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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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Channel Maker Turns Back Robert Bruce In Joe Hirsch

Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker took the lead at the start and carried it all the way to the wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Cup, earning his first top-level victory at odds of 9-2. Jose Ortiz guided the 4-year-old son of English Channel to the nearly five-length triumph over even-money […]

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Chilean-Bred Robert Bruce, Spring Quality Among 8 In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Convento Viejo’s Robert Bruce will look to record his second consecutive Grade 1 win in heading an accomplished eight-horse field in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic as part of September Super Saturday at Belmont Park. One of four graded stakes on the day, the 42nd running of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is also […]

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‘Just Really Special’: $62,500 Claim Glorious Empire Headed For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Matt Schera’s Glorious Empire, front-running upset winner of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer, is expected to return to New York for his final prep before the Breeders’ Cup. Trainer James “Chuck” Lawrence II said Sunday morning that he planned to bring the 7-year-old gelding to Belmont Park for the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe […]

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Channel Maker, Glorious Empire Dead Heat In Bowling Green

After 1 3/8 miles of Saratoga’s Mellon turf course, Channel Maker and Glorious Empire were unable to be separated at the wire; placing judges declared the finish a dead heat in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes. Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire led all the way, and Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker came rolling […]

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Un “Transformado” Mo Town Mantiene Su Invicto En La Grama Al Ganar El Hollywood Derby En Del Mar

Mo Town había mostrado capacidad corredora como dosañero, ganando dos de sus tres actuaciones, incluyendo el Remsen S. (G2) en Aqueduct. A principios de 2017 el hijo de Uncle Mo era uno de los tempranos aspirantes para el Kentucky Derby (G1), pero luego de dos salidas decepcionantes en el Risen Star (G2) y en el […]

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