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Classic Runner-Up Gunnevera Has ‘Good Chance’ In Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

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Bravazo Heading To Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday that Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and second in the Preakness Stakes, is being pointed toward the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Saturday, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “Yes, that’s surely where we’re headed if everything goes well,” Lukas said. Bravazo, […]

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Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

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Lukas, In Search Of Third Clark Triumph, Hoping Bravazo Still On Improve

Calumet Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed Bravazo has danced in all of the major dances of 2018 including all three legs of the Triple Crown, the Haskell Invitational (Grade I), Travers Stakes (GI) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). But Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes the 3-year-old colt could be improving at […]

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Ahead Of Grade 1 Clark, Leofric Has ‘Gotten Better With Age’

Steve Landers Racing’s Fayette Stakes (Grade 2) winner Leofric has not finished worse than fourth throughout his 13-race career but the flashy gray son of Candy Ride (ARG) is hoping to breakthrough for his first Grade I victory in Friday’s G1 Clark Handicap – the premier race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “He’s just […]

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Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

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Clark Handicap: Seeking The Soul ‘Getting Better As The Year Goes On’

Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul completed his final major preparation to defend his title in the 1 1/8-mile race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. “We actually planned on working him at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) but there was […]

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Dirt Mile Notes: Undefeated Catalina Cruiser Takes On Millionaire City Of Light

Bravazo – Years from now, racing fans will use Calumet Farm’s Bravazo as the answer to a trivia question when they ask, “Who was the only other horse along with Justify to compete in all three legs of the 2018 Triple Crown?” The Awesome Again colt, who finished second in the Preakness Stakes during his […]

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Lukas: Bravazo ‘Has Done Nothing But Improve’ Since Derby

The Breeders’ Cup action began at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) Thursday at Churchill Downs as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ gritty 3-year-old colt Bravazo worked five furlongs in :59.80, his final major steppingstone prior to competing in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) or $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). “This horse […]

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‘Quite The Horse’: Warrior’s Club Preps For Breeders’ Cup Sprint

On a relatively quiet Tuesday morning on the Churchill Downs backstretch, the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s multiple stakes-winning sprinter Warrior’s Club took a major step towards a start in the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) on Nov. 3 with a half-mile breeze in :48.60 – the fastest of 43 horses at the […]

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