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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Royal Ascot: Both Yoshida, Bucchero Arrive At Newmarket In Good Form

The American-trained Yoshida was the three-quarter length winner of the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5 and the Japanese bred four-year-old heads for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Royal Ascot opening day, Tuesday, June 19. Riley Mott, son and assistant trainer to father Bill, […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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Brown ‘Impressed’ By Equine Gronkowski; Mott Has Hofburg ‘Feeling Good’

Trainer Chad Brown said it’s all systems go for Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Gronkowski one day before the Lonhro colt looks to thwart Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. “Everything is good. His training is done now,” Brown said. “We’ve asked him to work twice and I thought he worked […]

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Mott: Genetics Paramount In Hofburg’s Belmont Quest

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said he has a plan for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets for Hofburg to have a chance to play spoiler when Justify attempts to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. “You’d like to be within two, three lengths at the quarter-pole,” said Mott […]

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Justify Will Make Triple Crown Bid From The Rail In 150th Belmont Stakes

Can he do it? Can Justify join Seattle Slew as the only undefeated Triple Crown winner, and become the 13th 3-year-old to accomplish that feat, before an expected sellout crowd of 90,000 in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets? Can he negotiate the vast 1 ½-mile […]

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Mott: Hofburg Has ‘Moved Forward’ Since Troubled Kentucky Derby Effort

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott issued an upbeat bulletin Sunday morning following Hofburg’s five-furlong workout in company with Good Samaritan over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course, his final preparation for the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, June 9. Ridden by Neil Poznansky and working outside of Good Samaritan, Hofburg […]

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Hofburg ‘Relaxed’ And ‘Within Himself’ In Saratoga Gallop

Juddmonte Farm’s Belmont Stakes probable Hofburg has continued to train well at Bill Mott’s Saratoga base, said the Hall of Fame trainer. Hofburg, second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby in his stakes debut and seventh in the Kentucky Derby last time out, galloped 1 5/8 miles over the Oklahoma training track Thursdaymorning. “He looked […]

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Mott: Hofburg Going To Make Justify ‘Work For It’ In Belmont

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg put in a “good work” at Saratoga Race Course on Friday morning as he prepares for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 9, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said. Hofburg breezed six furlongs on the Oklahoma training track, officially going in 1:13.43 just past 9:45 a.m. after the track was harrowed, making the track a little bit […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Lessons From A Hall Of Fame ‘Father-Figure’

Fellow Frenchman Julien Leparoux helped Rodolphe Brisset find a job in the United States, following the latter’s short career as a jockey, now the trainer of Preakness contender Quip. “We came here very young,” said Brisset, 34, “and we didn’t have any family nearby. The whole (Bill) Mott team was such a family, and he […]

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