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Royal Delta, Balck-Eyed Susan winner, will miss Mother Goose at Belmont

Royal Delta, winner of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, will be forced to miss Saturday’s Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes due to a bruised foot. Trainer Bill Mott said Royal Delta will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 23, according to the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening. The news […]

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Unrivaled Belle injured, retired

Unrivaled Belle broke her withers when she fell backward waiting to be saddled for Belmont Park’s Ogden Phipps Handicap Saturday, according to David Grening in the Daily Racing Form. Her connections announced her retirement early Saturday evening. Trainer Bill Mott expressed frustration over what he felt was an inordinate amount of time Unrivaled Belle had […]

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Birdrun, Drosselmeyer give Mott sweep of Brooklyn

Winning over the same track and distance on which his sire, Birdstone, upset Smarty Jones in the Belmont Stakes in 2004, Preston Stables’ Birdrun proved too tough on the front end in Friday’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park, beating 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott a […]

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Gio Ponti looks to score in Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Press Release One of the most accomplished racehorses in recent history, Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti returns to the turf at Belmont Park on Saturday to run in his third straight Grade 1, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap. The 139th running of the historic grass race, run at 1 ¼ miles on the Inner Turf […]

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Mott bids for repeat in Foxwoods Just A Game

Press Release In addition to winning last year’s Belmont Stakes with Drosselmeyer, trainer Bill Mott captured the Grade 1 Foxwoods Just a Game with Proviso on the Belmont Stakes undercard. While Mott will not have a Belmont Stakes starter in 2011, he’ll have the opportunity to win the Foxwoods Just a Game for the second […]

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Royal Delta proves best in Black-Eyed Susan

Royal Delta took over at the top of the stretch and never looked back, winning the Grade 2, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes over four rivals at Pimlico Race Course Friday. With Jose Lezcano aboard, Royal Delta sat off the pace down the backstretch then rolled to the front turning for home and stayed strong in […]

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PDI #6 To Honor And Serve off Derby trail with injury

Trainer Bill Mott said Friday his Kentucky Derby contender To Honor And Serve suffered a strain to the suspensory ligament in his left leg and is off the Derby trail. Mott said the injury is “very common” and that To Honor and Serve would probably lose four to six weeks of training, but could ultimately […]

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Drosselmeyer set for 2011 return

Last year’s Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer will make his long awaited 4-year-old debut at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday in the $60,000 Challenger Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. Drosselmeyer had originally been targeted to run in the Dubai World Cup March 26, but trainer Bill Mott said he came down with a fever, which caused him […]

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To Honor and prep

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott went into the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes with his eyes focused not on the last Saturday of February but on the first Saturday in May for Live Oak Plantation’s To Honor and Serve. “Don’t try to do too much,” Mott told jockey John Velazquez before the race. “See […]

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Drosselmeyer not running in World Cup

After missing six days of training due to illness earlier this month, trainer Bill Mott had to scratch Drosselmeyer from the Mineshaft at Fair Grounds. This delay cost the Belmont winner a chance to travel to Dubai. “He worked this morning and I’m very happy with it, but we’re not going to the World Cup,” […]

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