Tom Pedulla

Mott: Hofburg, Elate ‘Both On Course’ For Travers, Personal Ensign

Grade 1 stakes-bound Hofburg and Elate came out of their Sunday breezes in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn the day after the duo worked five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hofburg, pointing towards the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25, was credited […]

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Talk Veuve To Me ‘Deserves A Shot’ In Alabama

Grade 3 Indiana Oaks winner Talk Veuve to Me put in her last work before Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼-miles, breezing four furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Monday morning. Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said her work, clocked in 47.95 seconds that was the second-fastest of 54, was impressive. Talk Veuve […]

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Heavyweight Midnight Bisou Has Asmussen ‘Excited’ For Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in the final touches Monday morning as the prospective favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at the Spa, breezing four furlongs in 51.62 seconds for a final blowout in preparation for the race. “She breezed an easy half-mile for the Alabama and the filly has consistently done extremely […]

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Travers-Bound Gronkowski Pleases Brown With ‘Strong Work’ On Sunday

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski breezed five furlongs in 1:01.44 on the Saratoga main track Sunday morning, completing his fourth work at Saratoga leading up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25. Trained by Chad Brown, Gronkowski worked five furlongs for a third straight week, going over a track listed as good. Jose Ortiz, who […]

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‘Real Fighter’ Voodoo Song To Be Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song came out of his gate-to-wire win in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap in good order, trainer Linda Rice said Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel colt bested a six-horse field over a one-mile inner turf course that has taken heavy rain throughout the Saratoga meet, earning his first career Grade […]

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Inspector Lynley Gives McGaughey Emotional Win In Lure Stakes

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey had already entered the $100,000 Fasig-Tipon Lure with a special connection to the race, having conditioned the two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner for which race is named. But McGaughey had another reason to visit the winner’s circle, as Inspector Lynley went from last-to-first and outkicked Projected to win the Lure […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Looks Fantastic’ In First Breeze Since CCA Oaks

Multiple Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl breezed four furlongs in 49.88 seconds on Saratoga’s main track, her first major training since winning her fourth straight Grade 1 in the Coaching Club American Oaks on July 22. The Tapizar filly is working towards a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion on September 22 at Parx Racing. With regular […]

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‘Outstanding’ Work Has Good Magic On Target For Travers

Reigning juvenile champion Good Magic led Saturday’s busy worktab as he turned in his first breeze since winning the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25 at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stable, the multiple graded stakes winner worked four furlongs solo, covering the distance […]

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Saturday’s Saratoga Card Features $50,345 Pick 6 Carryover

The Pick 6 sequence went unsolved on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, triggering a carryover of $50,345 heading into Saturday’s card at the Spa. Friday’s sequence commenced when Two Shakes (No. 7) returned $6 on a $2 win bet in Race 5. Zonic (No. 8) paid $7.50 in defeating allowance company in Race 6, while […]

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Always Sunshine Bursts Clear In Tale Of The Cat

Always Sunshine ran down My Boy Tate in the stretch, overtaking his challenger from the outside to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat for 3-year-olds and up on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Stonehedge and trained by Ned Allard, Always Sunshine won his second consecutive stakes start overall […]

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