Mott On Classic: Tacitus Done For The Year, Elate To Be Cross-Entered

Bill Mott has ruled 3-year-old Tacitus out of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to, but the Hall of Fame trainer may still have two entrants for the $6 million contest. “We’re going to give him some time, let him grow,” Mott said of Tacitus, a Tapit son out of champion Close Hatches. Other […]

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McKinzie On Top Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings For 10th Consecutive Week

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of both the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for the 10th consecutive week. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Bob Baffert, McKinzie accumulated 303 votes this week, and leads […]

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McKinzie On Top Classic Division With Whitney Triumph

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has taken over the Classic division with a decisive win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup feature race in the process. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense battled for the lead but was able to settle just off the […]

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Frankel Gets First British Classic Winner With Anapurna In Investec Oaks

Frankie Dettori added a fifth Group One Investec Oaks win to his Classic collection when taking the 2019 race aboard the John Gosden-trained Anapurna. He has now won 18 British Classics. Dettori previously scored in 1994 on Balanchine, 1995 on Moonshell, 2002 on Kazzia and in 2017 on Enable. He is the most successful jockey […]

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Hermosa Fills Out Classic Double For Ballydoyle In QIPCO 1000 Guineas

Aidan O’Brien celebrated yet another QIPCO Guineas Festival success on Sunday as Hermosa completed a Classic double for the trainer on the weekend with victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Runner-up in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile over course and distance last year, Hermosa was having her first start of the season and was brave under […]

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Ladies’ Day: Harrington Saddles First Classic Winner In Alpha Centauri

Just 24-hours after Ken Condon won his first Classic in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, trainer Jessica Harrington fulfilled a lifetime ambition by also completing the momentous feat of a first Classic winner with Alpha Centauri landing the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. A strong field for the fillies Classic was headed by Group 1 winners Happily […]

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Monomoy Girl All Heart In Kentucky Oaks

She gave trainer Brad Cox the first Grade 1 win of his career in the Ashland last month, and doubled up on the first Friday in May to give him a first Classic victory in the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl had to dig down […]

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TCI: First Top Ten Of 2018

Jon and Joel are back for Season 9 of Triple Crown Insider, leading you up to the 2018 Classics over the course of the next 20 weeks. They debut their first TCI Top 10 of the year, and preview¬†Saturday’s¬†Holy Bull, Robert Lewis & Withers. Who’s No. 1? And which 3-year-olds do the guys expect to […]

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