Super Saturday

TCI: Super Saturday recap

Jon & Joel compare the results of major Breeders’ Cup preps from coast-to-coast on “Super Saturday”, identifying the key preps and separating the contenders from the pretenders. With most of the Breeders’ Cup Classic preps now in the books, who are the Top 5 names with a chance of taking down the featured $5 million […]

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Point of Entry targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has November 3 circled on his calendar as Point of Entry will now target the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita after picking up his third straight Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational. McGaughey said he was concerned when the turf came up […]

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Mott sending his four ‘Super Saturday’ horses to Breeders’ Cup

On Sunday morning, all was well at Bill Mott’s barn, at least for the horses. “Everybody came back good,” the Hall of Fame trainer said outside his barn. “I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck. “Obviously, there’s a lot of excitement on a day like that,” added Mott, who saddled Royal Delta to […]

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Moran: Super Saturday lives up to its name

While ‘Super Saturday’ isn’t as big as it was in its heyday, the day served its purpose of propelling division leaders to November’s Breeders’ Cup in California. The day after attention was drawn to New York due to a Task Force’s recommendations on making racing safer, eyes were back on New York horse racing. Super […]

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The Lumber Guy beats elders in Vosburgh

The Lumber Guy cut down a field of older sprinters in the stretch and held off a fast-closing Caixa Eletronica to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Vosburgh Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park and earn a trip to the Breeders’ Cup. One of two 3-year-olds among the nine Vosburgh starters, The Lumber Guy was […]

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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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HRTV to offer extensive on-site coverage of Belmont, Santa Anita on Saturday

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will provide racing fans with comprehensive on-track coverage of a tremendous day of racing from two sites — Santa Anita and Belmont Park — this Saturday, September 29.    The Fall racing season’s biggest weekend to date offers a host of important stakes races on both coasts, with 11 […]

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McGaughey duo preps for Super Saturday

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey expressed his pleasure with the way his Super Saturday-bound Point of Entry and Hymn Book worked this morning. Point of Entry, winner of four straight, covered a half-mile in 50.03 on the inner turf in preparation for the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, while Hymn Book, who […]

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Meydan’s Super Saturday recap: Capponi, Master of Hounds shine

Mike Curry of Thoroughbred Times provides a nice recap of the Super Saturday card at Meydan Racecourse, complete with video links to the seven stakes races, which served as local preps for the Dubai World Cup card on Mar. 31.   Standouts included Capponi’s tour de force performance in the $400,000 Emirates Maktoum Challenge (UAE-G1) […]

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