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Romans: Shackleford more likely for Dirt Mile than Classic

The connections of Shackleford appear to be leaning away from a start in the 1 1/4-mile Breeders’ Cup Classic and instead will give the Preakness winner a shot in the BC Dirt Mile, reports the Daily Racing Form: “The Dirt Mile is probably the way to go, the way we’re leaning anyway,” Romans said Wednesday […]

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Baffert firms up his Breeders’ Cup probables

Trainer Bob Baffert has a pretty good grasp at this point on what his Breeders’ Cup contingent will look like.  Brisnet says Baffert may send Irrefutable, who finished second in Saturday’s Ancient Title Stakes at Santa Anita, to the BC Dirt Mile, while the Factor, despite a disappointing performance in the same race, is still […]

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Twirling Candy will skip Goodwood, go straight to Breeeders’ Cup

Trainer John Sadler said Twirling Candy, one of California’s top older horses this year, will make his next start in either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, according to a Daily Racing Form report.   Twirling Candy, who missed training earlier this month because of a bruised foot, will […]

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Repole: Goal for ‘Mo is Breeders’ Cup Classic

Following workouts by Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo Sunday at Belmont Park, owner Mike Repole told the Daily Racing Form his goal is to have both colts run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Even though Uncle Mo’s next start will be in the one-mile Kelso, Repole said he isn’t gearing him up for the Breeders’ […]

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O’Meara: Shackleford should join Uncle Mo at a mile

Horse Race Insider Brendan O’Meara writes that Shackleford’s connections should not be thinking Breeders’ Cup Classic at this point, after valiant but disappointing results at the classic distance or thereabouts.  Instead, O’Meara suggests Shackleford follow the route Uncle Mo appears to be taking – cutting back to a mile and pointing for the BC Dirt […]

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Repole: Kelso, not Penn Derby, likely for Uncle Mo

Owner Mike Repole said Thursday that Uncle Mo is “most likely” headed next to the Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park October 1, instead of the Pennsylvania Derby a week earlier. Repole tells the Daily Racing Form the timing of the race and the one-mile distance of the Kelso versus the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby is […]

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Jackson Bend, Jersey Town likely to meet again in Kelso and BC Dirt Mile

One-two finishers in Saturday’s Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga, Jackson Bend and Jersey Town, will likely meet next in the Grade 2 Kelso at one mile at Belmont Park on Oct. 1, according to the Daily Racing Form. Both are pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5. Nick Zito, […]

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Haskin: Uncle Mo deserves shot at BC Classic

At his Blood-Horse blog, Steve Haskin suggests Uncle Mo’s connections should send him not to the one-mile Kelso but to the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby, with an eye on giving the colt a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic if he runs well.  Haskin says if ‘Mo goes in the Kelso on his way to […]

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Albertus Maximus retired, to stand at Shadwell Farm

Press Release Albertus Maximus, winner of the Donn Handicap-G1 and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The 7-year-old son of Albert the Great was retired due to injuries that occurred two years ago in the Dubai […]

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