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Middle Move Nets Red Knight A Second Stakes Win In Point Of Entry

Trinity Farm’s homebred Red Knight sat well off the front end, made an aggressive move halfway through the race and was able to get the job done in notching a second stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Point of Entry over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. The New York-bred son of Pure Prize arrived […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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Catholic Boy, Glorious Empire Top Monday’s Knickerbocker Field

Grade 1-winners Catholic Boy and Glorious Empire headline a competitive field of eight in Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/8 miles over the inner turf at Belmont Park. A dual Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf as a sophomore, Catholic Boy arrives at the Columbus Day feature off […]

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New And Improved Captures Her Graded Stakes Debut In Sands Point

New and Improved overcame a slow start and moderate pace to capture Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables and trained by Chad Brown, New and Improved made her graded stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile event for sophomore fillies. Her prior […]

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Brown ‘On The Fence’ About Mile Vs. Turf For Bricks And Mortar

Trainer Chad Brown is still on the fence regarding where Bricks and Mortar, a four-time Grade 1-winning Horse of the Year contender, will make his next start. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable in partnership with William H. Lawrence, the 5-year-old Giant’s Causeway dark bay will race in either the Breeders’ Cup Mile or the Breeders’ […]

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Juvenile Fillies Turf: Pletcher Sending Sweet Melania, Mulling Other BC Runners

Trainer Todd Pletcher, a 10-time winner at the Breeders’ Cup, will look to add to those totals when the prestigious two-day event is held at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California in November. Heading the seven-time Eclipse Award winner’s contingent is Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso, who was demoted to second for interference after […]

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Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise In Frizette

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Wicked Whisper remained undefeated with a convincing score in the 72nd running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette on Sunday to close out the two-day Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for juvenile fillies offered an all-fees paid berth to the Grade 1, $2 million […]

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Ultra-Consistent Sistercharlie Scores Sixth Straight Grade 1 In Flower Bowl

For the sixth consecutive time, Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Sistercharlie outclassed a Grade 1 field. The Chad Brown trainee stayed off the speed set by stablemate Thais, gained command in the stretch and fended off Mrs. Sippy’s late challenge from the outside for a three-quarter length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies […]

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