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Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Trifecta To The Finish In Manhattan

Trainer Chad Brown saddled the first three finishers in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan on the Belmont Stakes undercard, and it was Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar who top his stablemates Robert Bruce and Raging Bull by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf back in […]

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Homerique Fends Off Stablemate Competitionofideas In New York Stakes

Sent to the post as the even-money favorite, Peter Brant’s Homerique had to work hard to deny her stablemate Competitionofideas (3-1) in the stretch run of Friday’s Grade 2 New York Stakes. Both trained by Chad Brown, the top two finishers pulled away from the rest of the field by open lengths in the final […]

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Turf Star Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Brigade In Manhattan

In search of a fifth win in the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan, conditioner Chad Brown entered a quartet of accomplished runners to compete in the 147th running of one of the most prestigious turf races of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the prelude to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by […]

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Wesley Ward Trainees Top Friday’s Tremont

A talented field of eight juveniles is set to compete in the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park. The Tremont is part of the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which begins June 6 and concludes with the 151st running of the Grade 1, […]

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Competitionofideas Tops Brown-Trained Duo In New York Stakes

Klaravich Stables’ graded-stakes winner Competitionofideas leads a pair of talented Chad Brown-trained contenders in the Grade 2, $600,000 New York for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 76th running of the New York is one of five stakes on Friday’s card, marking the second day of […]

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Newspaperofrecord Tops Short Field In Thursday’s Wonder Again

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Newspaperofrecord will look to get back to her winning ways when she headlines a six-horse field for the sixth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Wonder Again on Thursday, opening day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, at Belmont Park. Trained by Chad Brown, the sophomore daughter of Lope de […]

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Karak First Winner For Karakontie; Filly Headed To Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward sent out yet another stellar looking 2-year-old on Saturday as Breeze Easy’s Karak took the Belmont Park opener over the Widener turf course, providing Karakontie his first victory as a stallion. Ward plans on sending Karak to the Group 2, $128,000 Norfolk at Royal Ascot. Ward and Breeze Easy teamed up to […]

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Bourbon War To Try Out ‘Short-Cup Blinkers’ In 144th Preakness

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War will be sporting new attire when he goes to post in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico with regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard. “We’re adding some short-cup blinkers to the mix this time. It’s nice to keep the rider atop just so he has […]

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Wendell Fong Sparks Mild Upset In Sunday’s Gold Fever Stakes

Gold Square’s Wendell Fong splashed to an 8-1 upset victory over multiple graded stakes winner Call Paul to capture the $100,000 Gold Fever on a sloppy main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Wendell Fong arrived at the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds with two wins from three starts including a last-out score in […]

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Met Mile Next Target For Firenze Fire After Convincing Runhappy Score

Mr. Amore Stable’s homebred Firenze Fire surged to the lead at the top of the lane en route to a convincing score in Saturday’s $150,000 Runhappy, a six-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Trained by Jason Servis, the 4-year-old Poseidon’s Warrior colt was quickest out of the gate under Irad Ortiz, Jr. […]

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