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Handicapping The Race For Broodmare Of The Year At Its Halfway Point

The first six months of the year can do a lot to shape the Eclipse Award forecasts for several divisions, but it can also lay the foundation for strong arguments toward the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Broodmare of the Year title. Whoever emerges from the 2019 racing season with the award will join […]

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Sistercharlie, Elate Join NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The successful return of reigning champion turf female Sistercharlie (IRE) to the races and Elate’s overwhelming display of class helped launch the two distaffers into the top ten of this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In her first start since capturing the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs last November, Peter Brant’s […]

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Catholic Boy Holds Final Spot In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

A runner-up finish by Catholic Boy in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes on July 6 provided the only movement in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, ran second as the favorite behind Centennial Farms’ Preservationist in the 1 ΒΌ-mile Suburban at Belmont Park. That defeat […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Trio Of Win Machines Highlight First Half Of 2019

Half of the 2019 racing calendar is in the rear-view mirror, and the race for Horse of the Year is tight, but there are certainly front-runners. The quality of graded stakes wins is just as important as the quantity, of course, but three horses have been unstoppable at racing’s highest levels through the end of […]

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Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead Latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

It was another standard week for Bricks and Mortar as the Chad Brown trainee continues to work toward his expected start in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on August 10 while maintaining his position at the head of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar, who is currently on a five-race win streak including […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Mitole Maintain Top Spots In NTRA Poll

With the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes producing an upset winner in Hunter O’Riley this past Saturday, there was relatively no movement in this week’s edition of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar (27 first-place votes, 354 points) retained his lead position atop the poll, a spot he has […]

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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Maximum Security Back On Top In Final NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

A historic disqualification may have denied Maximum Security his place in history as an American classic winner but the impression the colt left in the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby has allowed him to hold bragging rights as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll concludes for 2019. With poll newcomer Sir […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival News & Notes, June 9

Since coming off of a 14-month layoff, Bricks and Mortar has done no wrong and the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway continued his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan. The Chad Brown trainee made his triumphant comeback against allowance company over the turf at Gulfstream Park in December before taking the Grade 1 Pegasus […]

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Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Trifecta To The Finish In Manhattan

Trainer Chad Brown saddled the first three finishers in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan on the Belmont Stakes undercard, and it was Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar who top his stablemates Robert Bruce and Raging Bull by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf back in […]

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