Remington Park Total Handle Continues Upward Trend During 2019 Thoroughbred Meet

The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred season concluded on Dec. 15 and once again experienced increases in total pari-mutuel handle for the 67-date schedule. Total handle on Remington Park racing was $76,885,108, up 7.1 percent compared to the total for the 2018 Thoroughbred season of $71,798,190. This is the third consecutive Thoroughbred season for total handle […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Clark

Trainer Al Stall, Jr. has believed in G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat since the beginning, but it took the entirety of 2019 for the horse to prove him right. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, the 6-year-old son of Smart Strike more than lived up […]

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Owendale Looking For First Grade 1 Success In Friday’s Clark

Rupp Racing’s multiple Grade III-winning colt Owendale will attempt to become the fourth 3-year-old in the last seven years to win the $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) – the marquee race of Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet. “He’s done everything right to be ready to run a big effort in the Clark,” trainer Brad Cox said. “I […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Takes On Seeking The Soul, Owendale In Friday’s Clark

G M B Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Tom’s d’Etat is set to bid for Grade I glory in Friday’s $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) against Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark champion Seeking the Soul and 10 others in a competitive 145th renewal of the 1 1/8-mile premiere event at the Churchill Downs Fall […]

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Covfefe To Aim For Filly & Mare Sprint Repeat In 2020; Whitmore May Get Another Sprint Try

Covfefe, winner of the Filly & Mare Sprint last Saturday, will take the remainder of the year off but prepare for a 4-year-old campaign hopefully culminating in a repeat Breeders’ Cup bid at Keeneland in 2020, trainer Brad Cox told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday. Cox said the daughter of Into Mischief would likely get […]

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Classic Notes: ‘It’s Going To Be Who Comes With The Big Race’

Code of Honor – Given the chance, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey described how he would like the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic to unfold for Code of Honor, William Farish’s homebred colt. “I’d like to see a decent pace, just get in a good position – we’ll be back – and leaving […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Math Wizard Squeaked out a Grade 1 When nobody else fired Won’t add up again #2 – Seeking the Soul A […]

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Classic Notes: Math Wizard, Owendale Get First Looks At Santa Anita

Code of Honor – William Farish’s homebred colt jogged for a while Wednesday morning, then galloped 1 1/2 miles for exercise rider Lexi Pradun. Rider and horse returned to the barn area through the paddock at Santa Anita and returned to the paddock in mid-morning for more schooling in preparation for Saturday’s $6 million Longines […]

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McKinzie Draws Post Eight, Tabbed As 3-1 Morning Line Favorite For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the climax of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to […]

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