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Global Access Lives Up To Expectations In Marine Stakes

Eight-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands had full confidence in Live Oak Plantation’s homebred colt Global Access heading into the Grade 3 Marine Stakes and the three-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway lived up to his expectations winning the 1-1/16-mile main track event in 1:42.83 on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Hoffa’s Union established the lead out […]

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Cautious Giant Makes Quick Turnaround Into Opening Lead Stakes

Moshe Mark’s Cautious Giant will seek to continue his triumphant return to Gulfstream Park Sunday when the son of Giant’s Causeway takes on seven rivals in the $75,000 Opening Lead, a six-furlong sprint for older horses. The Opening Lead will be one of four stakes scheduled during the three-day Memorial Day Weekend that will be […]

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Mucho Gusto Proves Deserving Favorite In Laz Barrera

Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe […]

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Causeforcommotion Airs Second Off The Layoff In Santa Barbara

In her second start off a lengthy absence, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion fairly ran her competition off their feet in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes by nine lengths. Second in the Santa Barbara a year ago, the 5-year-old mare by Americain negotiated a mile and one half on turf under Geovanni Franco […]

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$17,000 Purchase Our Super Freak May ‘Take A Shot’ In 95th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Our Super Freak, second or third in five consecutive stakes dating back to last fall, may get her chance at that elusive stakes victory in the 95th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Owner and trainer Jamie Ness, who races his own horses as Jagger Inc., named for […]

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Bricks And Mortar Much The Best In Turf Classic

Despite a slow early pace that should have compromised him, Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar proved his class in Saturday’s Grade 1 Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Off as the even-money favorite, the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway came from mid-pack to hit the wire a head in front of […]

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Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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Bricks And Mortar By A Nose In Dramatic Muniz Memorial

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar was heavily favored at 1-5 in his first start since winning the inaugural Pegasus Turf, but the 5-year-old Chad Brown trainee had to work hard in Saturday’s G2 Muniz Memorial H. to get his nose down in front of 62-1 longshot Markitoff. A son of Giant’s Causway, […]

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Eclipse Champions Brown, Irad Ortiz Take Inaugural Pegasus Turf With Bricks And Mortar

On Thursday evening at Gulfstream Park, trainer Chad Brown and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. were crowned the 2018 Eclipse Award winners in their respective categories. On Saturday, the pair teamed up to take down the inaugural running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational with the lightly-raced Bricks and Mortar for owners Seth […]

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‘Wind Issue’ Now Resolved, Broman Homebred Pauseforthecause Headlines La Verdad

A talented field of 10, led by Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Pauseforthecause, will line up for the second edition of the $100,000 La Verdad on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the well-bred Giant’s Causeway bay out of the multiple graded stakes placed Spritely has enjoyed a career year in a 4-year-old […]

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