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Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Grade 1 Winner Game On Dude Nominated To National Museum Of Racing And Hall of Fame

Earlier today the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction in the class of 2020. Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce multiple-graded-stakes winner and racing superstar Game On Dude was among the equine nominees. The 13-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again – […]

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Sir Winston Will Ship To Florida, Acclimate To Warmer Weather Before Dubai

Following a triumphant return to action in a January 31 allowance race at the Big A, Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to the work tab on Friday when recording a half-mile breeze in 48.74 seconds over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Group 1, $12 million […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Performs ‘Above Expectations’ In Friday Allowance

Making his second start since winning the 2019 Belmont Stakes, Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston posted a 2 1/4-length victory in a Friday allowance race at Aqueduct. The Mark Casse trainee’s previous start, over the yielding Fair Grounds turf in the listed Woodchopper Stakes on Dec. 28, had resulted in a 12th-place finish. This time, Sir […]

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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 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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