cigar mile

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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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile, Closing Weekend At Del Mar

A trio of Grade 1 races top the racing action in North America this weekend, headed by Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The well-traveled Mendelssohn, most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is back in action to try the cut-back in distance. He faces a field of seven others, led by the […]

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Cigar Mile Card Features $72,960 Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover

Cigar Mile Day, the centerpiece of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet, will get even more thrilling with a two-day $72,960 Pick 6 carryover awaiting bettors on Saturday. Friday’s Pick 6 sequence went unsolved as Introspection (No. 7, $21.40) won the opening leg at odds of 9-1 in Race 4, followed by 4-5 favorite Singapore Trader […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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