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Wednesday’s Honorable Miss Features Rematch Between Mia Mischief, Chalon

Wednesday’s 28th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap drew a formidable field of ultra-consistent contenders, including Lael Stables’ Chalon and Mia Mischief, in the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 3-year-old and up at Saratoga Race Course. Chalon has earned Beyer Speed Figures in excess of 90 in each of her last […]

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‘Very Talented’ Global Campaign Preparing For Jim Dandy

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is scheduled to breeze over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Saturday morning, a week ahead of an anticipated start in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. Global Campaign, a sophomore son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, is slated to work at 5:30 a.m. […]

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Hofburg Shows ‘Good Energy’ In Thursday Comeback, May Target Woodward

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Hofburg, a multiple Grade 1-placed son of Tapit, earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure in his winning return to the races on Thursday at Saratoga. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the talented chestnut enjoyed a productive 2018 campaign winning the Curlin at Saratoga after finishing second in the Grade 1 […]

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‘Poetry In Motion’: War Of Will Dazzles In Final Breeze For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will put in his breeze for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets on Friday morning on the Saratoga main track. Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will for the easy half-mile in 49.33 seconds, said the move was his best yet. “He went great. It was […]

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Servis More Confident In Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell Invitational

Maximum Security, the 8-5 morning line favorite in the field of seven salty sophomores, sets out to reclaim his status as the king of this year’s 3-year-old division in the 52nd edition of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s homebred, who was disqualified for interference after […]

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One Bad Boy Draws The Rail For Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 23. After conquering the Queen’s Plate with a 3 1/2 length lead, One […]

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Gunnevera Missed Training Due To Foot Bruising, Out Of Whitney

Gunnevera has not worked since June 15 at Gulfstream Park West, and drf.com reports that the Antonio Sano trainee missed several weeks of training with a foot bruise. “I had to give him a little break due to a bruising in one of his hind feet, but he is scheduled to work again tomorrow,” Sano said. […]

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McBride: Commonly Named Mike Smith One Of A Kind In Thoroughbred Racing

Here’s an easy one for most folks: What’s the most common last name in America?  Bet you didn’t even have to Google that one (though you can and they’ll confirm it).  Sure, it’s Smith. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the top surnames in its every-decade-report: Smith is first, again and again and again. Naturally enough, […]

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August 1 The Early Breeders’ Cup Nomination Deadline For 2019 Weanlings

The Breeders’ Cup is reminding horsemen that Thursday, August 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the early nomination deadline to nominate weanlings of 2019 to the Breeders’ Cup program and have the engagement appear in the printed catalogue pages for upcoming sales. The one-time foal nomination fee is $400.00 USD. The $400 nomination entitles each […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Lessons From ‘The Deep End’

Jack Sisterson has been out on his own for about a year training for the legendary Calumet Farm, but he had a first last weekend when he sent out stakes winners at two different tracks. Bandua captured the G3 Arlington Handicap as the favorite in Chicago on Saturday, and Lexitonian put up an 18-1 shocker […]

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