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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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Joevia Readies For Belmont Rebound, War Of Will Arrives In New York

Michael and Jeff Fazio’s Joevia will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, trainer Gregory Sacco confirmed by phone Monday morning. Joevia rebounded from a Grade 2 Wood Memorial effort in which he was disqualified and placed 11th, with a strong showing in winning […]

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‘You Can’t Train Heart’: Mind Control On Target For Woody Stephens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control proved his connections prophetic, posting a 1 ΒΌ-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore at seven furlongs under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The Gregory Sacco trainee won the Grade 1 Hopeful in September at Saratoga, putting him on an early potential Derby trail, […]

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Mind Control Kicks Away In One-Turn Bay Shore

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stable’s Mind Control relished a cut back in distance, striding to a 1 1/4-length triumph in the G3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty paid $6.30 to defeat favorite Much Better, completing seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:23.45. Mind Control […]

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Instagrand ‘Considered’ For Derby Trail Following Credible Gotham Third

OXO Equine’s Instagrand made a solid return to action with a third-place effort in the Gotham picking up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Instagrand arrived at the Gotham from an August 11 score in the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar. The Into Mischief bay, bred in […]

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Gotham 1-2 Finshers Haikal, Mind Control Headed For Wood Memorial

Speaking from his winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin reported Shadwell Stable’s newly minted graded stakes winner Haikal exited his Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham victory on Saturday in good order. “He looks great,” said McLaughlin. “He appears to have come out of the race well and I have […]

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Haikal Comes From The Clouds For Gotham Triumph

Shadwell Stable homebred Haikal came from well off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, earning 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby as trainer Kiaran McLaughlin saddled his second consecutive winner of the Aqueduct prep race. A 3-year-old son of Daaher, the 4-1 Haikal and jockey Rajiv Maragh came flying […]

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Knicks Go, Mind Control, Instagrand Lead Formidable Group Of Eight In Gotham

Grade 1 winners Mind Control and Knicks Go, along with undefeated California raider Instagrand, headline a formidable field of eight in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham, a one-turn mile for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. As part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham offers 50-20-10-5 qualifying points to the […]

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‘Deep’ Training Surface At Belmont An Advantage For Gotham Aspirant Mind Control

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control looks to be in fine fettle grinding out works at Belmont Park in preparation for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Gregory Sacco said Friday morning. “Knock on wood, he’s right on schedule and we can’t be doing […]

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