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Lukas, In Search Of Third Clark Triumph, Hoping Bravazo Still On Improve

Calumet Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed Bravazo has danced in all of the major dances of 2018 including all three legs of the Triple Crown, the Haskell Invitational (Grade I), Travers Stakes (GI) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). But Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes the 3-year-old colt could be improving at […]

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Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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Ghostzapper Tops Adena Springs’ 2019 Fees At $85,000

Adena Springs Kentucky has set its 2019 stallion roster and fees, headlined by Ghostzapper who will remain at a fee of $85,000 S&N for the upcoming breeding season. The roster is also highlighted by the arrival of multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost, a champion son of Ghostzapper, who is relocating from California to Kentucky. […]

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Accelerate Confirms Position Atop NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Accelerate, earning a fourth Grade 1 victory this year in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park, remained atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the seventh consecutive week. Voters awarded the five-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky with 13 first place votes and 379 points compared to eight first place votes and […]

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Both Accelerate, West Coast ‘On Schedule’ For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Accelerate, who enhanced his status for Horse of the Year honors with an authoritative 2 ¼ length triumph as the 3-10 favorite in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes, came out of the race fine and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 3 for trainer and owner Hronis Racing. “At first blush he looks […]

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Accelerate Again Awesome In Awesome Again

It happened again. Despite some unusual mid-race tactics, Kosta Hronis’ Accelerate powered clear to a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, adding to a year in which he has won the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and Pacific Classic. Off as the 1-5 favorite, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bonanza Of Breeders’ Cup Preps

This blockbuster weekend of graded stakes racing features a total of 11 “Win and You’re In” challenge races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including stakes at Newmarket and Nakayama Racecourses. In the United States, the action kicks off at Belmont Park with the G1 Vosburgh featuring last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint. […]

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Champion West Coast Could Take On Accelerate In Awesome Again

Most recently second behind Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March, Gary and Mary West’s champion West Coast is nearing his next start. According to drf.com, trainer Bob Baffert is considering starting the 4-year-old son of Flatter in the Grade 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita next Saturday. He plans to enter West […]

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‘You Can Always Dream’: Corrales Still Thinking BC Classic For Something Awesome

Stronach Stables’ two-time graded-stakes winning homebred Something Awesome is back on a regular work schedule as he prepares to launch his comeback for Laurel-based trainer Jose Corrales. Unraced since finishing eighth in the Pimlico Special (G3) May 18, Something Awesome spent two months recuperating at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario before returning to Corrales […]

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‘More Important Knowing What You Can’t Do’: Lukas Saddles 20th Travers Starter With Bravazo

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will hit a milestone on Saturday when Bravazo becomes his 20th horse to compete in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga. Through the Triple Crown trail and beyond, Bravazo has remained sound through his 12 career starts. The Awesome Again colt – the only active 3-year-old to have […]

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