Messi Holds Off All Closers In Sky Classic Stakes

Gestut Brummerhof’s homebred Messi stalked the pace early, then held off all the closers by 2 1/2 lengths in Sunday’s Grade 2 Sky Classic to score his second graded stakes victory. The 6-year-old son of New Approach covered 10 furlongs over Woodbine’s firm turf course in 2:01.98 under Edgar Prado for trainer Graham Motion. “It […]

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Heart To Heart Looks To Remain Unbeaten On Churchill Turf

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart, a fan favorite for both his on-track success and the distinctive heart-shaped star that adorns his forehead, bids for a Churchill Downs hat trick when he takes on eight rivals in the 38th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (Grade III) on the Thanksgiving Day undercard. The 1 1/8-mile […]

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Messi Sprints To Late-Closing Knickerbocker Victory

Rallying from last with a thrilling drive in the stretch, Gestut Brummerhof’s Messi earned his first career graded stakes victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker on Saturday at Belmont Park. A 5-year-old German-bred, Messi began his career in Europe making 12 starts before being transferred to the barn of trainer Graham Motion. Winning his […]

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