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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou Confirmed In Leading Spots Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With the major North American preparatory races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll are expected to hold position until the two-day event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. The top spot on the poll has been owned by multiple Grade […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Rosario Lands Mount On McKinzie

After telling Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith he would not be riding McKinzie in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Bob Baffert has handed the reins to Joel Rosario, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Smith had ridden McKinzie in each of his 13 starts to date. The Street Sense colt has won seven and […]

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McKinzie, Code Of Honor Retain Tops Spots In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie maintains his lead over William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor and Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s 4-year-old Vino Rosso in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, with each horse holding onto the same positions as last week. Trained by Bob Baffert, McKinzie (261 votes), […]

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Bloodlines: Street Sense Colt Maxfield Shines At Keeneland

Godolphin is having a wonderful fall. Across the pond, their Irish-based stallion Shamardal (by Giant’s Causeway) is having a phenomenal year with a trio of 2-year-old sons – Earthlight, Pinatubo, and Victor Ludorum – who have won Group 1 races, and here in the States at Darley’s Jonabell stallion complex, hometown hero Street Sense (Street […]

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Classic Rankings: McKinzie Maintains Top Spot Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup Top Pair

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, who was upset by Mongolian Stables’ Mongolian Groom in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park, remains in first place in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, but his lead is just 15 total votes ahead of Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Code of Honor. Repole Stable and […]

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Baffert Takes Mike Smith Off McKinzie For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will not be mounted on McKinzie, the potential favorite, for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to drf.com. After an off-the-pace tactic and runner-up finish in last weekend’s G1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert is ready to make a switch. “I’m still going to use […]

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Midnight Bisou Closes The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After further stamping her superiority over divisional foes this past weekend, leading distaffer Midnight Bisou was able to make up ground on leader Bricks and Mortar in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. While Bricks and Mortar remains out front with 27 first-place votes and 387 points, the son of Giant’s Causeway has Midnight Bisou […]

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Beaten Favorite McKinzie, Higher Power Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert and John Sadler reported Sunday morning their charges emerged from being upset by 25-1 winner Mongolian Groom in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes in good order and if all goes well, it’s on to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2. “He came out of it all right,” […]

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Mongolian Groom Shocks McKinzie At 25-1 In Awesome Again

Saturday belonged to longshot Mongolian Groom, who brings his trainer Enebish Ganbat and owner Mongolian Stable back to the Grade 1 winner’s circle for the first time since Mongolian Saturday surprised the world at 16-1 in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. Four years later and at 25-1, Mongolian Groom wired the field in the […]

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Higher Power To Challenge McKinzie During Action-Packed Breeders’ Cup Qualifier Weekend

The first of two action-packed Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekends is highlighted by Opening Weekend at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A combined seven “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup will be run, including the last two for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic: the […]

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