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Proviso Wins Fourth Straight G1 with Victory in Keeneland’s First Lady Stakes

By Scott Jagow Proviso showed her “winstinct” once again Saturday, powering home from the back of the pack to capture the Grade 1, $400,000 Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes on the Keeneland turf.  The five-year-old mare was second to last in the field of nine at the top of the stretch, but jockey Mike Smith took […]

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Proviso Stays at Keeneland; Breeders’ Cup Still Undecided

PRESS RELEASE Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Proviso (GB) received volumes of praise from her connections, the media and racing fans who watched her score her fourth consecutive Grade 1 victory in yesterday’s Abu Dhabi First Lady (G1) in scintillating fashion. This morning at trainer Bill Mott’s barn, Proviso might have received the best tribute of all: […]

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Destination Louisville brought to you by Vinery LTD: Juvenile Hall

What did we learn last weekend about the upcoming Breeders’ Cup championships at Churchill Downs Nov. 5-6? Well, for starters, it’s going to be a very interesting Juvenile this year, thanks to a pair of exciting New York-based colts, one of whom, Uncle Mo, posted a very fast and impressive victory on Saturday in the […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

The summer racing season has been gearing up toward this weekend which promises to showcase the country’s top talent, especially in the 3-year-old division. At Saratoga, the Grade 1 Travers has attracted a field of 11 of sophomore stand-outs, with the exception of Lookin At Lucky, who has remained at his Southern California base […]

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4,000 FOR MOTT

PRESS RELEASE Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, who earlier this year won his first Triple Crown race with Belmont Stakes hero Drosselmeyer, reached another milestone today at Saratoga Race Course when he sent out his 4,000th career winner.   Mott, 57, best known for campaigning two-time Horse of the Year Cigar, reached 3,999 […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: NOT AN EASY CLUB TO JOIN

By Ray Paulick In this week’s American Graded Stakes standings brought to you by Keeneland, we’ll take a quick mid-season look at the Grade 1 stakes winners. There have been 38 G1 races run in the United States thus far this year, won by 33 different horses, the only repeat winners being Zenyatta, with three, […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Racing’s reigning queens will each take center stage this weekend in their respective races; Rachel Alexandra will go in Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap on Saturday and Zenyatta will surface in Sunday’s G1 Vanity at Hollywood Park. The Fleur de Lis is part of an undercard that also features a […]

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A TRAVERS SHOWDOWN?

A day after his first Triple Crown win with WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer in the Belmont, trainer Bill Mott looked to a future showdown between the three classic winners of 2010. “As Elliott [Walden] said yesterday, the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont winner have to sort themselves out and see who’s best by the […]

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TALK WITH MOTT: NYRA TO HOST LIVE WEB CHAT WITH BELMONT-WINNING TRAINER

PRESS RELEASE Bill Mott, trainer of 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer, will participate in a live web chat Friday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on nyra.com.   Drosselmeyer’s victory was the first in a Triple Crown race for the Hall of Fame trainer, who has won 19 individual training titles at Belmont […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘MOTT’ MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

By Ray Paulick Nineteen eighty-four was a big year for trainer Bill Mott. In the space of eight days in April he won the first and second Grade 1 races of his career, taking the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park with John Franks’ Heatherten and the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland with William Lucas’ […]

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