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Weekend Lineup: In Search Of A Rising Star

Saturday’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, the first 50-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Mark Casse-trained War of Will is the expected favorite, but the full field of 14 features several solid underdogs in Country House, Plus Que Parfait, Owendale, and Limonite. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Well Defined Creates ‘Something To Talk About Again’

While his contemporaries were walking between classes on the university quad, Farm Manager Larry King continued his post-secondary education under his father at Florida’s Waldemar Farm. His studies included everything from the day-to-day operations of a top-flight breeding farm to a 1975 Kentucky Derby victory with Waldemar-bred Foolish Pleasure. Forty-six years later, King was thrilled […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Sparky Ville Set For Triple Crown ‘Ride’

At the finish of the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, Sparky Ville (by Candy Ride) was the upset winner, fourth choice in a field of five, but he wasn’t a wild longshot, starting in the race at odds of only 7.4-1. The chestnut’s form was respectable, with two victories from seven starts […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sam Davis, San Vicente Top 3-Year-Old Action

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go will kick off his 2019 season in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, while Sunday’s top sophomore contest is the G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita Park, featuring Bob Baffert pair Coliseum and Dessman. Only the Davis features points on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: Do Battle With Sports Betting?

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation recently released its latest white paper on an issue that’s all the talk in the racing industry: What to do about the legalization of sports betting? In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what the TIF proposes and the feasibility of making necessary changes within […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No ‘Genie In A Bottle’ Needed For Derby Prospect Tax

If you’re going to do something, do it well. Danny Gargan has worked every day of his life on the racetrack, but he didn’t start out wanting to be a horse trainer. It’s a curious beginning for the conditioner and part-owner of G3 Withers winner Tax, a strong prospect on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Future Looks Bright For New Zealand’s Historic Cambridge Stud

One of the primary goals for Brendan and Jo Lindsay when they purchased the Cambridge Stud from Sir Patrick Hogan in 2018 was to continue the legacy of the historic establishment. At the conclusion of Book 1 at last week’s Karaka yearling sales, the torch seems to have passed without a flicker. The leading breeder […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Preps, San Pasqual Showdown

A trio of prep races toward the 2019 Kentucky Derby await bettors on Saturday, starting with the nine-furlong G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Remsen third-place finisher Tax is the 2-1 morning line choice over well-bred Todd Pletcher trainee Moretti at 3-1. Down at Gulfstream, the G2 Holy Bull features undefeated Remsen winner Maximus Mischief and […]

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