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Awesome Again Pensioned From Stud Duty At Adena Springs

Awesome Again, the cornerstone of the Adena Springs racing and breeding programs for over two decades, has been pensioned from stud duty, BloodHorse reports. The 25-year-old son of Deputy Minister is a homebred for the Adena Springs operation, with a resume of brass-ring stakes victories including the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Grade 1 Whitney […]

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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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Beaten Favorite McKinzie, Higher Power Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert and John Sadler reported Sunday morning their charges emerged from being upset by 25-1 winner Mongolian Groom in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes in good order and if all goes well, it’s on to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2. β€œHe came out of it all right,” […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Seven ‘Win And You’re In’ Qualifiers On Tap

Belmont and Santa Anita Park hold the spotlight with five graded stakes taking place at Big Sandy this weekend and seven graded contests set for the Sept. 27-29 opening weekend at Santa Anita, the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2. Two of Santa Anita’s Challenge Series races – the Awesome Again Stakes, […]

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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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Classic Win The Realization Of A Dream For Tracy Farmer

He’s Kentucky born and raised, but Tracy Farmer’s biggest racing successes have come in New York. There was Nick Zito-trained Albert the Great, a horse named for the late Albert Clay, a good friend of Farmer who bred the son of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. Albert the Great won the G1 […]

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Pat Byrne Hoping Juvenile Indy Takes Charge Could Be His Next Big Horse

During the late 1990s, trainer Pat Byrne was at the height of his career as he guided the campaigns of Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner Awesome Again, multiple Grade I winner Favorite Trick and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) star Countess Diana. Now, more than 20 years later, Byrne is hoping Indy Takes Charge can […]

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Bloodlines: Sir Winston Provides ‘Awesome’ Classic Win For ‘One Of The Great Stallion Resumes’

Sir Winston’s victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 8 was the second success in a Triple Crown race for a son of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and leading sire Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister). The other classic winner for Awesome Again here in the States was 2013 Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, now […]

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