cigar mile

Code Of Honor ‘Put It Together’ At The Right Time For McGaughey

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey could barely take a half-dozen steps outside his barn at Saratoga Race Course Sunday morning without being stopped by someone wanting to congratulate him on Code of Honor’s victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, the trainer’s fourth in the “Mid-Summer Derby.” “When I finally got a chance […]

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Pat On The Back Seeks Sixth Stakes Win In Friday’s Affirmed Success

Stakes action at Belmont Park gets started on Opening Day, Friday April 26, when eight New York-breds will assemble for the $100,000 Affirmed Success over the main track. Making his 2019 debut in the six-furlong sprint is Pat On the Back, who won the Empire Classic over the Belmont Park main track two starts back. […]

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McLaughlin: True Timber ‘The Right Kind’ For Godolphin Mile

Last week it was confirmed that Calumet Farm’s D. Wayne Lukas-conditioned Bravazo will be lining up in the $12 million Dubai World Cup and this week, banner-mate True Timber, trained by former Lukas assistant Kiaran McLaughlin, was confirmed for the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile (G1). Like Bravazo, True Timber is Grade 1-placed, has tackled some […]

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Brown Taking ‘A Big Swing’ At Pegasus On Turf And Dirt

On Thursday night at Gulfstream Park, Chad Brown could be named the country’s outstanding trainer for the third consecutive year at the 48th annual Eclipse Awards. Less than 48 hours later, the 40-year-old will saddle Patternrecognition in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and Bricks and Mortar in the $7 million Pegasus World […]

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Pegasus: Patternrecognition Cruises Five Furlongs At Palm Meadows

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Cigar Mile winner Patternrecognition recorded his third breeze toward the Pegasus World Cup last weekend, covering five furlongs at Palm Meadows in 1:02.05 for the fourth-fastest work of the morning. The 6-year-old son of Adios Charlie has won his three most recent starts for trainer Chad Brown, including a victory […]

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Trio Of Final Times From Cigar Mile Card Adjusted, Including Go For Wand Handicap

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced today that following a review of the December 1 Cigar Mile card at Aqueduct Racetrack, in conjunction with Teletimer, the official timing system for NYRA racetracks, that the running times of three one-mile races on the main track, including the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap, have […]

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Pegasus: Seeking The Soul ‘Competed Well All Year,’ Calumet Doubles Up With True Timber

Grade 1 winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded-stakes placed True Timber, most recently second in the Cigar Mile (G1), are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “I’m looking forward to it,” Dallas Stewart, trainer of Seeking the Soul, said Friday. “The horse is […]

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Aqueduct: Auxiliary Gate Placement Caused Saturday’s Timing Issues

There were significant differences in the final times of two one-mile graded stakes on the dirt at Aqueduct on Saturday: the G3 Go For Wand was timed in 1:38.35 (Marley’s Freedom), while the G1 Cigar Mile was completed in 1:34.98 (Patternrecognition). Though the track did seem to get faster over the final three races on […]

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Pegasus World Cup ‘A Consideration’ For Cigar Mile Winner Patternrecognition

Patternrecognition rewarded trainer Chad Brown and owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence for their patience with a Grade 1 breakthrough in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack. A $420,000 purchase at the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sale, Patternrecognition made a winning debut in April of his 4-year-old season at Aqueduct, […]

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Patternrecognition Goes All The Way In Cigar Mile; Mendelssohn Fourth

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Patternrecognition earned a third consecutive victory by crossing the wire first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, besting the eight-horse field by a hard-fought 3/4-length. Sent off at odds of 5-1, the 5-year-old son of Adios Charlie took the lead at the start and never relinquished it, recording the first […]

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