midwest thoroughbreds

Quijote Takes Advantage Of Hot Early Pace To Upset Sunshine Millions Sprint

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote benefited from a sizzling speed duel between favored X Y Jet and second-choice Ray’swarrior in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park, rallying from well off the pace to score by 3 ¾ lengths. “We actually knew there was going to be a lot of speed, and he’s a closing type. […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Huge For Our Career’: Brad Cox Two Wins Shy Of 1,000 Victories

Arguably one of the nation’s fastest rising stars, Louisville native Brad Cox is two wins away from a major professional milestone: 1,000 career victories. Cox, 38, is not far removed from his time as an assistant to trainer Dallas Stewart and has quickly soared to the top of the leading trainers in the nation by […]

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The Pizza Man, Work All Week To Be Brueggemann’s Stable Ponies At Arlington

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ 2015 Grade I Arlington Million winner The Pizza Man and 2014 Champion Sprinter Work All Week returned to the Arlington International Racecourse backstretch last week to the barn of Roger Brueggemann and will be used as stable ponies during training hours. The Pizza Man became the only horse bred in Illinois to win […]

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Frontrunning Jay’s Way Turns Back Mr. Jordan In Sunshine Millions Classic

Pacesetter Jay’s Way fought back after being headed by heavily favored Mr. Jordan in the stretch to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic under jockey Emisael Jaramillo at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile Classic kicked off Saturday’s Sunshine Millions stakes action for Florida-bred horses on Saturday’s 12-race program that also offered the $150,000 Turf, the $150,000 Filly and Mare Turf and […]

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Midwest Thoroughbreds Transferring Horses From Gargan To Asmussen

Richard and Karen Papiese’s Midwest Thoroughbreds will be transferring their 14 horses in trainer Danny Gargan’s barn to the care of Steve Asmussen, according to drf.com. The Midwest-Gargan duo has gone 83 for 342 over the course of their association, a 24 percent win rate. “We had a great run, but people have to do what […]

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The Pizza Man To Parade At Arlington Sept. 16

The Pizza Man, winner of the 2015 Grade I Arlington Million, will say his final farewell to Chicagoland racing fans on Sept. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse. The Pizza Man, retired after his third run in the Million on Aug. 12, will parade in front of the fans between races in a ceremony paying tribute […]

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The Pizza Man To Vie For Second Arlington Million Title

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man is on track to contest his third Grade I Arlington Million on Aug. 12 at Arlington International Racecourse. In 2015 the son of English Channel became the first Illinois-bred to win Arlington’s centerpiece race, bringing home the trophy for Chicagoland residents Richard and Karen Papiese. “We’re really excited to have […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Organization Keeps Cox Stable ‘Moving Forward’

Growing up a couple blocks from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., horse racing has enthralled trainer Brad Cox since early childhood. Working his way up through the industry, however, it didn’t take him long to discover the commerciality driving the sport’s brilliant excitement. “It’s a business, for sure,” said Cox, 37. “It really takes a […]

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Irad Ortiz Takes Home Aqueduct Spring Meet Title

Irad Ortiz, Jr. added another riding crown to his resume, securing the Aqueduct Racetrack 2017 spring meet title following Sunday’s closing day at the Big A. Linda Rice and Rudy Rodriguez both saddled 12 winners to share the training title. There was also a four-way tie for the leading owners, as Michael Dubb, Midwest Thoroughbreds, […]

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Longer Vacation Should Lead To Top-Notch Season For The Pizza Man

Richard and Karen Papiese’s 8-year-old Illinois-bred gelding The Pizza Man is on track to return to the spotlight in 2017, according to bloodhorse.com. Unraced since Nov. 24, The Pizza Man turned in his first major workout of the year at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center on Tuesday, breezing a half in :50 flat as trainer […]

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