Q&A: Alex Solis II, Gainesway’s New Director Of Bloodstock

Last year was a big one for the resume of Alex Solis II, spearheaded by the success of Kentucky Derby winner Country House and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Covfefe, both selected or managed by Solis/Litt Bloodstock. Just a few days into 2020, Solis has laid the foundation to grow upon that success […]

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Voting Now Open For 2019 NTRA Moment Of The Year In Horse Racing

Fourteen of the most memorable, significant and reflective events from the last 12 months of Thoroughbred racing are up for the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year, a distinction determined by fan voting and recognized at The Eclipse Awards. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website,, and via Twitter, […]

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Covfefe To Aim For Filly & Mare Sprint Repeat In 2020; Whitmore May Get Another Sprint Try

Covfefe, winner of the Filly & Mare Sprint last Saturday, will take the remainder of the year off but prepare for a 4-year-old campaign hopefully culminating in a repeat Breeders’ Cup bid at Keeneland in 2020, trainer Brad Cox told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday. Cox said the daughter of Into Mischief would likely get […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Covfefe Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Filly & Mare Sprint

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe was drawn on the rail for Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, but jockey Joel Rosario didn’t let the post position affect his game plan. Instead of sending the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief hard from the gate, Rosario let her settle into stride before asking her to move […]

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Covfefe Fires Second Straight Bullet Ahead Of Filly & Mare Sprint

With rain in the forecast on Saturday, trainers attempted to beat the weather with 169 horses donning the Churchill Downs work tab Friday morning and among them were nine Breeders’ Cup contenders who put in their final major preparation prior to the season-ending championship event on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita. For the second-straight week, […]

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‘I Had To Pinch Myself’: Brad Cox Has Five ‘Live’ Shots For 2019 Breeders’ Cup

In a career that has skyrocketed in recent years, Brad Cox last year won his first Breeders’ Cup race in the Longines Distaff with Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, who that spring gave the trainer his first Grade 1 victory in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes. Cox had four Breeders’ Cup horses last year, his other three […]

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Covfefe ‘Very Strong,’ Dennis’ Moment ‘Fast’ In Breeders’ Cup Works At Churchill

On a crisp Friday morning at Churchill Downs, five locally-based Breeders’ Cup contenders, led by Grade I winner Covfefe (six furlongs in 1:12.20) and promising 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment (five furlongs in :58.60), recorded published workouts prior to the Nov. 1-2 world championship event at Santa Anita. Along with the bullet-works by Covfefe (Filly and Mare […]

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Covfefe ‘Could Easily Have Gotten The Track Record,’ Ready For Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ brilliant filly Covfefe is on target for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (Grade I) following her scintillating eight-length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood (Listed) at Churchill Downs. “At the beginning of the year, the Test was always the goal,” trainer Brad Cox said. “After we accomplished that goal, we […]

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