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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard ‘Improving All The Time’ For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s Scabbard, who finished second to huge favorite Dennis’ Moment in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, had his penultimate work before the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Thursday, starting off behind two stablemates and finishing well to be timed the half-mile in 48 4/5 seconds. “We were trying to give him a little […]

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Bitumen, Classic Empire Aiming High In G1 Hopeful

Man o’ War, Buckpasser, Nashua, Secretariat and Affirmed are among the roster of winners, so it’s fair to say the Hopeful has long been a showcase for thoroughbred immortals. Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful – the 16th and final Grade 1 flat race at Saratoga Race Course, and the first of the season for 2-year-old males – […]

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Bitumen Finishes Strongest In Sanford Stakes

Joseph W. Sutton’s Bitumen rallied strongly up the center of the track to run down the leaders and take Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. The 2-year-old son of Mineshaft covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:10.68 under Javier Castellano for trainer Eddie Kenneally. “I’m delighted […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Bradester’s Stature Continues To Grow

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 18, 6-year-old Bradester became the latest Grade 1 winner for his sire Lion Heart (by Tale of the Cat), and the horse now has earnings of more than $1 million, with five graded stakes victories in 23 starts. Bred in Kentucky by […]

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Bradester Triumphs In Salvator Mile

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester, second in last year’s Salvator Mile to Itsmyluckyday, found the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon with a professional score in the Grade 3, $150,000 stakes event at Monmouth Park. A well-beaten 13th in the G2 Godolphin Mile in his 2015 debut, Bradester returned stateside and finished third in an optional claiming race at […]

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Bradester Courageous in Ack Ack Victory

Breaking sharply from the outside post, 6-5 favorite Bradester led the field gate to wire to score a determined win in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The winner pulled ahead early under jockey Corey Lanerie to set the early tempo, running the first quarter in a fair :23.46. […]

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