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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Marconi Leads All The Way In Brooklyn Invitational

In the finale of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Marconi led at every point of call en route to a half-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail under jockey Jose Lezcano, Marconi led the field into the first turn of the 1 ½ mile […]

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You’re To Blame Turns Back In Three Weeks For Brooklyn Invitational

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a formidable trio of contenders in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park led by dirt marathon maven You’re to Blame. The Brooklyn, run at 1 ½ miles on the main track, is the lone Grade 2 race on Belmont Stakes Day and […]

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Belmont Stakes: Spinoff ‘Stayed Steady’ In Final Work, Intrepid Heart ‘Went Smoothly’

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was pleased with the final breezes from a bevy of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival contenders on Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Visiting the main track shortly after the renovation break were Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets contenders Intrepid Heart and Spinoff along with Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan contender Coal […]

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‘Big Work’ From Spinoff Has Pletcher Trainee In Good Form For Belmont Stakes

It was a busy Saturday morning at Belmont Park for trainer Todd Pletcher as he breezed a number of stakes contenders in preparation for upcoming assignments in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival set for Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8. Wertheimer and Frere’s homebred Spinoff will make his next start in the Grade 1, […]

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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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Pletcher-Trained Coal Front ‘Going According To Schedule’ For Met Mile

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front continued his preparations for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap when he breezed four furlongs in 50.55 seconds on Friday morning at Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher. The move was the son of Stay Thirsty’s second work since an overseas triumph in the Group […]

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Rocketry Seeks Rebound In Friday’s Flat Out Stakes

A group of familiar foes will battle in Friday’s $100,000 Flat Out for 4-year-olds and up going 1 3/8 miles on the main track at Belmont Park. Set to make his second start of the year, Centennial Farms’ Rocketry will look to improve off a fifth-place finish last out in the Skip Away on March […]

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‘Heading The Right Way’: Marconi Breaks Through In Skip Away

Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Marconi ($11) captured Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Tapit had to work extremely hard to achieve his first career stakes triumph. The Skip Away kicked off the weekend stakes action at Gulfstream Park, where 10 stakes worth $2.450 […]

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‘More Ground’ Will Help Pletcher Duo In Skip Away Stakes

Grade 3-placed Marconi, briefly on the Triple Crown trail last spring, and stablemate Biblical, making his fourth start of the 2018-19 Championship Meet, head a field of seven set to contest Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park. The 32nd running of the 1 3/16-mile Skip Away for 4-year-olds and up is among three $100,000 […]

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