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McGaughey Puts Code Of Honor ‘In The Game’ With Penultimate Classic Workout

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Code of Honor put in his penultimate workout on Monday, ridden by John Velazquez over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old Noble Mission colt covered five furlongs in 1:00.26, according to drf.com. “I thought he went awful well,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I needed to make sure going out there […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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McGaughey Noncommittal About Breeders’ Cup With Code Of Honor

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor came back well from his victory in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Belmont Park, where he was elevated to first place following the disqualification of Vino Rosso. The sophomore chestnut son of Noble Mission arrived at the Jockey Club Gold […]

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Code Of Honor Takes Jockey Club Gold Cup Via Disqualification

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor scored his second Grade 1 win in a row this Saturday, albeit via disqualification. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Shug McGaughey, will be listed as the official winner of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup after first-place finisher, Vino Rosso, was taken […]

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Code Of Honor Breezes ‘Very Well’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup

W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a three-length winner of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers last month, enjoyed a four-furlong breeze on Big Sandy Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup set for September 28 at Belmont Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the Noble […]

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Spanish Mission Noses Out Longshot Pedro Cara In Jockey Club Derby

Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine, Team Valor and Earle Mack’s Spanish Mission was just able to nose out 38-1 longshot Pedro Cara on the wire in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission had been exclusively campaigned in Europe, […]

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Code Of Honor Jumps To Fourth Place In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor, fast-closing winner of Saturday’s $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, has risen from 10th to fourth place during the past week in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, remains on top. Code of Honor (120 votes), […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor Stakes Out New Territory For Sire Line

Victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga made Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) the seventh colt of 2019 to win a G1 stakes in the States at nine furlongs or farther on dirt. The others are Maximum Security (Florida Derby, Haskell), Roadster (Santa Anita Derby), Omaha Beach (Arkansas Derby), Country House (Kentucky […]

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Velazquez Takes Code Of Honor Outside To Win The Travers

It had been 21 years since his third and most recent victory in the Grade 1 Travers, but trainer Claude “Shug” McGaughey proved this Saturday that he still knows how to put a horse in that revered winner’s circle at Saratoga. He saddled W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor to cross the wire in third […]

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Travers: Code Of Honor Has ‘Done Nothing But Move Forward’ Since Dwyer Victory

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor, a chestnut son of Noble Mission, posted his final workout in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Monday morning on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hall of Fame conditioner Shug McGaughey, in search of his fourth Travers win after previously winning with Easy Goer […]

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