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Sir Winston Gives Casse A Second Classic In Belmont Stakes

An historic disqualification and a loose horse were the highlights of this year’s first two Triple Crown races, so racing fans were holding their collective breath as the field headed to the post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The third jewel provided no such theatrics, but did produce a 10-1 upset in the […]

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Catalina Cruiser Sets Stakes Record In True North

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser got the job done in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, rebounding off-the-board finish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to best Strike Power by about a half length. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Joel Rosario, and completed the […]

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Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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Mitchell Road, Half To Country House, Takes G3 Gallorette With Confidence

Just two weeks after half-brother Country House was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby, older sister Mitchell Road won her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3 Gallorette on the Preakness undercard. The 4-year-old filly, ridden by Joel Rosario, went to the early lead and never looked back through the 1 1/16 miles on […]

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Romans-Trained Everfast Boosts Preakness Cast To 13

Calumet Farm’s Everfast became a last-minute addition to Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, bringing the field for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to 13 horses. Joel Rosario, winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) on Orb and the 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1) on Tonalist, has the mount. “It’s a […]

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Man O’ War Ride Nets Joel Rosario Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning the only Grade 1 race of the week and leading across all metrics, Joel Rosario was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 6 – 12, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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Ward Sends Pair Of Fillies In Search Of Third Victory In Kentucky Juvenile

Trainer Wesley Ward, who has beaten the boys twice with fillies in the Kentucky Juvenile, will shoot for number three Wednesday when he sends out debut winners Nayibeth and Marva in a field of nine in the 26th running of the $125,000 race for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs. […]

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