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Catholic Boy, Glorious Empire Top Monday’s Knickerbocker Field

Grade 1-winners Catholic Boy and Glorious Empire headline a competitive field of eight in Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/8 miles over the inner turf at Belmont Park. A dual Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf as a sophomore, Catholic Boy arrives at the Columbus Day feature off […]

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‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker

A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, or possibly the […]

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Return To Turf, Possibly Breeders’ Cup Mile, Could Be In The Cards For Catholic Boy

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 47.66 under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano on the Belmont turf on Sunday morning. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, the 4-year-old More Than Ready bay won Grade 1 races on turf and dirt last year with scores in the […]

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Belmont Park: After ‘Subpar’ Breeze, Catholic Boy To Miss Kelso Handicap

Dual Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy would’ve been the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, but he won’t be in the field, trainer Jonathan Thomas tells the Daily Racing Form. “His last breeze was a little subpar for him,” Thomas told DRF. “We found a little area that he’s a […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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McKinzie Retains Top Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3. The 4-year-old McKinzie (276 votes), […]

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Kelso Timing ‘Makes Sense’ For Catholic Boy

Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his breeze on Saturday in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on September 21 at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sunday. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, who has won Grade 1 stakes on […]

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Higher Power Jumps To Fifth Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Hronis Racing’s 4-year-old Higher Power, runaway winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, has surged to the No. 5 spot in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position. Higher Power […]

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McKinzie On Top Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings For 10th Consecutive Week

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of both the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for the 10th consecutive week. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Bob Baffert, McKinzie accumulated 303 votes this week, and leads […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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