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Army Mule Back In Training, Breeders’ Cup On Horizon

St. Elias Stable’s Grade 1 Carter Handicap winner Army Mule arrived Thursday morning at Todd Pletcher’s barn at Saratoga, where he will continue training for a fall campaign, according to his conditioner. The 4-year-old Friesan Fire ridgling has been out of action since winning the seven-furlong Carter by 6 ½ lengths on April 7 at […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Finding Grade 1 Bargains

As we race into the busy Memorial Day weekend – which features graded stakes at seven different tracks – let’s pause to look at where things stand in 2018 in terms of horses that have achieved at the highest level in the United States: Grade 1 races. There have been 19 individual winners of Grade […]

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Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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Fasig-Tipton Catalog For Midlantic 2-Year-Old Sale Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 600 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. “This year’s catalogue features quality from top to bottom,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.  “The current top 20 ranked sires in North America are all represented, as well […]

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Justify Leads Audible, Good Magic In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Undefeated Justify has taken over the top spot in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll and will likely be favored in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve after winning Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) by three lengths over Bolt d’Oro, who had topped the NTRA Top-3-Year-Old Poll for its first 10 weeks. The lightly raced Justify – trained by Bob […]

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Vino Rosso Could Return To Palm Beach In Preparation For Kentucky Derby

After only hinting at his potential early in his career, Vino Rosso will carry momentum into the Kentucky Derby following his breakthrough victory Saturday in the Grade 2, $1 million Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vino Rosso easily won his first two starts but came up short in two stakes tries at Tampa Bay Downs, […]

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Army Mule Sizzles Seven Furlongs in 1:20.94 To Take Carter In Stakes Debut

St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Army Mule made his stakes debut a memorable one at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Carter Handicap by 6 1/4 lengths in what track announcer Larry Collmus called a “blistering” 1:20.94 for seven furlongs on a fast main track. Ridden by Joe Bravo, the Pennsylvania-bred 4-year-old son of the […]

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Awesome Slew Looking To Add Grade 1 To Resume in Carter Handicap

Awesome Slew, most recently third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will launch his 5-year-old campaign Saturday against 10 opponents in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. A three-time graded stakes winner, Awesome Slew is the 121-pound high weight in the seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and up. The Carter was carded as […]

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