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Brown, Maker Come Loaded For More Success In United Nations At Monmouth

Trainers Chad Brown and Michael Maker, who have accounted for the last two winners of the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., have each entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s 66th edition of the Grade 1 grass race. The United Nations, for 3-year-olds-and-up at a mile and three-eighths on […]

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Bigger Picture Finds Clear Running Late For Elkhorn Triumph

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture is still going strong at eight years of age, as the gelding demonstrated with a win in Saturday’s G2 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland. The Mike Maker-trained son of Badge of Silver, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, had no room to run heading into the far turn but got clear in the […]

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Bigger Picture Three-Peats In Connally Turf Cup

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture scored a runaway victory in the G3 John Connally Turf Cup for the third consecutive season on Sunday, his first win since this race last year. The 8-year-old son of Badge of Silver, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Mike Maker, was the 1-2 favorite and ran the 1 1/2 […]

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Midnight Bisou May Begin 2019 Season In Houston Ladies Classic

Nominations have closed for the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic which will be contested on Sunday, January 27. The mile and one-sixteenth main track feature anchors a rich stakes day on opening weekend of Sam Houston Race Park’s 25th anniversary season. The January 27 card will get underway at 1:00 pm (CT). The Houston […]

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Bigger Picture Hopes To Distinguish Himself In Full Field For G3 Red Smith Handicap

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture will make his 16th consecutive graded stakes start as one of three entrants for trainer Mike Maker as part of a full 16-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 59th running of the Red Smith, for 3-year-olds and up contested at […]

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Maker-Trained Millionaires Top Thursday’s Sycamore

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated, earners of more than $1 million each, head a field of 13 entered Saturday for the 24th running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) to be run Thursday for 3-year-olds and up going 1½ miles on the turf. The Sycamore at Keeneland will go […]

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Bigger Picture Repeats In Connally To Reach Millionaire Status

Bigger Picture owned by Three Diamonds Farm, successfully defended his title, rallying from off the pace under Jose Ortiz in the mile and one-half turf feature at Sam Houston Race Park on Sunday. Trained by Mike Maker, the Grade 3 John Connally Stakes was on their radar since his disappointing finish in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar. “He […]

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Sadler’s Joy Last-To-First In Sword Dancer

Woodslane Farm homebred Sadler’s Joy bounced through the post parade for the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational like a horse with something big on his mind. Just 2:24.58 later, the 4-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy came flying down the outside of Saratoga’s firm turf course to win in a last-gasp effort which defeated both Money […]

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Songbird Headlines Quartet Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races On Travers Undercard

The Travers may be the main attraction Saturday at Saratoga, but Fox Hill Farm’s two-time Eclipse award winner and surefire future Hall of Famer Songbird takes a backseat to no one and her greatness will be on display when she starts as a short-priced favorite in the $700,000 Personal Ensign at 1 1/8 miles. The […]

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