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Seeking The Soul Jumps From Breeders’ Cup To Bid For Clark Handicap Repeat

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul, the 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner, has his sights set on a repeat performance in the 1 1/8-mile race on Friday, Nov. 23 following his runner-up effort last Saturday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Churchill Downs. “There’s a title out there to defend,” trainer Dallas […]

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Lane’s End Announces Stud Fees For Accelerate, City Of Light, and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion older horse-elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 G1 winners in his Classic victory, earning a 105 Beyer […]

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City Of Light Leads Gate-To-Wire In Dominating Dirt Mile Victory

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren’s City of Light added a third Grade 1 win to his resume in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never relinquishing it to cross the wire a 2 3/4-length winner. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, ridden by Javier Castellano at […]

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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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Battle Of Midway Scores At Even Money In Comma To The Top

Well beaten in New York going a one-turn mile on Sept. 22, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway returned to Santa Anita and was completely dominant in winning Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes by 4 ½ lengths under regular rider Flavien Prat. Conditioned by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old Smart […]

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Castellano Gets Acquainted With City Of Light; Promises Fulfilled, Seven Trumpets ‘Phenomenal’

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s two-time Grade I winner City of Light had a get-acquainted session with jockey Javier Castellano Sunday morning, working a half-mile in :47.60 after the second renovation break at Churchill Downs. In posting the third fastest of 113 works at the distance, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender City of […]

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Battle Of Midway Opts For ‘Softer Spot’ In Comma To The Top Stakes

Battle of Midway, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner at odds of 14-1, has a considerably less daunting task when the son of Smart Strike faces six foes in Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on dirt at Santa Anita. Don’t expect 14-1, although Jerry Hollendorfer […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Dirt Mile And Defunct Races

The past decade or so has seen considerable expansion to the Breeders’ Cup card. Some of the new races have stuck around, while others have been relegated to historical footnotes. In this edition of Best of the Breeders’ Cup, we examine the top performers in some of those newer races, based on the highest winning […]

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Caleb’s Posse Relocated To River Oaks Farm In Oklahoma

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse will relocate to River Oaks Farm in Sulfur, Okla., for the 2019 breeding season. Caleb’s Posse, who has stood at Three Chimneys Farm since entering stud in 2013, is a leading third-crop sire in North America by percentage of winners to named foals, with $2,837,897 in cumulative earnings. […]

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Casse’s Wonder Gadot, Awesome Slew Log Final Breeders’ Cup Works

The final Breeders’ Cup contenders to breeze Thursday morning at Churchill Downs were trainer Mark Casse’s Dirt Mile contender Awesome Slew (four furlongs, :48) and Longines Distaff (GI) runner Wonder Gadot (four furlongs, :47). “Both horses worked great this morning,” said trainer Mark Casse as he personally walked Wonder Gadot around his Barn 36 shedrow. “We’re ready to go.” Awesome Slew breezed on the outside of stablemate Determinant […]

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