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‘Very Smart’ Mind Control On Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Mind Control came out of his second consecutive breeze in good order and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 2 at Churchill, trainer Greg Sacco said by phone Sunday morning. The Stay Thirsty colt made a splash in his stakes debut, winning the seven-furlong Grade 1 Hopeful by three-quarters of a […]

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Breeders’ Futurity Favorite Mind Control Scratched After Spiking Fever

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful (G1) winner Mind Control was declared out of today’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland because of an elevated temperature. “We came in yesterday at 5 in the morning and his temperature was 102, and it stayed that way until 4 in the afternoon and we treated him,” […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Whole Family’ Celebrates With Sacco

Gregory Sacco, 52, remembers running around a shed row at Monmouth Park when he was small enough to go right under the racehorses’ webbings. Alongside his brother, who is 15 months younger, Sacco started hotwalking at just 8 years of age. His father William Sacco trained New Jersey-bred Thoroughbreds throughout his career, making the circuit […]

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Sacco Mulls Path To Juvenile For Hopeful Winner Mind Control

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Mind Control went for an easy jog around the Monmouth Park oval on Friday morning, with trainer Gregg Sacco saying “we will have a path of where we want to go next in the next week to 10 days.” Mind Control broke his maiden at Monmouth on Aug. 12 by three […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: A Hopeful Trifecta

Saratoga’s closing day card features the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds, and this year’s field offers an eight-colt lineup with several intriguing options. In today’s Weekend Play, let’s take a run at the trifecta. Race 10, G1 Hopeful, 7 furlongs In an effort to get some value here, let’s leave off the 8-5 morning-line […]

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