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Grade 1-Placed Mucho Runs ‘A Pretty Good Race’ To Win Sophomore Debut

A day before sending out program favorite Hidden Scroll for his stakes debut in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott watched as Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Grade 1-placed homebred Mucho made a triumphant return to action with a 1 ¼-length victory Friday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by […]

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Is This The Year? Mott Hoping Hidden Scroll Adds Kentucky Derby To Hall Of Fame Résumé

Hidden Scroll distinguished himself as a 3-year-old colt with a big future when the son of Hard Spun debuted at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., with a handy 14-length romp in his debut Jan. 26. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was so dazzled by the Juddmonte Farms homebred’s performance that he has given […]

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McLaughlin Hopes A Thread Of Blue Will Join Star-Studded History Of Grade 3 Palm Beach

Over the past 33 years, Gulfstream Park’s $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3) has been a launching pad for many of racing’s future graded-stakes stars – from Kitten’s Joy to Divisidero to Prince Arch to Go Between to Paddy O’Prado to Maraud to… Well, you get the idea. It appears Saturday’s Palm Beach will once again […]

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After Pegasus Disappointment, Channel Maker Seeking Redemption In G2 Mac Diarmida

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s millionaire gelding Channel Maker seeks a return to winning form as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 24th running of the 1 3/8-mile Mac Diarmida for older turf horses is among nine graded stakes worth $1.65 million […]

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Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Installed Morning Line Favorite In Fountain Of Youth

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Hidden Scroll, an impressive winner of his lone career start Jan. 26, drew Post 7 and was installed as the 9-5 program favorite for Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 73rd running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth for 3-year-olds, the final step […]

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Country House Joins Top 10 3-Year-Old Poll; Tribute Paid To Battle Of Midway

Support for Risen Star Stakes runner-up Country House and tributes to the late Grade 1 winner Battle of Midway stood out during a week that featured little change in both the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and Top Thoroughbred Poll. Country House, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, enters the 3-year-old […]

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Fountain Of Youth: Bourbon War, Hidden Scroll Record Final Breezes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War breezed an easy half-mile Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2. The 3-year-old son of Tapit covered the four furlongs in 48.68 seconds under regular exercise rider Juan Oyola in his final tune-up […]

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Blamed Takes Royal Delta Gate-To-Wire; Mexican Star Jala Jala Finishes Second

Cleber Massey’s Blamed took the lead at the start and held firm all the way through the stretch in Saturday’s G3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park, the second graded win of her career. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz as the 4-5 favorite, covered a mile over the fast main track […]

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‘Imposing’ Country House An Intriguing Risen Star Entrant For Trainer Bill Mott

As a Thoroughbred owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially if you have a horse that’s entered in a Road To The Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Owner Guinness McFadden, however, is taking a more realistic approach and is determined not to catch any Derby fever symptoms with Grade II $400,000 Risen […]

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Mott ‘Very Excited’ About Debut Winner Hidden Scroll

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out a talented first-time starter named Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, and the Juddmonte Farms homebred blew away the competition to win by 14 lengths while jockey Joel Rosario geared him down at the wire. The sophomore son of Hard Spun ran a mile over […]

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