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  • Curlin Road (9-1) gets up to win the Cougar II at Del Mar.Posted 1 day ago
  • Paulassilverlining (8-5) wins the stretch battle in the Honorable Miss (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Cool Catomine (14-1) wins the Prince of Wales over Aurora Way and State of Honor.Posted 2 days ago
  • Miss Ella (5-2) wins the Caress Stakes at Saratoga for the second straight year.Posted 3 days ago
  • Madam Dancealot (21-1) rolls from last to win the San Clemente going away.Posted 4 days ago
  • Abel Tasman (4-5) edges Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 5 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 5 days ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

A breath of fresh air -- a deep breath, too

Central City can breathe more easily now. Literally.


A threat in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, which will be run Saturday here at Churchill Downs, Central City would chug and roar around the racetrack not too very long ago, sounding like a steam locomotive rapidly losing steam, caught in some pneumatic moil of resperatory desperation. That's how his trainer, Ronny Werner, got away with once running the colt for a claiming price of $10,000. Nobody who had seen and heard Central City on the track possibly could have claimed him, not a horse with such a wheeze, indicative, of course, of a serious breathing problem, laryngeal hemiplegia.




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