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Stallion Spotlight: Shadwell Farm’s Kent Barnes And Greg Clarke On Tamarkuz

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. This time around, Shadwell Farm stallion manager Kent Barnes and farm manager Greg Clarke discuss Tamarkuz, the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2020. Tamarkuz […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces New Safety Measures, $4 Million In Purse Increases

The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors met during a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss future business plans for the Company including next steps in advancing safety measures and purse levels for the two-day World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Board continued its commitment to using the organization’s leadership position within the industry to encourage the adoption […]

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Spun To Run Scratched From Pegasus World Cup Because Of Skin Disease

Robert Donaldson’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Spun to Run has been scratched from Saturday’s $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy, said trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero Thursday morning. “After he came to Palm Meadows [Training Center] we noticed he was a little hot so we clipped his hair,” Guerrero said. “Then […]

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‘Upsetting And Surprising’ Call From Irad Ortiz Leaves Spun To Run Riderless For Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero suddenly has to deal with an unforeseen issue a week before the $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. According to, the trainer got a call from Irad Ortiz, Jr. on Saturday morning that the jockey had decided to take a different mount in the race, leaving Guerrero’s trainee Spun […]

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Omaha Beach Returns To The Track, ‘Looking Good’ For Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach galloped at Gulfstream Park Friday morning in preparation for his highly anticipated career finale in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. “He galloped about a mile and a half this morning and looked good,” trainer Richard Mandella said. Omaha Beach’s training for the Pegasus had […]

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Pegasus Preparations: Spun To Run Scopes ‘Clean’ After Breezing Without Lasix

When The Stronach Group announced that the 2020 Pegasus World Cup would be contested without the anti-bleeder medication, Lasix, trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero had to consider how that might affect his stable star, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run. According to, the trainer decided to test the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun by […]

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Omaha Beach Lays Down Bullet Three-Furlong Work For Malibu

Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach put in an impressive breeze on Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park, rolling through three furlongs in 34 seconds flat. reports the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old War Front colt is scheduled to run in the Grade 1 Malibu later this week, which was postponed from Thursday to Saturday by […]

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Career Best 111 Beyer Speed Figure For Maximum Security In Cigar Mile; Pegasus Next?

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security was a little bit tired but no worse for the wear on Sunday morning after earning his third Grade 1 victory of the season in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day trained by Jason Servis bolstered his bid for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Spun To Run ‘Pumped Up’ For Cigar Mile

Robert P. Donaldson’s Spun to Run, trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero, is the ‘now’ horse heading into Saturday’s 31st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. The rapidly-improving 3-year-old Hard Spun colt will likely lead a talented field of 11 into the turn in the Cigar Mile, a race which anchors […]

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