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McKinzie Closing The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar continues to hold the lead spot in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll heading into his expected start in the Grade 1 Arlington Million, but McKinzie’s sublime victory in the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes August 3 has allowed the son of Street Sense to narrow the gap on the […]

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Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead Latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

It was another standard week for Bricks and Mortar as the Chad Brown trainee continues to work toward his expected start in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on August 10 while maintaining his position at the head of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar, who is currently on a five-race win streak including […]

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‘We Weren’t Looking For A World-Beater’: Alwaysmining A Surprise For Bentleys

Despite a six-race win streak, five of them in stakes, the last three of them as an overwhelming favorite, Alwaysmining figures to sport relatively generous odds when he makes his graded-stakes debut in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). For Greg and Caroline Bentley of Runnymede Racing, it’s a case of been there, done that. In […]

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Oscar Performance ‘Comfortable’ In First Work Since Arlington Million

Oscar Performance returned to the worktab for the first time since being pulled up near the wire and vanned off the Arlington Million, breezing four furlongs in 49.43 seconds on the Oklahoma turf track Monday morning. The six-time stakes winner was checked out at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. With no problems discovered, the 4-year-old […]

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Irad Ortiz Pilots Five Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Five stakes wins at two different tracks, three of which were graded, was enough to solidify Irad Ortiz, Jr. as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 6-12, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Million Winner Robert Bruce Extra ‘Special’ For Chilean Connections

Convento Viejo’s bloodstock advisor Luigi D’Alessandri believes that there is a lot of potential for growth on a worldwide scale for the Chilean breeding and racing industry. Such beliefs were solidified following a victory with Robert Bruce (CHI) in the Grade I Arlington Million on Saturday, the first ever by a Chilean bred horse in the Chicagoland’s marquee race. […]

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Updated: Oscar Performance Headed To Rood & Riddle For Evaluation

The wagering favorite in Saturday’s Arlington Million, Oscar Performance was pulled up sharply in mid-stretch by jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old colt walked on to the horse ambulance under his own power, and was vanned off the course back to his stable. The on-track veterinarian saw no immediate signs of distress. According to, Ortiz told […]

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Secret Message Gives Irad Ortiz Late Double In Pucker Up

Riding this time for trainer Graham Motion, birthday-boy Irad Ortiz, Jr. followed his Arlington Million win with a similar victory in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes. Aboard Secret Message, Ortiz came flying from second-last to win by just over length on the 6-1 choice. A sophomore daughter of Hat Trick, Secret Message completed nine furlongs […]

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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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