Nessy Will Try To Emulate His Full Brother, Bullards Alley, In Canadian International

In 2017, the late Bullards Alley shipped in from Kentucky and was a 10 ¾ length winner while returning a record $87.90 in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. On Saturday, his full brother, Nessy, will be looking to replicate the feat in the 82nd running of the $800,000 showpiece over 1 ½ […]

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Tiz A Slam Caps Big Day For Attfield With Frontrunning Louisville Score

Canadian-invader Tiz a Slam led every step of the way in Saturday’s 82nd running of the $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs and turned back fierce challenges in deep stretch from Shahroze (IRE), Nessy and Vettori Kin (BRZ) to win the 1 ½-mile turf marathon by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Steven […]

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Going The Distance: Nessy Among Favorites In Two-Mile H. Allen Jerkens

Sierra Farm’s Nessy made late surges to finish second and third in his two graded-stakes starts at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., last season, but the Ian Wilkes-trained closer shouldn’t run out of ground Saturday in the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens. Second in the 1 1/8-mile McKnight (G3) and third in the 1 3/8-mile Mac […]

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Nessy Tops 31 Nominees To Gulfstream’s H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Siena Farms’ Nessy tops a list of 31 nominations for next Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The two-mile stakes honoring the memory the legendary Hall of Fame trainer will headline a program with five turf stakes, including the $100,000 Janus, $100,000 Abundantia, $75,000 Tropical Park Derby and $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks. […]

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Rocketry Returns To Stakes Competition In Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Centennial Farms’ Rocketry, a popular and decisive allowance winner last out,will get a test of both class and endurance as he makes his return to graded-stakes competition in the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Friday at Belmont Park. The fifth running of the two-mile Gold Cup Invitational, for 4-year-olds and up on the grass, is among […]

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Bloodlines: The Staying Power is Right Here

To whatever reason you assign the absence of distance racing in American racing, do not blame the horses. Grumble about racing secretaries, fuss over the monocular view of super-trainers, or diss the Derby fixation of owners, but do not suspect the Thoroughbred of being ill-made for the job of racing over any distance at all. […]

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Nessy Shows Up In San Juan Capistrano

Ridden with confidence by Mike Smith, Florida invader Nessy ran to his 4-5 post time odds in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita by a measured length while getting the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.03.  Trained by Australian-born Ian Wilkes, whose biggest moment in racing came in […]

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