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Baffert On Justify: ‘We’re In A Holding Pattern’

Triple Crown champion Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar on Monday morning, a “meet and greet” with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Justify looked as imposing as he had at all points through six straight victories in a career begun early this year with the […]

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Good Magic Continues Haskell Preparations; Gronkowski Still Not Ready To Breeze

Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic continues to train forwardly ahead of his return in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on July 29 at Monmouth Park. The chestnut colt by Curlin most recently worked five furlongs in 1:00.86 over the Belmont main track on Saturday. “Good Magic is training well and breezed yesterday really well,” said trainer Chad Brown. Brown added […]

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First Gronk, Now Lebron: Phoenix Names $1.2 Million Juvenile For Another Star Athlete

Phoenix Thoroughbreds seems to have the market cornered on naming their horses after star athletes. First, New England Patriots football star Rob Gronkowski had a son of Lonhro named in his honor, who would go on to run second in this year’s Belmont Stakes. Now, Phoenix’s Triple Crown dreams are turning to juvenile “Lebron J.” […]

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‘Minor Setback’: Gronkowski Misses Scheduled Breeze, Jim Dandy Not Ruled Out

Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski has been aiming for the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 28, but a missed breeze this weekend could interfere with those plans, reports drf.com. Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Lonhro most recently breezed a half-mile in :49.24 at Belmont Park on June 23. “Gronkowski had […]

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Pletcher ‘Pleased’ With Tapwrit’s Preparations For Suburban

Multiple graded stakes winner Tapwrit visited Belmont’s main track Sunday morning to put the final touches on his preparation for Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban at 1 ¼ miles on Stars & Stripes Day. The 2017 Belmont Stakes winner breezed in company with one-eyed fan favorite Patch. The pair completed five furlongs in 1:00.71 with Tapwrit galloping out well ahead of his […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Controversy And Celebration

The 150th Belmont Stakes is in the books, and it provided a rare outcome with Justify becoming only the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. But of course it did not come without controversy. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the running of the […]

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Paulick Report 6/13 News Minute Presented By Woodbine’s North America Cup June 16

Check out the Paulick Report News Minute presented by Woodbine’s North America Cup this Saturday, June 16. The News Minute features some of the day’s top new stories and other important developments in the world of horse racing. Today, a look at Justify’s slate of appearance, Mendelssohn’s expected race schedule, and big days of racing […]

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Justify Headed Back To California Sunday; Ceremony At Santa Anita June 23

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by the late Scat Daddy out of the Ghostzapper […]

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TCI: Analyzing Justify’s Triple Crown Triumph

In the latest edition of TCI, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham take a look back at the 2018 Triple Crown season, from the early Kentucky Derby preps to Justify’s historic win at Belmont Park. Where does his run through the classics compare with American Pharoah’s in 2015? How did he beat a full field over […]

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Lucky 13: Relive ‘Immortal’ Justify’s Triple Crown Triumph

From America’s Best Racing: Turn up the volume and relive Saturday’s historic sports moment from a packed and raucous Belmont Park. Undefeated Justify completes the Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the sport’s 13th Triple Crown champion and cementing his place among an exclusive and rare group of immortals.   

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