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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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Sixteenth Time’s The Charm? Mendelssohn Tries ‘A Different Preparation’ For Classic

Aidan O’Brien will be trying to claim one of the few prizes that has eluded him on Saturday, a victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Coolmore entrant Mendelssohn with make his trainer’s 16th starter in the 1 1/4-mile dirt contest, to be held this year at Churchill Downs. The colt, a $3 million […]

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Classic: Bin Suroor, Soumillon Express Confidence In Mercurial Thunder Snow

Which Thunder Snow will the world see? The question beckons and global racing seeks an answer as the bay 4-year-old colt attempts history on Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup. A Godolphin/Darley homebred, Thunder Snow has shown downright dominance and perplexing volatility in a career that has garnered him seven victories and 15 top-three finishes from 20 efforts. […]

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‘In-Demand’ Franco Preparing For Another Successful Winter Meet At Aqueduct

There was a time not long ago when if you wanted to meet the leading jockey of every New York Racing Association (NYRA) individual meet dating back to 2016, you could accomplish the task by inputting a single address into your GPS. As a seven-pound apprentice, jockey Manny Franco made his professional debut at Parx […]

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Thunder Snow Has ‘Building Work’ At Churchill

In his quest toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had his first breeze since the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Helmet was officially given a time of 1:04 3/5 for five furlongs, but carried a solid pace throughout a one-mile workout, picking up a bit […]

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Discreet Lover Placed On Vet’s List ‘For Further Evaluation’ After Jockey Club Gold Cup

Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover was officially placed on the vet’s list following his win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, according to drf.com. Jennifer Durenberger, the chief examining vet for NYRA, said that Discreet Lover appeared to be in mild distress after galloping back to the winner’s circle, and that he […]

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Discreet Lover Delivers At 45-1 In Jockey Club Gold Cup; Thunder Snow Second By A Neck

As the second-longest shot on the board at odds of 45-1, Discreet Lover flew down the stretch to get his neck in front of Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow (6-1) in Saturday’s Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Jockey Manny Franco celebrated at the wire, knowing the results of the impending photo finish would […]

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