‘House Horse’ Irish War Cry Draws Rail, Installed As Morning Line Favorite For G1 Haskell

Isabelle de Tomaso’s Irish War Cry, the epitome of a “house horse,” will break from the rail as the favorite in Sunday’s 50th running of the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. An ultra-competitive field of seven was drawn for the mile and an eighth Grade 1 fixture here Thursday, including Battle of […]

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‘A Great Work’ Puts Girvin In The Mix For Haskell Invitational

Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final official breeze this morning as he prepares for his next start in the 50th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30 at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Tale of Ekati went to the track at Saratoga this morning and […]

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Hence ‘In Great Shape’ After Iowa Derby Victory, Headed To Haskell

Hence will go for back-to-back graded stakes wins and look to give trainer Steve Asmussen his second victory in the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30, the 50th renewal of Monmouth Park’s marquee event. The 3-year-old colt by Street Boss sat last along the backstretch before storming home on the outside […]

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Hence Back In Winning Form With Last-To-First Rally In Iowa Derby

Calumet Farm homebred Hence was the star of the show Friday night at Prairie Meadows Racecourse, settling well off the early pace to rally five-wide on the far turn and score by 1 1/2 lengths in the G3 Iowa Derby. The sophomore son of Street Boss was perfectly handled by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, […]

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Preakness Notes, May 19: Always Dreaming Follows Winning Routine Friday Morning

Trainer Todd Pletcher followed form at Pimlico Race Course Friday and had Always Dreaming do exactly what he did the morning of May 5, the day before the colt won the Kentucky Derby (G1) – jog with the pony. Why change? Always Dreaming won the Derby by 2 ¾ lengths and arrives at the 142nd […]

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La Previa Del Preakness: Un Favorito Al Lado Del Otro

En números, ahora hablamos de la mitad del tamaño de la nómina del Kentucky Derby. Este sábado 20, diez potros de tres años se enfrentarán en el Preakness Stakes (G1), segundo paso de la Triple Corona norteamericana. Always Dreaming aparece como favorito 4/5 en las inscripciones, luego de su impresionante victoria en el Kentucky Derby […]

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Preakness Notes, May 18: Classic Empire ‘Ready To Go And Do His Job’

CLASSIC EMPIRE – John C. Oxley’s Classic Empire jogged a mile and galloped a mile Thursday morning at Pimlico. “He was focused and happy. I walked him out to the track this morning and he was eager to get there. Sometimes he’s not as eager, especially this winter,” said trainer Mark Casse, referring to the […]

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Always Dreaming Draws Post Four, Installed As 4-5 Morning Line Favorite For Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming drew post position four and was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for the 142nd running of the G1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday. A field of 10 3-year-olds were entered for the 1 3/16-mile classic, which drew a total of five colts that had also run in the Kentucky Derby. The Mark Casse-trained […]

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Preakness Notes, May 17: Classic Empire In ‘Tip-Top Shape’ Heading Into Preakness

CLASSIC EMPIRE – Trainer Mark Casse was on hand to supervise Classic Empire’s training session at Pimlico Wednesday morning for the first time since John C. Oxley’s Arkansas Derby (G1) winner arrived at Pimlico Monday. Classic Empire jogged a mile and galloped a mile under Martin Rivera. “I think he looks great. We thought he […]

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