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3hMike Watchmaker

Favorites look to rule the day Saturday

There are fans of the sport of Thoroughbred racing, and there are fans of Thoroughbred racing because of the intellectual challenge of handicapping and betting.

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Charles Borell Speaks

Charles Borell speaks for 1st time about the animal cruelty/negligence case involving his daughter, Breeders' Cup-winning trainer Maria, & himself. Charles has taken a plea deal.

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2hPatrick Reed | America's Best Racing

Bet the FrontRunner Stakes on a budget

Saturday's Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park is the final prep race for the best 2-year-old males training on the West Coast in advance of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

18hMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Charles Borell avoids jail in plea deal

Charles Borell pleaded guilty to nine charges Thursday as part of a deal with county prosecutors in an animal cruelty case that has drawn widespread attention.

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Race of the Day: Saturday, Oct. 1 (4:57)
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Beldame Stakes preview (6:08)
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Vosburgh Stakes preview (7:15)
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Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes preview (5:24)
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Gallant Bloom Handicap preview (6:45)
21hChuck Dybdal | Daily Racing Form

Frank Mirahmadi to call races at Golden Gate Fields

Frank Mirahmadi has quite a celebration planned for Oct. 20, his 49th birthday. On that day he will begin calling races at Golden Gate Fields as the track's full-time announcer.

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Pilgrim Stakes preview (7:43)
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Race of the Day: Friday, Sept. 30 (10:35)
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Race of the Day: Thursday, Sept. 29 (8:00)
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1dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Make money betting Beholder in Zenyatta Stakes

The $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, named after the 2016 Hall of Fame inductee who won her first 19 races, features a rematch of the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

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3dMike Watchmaker

Words to describe Songbird running thin

It says much about Songbird that the words "brilliant" and "dominant" haven't been able to do her justice for quite some time if you want to accurately describe her qualities as a race horse.

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Eddie D. Stakes preview (10:17)
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Making The Call

Smart Call endures a 9-month, quarantine-filled journey from South Africa to compete in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Amanda Duckworth looks ahead to the BC Classic.

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Horse racing weekend recap (2:49)
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Weekend Wrap: Pennsylvania Derby (10:24)
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6dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Connect upsets big-name stars in Penn Derby

The 12-horse field that went postward in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing on Saturday was comprised of horses at varying stages of their careers.

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Weekend Wrap: Cotillion Stakes (5:41)
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Race of the Day: Wednesday, Sept. 28 (7:04)
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6dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird runs away from foes in Cotillion

You couldn't wipe the smile off jockey Mike Smith's face. It wasn't just that Songbird won Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing, it was how she did it.

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Weekend Wrap: Noble Damsel Stakes (5:24)
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Weekend Wrap: Gallant Bob (7:41)
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Weekend Wrap: Commonwealth Derby (5:13)
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6dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Deeply Undervalued shows worth in Commonwealth

Deeply Undervalued could not quite win a first-level allowance race last month at Saratoga, but on Saturday at Laurel Park he was up in time to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Commonwealth Derby.

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Weekend Wrap: Commonwealth Turf Cup (5:36)
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Weekend Wrap: Commonwealth Oaks (4:59)
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Weekend Wrap: Oklahoma Derby (5:53)
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Breeders' Cup Focus: Classic (10:25)
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Breeders' Cup Focus: Mile (8:15)
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6dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

My Impression a good one in Commonwealth Oaks

A week after winning the Sands Point, a Grade 2 turf race for 3-year-old fillies, with On Leave, Shug McGaughey won the Grade 2, $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks.

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6dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Blacktype keeps win streak alive in Turf Cup

Late-blooming 5-year-old Blacktype won his third race in a row and second straight graded stakes when he beat longshot Top of Mine and favored Force the Pass by a half-length Saturday at Laurel.

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6dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Mrs McDougal all the way in Noble Damsel Stakes

A change of tactics led to a change of fortune for Mrs McDougal, who led from start to finish in winning Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Race of the Day: Sunday, Sept. 25 (10:00)
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7dGreg Reinhart | Daily Racing Form

Betting Line sets world record in Little Brown Jug

Betting Line moved into the lead at the half and sailed home from there to easily win the Little Brown Jug on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.

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Commonwealth Turf Cup preview (8:57)
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9dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird and owner Porter ready for Cotillion Stakes

Owner Rick Porter, who spent 15 days in the hospital during August, said he was able to watch the Alabama from his room in the intensive-care unit of Christiana Hospital in Delaware.

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Commonwealth Derby preview (9:06)

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