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NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll: Imperial Hint Ascends, Accelerate Keeps Top Spot

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate retained his hold atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the ninth consecutive week as virtually all of the top U.S.-based horses in training continue to point for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. Accelerate, who received nine first place votes and 346 points, recently was installed the 3-1 favorite in future […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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‘All In’: Breeders’ Cup To Launch Digital Docuseries Oct. 22 On Facebook

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces its first-ever digital docuseries. Titled “ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,” the seven-part series will debut on Facebook Watch on October 22 with subsequent episodes premiering over the following days.  The docuseries will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and career-making journeys of the owners, trainers, […]

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Bloodlines: Despite Setback, McKinzie’s Career Near Perfect So Far

Victory in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 22 put McKinzie’s lifetime record at four victories and a second from five starts. The great question of his ranking among his contemporaries, however, will remain a mystery: How would he have fared against Justify? With the pro tem champion and Horse of the Year standing […]

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Abel Tasman Jumps Ahead Of Monomoy Girl In Top Thoroughbred Poll

Reigning Eclipse Award Champion Abel Tasman moved from fifth to fourth position in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll, supplanting 3-year-old filly sensation Monomoy Girl, who finished first in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at PARX only to be disqualified and placed second. Both Monomoy Girl, who is ranked fifth in this week’s poll, […]

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Justify To Stand For $150,000 In First Season At Coolmore

Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, will debut at stud for an advertised fee of $150,000 during the 2019 breeding season, leading the projected 17-horse stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy arrived at Ashford Stud on Sept. 17 after initially being retired in July and residing at WinStar […]

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‘Fit And Strong’ Gronkowski On Target For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Gronkowski put in his final work for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 29, going five furlongs in 1:00.88 on Belmont Park’s main track Saturday morning. “He breezed great and is on target for the Gold Cup,” trainer Chad Brown said. “I think the horse is fit and […]

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‘He Didn’t Turn A Hair’: Triple Crown Winner Justify Arrives At Ashford Stud

The scattered remnants of Hurricane Florence hung over central Kentucky on Monday morning, and made Triple Crown winner Justify’s long-awaited first steps on Ashford Stud property soggy ones, but that was nothing new for the colt. The towering chestnut found immortality in the deluge, winning the first two legs of his classic sweep over sloppy […]

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It’s Official: Triple Crown Winner Justify To Stand At Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

The long-anticipated deal between the owners of Justify and Coolmore America regarding the Triple Crown winner’s stallion career is being finalized, WinStar Farm announced on Friday. “After much deliberation with all the partners, we’ve decided to accept Coolmore’s offer to stand Justify,” said Elliott Walden, president, CEO and racing manager of WinStar Farm. “As you […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Stays With Gunthers After $1.75-Million Keeneland September Buyback

After going through the ring as one of the most anticipated offerings of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Hip 443, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, was kept by breeder Glennwood Farm after finishing under his reserve on Tuesday with a final bid of $1.75 million. The chestnut Will Take Charge colt is […]

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