battle of midway

Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Prat’s Buena Vista Victory Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading jockey by stakes earnings last week, Flavien Prat was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 19-24, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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Country House Joins Top 10 3-Year-Old Poll; Tribute Paid To Battle Of Midway

Support for Risen Star Stakes runner-up Country House and tributes to the late Grade 1 winner Battle of Midway stood out during a week that featured little change in both the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and Top Thoroughbred Poll. Country House, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, enters the 3-year-old […]

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‘Light After Darkness’: Battle Of Midway Colt Born Sunday In Virginia

Within 24 hours of the devastating loss of Breeders’ Cup champion Battle of Midway following a morning workout on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Santa Anita, came the delightful news that one of his foals was born at Jim and Katie Fitzgerald’s Chilly Bleak Farm in Marshall, Va. The 5-year-old Battle of Midway earned more than […]

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‘He Gave Us So Much’: Battle Of Midway Breaks Down During Breeze, Euthanized

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway suffered a fractured pastern in a hing leg during a workout on Saturday at Santa Anita, according to bloodhorse.com, and was subsequently euthanized due to the severity of his injuries. “Terrible. Terrible game. He broke down. He shattered his pastern in his hind leg,” said Fernando Diaz-Valdes, […]

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WinStar Farm Could Go Three-Deep In Dubai World Cup

While Godolphin and Coolmore are the reigning superpowers of global racing and breeding, Kenny Trout’s WinStar Farm is not far behind as far as influence. The Versailles, Ky., operation is rising along much of the same lines as the two aforementioned titans, with a powerful racing operation, far-reaching breeding program and a 22-stallion roster that […]

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First Foal Is A Filly For Battle Of Midway

Erik and Pavla Nygaard’s Thor-Bred Stables LLC, the breeder of Battle of Midway, announced that the first foal sired by Battle of Midway, a filly out of Giant’s Causeway mare La Boheme, was born at 2 a.m. on Feb. 7 at Chesapake Farm in Lexington, Ky. Collier Mathes, the owner of Chesapeake Farm, said: “The […]

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Mucho Gusto Lands At No. 4 In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

An open-length victory over sealed, sloppy going in the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes February 2 was enough to earn Mucho Gusto a place in the top 10 in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mucho Gusto became the latest sophomore from the barn of […]

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Battle Of Midway Inches Away From McKinzie To Win San Pasqual

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway was the second choice in the wagering but finished Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual just ahead of 1-2 wagering favorite McKinzie. The pair engaged in a stretch-long battle through the sloppy going at Santa Anita Park, but Flavien Prat and the 5-year-old son of Smart Strike […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Preps, San Pasqual Showdown

A trio of prep races toward the 2019 Kentucky Derby await bettors on Saturday, starting with the nine-furlong G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Remsen third-place finisher Tax is the 2-1 morning line choice over well-bred Todd Pletcher trainee Moretti at 3-1. Down at Gulfstream, the G2 Holy Bull features undefeated Remsen winner Maximus Mischief and […]

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