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‘Very Smart’ Mind Control On Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Mind Control came out of his second consecutive breeze in good order and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 2 at Churchill, trainer Greg Sacco said by phone Sunday morning. The Stay Thirsty colt made a splash in his stakes debut, winning the seven-furlong Grade 1 Hopeful by three-quarters of a […]

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Limousine Liberal Heads Breeders’ Cup Workers At Keeneland Saturday

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal completed his major preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in two weeks by working 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 on his own under exercise rider Freddy Torres Saturday morning at Keeneland. “It got a little messed up at the start (with two other horses in front of him), but he finished […]

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Knicks Go Fires Bullet In Final Breeze Before Juvenile

KRA Stud Farm’s runaway 5½-length Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Knicks Go completed his major training for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast track Friday morning. Working on his own after the morning renovation break, the colt […]

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‘Hopefully He Moves Forward’; Champagne Runner-Up Code Of Honor Will Contest Juvenile

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor remains on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with his first work since finishing second to Complexity in the Grade 1 Champagne tentatively scheduled for Thursday or Friday, said Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey on Sunday morning. Code of Honor broke his maiden in gate-to-wire fashion on August […]

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Juvenile: Mike Smith Confirmed On O’Connell Trained Well Defined

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell is employing the same philosophy with Breeders’ Cup candidates Well Defined and Stormy Embrace that has been the foundation of a 2000-win career – doing things her way. O’Connell reported Thursday that Well Defined, a candidate for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and Stormy Embrace, who holds a fees-paid ‘Win & You’re […]

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Changing Fortunes: Breeders’ Futurity Win ‘Still Sinking In’ For Colebrook

A lot can change in the racing game in 24 hours. Nobody knows that better than trainer Ben Colebrook. On Saturday morning, Colebrook was lamenting the troubled trip Katherine G. Ball’s Limousine Liberal had the day before in his third-place finish in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland. On Sunday morning, Colebrook was celebrating his first […]

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Complexity Keeps It Simple With Front-Running Champagne Win

Favored at 5-2, Seth Klarman’s Complexity led from gate-to-wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park, cruising to a three-length win under Jose Ortiz. It was the second G1 on the day for Ortiz and trainer Chad Brown, who also won the Beldame with Wow Cat earlier on the card. Complexity, a 2-year-old […]

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Longest Shot On The Board, Knicks Go Slam Dunks In Breeders’ Futurity At 70-1

The Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go provided a shocking 70-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, striking the wire a five-length winner. The juvenile son of Paynter led throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, stopping the clock in 1:44.23 over the fast main track. Ridden by Albin Jimenez for trainer Ben Colebrook (both […]

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Breeders’ Futurity Favorite Mind Control Scratched After Spiking Fever

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful (G1) winner Mind Control was declared out of today’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland because of an elevated temperature. “We came in yesterday at 5 in the morning and his temperature was 102, and it stayed that way until 4 in the afternoon and we treated him,” […]

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Breeders’ Cup Berth, Derby Points At Stake In Saturday’s Contentious Champagne

Trainer Chad Brown will look to earn his second win in three years in the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne for juveniles on Saturday at Belmont Park when he sends out Aurelius Maximus and Complexity as part of talented 10-horse field for the one-mile race on the main track. One of four Grade 1 races as […]

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