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Ocala Stud Announces 2020 Stud Fees

Ocala Stud has set 2020 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions for the upcoming breeding season, led by Girvin, whose fee will be unchanged at $7,500 S&N for his second year at stud. The roster also features The Big Beast, the number two-ranked Florida freshman sire of 2019, who will stand for $6,000 […]

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Awesome Slew Retired To Ocala Stud In Florida

Multiple graded stakes winner Awesome Slew has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Ocala Stud for $5,000 S&N. A versatile son of Awesome Again, Awesome Slew won stakes ranging in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and won or placed in 12 graded stakes over three seasons and over […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Late Scratches

The 35th Breeders’ Cup is upon us at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. with the Future Stars Friday program kicking off at 12:55 p.m. ET and the first Breeders’ Cup race – the inaugural running of the Juvenile Turf Sprint – going at 3:21 p.m. as the fifth race of a 10-race card. On Saturday, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Scratches: Mile Favorite Polydream Is Out, Despite Trainer’s Objections

The Churchill Downs racing office posted a total of four scratches from Friday and Saturday Breeders’ Cup cards. Most notably, Polydream (IRE), morning line favorite for the Mile, is out. Five-time Breeders’ Cup winner Freddy Head, the only individual to win a Breeders’ Cup race as both a jockey and a trainer, was particularly frustrated […]

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Casse’s Wonder Gadot, Awesome Slew Log Final Breeders’ Cup Works

The final Breeders’ Cup contenders to breeze Thursday morning at Churchill Downs were trainer Mark Casse’s Dirt Mile contender Awesome Slew (four furlongs, :48) and Longines Distaff (GI) runner Wonder Gadot (four furlongs, :47). “Both horses worked great this morning,” said trainer Mark Casse as he personally walked Wonder Gadot around his Barn 36 shedrow. “We’re ready to go.” Awesome Slew breezed on the outside of stablemate Determinant […]

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Casse Hopes Awesome Slew Will Fill In Resume Gap With Grade 1 Met Mile

Live Oak Plantation’s multiple Grade 3 winner Awesome Slew returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap with another chance to fill what trainer Mark Casse said is the only blank spot on the 5-year-old’s resume – a Grade 1 victory. A Florida-bred son and grandson of two-time Grade 1 winners Awesome […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Tops Rich Field In Met Mile

An accomplished group of 11 graded-stakes winners, topped by $3.7 million earner and multiple Grade or Group 1 champion Mind Your Biscuits, will line up in an all-star edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 125th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one […]

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Salty Looking For Sweet Victory In Grade 1 Ogden Phipps On Belmont Undercard

Multiple graded stakes winner Salty remains on target for the Grade 1, $750,000 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 9, trainer Mark Casse said by phone Thursday morning. Last out, Salty earned her first career Grade 1 win, rallying for a 1 ¾-length score over Farrell in the La Troienne on May 4 at […]

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Army Mule Sizzles Seven Furlongs in 1:20.94 To Take Carter In Stakes Debut

St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Army Mule made his stakes debut a memorable one at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Carter Handicap by 6 1/4 lengths in what track announcer Larry Collmus called a “blistering” 1:20.94 for seven furlongs on a fast main track. Ridden by Joe Bravo, the Pennsylvania-bred 4-year-old son of the […]

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Awesome Slew Looking To Add Grade 1 To Resume in Carter Handicap

Awesome Slew, most recently third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will launch his 5-year-old campaign Saturday against 10 opponents in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. A three-time graded stakes winner, Awesome Slew is the 121-pound high weight in the seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and up. The Carter was carded as […]

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