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Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in the May of his 2-year-old season and won easily. […]

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ALL In: Road To The Classic ‘Never Goes According To Plan’

Breeders’ Cup released Episode 4 of Season 2 of ‘ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,’ the six-part original series documenting the world’s best trainers, jockeys, owners and Thoroughbred horses as they prepare for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Episode 4 is currently available for viewing on the Breeders’ Cup YouTube channel, Facebook page […]

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McGaughey Puts Code Of Honor ‘In The Game’ With Penultimate Classic Workout

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Code of Honor put in his penultimate workout on Monday, ridden by John Velazquez over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old Noble Mission colt covered five furlongs in 1:00.26, according to drf.com. “I thought he went awful well,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I needed to make sure going out there […]

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Pletcher Following Effective ‘Blueprint’ For Classic Contender Vino Rosso

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables’ Vino Rosso visited the Belmont Park training track on Friday for the second time since being disqualified and placed second in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 28. The multiple graded-stakes winner breezed five furlongs in 1:01.58, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. up. Under the watchful eye […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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McGaughey Noncommittal About Breeders’ Cup With Code Of Honor

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor came back well from his victory in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Belmont Park, where he was elevated to first place following the disqualification of Vino Rosso. The sophomore chestnut son of Noble Mission arrived at the Jockey Club Gold […]

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No Plans To Appeal Jockey Club Gold Cup Decision; Vino Rosso Headed To Classic

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso nosed out Code of Honor in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, but was demoted to second following a stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s claim of foul by Hall of Famer John Velazquez. The pacesetting Vino Rosso, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. up, was […]

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Code Of Honor Takes Jockey Club Gold Cup Via Disqualification

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor scored his second Grade 1 win in a row this Saturday, albeit via disqualification. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Shug McGaughey, will be listed as the official winner of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup after first-place finisher, Vino Rosso, was taken […]

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Weekend Lineup: Seven ‘Win And You’re In’ Qualifiers On Tap

Belmont and Santa Anita Park hold the spotlight with five graded stakes taking place at Big Sandy this weekend and seven graded contests set for the Sept. 27-29 opening weekend at Santa Anita, the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2. Two of Santa Anita’s Challenge Series races – the Awesome Again Stakes, […]

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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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