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Long On Value Enters Stud At Pleasant Acres Stallions In Florida

Long On Value – multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire ­– will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for the 2019 breeding season with a $2,500 fee. With 32 starts, Long On Value finished in the top four in 22 races, including 12 graded stakes. “Helen and I are excited to have the millionaire, Long On Value, join […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Blamed Stretches Out In Friday’s G3 Comely

Cleber Massey’s Blamed heads a field of eight in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles, as stakes action continues at Aqueduct Racetrack through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 69th running of the Comely, the day’s feature on a 10-race card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, will be […]

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Champion Close Hatches’ First Foal Breaks His Maiden At Aqueduct

The first foal out of champion racemare Close Hatches won his first race at Aqueduct on Saturday. Racing for owner/breeder Juddmonte Farm, the Tacitus came from off the pace to win by a neck under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old son of Tapit covered a mile over the “good” main track in 1:38.69. Trained by […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Grass Stars Worried About Turf Course Conditions

Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Arklow – Trainer Brad Cox knows it’s a tall order asking his 4-year-old Arch colt Arklow to take on the likes of Enable in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, but he feels like he has earned his place in the race. He enters the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Everyday ‘Passion’ Has Yoshida Ready For Classic

On first glance, what strikes me most are the relative differences between the two women. Physically, one is a head taller and a bit younger, while the other carries herself with a quieter, more unassuming presence. The first has a Swedish accent; the second is American, probably midwestern, if I had to guess. After our […]

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Hofburg, Western Invader Prime Attraction Top G2 Fayette Field On Keeneland Closing Day

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg and West Coast invader Prime Attraction headline a field of seven entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 61st running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the closing-day feature of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet. Run at 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the Hagyard Fayette for 3-year-olds and up will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with […]

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‘Better Chance Than Drosselmeyer Did’: Connections High On Yoshida Heading Into Classic

On a blustery Monday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires, Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) hopeful Yoshida (JPN) worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 in preparation for the 1 ¼-mile race on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Yoshida, the two-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (GI) on Sept. 1 at Saratoga, began his work at the five-furlong pole in company with 2017 […]

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‘Gratifying’ Hirsch Win Puts Channel Maker Firmly Into Mott’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Channel Maker came out of his 4 ½-length score in the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on September Super Saturday in good order, according to his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel gelding broke sharp and fended off a stretch-drive challenge from even-money favorite Robert Bruce, earning […]

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Channel Maker Turns Back Robert Bruce In Joe Hirsch

Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker took the lead at the start and carried it all the way to the wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Cup, earning his first top-level victory at odds of 9-2. Jose Ortiz guided the 4-year-old son of English Channel to the nearly five-length triumph over even-money […]

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