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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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‘Tremendous Athlete’ Tom’s d’Etat Makes Added-Money Debut In Tenacious

When one thinks of Al Stall Jr., and the top horses he’s trained during a stellar 27-year career, Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and champion Louisiana-bred Star Guitar immediately come to mind, but when it comes raw talent, the veteran conditioner believes Tom’s d’Etat, who will be making his added-money debut less than […]

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8-Year-Old Point Piper Claimed For $10,000, Will Be Retired To Stud

An 8-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Point Piper was claimed for $10,000 at Del Mar on Monday by trainer Jonathan Wong on behalf of Willow Tree Farm, and reports that the Grade 3 winner will be retired to stud in California. Willow Tree is owned by Butch and Lu Thomas, who “are very excited to […]

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Secretariat Winner Carrick To Skip Breeders’ Cup, Aim For Hollywood Derby

Michael Carrick, the professional soccer player who enjoyed stints with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, was a force to be reckoned with on grass at stadiums across England. “He was the rock that ‘Man U’ were built on,” joked trainer Thomas Morley, a longstanding Spurs supporter. Carrick, the 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, […]

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Grade 1 Winner Sharp Azteca Retired To Three Chimneys Farm

Three Chimneys announced on Saturday that 2017 Cigar Mile (G1) winner Sharp Azteca will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys Farm for a fee of $10,000 LFSN. The model of consistency as a racehorse, Sharp Azteca was on the board 14 times in 17 starts, with career earnings of $2,406,740. A five time Graded […]

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‘Superb’ Secretariat Stakes Winner Carrick Takes On Elders In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Grade 1 Secretariat winner Carrick exited his Saturday breeze at Belmont in fine fettle, said trainer Tom Morley, who confirmed Sunday morning that the 3-year-old Giant’s Causeway colt would make his next against older horses in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Saturday. Morley said he was satisfied with how Carrick […]

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