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Baffert Takes Mike Smith Off McKinzie For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will not be mounted on McKinzie, the potential favorite, for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to drf.com. After an off-the-pace tactic and runner-up finish in last weekend’s G1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert is ready to make a switch. “I’m still going to use […]

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‘Very Smart, Very Strong’ Cedillo Celebrates First Grade 1 Win By Going Back To Work

It was business as usual for Abel Cedillo Sunday morning after winning his first Grade I stakes at Santa Anita yesterday aboard longshot Mongolian Groom for trainer Enebish Ganbat in the Awesome Again Stakes. For good measure, the 30-year-old native of Guatemala won his first graded stakes three races earlier by capturing the Grade II […]

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Mongolian Groom Shocks McKinzie At 25-1 In Awesome Again

Saturday belonged to longshot Mongolian Groom, who brings his trainer Enebish Ganbat and owner Mongolian Stable back to the Grade 1 winner’s circle for the first time since Mongolian Saturday surprised the world at 16-1 in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. Four years later and at 25-1, Mongolian Groom wired the field in the […]

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Higher Power To Challenge McKinzie During Action-Packed Breeders’ Cup Qualifier Weekend

The first of two action-packed Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekends is highlighted by Opening Weekend at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A combined seven “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup will be run, including the last two for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic: the […]

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McKinzie, Thunder Snow Retain Top Two Spots In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Little change for Week #15 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings as Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie holds onto the top spot with 287 votes, and maintains a solid lead over two-time Dubai World Cup (G1) winner, Thunder Snow (IRE), who has 183 votes in second place. The 4-year-old McKinzie, […]

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Omaha Beach Targeting One-Turn Ack Ack Handicap

Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach was being targeted for a comeback in Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar before a slight illness took him out of training. Now, the 3-year-old son of War Front has returned to galloping and will instead target the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on Sept. 28, […]

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Awesome Again The New Target For Mandella-Trained Omaha Beach

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella provided an update on Omaha Beach and United, who have had recent setbacks due to illness. Plans for Omaha Beach to run in next Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes were scuttled and United was scratched from Saturday’s Del Mar Handicap. “The good news is that his bloodwork looks good, which […]

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Champion West Coast Returns To Action, Faces Accelerate In Awesome Again

America’s top-rated older horse, Accelerate, and last year’s Eclipse champion 3-year-old, West Coast, are set to face off at a mile and one eighth in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. One of four Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races on Saturday, the winner […]

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‘Old Warrior’ Mubtaahij Back On Familiar Ground For Dubai World Cup

If Mubtaahij could speak, he would most likely say “been there, done that” about his foray for the US $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Almost half of the 6-year-old son of Dubawi’s 22 career efforts have been at Meydan, and he was the runner-up to North American champion California Chrome in the […]

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Mubtaahij Gana El Awesome Again, Baffert Con Cuatro Aspirantes Para La Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert tiene ahora cuatro cartas de lujo para la venidera Breeders’ Cup Classic. El campeón entrenador agregó al cincoañero Mubtaahij a su lista de aspirantes para la importante carrera luego de que el irlandés hijo de Dubawi ganara el pasado sábado 30 de Septiembre el Awesome Again S. (G1, $300,000), competencia perteneciente a la […]

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