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Hence ‘In Great Shape’ After Iowa Derby Victory, Headed To Haskell

Hence will go for back-to-back graded stakes wins and look to give trainer Steve Asmussen his second victory in the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30, the 50th renewal of Monmouth Park’s marquee event. The 3-year-old colt by Street Boss sat last along the backstretch before storming home on the outside […]

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McCraken Set For A Big Effort In Betfair.com Haskell

Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken continues to gear up for his run in the 50th renewal of the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 30. “He’s been doing really well and I couldn’t be happier with how he’s doing,” said trainer Ian Wilkes. “We’ll have him work one more time at […]

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Rumbo A Los Clásicos Del Verano: Así Marchan Los Tresañeros Más Destacados

En esta entrega hemos querido mantener a nuestros lectores al tanto de la condición actual de los principales tresañeros en campaña en los Estados Unidos, ya cerca de los principales eventos selectivos del verano: CLASSIC EMPIRE: El hijo de Pioneerof the Nile quedó fuera de consideración para el Haskell Invitational debido a que su entrenador Mark […]

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McCraken ‘Doing Tremendous’ In Preparation For Haskell

Janis Whitham’s McCraken recorded a bullet workout over the Churchill main track on Thursday, preparing for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper covered five furlongs in 1:00.40 under regular rider Brian Hernandez, Jr. According to drf.com, trainer Ian Wilkes has been extremely pleased with McCraken’s progress since his Matt […]

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Pese A La Mala Partida, McCraken Gana El Matt Winn Stakes En Churchill Downs

McCraken, crianza y propiedad de Janis Whitham, y que sufriera una laceración en uno de sus posteriores durante el Kentucky Derby, donde arribó octavo, regresó a las carreras con estilo el sábado 17 en la noche en el mismo hipódromo. El tresañero hijo de Ghostzapper, conducido por Brian Hernández Jr., partió un poco mal y […]

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McCraken Back To The Winner’s Circle Despite Bad Start In Matt Winn

Janis Whitham’s homebred McCraken, who suffered a hing leg laceration during the running of the Kentucky Derby to finish eighth, returned to the races in style on Saturday night beneath the same Twin Spires. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr., hopped a bit at the start and was squeezed back by […]

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The Weekend Lineup: Gun Runner Back In Action

Saturday night’s racing action features the return of Dubai World Cup runner-up Gun Runner in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, along with a line-up of four other graded stakes on the card. McCraken returns to action in the G3 Matt Winn and Forever Unbridled does the same in the G2 Fleur de […]

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McCraken Looks To Regain Winning Form In G3 Matt Winn Stakes

Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s multiple stakes-winning homebred colt McCraken was installed as the 4-5 favorite against five other 3-year-olds in Saturday’s 20th running of the $100,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. The son of Ghostzapper will attempt to rebound from a disappointing eighth-place finish in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). […]

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Wilkes ‘Can’t Read Too Much Into’ McCraken’s Derby Run; Colt Preparing For Matt Winn

McCraken appeared back on the Churchill Downs work tab on Tuesday morning, cruising through an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 seconds. The sophomore son of Ghostzapper, eighth in the Kentucky Derby after suffering a puncture wound during bumping at the start, is being aimed at the G3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill on June 17, […]

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Encuesta NTRA: Classic Empire Regresa Al Tope De Los Tresañeros, Arrogate Sin Variantes

Luego de llegar segundo en la edición 142 del Preakness Stakes (G1) en el hipódromo de Pimlico (Baltimore, Maryland) el pasado sábado, Classic Empire (21 votos al primer lugar, 405 puntos) es el primero en el ranking en la semana 17 de la Encuesta de los Mejores Tresañeros de la National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), […]

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