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Local Hero Starship Jubilee Headlines G1 E.P. Taylor

Ten fillies and mares, including a pair of starters who have recorded high-profile victories at Woodbine, will contest the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes (with an increased purse to $600,000), on Pattison Canadian International day, Saturday at Woodbine.  Holy Helena, an eight-time winner from 19 starts, counts the 2017 Queen’s Plate, two editions of G3 […]

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Preservationist Retired To Airdrie Stud For 2020 Breeding Season

Centennial Farms’ Grade 1-winning Preservationist has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones’s Airdrie Stud for the 2020 breeding season. Bred in Kentucky by Emory A. Hamilton, Preservationist was a $485,000 yearling purchase by Centennial before going on to earn the designation as one of […]

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‘A Jockey’s Race’: Preservationist Ramping Up For Jockey Club Gold Cup

In a short period of time, Preservationist has made enough noise to establish himself as a major force in the handicap division, but a victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup could put him atop the older horse division. Saturday’s lucrative Jockey Club Gold Cup Day card features four graded stakes, including […]

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Code of Honor, Tacitus Face Elders In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Grade 1 Runhappy Travers winner Code of Honor will look for a second Grade 1 score when he takes on older horses in Saturday’s 101st running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Owned and bred by W.S. Farish, who campaigned eventual Horse of the Year Mineshaft to a victory in the […]

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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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‘Exhilarating’ Woodward Win Makes Preservationist Possible For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist exited his victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in good order according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who scored his second win in the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. The 6-year-old son of Arch notched his first Grade 1 win in the […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Preservationist Seeking Redemption In G1 Woodward, Will Have To Beat Vino Rosso, Yoshida

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist will look to regroup in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets at nine furlongs on the Saratoga main. The 6-year-old son of Arch posted a three-furlong blowout on Thursday morning over the Oklahoma training track which he completed in 36.66 seconds. In his previous work last Thursday, he went six furlongs […]

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Effinex Sends Lone Crop Of Foals Through Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

Effinex was in the driver’s seat to be an impactful stallion in New York for years to come when he retired to Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y., for the 2017 breeding season. The son of Mineshaft’s Grade 1-winning resume was recognized by breeders, who filled his inaugural book with 110 mares, making him New York’s […]

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