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‘He Deserves Another Chance’: Irish War Cry Officially Confirmed For Belmont Stakes

Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred Irish War Cry, whose multiple Grade 2 wins include the April 8 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, will make his next start in the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, June 10 at Belmont Park. Trainer Graham Motion said Sunday that […]

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Irish War Cry Breezes Six Furlongs At Fair Hill, Likely For Belmont Stakes

After back-tracking nearly a mile at his home base Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, Irish War Cry set out to breeze alongside stablemate Ascend. The 3-year-old son of Curlin covered six furlongs in 1:14 flat. Last week, trainer Graham Motion announced that the Isabelle de Tomaso-owned colt could still enter next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, […]

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Half-Brother To Irish War Cry, Irish Strait Earns Black Type In Red Bank

The 5-year-old half-brother to Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry, Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish Strait earned his first graded stakes victory Saturday at Monmouth Park. Guided by Orlando Bocachica, Irish Strait took the lead immediately out of the gate in the G3 Red Bank, holding it all the way around the course to win […]

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Irish War Cry Remains ‘Possible’ For Belmont After Saturday Breeze

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred colt Irish War Cry returned to the worktab at Fair Hill Training Center Saturday morning, convincing trainer Graham Motion that he may still deserve a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes. According to bloodhorse.com, the sophomore son of Curlin worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 under regular jockey Rajiv Maragh. […]

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Irish War Cry’s Success Providing Much-Needed Boost To New Jersey Racing Industry

After a lackluster effort in the G2 Fountain of Youth last month, Irish War Cry roared squarely back into the Kentucky Derby picture with a powerful performance in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial. Irish War Cry was bred in New Jersey by his owner, Isabelle de Tomaso. Ms. de Tomaso is the daughter of Avery Haskell, one of […]

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Irish War Cry ‘A Little Tired’ After Wood, Likely To Remain At Fair Hill Before Derby

Isabelle de Tomaso’s Irish War Cry has settled back into his Fair Hill base in good condition following his victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial, according to trainer Graham Motion. “He seems good this morning,” he said by phone on Sunday. “He’s obviously a little tired. It was a long day, shipping back […]

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Irish War Cry Back On Top In Wood Memorial Under New Jockey Rajiv Maragh

Mrs. Isabelle de Tomaso’s Irish War Cry made up for his poor Fountain of Youth performance in this Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, rallying from just off the pace to run past Battalion Runner in the lane and draw away for about a three-length victory. Ridden by comeback jockey Rajiv Maragh for the first time, the […]

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Motion ‘Leaning Towards’ Wood Memorial With Irish War Cry

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry could appear next in Aqueduct’s G2 Wood Memorial on April 8, according to bloodhorse.com. The sophomore son of Curlin recorded a breeze at Palm Meadows in Florida on Saturday, covering five furlongs in 1:01.10 the day before he and the rest of the Graham Motion stable are scheduled […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Tradition Deep In Sports Cars And Racehorses

Horsepower has always fascinated Isabelle de Tomaso, whose New Jersey homebred colt, Irish War Cry, pulled off a wire-to-wire upset of 2-year-old champion Classic Empire in last Saturday’s Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. A daughter of Amory L. Haskell – founding president of Monmouth Park and the namesake for the Jersey Shore […]

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