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More Than $7 Million In Stakes Purses To Fuel ‘Game-Changer’ Meet At Monmouth Park

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.1 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its 74th year of racing on Saturday, May 4. In addition to anchoring a card featuring six-stakes races, the Haskell will also see a new day when it’s renewed for the 52nd time […]

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Good Or Bad Idea? Monmouth Park Moves Haskell To Saturday, July 20

The 2019 Haskell Invitational will not only be run on a Saturday instead of a Sunday, but it will also come at least a week earlier than usual. Monmouth Park’s racing calendar for this year reveals the Haskell will be run on Saturday, July 20, instead of the traditional Sunday date later in July or […]

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Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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‘Breakthrough’ Win Has Lone Sailor Connections Thinking Breeders’ Cup

Lone Sailor’s win in the G3 Oklahoma Derby has trainer Tom Amoss thinking about entering the 3-year-old in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. Early plans call for the son of Majestic Warrior to be cross-entered in the Classic and the Dirt Mile. “I realize we’re taking a major step forward here,” said Amoss. “I can’t emphasize […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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‘More Important Knowing What You Can’t Do’: Lukas Saddles 20th Travers Starter With Bravazo

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will hit a milestone on Saturday when Bravazo becomes his 20th horse to compete in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga. Through the Triple Crown trail and beyond, Bravazo has remained sound through his 12 career starts. The Awesome Again colt – the only active 3-year-old to have […]

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‘It Doesn’t Get Any Bigger’: Brown Angling For First Travers Victory

With two straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer, 10 Breeders’ Cup victories and more than $137 million in purses earned, trainer Chad Brown has accomplished much in a short time. A victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers is one accomplishment that has eluded the 39-year-old, and Brown is hoping that will change […]

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‘Outstanding’ Work Has Good Magic On Target For Travers

Reigning juvenile champion Good Magic led Saturday’s busy worktab as he turned in his first breeze since winning the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25 at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stable, the multiple graded stakes winner worked four furlongs solo, covering the distance […]

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After 13 Years, Trainer Carvajal Could Be Having His ‘Best Year Yet’

In the same quiet way he oversees a 20-horse stable that consists mostly of allowance horses, claimers and Jersey-breds Luis Carvajal, Jr. is well on pace to having the best season of his 13-year career as a trainer. The Santiago, Chile, native hopes to move a step closer to that accomplishment – modest for many trainers but […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

With four stakes wins at Monmouth on Saturday, Jose Ortiz took top honors as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 23 – 29, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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