Mark Hennig

‘Well Deserved’: Hennig Assistant Castellanos Finalist For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award

Saul Castellanos, a familiar face for the past 20 years at New York Racing Association [NYRA] tracks, first as a foreman and now as head assistant for veteran trainer Mark Hennig, said just being named a finalist for the 2019 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards [TIEA] has made him feel like a winner. “Being a finalist means a […]

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Strike Power On Target For Grade 1 Vanderbilt, Bourbon War To Switch To Turf

Courtlandt Farms’ homebred graded stakes winner Strike Power breezed four furlongs in 47.82 seconds on the Saratoga main track on Saturday and remains on target for the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27, trainer Mark Hennig said. A 4-year-old son of Speightstown out of graded stakes-placed mare Gold d’Oro by Medaglia d’Oro, Strike Power […]

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Semper Sententiae Benefits From Class Drop In River Memories

Never worse than third in her last eight starts, John O’Connor’s Semper Sententiae found the drop from graded company into Friday afternoon’s $100,000 River Memories Stakes to her liking when she cruised to a 1 3/4-length victory. The 4-year-old daughter of The Factor sat just off the pace for jockey John Velazquez, then took over […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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‘Sharp’ Bourbon War To Remove Blinkers, Start In Belmont Stakes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, trained by Mark Hennig, will make his next start in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8. Bred in Kentucky by Conquest Stables, Bourbon War is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and was […]

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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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Bourbon War Breezes; Will Add Blinkers For Preakness

On a crisp Thursday morning under mostly cloudy skies at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Bourbon War put together his final preparations for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. Owned by Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable, the 3-year-old son of Tapit breezed over a fast main track […]

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‘Excellent’ Bourbon War, ‘Bright-Eyed’ War Of Will Eyeing Preakness Starts

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, fourth in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in his most recent start, has joined the probable list for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. “He’s doing excellent. Right now, he’s probable for the Preakness,” trainer Mark […]

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Bourbon War Pointing For Peter Pan; Strike Power To True North

Trainer Mark Hennig could not have been more excited to get Strike Power back to the winner’s circle following an eight-month layoff. Owned by Courtlandt Farm, the 4-year-old son of Speightstown was victorious in a six-furlong allowance event on April 25 at Gulfstream Park – his first start since a distant ninth in the Better […]

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Strike Power, Mark Hennig Breathe Easier After Comeback Win

Courtlandt Farms’ Strike Power made a triumphant return from an eight-month layoff Thursday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., while scoring a dominating five-length victory in the Race 9 feature, a 6 ½-furlong optional claiming allowance. The Mark Hennig-trained 4-year-old son of Speightstown set sharp fractions of 22.37 and 44.51 seconds for the first […]

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