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Turf Star Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Brigade In Manhattan

In search of a fifth win in the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan, conditioner Chad Brown entered a quartet of accomplished runners to compete in the 147th running of one of the most prestigious turf races of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the prelude to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by […]

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‘Surface Change’ In The Cards For Talented Sophomore Hidden Scroll

The busy Bill Mott barn was led by three potential Kentucky Derby hopefuls early in 2019 including Tacitus, winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets; Country House, the eventual Derby winner who showed promise with a good second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds; and Hidden Scroll, an […]

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Man O’ War Ride Nets Joel Rosario Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning the only Grade 1 race of the week and leading across all metrics, Joel Rosario was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 6 – 12, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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O’Brien Sending Hunting Horn And Magic Wand Over For Grade 1 Man o’ War

A star-studded field of nine will square off in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War, a mile and three-eighths test over the inner turf as the headliner on a bumper card that will feature five stakes as part of Saturday’s Man o’ War Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The top-quality card also includes the […]

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After Pegasus Disappointment, Channel Maker Seeking Redemption In G2 Mac Diarmida

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s millionaire gelding Channel Maker seeks a return to winning form as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 24th running of the 1 3/8-mile Mac Diarmida for older turf horses is among nine graded stakes worth $1.65 million […]

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Joe Hirsch Winner Channel Maker Joins Cast For Pegasus World Cup Turf

Grade 1 winner Channel Maker has joined the field for the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The Bill Mott-trained 5-year-old gelding, who is owned by Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R.A. Hill and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, is on course to make his ninth Grade 1 start in his […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Grass Stars Worried About Turf Course Conditions

Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Arklow – Trainer Brad Cox knows it’s a tall order asking his 4-year-old Arch colt Arklow to take on the likes of Enable in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, but he feels like he has earned his place in the race. He enters the […]

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Catholic Boy Cruises Through ‘Endurance-Building’ Breeze At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano did not have much time to celebrate his 5,000th-career win on Saturday at Belmont Park before catching a plane to Louisville to work Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) contender Catholic Boy five furlongs in 1:02.60 at 5:30 a.m. (all […]

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‘Gratifying’ Hirsch Win Puts Channel Maker Firmly Into Mott’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Channel Maker came out of his 4 ½-length score in the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on September Super Saturday in good order, according to his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel gelding broke sharp and fended off a stretch-drive challenge from even-money favorite Robert Bruce, earning […]

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