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Almanaar Survives Objection To Capture Monmouth Stakes Over Synchrony

Trainer Chad Brown’s hopes for a repeat in the Grade 1 United Nations on June 22 at Monmouth Park will apparently fall to the brawny shoulders of Almanaar. The muscular 7-year-old gelding shook off the rust from a five-month layoff to score a neck victory over Synchrony in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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Pair Of Brown Shippers Headline Saturday’s Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes

A pair of turf specialists from the Chad Brown barn are among a field of eight entered for the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, May 25, as Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the Memorial Day weekend. Monmouth Park will offer live racing Saturday, Sunday and […]

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Five Grade 1 Winners To Line Up For G2 Fort Lauderdale

Grade 1 winners Almanaar, Divisidero, Glorious Empire, Hi Happy and Quarteto de Cordas are prominent among a stacked field of 16 that includes nine other graded-stakes winners in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 62nd running of the Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the newly refurbished […]

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Brown Brigade Executes Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Belmont

Continuing preparations for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill Downs, Belmont fall meet-leading trainer Chad Brown sent a bevy of Breeders’ Cup contenders to both the main track and inner turf course for workouts Sunday morning. Impressive Grade 2 Miss Grillo winner Newspaperofrecord, pointing towards the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Brown Juggernaut Readies For Fall Stars Weekend At Keeneland

Trainer Chad Brown, who is rolling toward a fourth consecutive $20 million year in stable earnings, is ready to pick up where he left off in the spring when he won four graded stakes at Keeneland. Brown has six runners entered in Saturday’s three Grade 1 races. Those horses arrived at Keeneland midweek under the […]

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Foot Bruise May Have Sistercharlie Out Of Flower Bowl, Could Train Up To Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Chad Brown didn’t let the proverbial grass grow under his feet after having five winners at Belmont Park on Saturday, sending out a loaded contingent to the actual turf Sunday morning in preparation for next weekend’s September Super Saturday and other stakes for the Fall Championship Meet. Three-time Grade 1 winner Sistercharlie breezed four […]

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Robert Bruce Circles Field To Top Brown Exacta In Arlington Million

On Irad Ortiz, Jr.’s birthday this Saturday, Carlos Lavin’s Robert Bruce gave the jockey a $1 million gift in the Grade 1 Arlington Million. Robert Bruce, a 4-year-old son of Fast Company, came flying from the rear of the field to best stablemate Almanaar by a half-length on the wire, earning his first G1 win […]

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Oscar Performance Headlines Field Of 11 In Arlington Million

The 36th running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million drew a field of 11 entrants for the 1¼-mile turf event at Arlington International Racecourse. Chicago’s marquee race attracted a bevy of worldly talent, but Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance, victorious in last season’s Grade I Secretariat, will star from stage right when they break from the […]

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Brown Has ‘Faith’ In Off-The-Bench Almanaar Ahead Of Arlington Million

After Almanaar (GB) took home his first United States victory in last year’s Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, owner Shadwell Farms’ Racing Manager Rick Nichols had the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million in the back of his mind for the son of Dubawi (IRE). Unfortunately, some setbacks put him on the shelf for the remainder of […]

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