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Trainer McCarthy: Awesome Again Had ‘All the Drama You Wanted’

Rain danced briefly and intermittently on Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning, but not enough to put a damper on the buzz of the hour, the controversial running of Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes and the heated, in-your-face aftermath involving jockeys and owners. The hubbub began when Sky Kingdom, a 36-1 shot trained by Bob Baffert and ridden […]

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Shared Belief Overcomes Trouble for Awesome Again Triumph

Carried wide on the first turn and rallying five wide on the turn for home, champion Shared Belief did just enough to remain unbeaten in seven starts, beating Fed Biz by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park, the host track for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup. Footbridge finished third, with […]

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For the Solis Family, Racing is in the Blood(stock)

Although they’re in different vocations, when it comes to Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, and his son, Alex II, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. The elder Solis, 50, is in his fourth decade of riding and approaching 5,000 career victories. The junior Solis, who recently turned 30, is a successful bloodstock […]

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Report: ‘Chrome’ Camp Eyes Pennsylvania Derby for Colt’s Next Start

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is targeting the G2 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 20, for his next start, the Daily Racing Form reports. Trainer Art Sherman told the Form on Thursday that while the timing might be a bit tight on getting California Chrome ready, “the money is too good” not to give […]

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California Chrome Posts First Work Since Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome recorded his first workout since returning to trainer Art Sherman’s barn, going three furlongs in 37.60 seconds at Los Alamitos. According to the Daily Racing Form, Sherman timed the colt in 37.37 seconds, including an opening furlong in 13.20 seconds. The work delighted Sherman, who said afterwards, “When […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Macho Uno

This weekend highlighted successes by sire lines that are little represented here in the States or have limited representation anywhere. These were in stark contrast to the A.P. Indy line, which had Ron the Greek winning the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup over Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice (by Curlin), which had Mineshaft’s son […]

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Photos of the Week: 9.30.13

September 28 was billed as ‘Super Saturday’, and it certainly lived up to its hype, with Belmont Park and Santa Anita playing host to 10 Grade 1 races. At Belmont Park, Ron the Greek surprised many with a 21-1 upset in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, while Princess of Sylmar showed little respect for her […]

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Mucho Macho Man Back in Form for Awesome Again

Mucho Macho Man tuned up for another try in the Breeders’ Cup, winning the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes by 4¼ lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday. Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens earned back-to-back Grade 1 wins aboard Mucho Macho Man and Beholder in the Zenyatta Stakes, two of the five Grade 1 races with […]

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Paynter to Face Mucho Macho Man in Awesome Again

Mucho Macho Man, runner up in last year’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drew the outside post in an outstanding field of 10 in Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” stakes to be run Saturday […]

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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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