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Brown Confirms Bricks And Mortar For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Trainer Chad Brown had been vacillating between the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Turf for Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, and made his decision after the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway put in his final workout on Saturday. After an easy half-mile at Belmont in 49.11 seconds, Brown told drf.com that the 1 […]

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Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Trifecta To The Finish In Manhattan

Trainer Chad Brown saddled the first three finishers in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan on the Belmont Stakes undercard, and it was Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar who top his stablemates Robert Bruce and Raging Bull by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf back in […]

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Belmont: Two-Day Pick 6 Wager Features Four Grade 1 Races

A special two-day Pick 6 wager, with a $0.20 base minimum and featuring six graded stakes races, culminating with the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA bets, will be offered by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) this Friday, June 7. The Belmont Stakes Festival Pick 6, with a low 15 percent […]

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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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Catholic Boy Deserves ‘A Good Break’; Won’t Return To Training Until Feb. 1

A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy could have been pointed to the Pegasus World Cup’s inaugural turf contest at the end of January. Instead, reports drf.com, the 4-year-old colt was given a well-deserved vacation after finishing 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “The turf race on Pegasus Day was very alluring, but […]

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Pletcher Hoping Return To Belmont Helps Hi Happy Find The Winner’s Circle

La Providencia’s multiple graded stakes winner Hi Happy breezed four furlongs over Belmont’s main track Saturday morning in his final major training session ahead of next weekend’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic for trainer Todd Pletcher. The 6-year-old Argentinian homebred covered the distance in 49.55 seconds, his second work since finishing fourth in […]

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Motion Off The Duck At The Spa, Points Spring Quality To Sword Dancer

After going 0-for-27 for the 2018 Saratoga meet, trainer Graham Motion picked up his first win in Saturday’s first race and is hoping that will set the tone for the remainder of the summer. Getting Motion off the duck was first-time gelding Arch of the Diver, who scored by 9 ½ lengths in a 1 […]

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Spring Quality Nails Blanket Finish In Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Augustin Stable’s Spring Quality, an 18-1 chance in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan, came flying down the far outside to best 5-1 Sadler’s Joy by a neck on the wire. Ridden by Hall of Famer Edgar Prado, the 6-year-old Quality Road gelding was making just his second start of the 2018 season and 11th […]

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Hi Happy Gives Pletcher Hot Hand In Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Todd Pletcher has a Triple Crown winner in his barn. It’s 2015 Argentinian Triple Crown champion Hi Happy, last seen holding off Sadler’s Joy in the Grade 1 Man o’ War last month at Belmont Park. Hi Happy will take on Sadler’s Joy again, along with multiple Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol in a field […]

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‘Consistent’ Sadler’s Joy Gets Castellano Aboard For Manhattan

Trainer Tom Albertrani is hopeful Sadler’s Joy is ready to add another Grade 1 victory to his resume in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan at the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on Saturday. Winner of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga last year with an eye-catching run to the wire, the 5-year-old chestnut son […]

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