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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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Sir Winston Gives Casse A Second Classic In Belmont Stakes

An historic disqualification and a loose horse were the highlights of this year’s first two Triple Crown races, so racing fans were holding their collective breath as the field headed to the post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The third jewel provided no such theatrics, but did produce a 10-1 upset in the […]

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Belmont Notes: Master Fencer ‘Energized,’ Sir Winston Worked ‘The Right Way’

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, trained by Koichi Tsunoda, was in good order on Friday morning at Belmont, where he continues to prepare for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Master Fencer paddock schooled at 6:30 a.m. before heading out to the Belmont main track with the accompaniment of a […]

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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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Into Mischief Filly Clocks Fastest Furlong During Second Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show

The second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale under-tack show finished with a new overall fastest worker at an eighth of a mile. Hip 360, an Into Mischief filly, stopped the clock in :10 seconds flat on Wednesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. The bay filly is out of […]

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‘They Deserve A Chance’: $5,000 Claim Bobby G Bred For Pimlico Special Distance

At 30-1 on the morning line, Bobby G is the rank outsider in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), which is hardly surprising given he was claimed for $5,000 just three months ago and has never started in a stakes race. Indeed, the 5-year-old gelding’s resume comprises five maiden races, four claiming races, four starter races […]

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‘He’ll Run All Day’: Late-Running Sir Winston Possible For Belmont Stakes

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston will target the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont after a late-closing second in the Grade 3 Peter Pan behind Global Campaign, according to trainer Mark Casse. The homebred son of Awesome Again was well off the pace in the Peter Pan and displayed an effective turn of foot in the final […]

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Always Shopping Bags Oaks Points In Gazelle

Mike Repole’s homebred Always Shopping earned her first graded stakes win on Saturday, and in so doing bought herself a spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Awesome Again captured the G2 Gazelle by about 1 1/2 lengths, completing nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s fast main track in 1:52.91. Ridden […]

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