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Vitalogy A Vet Scratch From Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Brendan Walsh-trained Vitalogy has been scratched from today’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after veterinarians determined the horse had not passed their examinations. Walsh told the Daily Racing Form he did not agree with the scratch, and thought the colt was “the same he’s always been.” Earlier this week, Walsh himself scratched Juvenile contender Maxfield from […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Fatally Injured

Godolphin’s Line Of Duty, winner of last year’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, unfortunately suffered a serious injury on the morning Saturday, 26 October and upon veterinary advice, the decision was taken to euthanize him. Line Of Duty also won the G3 Prix de Conde at two, and has been placed twice at the highest […]

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Returning From Injury, Mena Appreciates ‘Good Shot’ In Breeders’ Cup With Peace Achieved

Peace Achieved is unbeaten in three starts with blinkers and jockey Miguel Mena, a streak his team hopes to continue in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. After two defeats sprinting, the newly-blinkered Peace Achieved impressively won a maiden race at Ellis Park, captured Kentucky Downs’ $500,000 Gainesway Farm Juvenile and in following that […]

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Blacker Preparing For First Breeders’ Cup With ‘Very Smart’ Hit The Road

Dan Blacker is looking forward to this year’s Breeders’ Cup races more than most horsemen. It will mark the first time the 37-year-old trainer born in Oxford, England, competes in the championship event, having upstart Hit the Road primed for the $1 million Juvenile Turf at one mile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Blacker […]

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Peace Achieved Wins Third Straight In Dixiana Bourbon

Joe Minor’s 2-year-old Peace Achieved, a poster boy for the resurgent Kentucky racing circuit, won his third straight race Sunday at Keeneland, holding off the late-running Vitalogy by a neck in the $250,000, Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon. With the victory in the 1 1/16-mile grass stakes, Peace Achieved earned an entry-fees paid berth in the […]

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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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Berths Into Juvenile Turf, Juvenile Fillies Turf On The Line At Newmarket

Newmarket will be the site of Great Britain’s final two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races of the 2019 season, beginning with Friday’s seven-furlong $128,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (GII), which will award an automatic starting berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, followed by Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII), with a berth into the […]

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Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road relocated to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., this past breeding season to stand […]

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Fields Shaping Up For ‘Win & You’re In’ Natalma, Summer Stakes At Woodbine

The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers the winner a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, a Grade 1, $2 million race on November 2, will not be the only race run here this weekend which is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series. On Sunday, the Natalma […]

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