryan.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Brad Grady’s Girvin (Tale of Ekati) took his dirt record to two-for-two and earned 50 points towards a spot in the GI Kentucky Derby starting gate with an 8-1 upset of Saturday’s GII Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds. Away alertly from the one-hole, the dark bay saved ground in fifth as an eager Local Hero (Hard Spun) ticked off opening splits of :23.70 and :47.02 while well clear of 3-2 favorite Mo Town (Uncle Mo), who led the rest of the pack in second. Advancing on the far turn to be second, Girvin was tipped out to the three-path to take on the pacesetter in the lane, collared that rival in mid-stretch and continued clear to score his first black-type success. “TDN Rising Star” Untrapped (Trappe Shot), who was also sent off at 8-1, got up for second and Local Hero held third. Favored GII Remsen S. winner Mo Town, who ran off with jockey John Velazquez in the post parade, faded to finish fifth, just a nose ahead of sixth-place finisher Shareholder Value (Uncle Mo).

Friday, March 11, 2016
Kentucky Oaks Top 10: Casey’s Picks– There have been quite a few changes in the Oaks landscape since I went over my top ten horses for the Kentucky Oaks. We all know there are some top fillies on both coasts but there are some on other continents, as well! Let’s see how my top ten has changed!

- See more at: https://www.ladyandthetrack.com/news/14828/kentucky-oaks-top-10-caseys-picks.html#sthash.0pfbTCwF.dpuf
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mo d'Amour took command midstretch of the $125,000 Busher Stakes Saturday, Feb. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack on her way to her first stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Trainer Richard Baltas may have tipped his hand on how he felt about Forever Darling when he sent her to Keenelandto run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) off her maiden-breaking score in September at Santa Anita Park.

The Breeders’ Cup run didn’t go great for the daughter of Congrats  , when she bobbled at the start and finished eighth, but she showed her potential again Jan. 2 when she took the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

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