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Juvenile Filly Wicked Title Showed ‘Grit’ To Earn Spot In Miss Grillo

Wicked Title, trained and part-owned by Chad Summers, will make a third attempt at her turf debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf tilt slated for Sunday, September 29 at Belmont. The Wicked Strong chestnut, out of the Curlin mare Shesacurlinmytoes, was purchased for $25,000 at the April OBS […]

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‘It’s Amazing What This Animal Can Make You Feel’: Imperial Hint Earns 114 Beyer

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint brought the Saratoga faithful to their feet with a jaw-dropping performance in Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. Multiple Grade 1-winner Mitole and Strike Power tussled through a swift opening quarter-mile in 21.77 seconds, but when Hall of Famer Javier Castellano asked Imperial Hint to move, the 6-year-old son […]

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Want To Become A Trainer? Start By Ponying Up

When Michael Bray walked away from a 20-year training career in 1998, it wasn’t because he was sick of horses. It was because he’d gotten pretty sick of numbers. “[The problem was] mainly owners not paying bills,” said Bray one sunny afternoon at Saratoga. “You’d have to carry horses 90, 120 days before you’d get […]

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Clásico del Caribe: Summers Back With El Kurdo, Recent 22-Length Winner

Stud David Y Daniel’s El Kurdo, second in the Copa Invitacional during last year’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to reverse that finish Saturday at Gulfstream. A 7-year-old son of Giacomo, El Kurdo enters the 1 ¼-mile Copa Invitacional with a perfect 4-0 record this year in Ecuador, where he is […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Retired From Racing

Trainer Chad Summers had hoped Mind Your Biscuits might get one more start on his racing resume, but Summers chose to retire the 5-year-old after a gallop Wednesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The two-time winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen had been pointed for either the Cigar Mile or the Clark […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Ageless Jockeys, Classic Confidence?

Like other professional sports championships, the Breeders’ Cup is a supreme goal for the athletes and connections alike. In this Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk to a pair of veteran jockeys about their preparation for the races and the importance of the event to them. Plus, why […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A View From Europe, Durkin’s Memories

As I approached Giles Anderson’s booth at Equestricon this week, he pulled up the Racing Post on his mobile device, sliding it in front of me to display a photo on the front page of the website. It was of stallion Arrogate, bucking in the air at Kentucky’s Juddmonte Farms. “See,” he said. “An American […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Why European Horses Can’t Win The Breeders’ Cup

Of course, they can. At least some of them. The head-scratching thing for fans and the ticket-cashing mania for savvy bettors is that most of them don’t. In particular, the horses who come to the Breeders’ Cup races with the highest-flying reputations and seemingly unconquerable form absurdly don’t show it on the day. And in […]

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Classic: Thunder Snow, Mind Your Biscuits Record Final Works Beneath Twin Spires

Godolphin’s Dubai World Cup (GI) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) completed his final step prior to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) with a seven-furlong move in 1:27 at 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday at Churchill Downs. Thunder Snow worked through eighth-mile splits in :13.20, 26, :38.40, :50.40, 1:02.40 and 1:14.60. The 4-year-old colt completed his work with […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Perfect,’ Thunder Snow ‘Fresh’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Engagements

With just two weeks until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Churchill Downs for a record-equaling ninth time, locally-based contenders Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Thunder Snow (IRE), Whitmore and Wonder Gadot logged their penultimate breezes for the Nov. 2-3 championship event on a chilly Friday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires. Mind […]

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