Travers: Code Of Honor Has ‘Done Nothing But Move Forward’ Since Dwyer Victory

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor, a chestnut son of Noble Mission, posted his final workout in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Monday morning on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hall of Fame conditioner Shug McGaughey, in search of his fourth Travers win after previously winning with Easy Goer […]

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‘He Found The Hole And He Was There’: Travers The Target For Code Of Honor

Bill Farish’s homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for his impressive 3 1/4 length score in Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, traveling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Card Features All-Graded Stakes Late Pick 5

The Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park features an enticing opportunity for horseplayers with an all-graded stakes Late Pick 5 encompassing Races 6 through 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. The sequence kicks off with the Grade 3, $250,000 Dwyer, which sees the return of graded stakes winner Code of Honor for Hall of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Enable Returns, Stars & Stripes

On Saturday, two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner and reigning Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf heroine Enable (GB) is slated to make her 2019 debut in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont […]

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Sixteenth Time’s The Charm? Mendelssohn Tries ‘A Different Preparation’ For Classic

Aidan O’Brien will be trying to claim one of the few prizes that has eluded him on Saturday, a victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Coolmore entrant Mendelssohn with make his trainer’s 16th starter in the 1 1/4-mile dirt contest, to be held this year at Churchill Downs. The colt, a $3 million […]

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Stars & Stripes Festival Achieves Record Handle Of $24.6 Million

Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, comprised of five graded stakes and highlighted by Catholic Boy’s thrilling victory over Analyze it in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational, generated all-sources handle of $24,612,465, the highest such handle figure since NYRA launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014. With a paid attendance […]

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Firenze Fire Dominant In Dwyer; Mendelssohn Third

Mr. Amore Stable won a pair of graded stakes races at different tracks within a 30-minute span on Saturday afternoon. First, Vision Perfect took the Parx Dash, and then homebred Firenze Fire blew away the field in the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Poseidon’s Warrior, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Jason […]

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Teeth of the Dog doing well after Dwyer victory

Trainer Michael Matz reported this morning that Teeth of the Dog, determined winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Dwyer, was enjoying the first day of his summer vacation at the Fair Hill training center in Elkton, Md.   “He was out in the paddock this morning and it looked like he was enjoying himself,” said Matz. […]

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By Frank Mitchell Memorial Day is an appropriate time to think of the heritage of sport and courage that lies in the pedigrees of our horses. In the claimer, as well as the classic horse, lie traces of the greatest racers of past years. Lack of immediate exposure of past champions as a sire or […]

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