jockey club gold cup

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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Code Of Honor Breezes ‘Very Well’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup

W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a three-length winner of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers last month, enjoyed a four-furlong breeze on Big Sandy Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup set for September 28 at Belmont Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the Noble […]

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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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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Put It Together’ At The Right Time For McGaughey

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey could barely take a half-dozen steps outside his barn at Saratoga Race Course Sunday morning without being stopped by someone wanting to congratulate him on Code of Honor’s victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, the trainer’s fourth in the “Mid-Summer Derby.” “When I finally got a chance […]

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Thunder Snow ‘Seems To Be Thriving’ At Saratoga Ahead Of Whitney

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow returned to the main track on Sunday for his last major work heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap. With exercise rider Walter Lynch up, the 5-year-old breezed seven furlongs in 1:27.31 to the delight of Tommy Burns, traveling assistant for conditioner Saeed bin Suroor. “He’s […]

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Whitney, Pacific Classic On The Table For Thunder Snow’s Next Start

Third last out in the Met Mile, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow could target major races on both coasts for the remainder of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Helmet is under consideration for either the G1 Whitney at Saratoga (Aug.3) or the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar (Aug. 17), trainer Saeed bin Suroor told attheraces.com. “Thunder […]

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Suspensory Issue Forces Retirement Of Grade 1 Winner Diversify

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ two-time Grade 1 winning New York-bred millionaire Diversify has been retired due to a suspensory injury. A wire-to-wire winner of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Handicap last year at Saratoga Race Course, Diversify was voted the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year. The 6-year-old gelded son of Bellamy Road, […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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Jonathan Thomas Named New Trainer Of Dual Grade 1 Winner Diversify

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify will be trained by Jonathan Thomas in 2019, reports drf.com, succeeding the late Rick Violette. The two-time Grade 1 winner was most recently fifth in the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 29, and has been at Patricia Hogan’s Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., since the fall. “One of the […]

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