Breeders’ Futurity

Mind Control Will Avoid Flight To Oklahoma, Re-Routes To Jerome

Trainer Greg Sacco was planning to send Grade 1 winner Mind Control to Oklahoma for Remington Park’s Springboard Mile on Dec. 16, but told horseracingnation.com on Monday that he would re-route the son of Stay Thirsty to Aqueduct’s G3 Jerome on Jan. 1 instead. The primary reason for the change, said Sacco, was the amount of travel […]

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40-1 Juvenile Runner-Up Knicks Go Maps Out Path Toward Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-based trainer Ben Colebrook said his two Breeders’ Cup runners came back in good shape. Knicks Go, making a name for himself at delivering at big odds, ran second in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to the undefeated Game Winner at odds of 40-1; last month, he won Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity at 70-1. The stable’s […]

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Knicks Go Fires Bullet In Final Breeze Before Juvenile

KRA Stud Farm’s runaway 5½-length Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Knicks Go completed his major training for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast track Friday morning. Working on his own after the morning renovation break, the colt […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 26-Year-Old Breeder Defeats 70-1 Odds

At what point does a hobby become a passion? How often does that passion become a career? According to Maryland-based breeder Sabrina Moore, the odds of turning her passion for horses into a career were almost as high as those of her three-strong broodmare band producing a Grade 1 winner: about 70-1. When Knicks Go […]

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Longest Shot On The Board, Knicks Go Slam Dunks In Breeders’ Futurity At 70-1

The Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go provided a shocking 70-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, striking the wire a five-length winner. The juvenile son of Paynter led throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, stopping the clock in 1:44.23 over the fast main track. Ridden by Albin Jimenez for trainer Ben Colebrook (both […]

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Breeders’ Futurity Favorite Mind Control Scratched After Spiking Fever

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful (G1) winner Mind Control was declared out of today’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland because of an elevated temperature. “We came in yesterday at 5 in the morning and his temperature was 102, and it stayed that way until 4 in the afternoon and we treated him,” […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Romans: Belmont Distance Suits Pedigree Of Free Drop Billy

Albaugh Family Stables’ Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) winner Free Drop Billy breezed five furlongs in :59.60 Monday morning at Churchill Downs as the colt prepares for a possible start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI). During the exclusive training session from 7:30-7:40 a.m. EDT for horses preparing to start in the 1 ½-mile test, Free Drop Billy began his breeze at […]

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Juvenile: Firenze Fire ‘Relaxed,’ Free Drop Billy Fires Bullet In Saturday Works

While likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro is scheduled to work on Sunday at Santa Anita, two of Grade 1-winning competitors turned in their penultimate breezes on Saturday morning. Mr. Amore Stables’ Firenze Fire breezed four furlongs on Belmont’s training track Saturday morning, caught by drf.com in 50.61 seconds. With regular jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, the Poseidon’s Warrior […]

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