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Mott happy with blinker experiment for Classic contender To Honor and Serve

Trainer Bill Mott is happy with the results of an experiment to put a one-cup blinker on Breeders’ Cup Classic contender To Honor and Serve during training at Churchill Downs this past week, according to the Daily Racing Form. Mott explained on Friday that To Honor and Serve is so big and strong and up […]

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Royal Delta, To Honor and Serve work for Mott Sunday at Churchill

Pailides Investments N.V. Inc’s Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic hopeful Royal Delta and the Live Oak Plantation’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) prospect To Honor and Serve worked early Sunday morning on Churchill’s main track for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Working first was Royal Delta, with exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset up. […]

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Mott’s quintet of Breeders’ Cup contenders works at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, KY. (Sunday, October 16, 2011) – A trio of Breeders’ Cup 2011 contenders from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott – To Honor and Serve (Classic), Royal Delta (Ladies’ Classic) and Courageous Cat (Mile) – worked on Sunday at Churchill Downs to complete a busy weekend for the five horses the […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: To Honor and Serve

As a late-maturing 2-year-old who won the Grade 2 duo of the Nashua and Remsen Stakes, To Honor and Serve was on many short lists of colts to watch for the 2011 classics. This spring, To Honor and Serve faltered a step in Florida, finishing third in the Fountain of Youth and Florida Derby. But […]

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To Honor and Serve wins Pennsylvania Derby in record time

To Honor and Serve blasted home, setting a new stakes record of 1:47.1 in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing and prevailing by three lengths over Ruler On Ice.  Rattlesnake Bridge finished third. To Honor and Serve is trained by Bill Mott for Live Oak Plantation and ridden by Jose Lezcano. It was […]

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Unbridled Humor, Aviate to battle in Noble Damsel at Belmont

Unbridled Humor will attempt to start a new winning streak when she competes on Sunday in Belmont Park’s Grade 3, $100,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares on the turf. A Live Oak Plantation homebred, Unbridled Humor opened her career with four victories, including a nose decision in the Memories of Silver overnight stakes last […]

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Gio Ponti to skip Woodbine Mile; Courageous Cat likely favorite

It appears the field for Sunday’s Grade 1 $1 million Woodbine Mile will include 11 or 12 runners, headed by Courageous Cat.  The field will not include Gio Ponti, who instead will stick with the same game plan as last year, Christophe Clement tells the Daily Racing Form: “At that level, we thought it might […]

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Ask the Moon, Super Espresso to do battle in Personal Ensign

Press Release Ask the Moon, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, reminds trainer Martin Wolfson a lot of another top-shelf winner he had, Jessica Is Back. Both mares were claims by trainer Gary Contessa for Farnsworth Stables and soon sent to Wolfson and went […]

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Romacaca shoots for sixth straight win in Ballston Spa

Press Release For the second time in her career, Frank Calabrese’s turf mare Romacaca is riding a five-race winning streak, and on Saturday the 5-year-old will seek to make it six when she runs in the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa at Saratoga Race Course. The 1 1/16-mile grass race drew a field of nine […]

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Travers runners put in final works; field nearly set

Press Release Grade 1 Travers candidate Coil is scheduled to work on the main track at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert along with stablemate and West Virginia Derby winner Prayer for Relief, also a potential starter for the 1 ¼-mile “Mid-Summer Derby.” Coil, winner of the Haskell Invitational, will […]

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