Sports Horse Racing: Mylute primed for Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

By Michael Veitch

Refreshed and ready for a return to action, Mylute could be sitting on a big effort in Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. The Grade 2 event at 1 1/8 miles is the traditional local prep for the $1 million Travers Stakes on Aug. 24, and has drawn one of the toughest fields of recent years.

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Saratoga: Mylute tries to upend Palace Malice in Jim Dandy

By David Grening

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Going into the Belmont Stakes, Palace Malice was the hard-luck horse, winless in five starts as a 3-year-old, encountering trouble and bad luck at almost every turn. Everything finally clicked in the Belmont as Palace Malice came home a decisive 3 1/4-length winner for Dogwood Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher.

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Mylute works for Jim Dandy Stakes

By Sports Network

Mylute, third in the Preakness Stakes, put in a half-mile workout Saturday at Saratoga and will start in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes next Saturday.

Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Mylute went the four furlongs in 52.23 seconds.

“It was an easy half-mile,” Amoss said.

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Belmont Park: Cross Traffic to run in Whitney

By David Grening

An intriguing matchup is looming in the Grade 1 Whitney on Aug. 3 at Saratoga between defending Whitney Handicap winner Fort Larned and the speedy Cross Traffic. Fort Larned, who won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic in front-running fashion, reverted back to his front-running ways Saturday night in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster and scored an impressive 6 1/4-length victory at…

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Belmont: Met Mile draw puts Cross Traffic on rail again

By David Grening

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher said he felt the rail post position might have compromised Cross Traffic when he finished a game second to Flat Out in the Grade 3 Westchester last month at Belmont Park. Hours before post positions were to be drawn for Monday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap, where Cross Traffic will…

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Sahara Sky passes Cross Traffic to win Met Handicap

By USA Today

NEW YORK (AP) — Sahara Sky came barreling down the middle of the track and caught Cross Traffic at the end to win the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on Monday. The finish was a thriller. Cross Traffic took the lead in the stretch and seemed headed to victory before Sahara Sky unleashed his run from near the back of the nine-horse…

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A groom’s life: The work behind the Preakness

By Fred Hiers
May 17, 2013

BALTIMORE — Maurice Sanchez wouldn’t be recognized by most of the racing fans who will gather Saturday at Pimlico Race Course or watch the Preakness on TV. But those people certainly will see the product of his work: sleek, muscled thoroughbreds schooled to athletic perfection. The hard work of…

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Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

By Beth Harris
May 4, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn’t sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses. “I was really far back,” Joel Rosario said. “I said hopefully he can go faster than that.”

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Napravnik finishes fifth with Mylute

By Gary Mihoces USA TODAY
May 4, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY. — After showering in the jockey’s room for women at Churchill Downs, Rosie Napravnik traded her mud-caked riding garb for a rose red dress and a big-brimmed, black Kentucky Derby hat. She wasn’t dressed for a victory party, but she had distinguished herself.

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Mylute

By Natalie Voss Paulick Report
April 30, 2013

When Paul Bulmahn sat down to a business lunch at Maker’s Mark in May 2002, he had no idea how much the affair would change his life. Bulmahn, who was being honored for his accomplishments at the helm of ATP Oil and Gas Company, found himself sitting next to an affable lunch companion…

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