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Gronkowski, Axelrod Aimed At Dubai World Cup With New Trainer Sandeep Jadhav

Phoenix Thoroughbreds has a pair of high-profile 3-year-olds who appear to be prime prospects for the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the world’s richest race at $12 million. Multiple graded stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) alumnus Axelrod and Belmont Stakes (G1) runnerup Gronkowski are headed to Dubai to join the yard of […]

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Travers-Bound Gronkowski Pleases Brown With ‘Strong Work’ On Sunday

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski breezed five furlongs in 1:01.44 on the Saratoga main track Sunday morning, completing his fourth work at Saratoga leading up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25. Trained by Chad Brown, Gronkowski worked five furlongs for a third straight week, going over a track listed as good. Jose Ortiz, who […]

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Brown ‘Optimistic’ Gronkowski Can Make Travers Field After Saturday Work

Capping a two-win day on Saturday at Saratoga, led by Diana winner Sistercharlie, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits Sunday morning, reporting that the 4-year-old Irish-bred was in fine fettle the morning after earning her second Grade 1 win of the year. Brown also said Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski came back from his workout Saturday in good order, as well as graded […]

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War Heroine Holds On To San Clemente Victory

In Sunday’s co-featured $200,000 San Clemente Stakes at Del Mar, War Heroine and jockey Tyler Baze barely held off the fast-closing Ollie’s Candy to win by a neck, with 5-2 favored Ms Bad Behavior only another neck away in third place. Ahimsa was fourth in the field of 13 three-year-old fillies. “She’s an extremely fast filly; extremely […]

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‘Minor Setback’: Gronkowski Misses Scheduled Breeze, Jim Dandy Not Ruled Out

Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski has been aiming for the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 28, but a missed breeze this weekend could interfere with those plans, reports drf.com. Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Lonhro most recently breezed a half-mile in :49.24 at Belmont Park on June 23. “Gronkowski had […]

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Brown ‘Impressed’ By Equine Gronkowski; Mott Has Hofburg ‘Feeling Good’

Trainer Chad Brown said it’s all systems go for Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Gronkowski one day before the Lonhro colt looks to thwart Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. “Everything is good. His training is done now,” Brown said. “We’ve asked him to work twice and I thought he worked […]

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Nootka Sound Makes Noise In Soaring Softly

Hat Creek Racing’s Nootka Sound started strong and finished even better, going gate-to-wire to notch her first career stakes win in capturing the fifth running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Soaring Softly for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, Preakness Day, at Belmont Park. Originally carded as seven furlongs on the Widener turf, a driving rainstorm moved […]

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Fever Officially Rules Gronkowski Out Of Kentucky Derby; Instilled Regard In

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Derby hopeful Gronkowski has incurred a slight infection and will not be able make the international journey to America and participate as scheduled in the Run for the Roses. The three-year-old son of Lonhro spiked a fever over the weekend and was immediately treated with antibiotics. While the sudden illness seems minor […]

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NFL Star Gronkowski Partners With Phoenix Thoroughbreds On Derby Hopeful

Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, announced Wednesday he has reached a deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds to buy into the racehorse that shares his name. Gronkowski (the horse) is pointing to the Kentucky Derby off a win in the Burradon at Newcastle as part of the European Road to the Kentucky Derby. […]

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The ‘Gronk’ On Point For Rescheduled Derby Points Race At Kempton

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Gronkowski will be the likely favorite in Wednesday’s rescheduled Road to the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes at Kempton, in which the 3-year-old colt will attempt to extend his two-race win streak. A son of Lonhro, Gronkowski was purchased for $404,492 at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale last year, but the colt did not perform […]

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