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    SWELLELEGENT HOLDS ON IN MONMOUTH HANDICAP

    Jockey Michael Mitchell is prospering this summer at the flat tracks, and Bernie Dalton—always a force in the summer—isn’t doing badly, either. Mitchell, the English-born jockey who plied his trade in New Zealand before landing in the U.S. last year, continued his productive summer season on Thursday with a victory aboard Thomas Hulfish’s Swelle...
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    TEMPLE GWATHMEY STEEPLECHASE FOUNDATION FORMED IN MERGER

    Two prominent organizations within the steeplechase community, the National Steeplechase Foundation and the Temple Gwathmey Fund, are merging to form the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation. The new Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, will continue to pursue the threefold goals of the former entities: Promoting gro...
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    FULL FIELDS FOR MONMOUTH JUMP RACES

    Steeplechasing heads to the Jersey Shore on Thursday for three races at beautiful Monmouth Park, where two maiden hurdles and a $35,000 ratings handicap attracted full fields. The races will be the first, third, and fifth races on an eight-race program, with a 12:50 p.m. first post time. The 2 3/8-mile maiden hurdle was split when 18 horses pass...
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    BOSS MAN RULES IN SARATOGA ALLOWANCE HURDLE

    A flawless week at Saratoga Race Course continued Wednesday for trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. and jockey Michael Mitchell when Carrington Holdings’ Boss Man bossed around the field in a $65,000 allowance hurdle. Two days earlier, the trainer-jockey combination had scored a victory with Mark W. Buyck’s Show Court in the $175,000 A. P. Smithwick Memor...

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Who’s the ‘Boss’: Boss Man rules in Saratoga allowance

Bill and Carrington Price's Boss Man gave trainer Arch Kingsley and jockey Michael Mitchell a delightful follow-up to their score with Show Court in the G1 AP Smithwick, by taking a $65,000 allowance race at the Spa on Aug. 1. Racing on the lead for most of the contest, the 8-year-old son of turf ace English Channel helps off Serendipity Stables' Dark Gemini by a little more than 2 lengths. Boss Man broke his maiden last spring at the Queens Cup Steeplechase, an NSA meet run by the Price's. The gelding was sent off at odds of 9-5, third choice in the field. Tod Marks has the photo recap.

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480 HORSES

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