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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ Stablemate 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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Always Shopping Graduates With Style In Sunday’s Busanda

Repole Stable homebred Always Shopping, under a perfect trip engineered by meet-leading rider Manny Franco, made her stakes debut a winning one, graduating in Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay daughter of Awesome Again, out of the popular stakes winner Stopshoppingmaria, got the better of rivals Filly Joel and […]

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Lukas On Bravazo: ‘This Son Of A Gun Is OK; He Tries Every Time’

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

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‘The Little People Have A Chance’: Pegasus Is ‘Something Awesome’ For Trainer Jose Corrales

At the height of his career as a jockey, which included more than 1,000 wins during stops and starts between 1981 and 1998, Jose Corrales never earned more purses in a single season than the $972,180 his mounts banked in 1988. With Something Awesome, the horse he helped turn from a former claimer into a […]

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Stronach’s Something Awesome ‘Very Steady’ In Sunday Breeze

Stronach Stables’ homebred multiple stakes winner Something Awesome continued preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series with a work over Gulfstream Park’s main track Sunday morning. The millionaire graded-stakes winner breezed five furlongs in 1:02.33 under Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, his regular rider who has a return call for the $9 […]

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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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