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Pletcher: Coal Front Finally Getting The Credit He Deserves Ahead Of Metropolitan

It is a tribute to the strength of the field for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap that a horse who hasn’t lost since last winter and whose most recent effort toppled an international gathering of standouts is no better than fifth choice on the morning line for the historic eight-furlong test. Earning […]

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‘A Highlight For Me’: Exercise Rider Green Traveling The World With Audible

Exercise rider Amelia Green and New York-bred Dubai World Cup contender Audible have turned heads during morning track work at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher for China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm, has won five of nine career starts, and last year’s Grade 1 Florida […]

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Audible Ready To Make Himself Heard In Dubai World Cup

When it comes to pulling off some sensational illusions, racehorses could put Houdini to shame with their collective sleight. They can act like the second coming during morning hours and then leave their conditioners fitful when the race day results fail to match. Conversely, they can give off airs of disinterest in their daily training […]

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Dubai World Cup ‘On The Table’ For Pegasus Fifth-Place Finisher Audible

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible was in good shape following his fifth-place finish from Post 10 in the Pegasus World Cup under Flavien Prat, aboard for the first time. “He came out of the race well. I thought he ran a courageous race and kept trying to […]

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Grass Not Necessarily Greener For Pegasus Turf Favorite Yoshida

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $7-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), may find himself back on dirt after competing in North America’s richest grass race. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott hinted a second international trip may be in store for […]

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‘Good Horse From Day 1’: Yoshida Pointed To Pegasus World Cup Turf

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, SF Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, will be returning to the grass for his 2019 debut in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/16-mile Pegasus World Cup Turf, the […]

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Coal Front Gets Back On Track With Mr. Prospector Victory

Making his second start off a 13-month layoff, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front captured his third graded-stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park while registering a 3 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty was the beneficiary of a perfect trip under […]

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Audible On Target For Pegasus World Cup, To Prep In G3 Harlan’s Holiday

Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible has returned to Todd Pletcher’s training base at Palm Beach Downs to continue preparations for a planned start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief is scheduled to make his next start in the Dec. 15 Harlan’s […]

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Audible Overcomes Slow Start, Wins Cherokee Run In First Start Since Derby

Making his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Audible came from off the pace to win Saturday’s $200,000 Cherokee Run Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Javier Castellano […]

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Whitmore Skims The Rail To Get His First G1 In Forego

Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore made his 22nd lifetime start a victory in Saturday’s Forego Stakes, the first Grade 1 of the 5-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding’s career. Ricardo Santana guided Whitmore up the rail at the Spa to sneak away in the stretch, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in […]

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