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British Apprentice Jockey Fallon: American Racing’s Speed ‘Took Me By Surprise’

Cieren Fallon, the 2019 champion apprentice jockey in Great Britain and the son of Britain’s multiple champion rider Kieren Fallon, will make his Gulfstream Park debut Thursday in the second race aboard Oakwood Stable’s What’s to Blame. Gulfstream’s host and analyst Acacia Courtney caught up with Fallon at Payson Park in Indiantown to talk about […]

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‘Looking Forward To Many More’: Apprentice Cieren Fallon Makes U.S. Debut At Tampa

Saturday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs marked the stateside debut of 20-year-old English apprentice jockey Cieren Fallon, the 2019 champion apprentice in Great Britain and son of retired six-time British champion rider Kieren Fallon. The youngster finished third aboard the Christophe Clement-trained 3-year-old colt Uhtred, 2 ¼ lengths behind winner Dream Liner. The younger […]

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Mott Keeping Options Open For Demoiselle Winner Lake Avenue

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is keeping all options open for Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle winner Lake Avenue, who was victorious in her two-turn debut at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Saturday, garnering an 82 Beyer Speed Figure. Breaking to the outside in the field of 10 under Junior Alvarado, Lake Avenue broke a […]

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Brant Confirms Purchase Of Payson Park, Outlines Plan For Significant Upgrades

Peter Brant has returned to horse racing in full force, with 2018 Eclipse Award winner Sistercharlie bearing his colors under the care of trainer Chad Brown. Now, according to published reports in Thoroughbred Daily News and bloodhorse.com, the owner confirmed months-long rumors that he has purchased one of Florida’s Thoroughbred training centers, Payson Park, in Indianatown […]

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Tacitus’ ‘Demeanor,’ ‘Pedigree’ Should Be Advantageous In Wood Memorial

Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus will make another start before the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bill Mott plans to start the colt in next Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, according to drf.com. On Sunday, the 3-year-old son of Tapit and Close Hatches breezed a half-mile in company in 49.91 seconds at Payson Park. One of the […]

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Code Of Honor Ran ‘Pretty Game’; Hennig ‘Confident Going Forward’ With Bourbon War

Code of Honor raced well off the slow pace of the Florida Derby before closing to finish third behind Maximum Security. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission came out of the race fine, said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I thought he ran fine. That’s not the type of race he needs with one horse on the […]

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Hidden Scroll ‘Content To Follow Another Horse’ In Latest Work

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL Friday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. Bill Mott-trained Hidden Scroll, who held the lead into deep stretch before finishing fourth in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) […]

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Florida Derby: McGaughey ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ By Code Of Honor

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission worked for the first time since capturing the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream March 2, breezing five […]

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Hidden Scroll ‘Comfortably Rating’ Behind Horses In Friday Breeze

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll breezed a half-mile in 50.20 seconds Friday morning at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL receiving a little education in rating while preparing for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. ‘I thought it was very good,” trainer Bill Mott said. “We […]

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