Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Little Mike Holds Off Big Blue Kitten to Win Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Returning to top form and employing new tactics, Little Mike rallied from midpack and then held off Big Blue Kitten and Real Solution to win by a nose in the Grade 1, $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. Little Mike, a 6-year-old gelding who typically races […]

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Point of Entry much the best in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Point of Entry wore down a stubborn Treasure Beach to win the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) by two lengths at Belmont Park Sept. 29. The victory earned the 4-year-old son of Dynaformer an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita, since it part of the ‘Win and […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch

Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup is just five weeks now, so that means a plethora of key prep races this weekend. There are 10 Grade 1 races taking place on Saturday at either Belmont or Santa Anita, and another handful of graded stakes sprinkled throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, also at the New York and […]

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Joe Hirsch Turf Classic next likely start for Dullahan

Dullahan, the sharp winner of the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), will likely make his next start in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Sept. 29. Trainer Dale Romans told the Daily Racing Form, “He’s never gotten a chance to run on grass when he’s in top form. We’re trying to see if […]

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Cape Blanco noses out Dean’s Kitten for Joe Hirsch victory

Odds-on favorite Cape Blanco made his third consecutive Grade 1 winning invasion of the United States on Saturday, taking the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park by a nose over Dean’s Kitten. The Irish-bred 4-year-old son of Galileo previously won the Man o’ War in July and the Arlington Million in August. Under […]

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Belmont: Trappe Shot preps for Vosburgh, Winchester works toward Hirsch Turf Classic

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trappe Shot continued preparations for his engagement in the October 1 Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational with a four-furlong breeze at Belmont on Saturday, working in company with stablemate Rattlesnake Bridge. The tandem was clocked in 49.90 seconds. Both colts are owned by Nicholas Brady’s Mill House and are sons of Tapit. Trappe Shot, […]

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Cape Blanco confirmed for Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

ELMONT, N.Y. – Cape Blanco, who has made two successful cross-Atlantic raids so far in 2011, will make another trip from Ireland to the United States to compete in Belmont Park’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational on October 1, trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed via email. Winner of the last year’s Group 1 Irish Derby, […]

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Cape Blanco confirmed for Joe Hirsch at Belmont

Cape Blanco, who has made two successful cross-Atlantic raids so far in 2011, will make another trip from Ireland to the United States to compete in Belmont Park ‘s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational on October 1, trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed via email. Winner of the last year’s Group 1 Irish Derby, Cape […]

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Winchester Overtakes Paddy O’Prado to Win Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

By Scott Jagow Winchester surged past favorite Paddy O’Prado to win the Grade 1 , $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. Winchester’s one-length victory in the 1 /12 mile race was his third G1 win.  The winning time on a yielding turf course was 2:36:09. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The five-year-old […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

This is a monster weekend for graded stakes with so many Breeders’ Cup prep races in the offing, especially at Belmont and the Oak Tree meeting, which is being held this year at Hollywood Park. Saturday’s Belmont card offers five Grade 1 stakes, culminating with the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational. Preceding that race […]

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