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Cigar Mile Card Features Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6

Saturday’s Cigar Mile Day card will be bolstered by a mandatory payout in the Empire 6 at the Big A. The Empire 6 will start with Race 5, a one-mile maiden event for 2-year-olds, with an approximate post time of 1:35 p.m. Eastern. The highlight of the Aqueduct fall meet, Saturday’s 10-race card features four […]

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‘A Lot Of Ability’: Son Of Millionaire Grace Hall Debuts On Cigar Mile Undercard

Courtlandt Farms’ Or’effice, a bay son of Medaglia d’Oro and the first foal out of four-time graded-stakes winning millionaire Grace Hall, will debut in Race 5 on Saturday’s Cigar Mile Day card at Aqueduct, which kicks off the mandatory payout of the Empire 6. Trainer Mark Hennig has given Donald and Donna Adam [Courtlandt Farm] […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Spun To Run ‘Pumped Up’ For Cigar Mile

Robert P. Donaldson’s Spun to Run, trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero, is the ‘now’ horse heading into Saturday’s 31st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. The rapidly-improving 3-year-old Hard Spun colt will likely lead a talented field of 11 into the turn in the Cigar Mile, a race which anchors […]

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Tale Of Silence, Half To Tale Of Ekati, Will Try To Continue Family Tradition In G1 Cigar Mile

Graded stakes-winner Tale of Silence will look to continue a family tradition of winning the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Tale of Silence, four-time graded stakes-placed, will be seeking his first trip to the winner’s circle since winning the Grade 3 Westchester at Belmont Park last May. Trained by Barclay Tagg and […]

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St. Lewis Hunting For Upsets In G1 Cigar Mile, G2 Remsen

Trainer Uriah St. Lewis and his family’s Trin-Brook Stables will be represented by Forewarned in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile and Informative in the Grade 2 Remsen on Saturday’s lucrative Cigar Mile Day card. St. Lewis, who won the 2018 Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup with 45-1 shot Discreet Lover, said Forewarned is training well into Saturday’s test where […]

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Needs Supervision Going To G3 Go For Wand On One Week’s Rest

Needs Supervision gave trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer his first stakes victory as a trainer when she won the Silverbulletday at Fair Grounds in January. This Saturday, the sophomore daughter of Paynter could give the native of County Tipperary, Ireland his first graded stakes winner when she races in the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand over the […]

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McGaughey Sending String To Oaklawn For First Time In Three Decades

For the first time in over three decades, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will have a division of horses at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas this upcoming winter. McGaughey, who primarily operates out of Payson Park in Indiantown, Florida for the winter, will send a small division of horses to the Hot Springs oval with […]

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Cigar Mile Day To Feature Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6 Wager

There will be a mandatory payout of the Empire 6 on Saturday, December 7 – Cigar Mile Day – at Aqueduct Racetrack. The jackpot carryover heading into Sunday’s card stood at $520,913. The card on December 7 will feature four graded stakes, highlighted by the 31st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and […]

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Lightly-Raced Shotski ‘Improving With Every Run,’ To Target Remsen

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Blue River Investment Partners’ Shotski, trained by Jeremiah O’Dwyer, scratched out of Saturday’s Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs and will instead point to the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen set for Saturday at the Big A. “The race yesterday came up tough and with the track […]

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Cigar Mile: True Timber Will Try To Go One Better, Bal Harbour Has Been ‘Holding Good Company’

Calumet Farm’s True Timber and Shadwell Stable’s Ajaaweed breezed in company on Saturday as the talented contingent for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin continued their preparation for the Cigar Mile Day card on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. True Timber was the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and will look to make the […]

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