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Day Phillips Brings Along Another Promising Filly In Ontario Lassie Winner Artilena

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson worked out the winning trip aboard the Ontario-bred two-year-old filly for owners George […]

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Collected To Stand At Airdrie Stud For 2019 Breeding Season

Grade 1 winner and near $3-million earner Collected will begin his stud career at Airdrie Stud for the 2019 breeding season, the Midway, Ky. Bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm Inc. and Peter J. Callahan and raced in the silks of Peter Fluor and K.C. Weiner’s Speedway Stable LLC, the Bob Baffert trainee was an […]

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An Oversubscribed Classic: Who Is Guaranteed A Spot At Churchill Downs?

There are currently a total of 18 horses under consideration for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, but next Saturday’s field at Churchill will be limited to 14 starters with two also-eligibles. According to Breeders’ Cup regulations, oversubscribed races at the time of pre-entries (which were due on Monday afternoon) will be handled according to three […]

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‘Like The Old Collected’: Baffert Impressed By Chestnut’s Monday Breeze

Bob Baffert was ebullient after multiple graded stakes winner Collected worked six furlongs Monday morning in 1:11.40 under Joe Talamo at Santa Anita Park. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer is considering three options for the five-year-old son of City Zip: the Breeders’ Cup Classic; the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, both on Nov. 3; and Santa Anita’s […]

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Classic Conundrum: Final Round Of Preps Serves Up More Questions Than Answers

With five weeks to go, the picture of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic is muddier than ever. There was a 45-1 upset in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in which the favored Diversify faded to finish fifth, and Accelerate ran his lowest Beyer figure of the year when he won the Awesome Again. Additionally, potential […]

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McKinzie, Smith Give Baffert A Third Pennsylvania Derby Win

Trainer Bob Baffert has liked McKinzie from the start, but a hind ankle injury forced the 3-year-old son of Street Sense to miss out on this year’s Triple Crown challenge. Baffert, of course, sent out Justify for his history-making run, but now that the Triple Crown winner has been retired McKinzie stepped up to fill […]

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Aztec Sense Wins Seventh Consecutive Start In PA Derby Champions

There is no denying that Aztec Sense, a 5-year old gelding, is in the big form of his career. He proved that once again on Saturday. Aztec Sense, owned by Joseph Besecker, romped to a four-length win in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes race at 1 1/16 miles at Parx. The win kept Aztec […]

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Baffert Confident That McKinzie, Collected Will Fire Off The Bench

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will have two horses at Parx Racing Saturday that have much to prove. And he thinks both of them have a chance to do just that. Baffert has two high-profile horses making their first starts after long layoffs. McKinzie, once considered to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby […]

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Collected Heads Field Of Nine In PA Derby Champion Stakes

A field of nine will go post-ward in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Among the strength of the group is the Bob Baffert-trained multiple graded stakes winner Collected who makes only his second start of the year after finishing seventh in the […]

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Diverse, Intriguing Field Shaping Up For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Classic division stars Accelerate and Diversify lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of a two-day extravaganza that heads to […]

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