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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou One-Two In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

While the next generation of talent was on display this past weekend during 2-year-old graded stakes at Woodbine and Churchill Downs, racing’s current standouts continue to hold sway in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Taking up his customary position out front is leading Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, who has held […]

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Complications From Colic Surgery Claim Niagara Causeway

Graded stakes winner Niagara Causeway was euthanized Tuesday due to complications of colic surgery.  He was 16. By Giant’s Causeway out of Irish Champion Theoretically, by Theatrical (Ire), Niagara Causeway won the Grade 3 Tokyo City Handicap at Santa Anita for owner La Bahia Stud, Inc., equaling the track record of 2:29.00 for twelve furlongs. […]

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Global Access Continues Banner Year For Live Oak, Trombetta

Live Oak Plantation’s Global Access was doing well the morning after edging Good Governance by a neck to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Saranac, trainer Michael Trombetta said Sunday morning at Saratoga. The ultra-consistent Giant’s Causeway colt won his second graded stakes in four starts and improved to 4-1-4 in 11 career starts when he […]

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‘It Just Takes Time’: Taylor Made Sales Agency Dips Toe In French Marketplace At Arqana Yearling Sale

Taylor Made Sales Agency is a perennial leading consignor during the yearling and mixed sale seasons in North America, but the organization has been expanding its reach internationally in recent years. The latest global step for the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based operation comes this weekend when Taylor Made will consign an inaugural four-horse draft at the Arqana […]

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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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‘Flawless’ Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No rival has been able to topple Bricks and Mortar on the race track this season and after his latest triumph in the Grade 1 Arlington Million XXXVII on August 10, the son of Giant’s Causeway remains equally dominant when it comes to his reign atop the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Since ascending to No. […]

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Bricks And Mortar Delivers Arlington Million To Give Brown G1 Sweep

Stuck behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole, it looked as though Bricks and Mortar’s five-race win streak would come to an end in the 2019 Arlington Million. Ever-patient, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. found a hole and sent the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway on through to make his bid for a third […]

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Eons Appreciates Extra Distance In Kent Stakes

Mark Grier’s Eons won the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park today. With Trevor McCarthy aboard, the son of Giant’s Causeway won by a neck and returned $10.40 as the third choice in the field of seven. The even-money favorite, Award Winner with Corey Lanerie, finished second. It was another 3-lengths farther back […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Mitole Maintain Top Spots In NTRA Poll

With the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes producing an upset winner in Hunter O’Riley this past Saturday, there was relatively no movement in this week’s edition of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar (27 first-place votes, 354 points) retained his lead position atop the poll, a spot he has […]

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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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