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Strike Power On Target For Grade 1 Vanderbilt, Bourbon War To Switch To Turf

Courtlandt Farms’ homebred graded stakes winner Strike Power breezed four furlongs in 47.82 seconds on the Saratoga main track on Saturday and remains on target for the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27, trainer Mark Hennig said. A 4-year-old son of Speightstown out of graded stakes-placed mare Gold d’Oro by Medaglia d’Oro, Strike Power […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Joevia Exciting prospect In listed stakes company Not in a classic #2 – Everfast Only bigger shock Than his Preakness runner-up Would […]

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Tapit The Undisputed King In The Final Leg Of The Triple Crown

Currently standing for $225,000 at Gainesway in Lexington, Kentucky, Tapit has produced three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners in Tonalist (2014), Creator (2016) and Tapwrit (2017). On Saturday, three sons of Tapit will contest the final leg of the Triple Crown – Tacitus, Intrepid Heart and Bourbon War. Mark Hernon, Director of Sales at Gainseway, said that […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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‘Sharp’ Bourbon War To Remove Blinkers, Start In Belmont Stakes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, trained by Mark Hennig, will make his next start in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8. Bred in Kentucky by Conquest Stables, Bourbon War is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and was […]

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Preakness Field: Improbable ‘Came Out Good,’ Signalman Bled

The top four finishers in the 144th Preakness all exited the race in good condition, and the top three are expected to carry on to next month’s Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, fourth-place finisher Warrior’s Charge is not under consideration for the Test of the Champion due to potential distance limitations, according to trainer Brad Cox. The […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Preakness Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – War of Will On the business end Of a historic DQ Two straight rough trips now #2 – Bourbon War Honest and […]

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Improbable, Laughing Fox Among Preakness Contenders Arriving Wednesday Afternoon

Improbable, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s chance to capture a record-breaking eighth Preakness Stakes (G1) triumph, arrived at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday afternoon for Saturday’s 144th running of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Accompanied by fillies Fighting Mad and The Aurelia Factor, both entered on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day program, Improbable was led […]

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Bourbon War To Try Out ‘Short-Cup Blinkers’ In 144th Preakness

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War will be sporting new attire when he goes to post in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico with regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard. “We’re adding some short-cup blinkers to the mix this time. It’s nice to keep the rider atop just so he has […]

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