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Half-Brother To G1 Winner Jackson Bend Scores Sunday Stakes Win

Jacks or Better Farm’s Positively Awesome remained undefeated Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 2-year-old homebred colt did his family proud with a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $75,000 Kodiak Island. The Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course established himself as a leading contender for the upcoming FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series in the 5 […]

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Positively Awesome, Half Brother To Jackson Bend, Sparkles In Gulfstream Debut

Positively Awesome, a 2-year-old half-brother to multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Jackson Bend, made a positive impression while capturing his debut in Friday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred son of Awesome of Course showed the kind of grit and determination in the 4 ½-furlong sprint that helped Jackson Bend amass more […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Hall Of Famer Nick Zito

The latest episode of the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast features an extended conversation with Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito from his barn at Saratoga Race Course now available for download. Just prior to kicking off the 2018 meet at Saratoga, Zito joined Serling to talk about his prolific career highlighted by multiple wins […]

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Sanchez Back In The Saddle, ‘Doing Everything The Right Way’ This Time

Jeffrey Sanchez found himself on Thoroughbred racing’s center stage when he rode Awesome Feather to victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Churchill Downs in 2010. Plagued by weight issues and disenchanted with the direction his career had taken, the veteran jockey exited, stage right, walking away from a riding career […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jackson Bend Going Back To His Roots In Retirement

Jackson Bend is, in some ways, horse racing’s Brett Favre. He has retired more than once, but that hasn’t always meant he was done toying with his competition. The Jacks or Better Farm homebred was conditioning for the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga in 2012 when he collided with a loose horse at the Oklahoma […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carrying A ‘Banner’ For The Backstretch Melting Pot

The racetrack has a way of bringing people together across cultures and across miles. “We’ve got just about every country in America on the backside. That’s the racetrack,” said Stanley Gold. Gold, trainer of Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes winner Awesome Banner, should know all about the draw of the racetrack—he logged thousands of miles on […]

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Jackson Bend, Souper Speedy Highlight $1 Million Sunshine Millions Preview Day

Grade I winner Jackson Bend and Live Oak Plantation’s Jaipur Stakes winner Souper Speedy highlight Saturday’s inaugural running of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day at Gulfstream Park. The eight races will include four juvenile races with purses totaling $450,000 as well as the $150,000 Classic Preview. The Sunshine Millions, to be contested on […]

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Graydar Determined Winner of Kelso Handicap

Off a nearly six-month layoff, odds-on favorite Graydar returned to the races sharp as ever, winning the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Invitational Handicap by three-quarters of a length in front-running fashion at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old will make his next start in either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Breeders’ Cup Mile the first weekend of […]

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Graydar Ends Six-Month Layoff in Kelso

Graydar, a winner of four of five races, will return to the races for the first time in six months when he goes postward on Saturday as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the 33rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Invitational Handicap for 3-year-olds and up. The one-mile Kelso is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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Jackson Bend’s Return Continues in Housebuster

Jackson Bend is a veteran in the midst of a comeback to recapture past glory. The gritty 6-year-old was retired last fall after losing some of his punch following a training accident at Saratoga. Back in his native Florida, where he was bred by co-owner Jacks or Better Farm, the son of Hear No Evil […]

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