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Pletcher: Classic Contender Vino Rosso ‘Thriving’ At Belmont

With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]

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Qurbaan Bids To Go Back-To-Back In Bernard Baruch On Spa’s Closing Day

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan will look to repeat as the winner of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Monday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of two stakes on the Closing Day card of the Saratoga meet along with the Grade […]

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A Gelded Noble Indy Back, Ready For Return To Graded Stakes In New Orleans Handicap

In an attempt to get back to graded stakes winning form, trainer Todd Pletcher has sent last year’s Grade II Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy back to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap. Pletcher is the winningest trainer of the mile-and-an-eighth event for older horses over the main […]

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X Y Jet Targets Third Dubai Journey With Gulfstream Prep

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet headlines Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, seeking to punch his ticket for a third trip to Dubai. The popular 7-year-old gelding finished second twice in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), a neck behind Muarrab in 2016 and a head behind Mind Your Biscuits […]

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‘Conflict Of Interest’: Repole Buys Out WinStar’s Interest In Noble Indy Ahead Of Dwyer

Owner Mike Repole has bought WinStar Farm out of their interest in 3-year-old colt Noble Indy ahead of Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer, according to the Daily Racing Form. Repole, who expressed frustration at Javier Castellano’s ride of the colt in the Belmont, speculating the horse’s trip ultimately benefitted WinStar runner and Triple Crown winner Justify. Repole […]

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Mendelssohn Tries To Rebound From Derby Debacle In Belmont’s Dwyer

Mendelssohn will look to recapture the form that led to his 18 1/2-length win in the Group 2 UAE Derby, taking aim at a seven-horse field in the 101st running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Dwyer for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Stars & Stripes Day, at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 6 with an approximate post […]

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$500,000 Indiana Derby Attracts 47 Nominees; Pair From O’Neill Barn, Five From Baffert

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby, presented by Miller Lite, has drawn nominations from 47 3-year-old colts and geldings. Indiana’s richest horse race will be the featured event Saturday, July 14, among six stakes races on the evening card totaling more than $1.1 million. Heading the list of nominations is a pair of horses from […]

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Hayward: Stewards’ Response To Belmont Controversy An ‘Absolute Outrage’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward weighs in on the questionable tactics employed by jockeys in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Hayward first notes that last year, New York stewards chose to prevent owner Ron Paolucci from entering a “rabbit” in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, with steward Stephen […]

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Belmont Owners ‘Baffled,’ Upset By Jockey Tactics In Race Against Justify

Did the strategies employed by two of the jockeys in the Belmont Stakes make winning the Triple Crown easier on Justify? Owners of the two horses definitely have some questions. Mike Repole, co-owner of Noble Indy and Vino Rosso, told Tom Pedulla writing for the New York Post he wanted stewards to look into Florent […]

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Pletcher Looks Back At ‘Remarkable’ Rags To Riches Belmont Victory

While every trainer saddling a horse in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets owns at least one victory in a Triple Crown race, Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher lead the group in Belmont victories with four and three wins, respectively. According to […]

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