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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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Favored Somelikeithotbrown Gives Maker Fifth Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Trainer Mike Maker saddled his fifth winner of the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks this weekend when he sent out Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown to a three-length triumph in Turfway Park’s signature Kentucky Derby prep race. The 3-year-old son of Big Brown was favored at 3-5, and under Tyler Gaffalione the colt covered […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Kicks Off 2019 With Battaglia Memorial Victory

A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Somelikeithotbrown finished 3 1/2 lengths […]

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Lecomte: War Of Will ‘Couldn’t Have Been More Impressive’ On The Dirt

With Road to the Derby Kickoff Day five weeks away, trainers have already started making plans with some of their highly regarded soon-to-be 3-year-olds. Trainer Mark Casse is pointing impressive maiden winner and Grade I-placed War of Will to the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes on January 19 at the Fair Grounds. Owned by Gary […]

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Henley’s Joy Rebounds From Breeders’ Cup To Dominate Pulpit Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy rebounded from an off-the-board finish in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) this Saturday, scoring a dominating 4 ½-length victory in the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Pulpit, a mile turf event for 2-year-olds, was one of six stakes for juveniles that preceded the $600,000 Clasico […]

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Appleby Captures International Trainer Of The Year Award For Third Consecutive Season

Charlie Appleby has won the prestigious International Trainer of the Year award for the third year running. The Godolphin trainer sent out twelve G1 winners worldwide in 2018, including the G1 Derby at Epsom, the G1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. He also enjoyed success in […]

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Oscar Performance To Stand For $20,000 At Mill Ridge Farm In 2019

Oscar Performance returned to his home place, Mill Ridge Farm, on Sunday, where he will stand stud at a fee of $20,000 for the 2019 breeding season. A winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at two, he won every G1 he ran at three, and broke a 20-year-old track record at Belmont Park at four, all […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile And Juvenile Turf

Some outstanding horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, starting with the inaugural winner in 1984, Chief’s Crown, who while not winning a Triple Crown race the following year would score Grade 1 victories at 3 in the Flamingo, Blue Grass, Travers and Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap. There have been some unforgettable performances in the […]

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Pletcher Platoon: Opry Puts In ‘Good And Progressive Work,’ Current Adds ‘Very Strong Gallop Out’

With one week remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill, trainer Todd Pletcher sent out several contenders for their final workouts on Friday morning at Belmont Park. Entered for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Grade 3 With Anticipation winner Opry, with regular rider Javier Castellano aboard, worked in […]

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Best Is Yet To Come: Jason Servis Quintet Seeks Trainer’s First Breeders’ Cup Success

Jason Servis is enjoying the best year of his career with more than $5.7 million in purse earnings from 112 wins entering Friday, equaling his previous best win total set last season, and with up to five horses in line for a shot at the Breeders’ Cup, the best may be yet to come for […]

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