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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Upgraded To ‘Tentative’ For Saturday’s Jazil

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes-winner Sir Winston will seek his first triumph since the “Test of the Champion” in Saturday’s $100,000 Jazil at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sir Winston, a 4-year-old Awesome Again chestnut trained by Mark Casse, finished off-the-board on December 28 in the Woodchopper over a yielding Fair Grounds turf when making his first […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Returns To Dirt For Jazil, Dubai World Cup A Future Possibility

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston returned to trainer Mark Casse’s division at Belmont Park on Saturday and will make his 4-year-old debut in a race named after a fellow victor of the ‘Test of the Champion’. The chestnut son of Awesome Again will breeze on Thursday […]

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Bravazo ‘Right On Target’ For Pegasus, Will Also Aim For Saudi Cup, Dubai

Oaklawn-based Bravazo tuned up for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park with a 5-furlong workout after the renovation break Monday morning for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Calumet Farm, which bred and owns the son of Awesome Again. Breezing over a fast, sealed surface, Bravazo’s […]

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Lukas Aiming Millionaire Bravazo At Pegasus World Cup

Bravazo, the most accomplished member of D. Wayne Lukas’ current stable, is still pointing for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at 1 1/8 miles Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, the Hall of Fame trainer said Sunday morning. A homebred for Calumet Farm, Bravazo finished fourth in the 2019 World Cup before […]

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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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