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‘Hopefully He Moves Forward’; Champagne Runner-Up Code Of Honor Will Contest Juvenile

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor remains on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with his first work since finishing second to Complexity in the Grade 1 Champagne tentatively scheduled for Thursday or Friday, said Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey on Sunday morning. Code of Honor broke his maiden in gate-to-wire fashion on August […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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Refund Issued On Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4

A refund has been issued on all wagers made on Saturday’s Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4 after it was determined a ‘stop betting’ order at the AmTote hub for the separate pool wager occurred after the start of Race 7 at Yonkers, the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot, which was the first leg in the sequence of […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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‘Sensational Mind’ Gives Sippican Harbor A Leg Up On Other Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Gary Contessa is enjoying a resurgent 2018 campaign with 46 wins on the season, already 12 more victories than he recorded a year ago. The veteran conditioner reflected on his success during Thursday’s nightcap at Belmont Park as Poshsky splashed to victory in the slop to provide Contessa with his 13th win of the […]

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‘Time’ The Key Factor For Chilean Import Wow Cat In Beldame

Wow Cat continues to do well following her victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame and is now on target to head to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff on November 3 at Churchill Downs, co-owner Peter Brant said. Wow Cat earned her first win in three starts since arriving from Chile, outkicking Divine Miss […]

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‘Visibly Impressive’ Frizette Win Has Jaywalk Strolling Toward Breeders’ Cup

Leonard Green and Cash is King Stable’s Jaywalk came out of her gate-to-wire 5 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies in good order, trainer John Servis said by phone Monday morning. Jaywalk led the seven-horse field on the fast Belmont main track, going a quarter-mile in 22.63 seconds and the […]

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Disco Partner Repeats In Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational

Trainer Christophe Clement enjoyed a successful October Festival of Racing on Saturday at Belmont Park, saddling Disco Partner to an impressive victory in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational followed two races later by Have At It, an 11-1 upset winner of the Grade 2, $500,000 Hill Prince. Patricia Generazio’s homebred Disco Partner reaffirmed his […]

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‘Sky’s The Limit’: Franco Rides 1,000th Winner Friday At Belmont Park

Jockey Manny Franco piloted his 1,000th career winner in Race 8 Friday at Belmont Park, riding New York-bred Courageous Bet ($14.60) to a 1 ¼-length victory in a six-furlong starter allowance on the inner turf for trainer Gary Contessa. It was Franco’s second win on the nine-race card, having won Race 6 aboard Illudere ($8.30), […]

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‘Long And Lanky’ Holy Helena Looking For Firm Ground In Flower Bowl

Stronach Stable’s Canadian champion Holy Helena is primed for her New York return on Sunday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl following a three-month layoff, said trainer Jimmy Jerkens Friday morning. “She’s fresh, she looks good,” he said. “She seems pretty strong right now.” Last year, the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly put together solid victories […]

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