Morning Line

Zito: Something not right with Morning Line

Folllowing Morning Line’s last-place finish in Saturday’s Whitney Handicap at Saratoga, trainer Nick Zito is convinced something is wrong with last year’s second-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. “Obviously, he’s not the same horse,” Zito tells the Albany Times-Union.  “We’re all disappointed, the stable is all disappointed. I hate to use the word […]

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Whitney Handicap looks deep, tough to call

Flat Out was penciled in as the morning line favorite Wednesday after the draw for what looks to be a deep and contentious field in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap Invitational at Saratoga. The Whitney is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, meaning the winner earns an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at […]

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Saratoga notes: Uncle Mo, Morning Line breeze; Get Stormy scratches

The latest news and notes on Saratoga’s race meet as provided by the New York Racing Association Thursday afternoon: Six days after his initial return to the worktab, Uncle Mo turned in his second breeze over Saratoga Race Course’s main track, covering four furlongs in 50.49 shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday morning. With exercise rider […]

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BC Dirt Mile winner Dakota Phone retired

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Monday that last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, Dakota Phone, has been retired due to injury. The six-year-old gelding retires with six wins from 35 starts and nearly $1.3 million in earnings.  Dakota Phone is currently resting on a Southern California ranch, “enjoying himself,” says Hollendorfer.

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Lane’s End and Dixiana Farms purchase interest in Morning Line

Press Release Lane’s End Farm and Dixiana Farms, LLC have purchased a majority interesting in Morning Line, by Horse of the Year and top sire Tiznow.  He is out of the A.P. Indy mare, Indian Snow who is out of November Snow (Storm Cat), winner of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes and the Test Stakes […]

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Morning Line out of Met Mile

The expected favorite for Monday’s Metropolitan Mile Handicap at Belmont Park has been withdrawn from the race, according to his trainer, Nick Zito.  Zito says he couldn’t get in a proper workout for Morning Line because of a foot issue.

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Field shaping up for Monday’s Met Mile

The annual running of the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on Memorial Day looks to feature a field of 11 this year, topped by Morning Line – the expected, well, morning line favorite.  Others prepping for the Grade 1, $500,000 race at Belmont Park include of a trio of runners trained by Todd Pletcher – Caixa Eletronica, […]

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Carter Handicap: Morning Line the best

Morning Line did his best running late and got the win in the Grade 1, $250,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under John Velazquez, Morning Line rallied in the stretch to track down Apriority before the wire for a one and a half-length victory in 1:21.46 for seven furlongs.  Yawanna Twist finished third. Morning Line […]

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Morning Line the morning line favorite in Carter

Press Release Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito still hasn’t fully gotten over Morning Line’s loss last fall in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The Zabeel Racing International colt turned back his early challengers in a punishing pace battle and then opened up a clear lead in the stretch before Dakota Phone ran him […]

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Storms delay PDI #1 Uncle Mo’s New York arrival

Due to expected thunderstorms in both the New York and Florida areas, a flight expected to bring Uncle Mo along with 19 other horses from south Florida to New York today was cancelled. Other horses expected on the flight include Apriority and Morning Line, both scheduled to run in the Carter Handicap on Saturday at […]

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