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Bricks And Mortar Holds Steady To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With just over a month remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place at Santa Anita Park November 1-2, multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar continues to hold a comfortable lead in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar’s most recent victory came on August 10 when he captured the Grade […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou One-Two In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

While the next generation of talent was on display this past weekend during 2-year-old graded stakes at Woodbine and Churchill Downs, racing’s current standouts continue to hold sway in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Taking up his customary position out front is leading Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, who has held […]

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Catalina Cruiser Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Just over a week after earning his third win in as many starts this year and fifth career graded stakes victory, Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser has worked his way into the top 10 of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catalina Cruiser captured the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar on August 24 to […]

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Code Of Honor Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll; Midnight Bisou Jumps Into Second Position

The slew of top performances on the blockbuster August 24 card at Saratoga Race Course produced some shifts among the top 10 in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll with the most notable change being the addition of Grade 1 Travers Stakes winner Code of Honor. Owned and bred by William S. Farish and trained by […]

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Brown Confident In ‘Really Fresh’ Travers Pair

His resume is not quite a dozen years old, which, by horse training standards, is relatively youthful. But if you unfurled Chad Brown’s scroll of achievements, it could easily be mistaken for one belonging to a far more seasoned conditioner. The three-time Eclipse Award winner has saddled more than 1,600 winners of $167 million. Twenty […]

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Pacific Classic Win Lands Higher Power 10th Spot On NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The first graded stakes victory of Higher Power’s career proved eye-catching enough to voters as the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro debuted in the tenth position in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing, Higher Power notched a 5 ¼- length victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at […]

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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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‘Flawless’ Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No rival has been able to topple Bricks and Mortar on the race track this season and after his latest triumph in the Grade 1 Arlington Million XXXVII on August 10, the son of Giant’s Causeway remains equally dominant when it comes to his reign atop the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Since ascending to No. […]

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‘A Sense Of Relief’ For Brown After Historic Arlington Million Day

Trainer Chad Brown enjoyed a remarkable day of racing on Saturday at Arlington Park, sweeping the final four races on the card, including Grade 1 scores in the Arlington Million, Beverly D. and Secretariat as well as a win in the Grade 3 Pucker Up, with Bricks and Mortar, Sistercharlie, Valid Point, and Cafe Americano […]

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Bricks And Mortar Delivers Arlington Million To Give Brown G1 Sweep

Stuck behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole, it looked as though Bricks and Mortar’s five-race win streak would come to an end in the 2019 Arlington Million. Ever-patient, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. found a hole and sent the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway on through to make his bid for a third […]

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