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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul jumped to No. 3 (165 votes) after the second week of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his stirring win on Saturday evening in the Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs, the first North American “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division. Seeking the Soul trails […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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‘He’s Really Taken To Churchill Downs’: Determined Gift Box Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday to begin preparing for Saturday night’s 38th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade 2) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program at Churchill Downs billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser.” “He’s really taken to Churchill Downs well […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Capture The Prize In Stephen Foster?

Leading the field in the Grade 1, $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes is Gift Box, with earnings of $979,160. Although Seeking the Soul ($2.9 million) and Yoshida (JPN) ($2.1 million) have earned more to date in their careers, Gift Box appears to have better recent form and a good shot to go over the million dollar […]

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Seeking The Soul, Yoshida Await Gift Box In Grade 2 Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing LLC’s Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box will invade from the West Coast to take on Grade 1 winners Seeking The Soul and Yoshida in Saturday night’s 38th running of the G2 Stephen Foster. The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster is the richest of six graded stakes races on Saturday’s special 11-race night racing […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Gift Box ‘Better Than Ever’ Ahead Of Monday’s Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive Grade I victory as he heads Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 81st time at a mile and one quarter. Trained by John Sadler, Gift Box, who campaigned […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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