caleb’s posse

Caleb’s Posse works at Oaklawn in preparation for Tom Fool

Caleb’s Posse worked a half-mile in :48 for trainer Donnie Von Hemel Sunday morning at Oaklawn, the latest in a string of strong works at Oaklawn as he prepares for his four-year-old debut in the Grade 3 Tom Fool on Mar. 3 at Aqueduct, reports Brisnet.com. “I was very pleased with him today,” Von Hemel […]

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Caleb’s Posse likely starting 2012 campaign in Tom Fool

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Caleb’s Posse, the only 3-year-old male to win two Grade 1 races in 2011, will begin his 2012 campaign with a start in the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap run over six furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack on Gotham Day, Saturday, March 3, according to trainer Donnie […]

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Thistledown shifts stakes races to Fridays for ‘simulcast boost’

All 17 stakes races presented by Thistledown last year will return for the 2012 meet, announced Racing Secretary Bill Couch, including Ohio’s only graded stakes, the Ohio Derby (G3).  While much about the schedule remains the same, significant changes in timing are meant to boost not only field size but also national attention.   Altogether […]

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Dubai nominations include Breeders’ Cup, Eclipse winners

Several Breeders’ Cup winners and Eclipse Awards champions are among the many international nominees for the Dubai World Cup program, set for Saturday March 31st at Meydan Racecourse. While plans are still up in the air for many of the potential starters, the list of nominees includes three-year-old champions Animal Kingdom and Royal Delta for […]

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What was the ‘Race of the Year’ in New York?

Many of the year’s most memorable races took place at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, and beginning today and through January 15, 2012, fans can choose from among five thrilling races and cast their ballots for The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) “Race of the Year.” The five races are highlighted […]

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Romans: Shackleford should be three-year-old champion

Trainer Dale Romans is backing his horse all the way to the Eclipse Awards.  Romans tells the Thoroughbred Times he believes voters should give Shackleford the nod when voting for this year’s top three-year-old runner.  Shackleford posted two wins and four seconds from 10 starts in 2011, with a victory in the Preakness. “I think […]

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Watchmaker: Eclipse divisions muddled but some things clear

In his latest column, the Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker says he’s leaning toward Tizway for the older male championship in the Eclipse Award voting and toward Animal Kingdom in the three-year-old division.  He doesn’t think Caleb’s Posse quite measures up in the three-year-old group, and he’s definitely against Game On Dude for older male: […]

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Zipse: Animal Kingdom or Caleb’s Posse as three-year-old champ?

In his latest point-counterpoint debate, Zipse At The Track tackles the three-year-old male Eclipse Award division.  The Chicago Dark Horse Chris Sorenson argues the case for Caleb’s Posse: “Obviously this horse likes to run at shorter distances better, but I think his body of work is enough for him to earn this award. First off, […]

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Debate for 3-year-old championship heats up

As the debate begins to heat up surrounding this year’s championship honors, Donnie von Hemel, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse, said on Sunday morning that his horse should be a serious contender for North America’s leading 3-year-old, according to David Grening in Daily Racing Form. “I think he was the fastest […]

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