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Mott Keeping Options Open For Demoiselle Winner Lake Avenue

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is keeping all options open for Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle winner Lake Avenue, who was victorious in her two-turn debut at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Saturday, garnering an 82 Beyer Speed Figure. Breaking to the outside in the field of 10 under Junior Alvarado, Lake Avenue broke a […]

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Lake Avenue Takes Over Early, Pulls Away Late In Demoiselle

Godolphin homebred Lake Avenue broke her maiden at second asking last month at the Big A, and the 2-year-old daughter of Tapit continued that trend with a four-length score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, the 4-1 chance ran nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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‘Feel Like We Belong’: Drury’s Small Stable Producing Big Numbers

Through the back roads of rural Highway 42, just past Goshen, Ky., lies Skylight Training Center – the place trainer Tommy Drury has called home for more than 30 years. Drury’s small stable of about 20 horses has primarily operated from Skylight – located 27 miles northeast of Churchill Downs – but has produced winning […]

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Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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Asmussen Takes Aim On Romans’ All-Time Leading Trainer Title At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen is quickly closing in on Dale Romans’ all-time leading trainer title at Churchill Downs as he now trails the Louisville-native by just 19 wins, 735-716. Asmussen enters Friday’s card at Churchill Downs one win from tying fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott’s second-place total of 717 wins but it […]

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Dual-Surface Grade 1 Winner Yoshida Retired To WinStar Farm

Yoshida (JPN), a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at WinStar Farm. He will stand for $20,000 S&N. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Head of Plains Partners and trained by Bill Mott, Yoshida earned $2,505,770 in a sensational racing career. A […]

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Classic Notes: ‘It’s Going To Be Who Comes With The Big Race’

Code of Honor – Given the chance, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey described how he would like the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic to unfold for Code of Honor, William Farish’s homebred colt. “I’d like to see a decent pace, just get in a good position – we’ll be back – and leaving […]

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McKinzie Draws Post Eight, Tabbed As 3-1 Morning Line Favorite For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the climax of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: The Turf, Less Magical

Keep up with all the latest developments from the 36th running of the World Championships from Santa Anita with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Southern California on the final breezes of the top contenders in the Classic and Distaff. Plus, they look at the field […]

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Classic Notes: Mott Pair Exit Breezes Well, War Of Will Enjoying The Weather

Code of Honor – William S. Farish’s 3yo chestnut colt Code of Honor left Belmont Park on schedule Monday morning for cross-continent flight to Santa Anita, trainer Shug McGaughey said. Elate/Yoshida (Bill Mott) – Assistant trainer Riley Mott reported “all good” with their Breeders’ Cup Classic duo one day after the two Bill Mott trainees […]

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