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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Weekend Lineup: Maximum Security Goes To Work At Belmont

Graded stakes action is light one week out from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park November 1-2, but Saturday’s Belmont Park card offers a big name in the form of multiple Grade 1 winner Maximum Security. The son of New Year’s Day is set to make his first start since winning the […]

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Bricks And Mortar Remains Ahead Of Midnight Bisou In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Less than two weeks out from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2, the lead group continues to hold their respective positions in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar is set to carry his top stature into his expected Breeders’ Cup run. The son […]

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Weekend Lineup: British Champions Day, Maryland Million

Graded stakes action will be at a minimum for the next two weeks on this side of the ocean in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2, but British Champions Day at Ascot Saturday features the outstanding stayer Stradivarius (IRE) aiming to add to his unblemished season as well as Magical (IRE), the […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou Confirmed In Leading Spots Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With the major North American preparatory races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll are expected to hold position until the two-day event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. The top spot on the poll has been owned by multiple Grade […]

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Weekend Lineup: Turf Stars Out At Keeneland, Woodbine

Top-level action on the turf is this weekend’s theme with Woodbine hosting two Grade 1 tests over its E.P. Taylor course and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup highlighting Keeneland’s Saturday card. Saturday’s America’s Day at the Races broadcast will feature live racing from Belmont Park highlighted by the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point and […]

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Omaha Beach Vaults Back Into NTRA’s Top Thoroughbred Poll

The dazzling effort Omaha Beach put forth to capture the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes this past weekend launched the son of War Front back in the race for divisional honors and landed the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In his first start since capturing the Grade […]

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Weekend Lineup: Keeneland’s Fall Meet Kicks Off, Enable Seeks History In Arc

Keeneland kicks off its 17-day Fall Meet on Friday and features a front-loaded Fall Stars Weekend that boasts nine graded stakes and nine Breeders’ Cup qualifiers. Belmont Park hosts four qualifying preps on Saturday and Sunday while Santa Anita Park, host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2, offers one “Win and You’re In” […]

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Midnight Bisou Closes The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After further stamping her superiority over divisional foes this past weekend, leading distaffer Midnight Bisou was able to make up ground on leader Bricks and Mortar in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. While Bricks and Mortar remains out front with 27 first-place votes and 387 points, the son of Giant’s Causeway has Midnight Bisou […]

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Weekend Lineup: Seven ‘Win And You’re In’ Qualifiers On Tap

Belmont and Santa Anita Park hold the spotlight with five graded stakes taking place at Big Sandy this weekend and seven graded contests set for the Sept. 27-29 opening weekend at Santa Anita, the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2. Two of Santa Anita’s Challenge Series races – the Awesome Again Stakes, […]

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