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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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Irish War Cry ‘Really Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ In Preparations For Haskell

Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2-winning homebred Irish War Cry continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Sunday morning. Both Irish War Cry and his workmate, 5-year-old Grade 1 turf winner Ascend, went the distance in 1:14 over Fair Hill’s dirt track. “I was very pleased with […]

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Irish War Cry Haskell-Bound After ‘Gutsy’ Effort In Belmont Stakes

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, a gutsy second as the favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, exited the race in good order and will be pointed to the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational July 30 at Monmouth Park. Graham Motion checked in on the multiple Grade 2 winner early Sunday morning before heading back to […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Faron McCubbins Nails Down Belmont Stakes Challenge

Faron McCubbins took home $60,000 and other prizes for finishing first in the Belmont Stakes Challenge, a two-day handicapping contest that took place during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by NYRA Bets. He ended the two-day event with $90,600. Each contestant started with $7,500 to wager. McCubbins, owner of Bullards Alley who ran 6th […]

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Tapwrit Derrocha Clase Y Resistencia Para Ganar El Belmont Stakes

Una vez más, un corredor del Kentucky Derby deja pasar el Preakness Stakes y regresa para imponerse en el Belmont Stakes. Tapwrit, un hijo de Tapit que costó en subasta $1,200,000, justificó su precio al ganar de manera convincente la edición número 149 del Belmont Stakes (G1, $1,500,000) cerrando con broche de oro el Festival […]

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$1.2 Million Gamble Pays Off As Tapwrit Captures Belmont Stakes

Horse racing is full of gamblers, from the bettors who play the races on the front side to the owners taking a chance on young bloodstock at the sales. Such was the case with Aron Wellman at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale when he came across a yearling son of Tapit. Wellman gathered his Eclipse […]

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Belmont Notes: Irish War Cry ‘Taking It All In Stride,’ Lookin at Lee Earns Asmussen’s ‘Respect’

During her eight years working for trainer Graham Motion, assistant Alice Clapham has had the privilege of getting aboard such talented horses as Animal Kingdom, Better Talk Now, Bullsbay and Miss Temple City – all Grade 1 winners. Since their arrival in New York from the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland early Wednesday […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Songbird In The Flesh, Belmont Day Breakdown

The 149th Belmont Stakes won’t bestow Triple Crown honors on a horse this year, but the main event and surrounding races certainly appear dreamy for horseplayers and other fans of horse racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick get a special backside sneak preview of champion Songbird before she […]

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Irish War Cry Takes First Spin Around Belmont Oval Thursday

Multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, the 7-2 program favorite for Saturday’s 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, got his first tour of Belmont Park’s main track on a picture perfect Thursday morning. Joined by Graham Motion-trained stablemate Ascend, who will also race Saturday in the […]

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La Previa Del Belmont: Una Carrera Donde Todo es Posible

Muchos despertaron el miércoles con la inesperada noticia: un abceso en un casco dejaba fuera del Belmont Stakes al campeón dosañero Classic Empire, que muy probablemente hubiese sido el claro favorito en el Morning Line de la carrera de 2400 metros. La deserción del hijo de Pioneerof the Nile redujo la nómina del Belmont número […]

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