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Comebacking Prince Lucky Draws Away For Hal’s Hope Upset

Prince Lucky, a Daniel McConnell Pennsylvania homebred gelding by Corinthian trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, came off an eight-month layoff to win the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Saturday by six lengths.  Copper Town finished second  to complete a Pletcher exacta, with another […]

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Weekend Lineup: Hal’s Hope, Buena Vista

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action still offers intrigue this Saturday, with the return of Quip to racing in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park and the streaking Vasilika in action in Santa Anita’s G2 Buena Vista. The Hal’s Hope also features Copper Town, Breaking Lucky, and Mr. Jordan in the eight-strong […]

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Gulfstream Park: Brisset Has ‘Hope’ With Quip’s Return From Layoff

As trainer Rodolphe Brisset was preparing Quip for his career debut in Kentucky during the early fall of 2017, the former jockey was also getting on a 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy that soon would be bound for trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California stable and unforeseen glory. Quip, who will return from a nine-month layoff […]

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Gulfstream Park: Quip, Vino Rosso Among Nominees To Hal’s Hope Stakes

Quip and Vino Rosso, prominent names on the 2018 Road to the Triple Crown, are prominent among 25 nominees for the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 23. Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is targeting the mile stakes for 4-year-olds for Quip’s return from a nine-month layoff after scratching the son of Distorted Humor from […]

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‘Competitive’ Quip To Take On Lone Sailor In Saturday’s Mineshaft

Grade II winner Quip is set for his 4-year-old debut in the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap on Saturday, February 16, where he will break from the outside in the 13-horse field. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the son of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing a well beaten […]

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Positive Spirit Has Brisset Thinking Big For 2019

When your older half-brother is a Kentucky Derby winner, it’s natural for high expectations to carry over. Positive Spirit ended her 2-year-old campaign on a very promising note, and the first chapter of her sophomore season is about to be written in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Feb. […]

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‘Sharp’ Bravazo, ‘Tremendous’ Tenfold Likely To Target Belmont Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning that he expects to take Preakness runner-up Bravazo to New York to the complete the Triple Crown cycle in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, Preakness sixth-place finisher Sporting Chance and Lukas’ stable pony were on the van that left Pimlico well before dawn for the return […]

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Preakness: Good Magic ‘Full Of Himself,’ Quip Not Disadvantaged By Rail Draw

Trainer Chad Brown had not seen Good Magic since he left his Belmont Park barn early Monday morning on a van bound for Pimlico Race Course. On Friday morning, the two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer was reunited with the Kentucky Derby runner-up and was delighted in what he saw when he laid eyes on the son of Curlin. “I love what […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Checking Out The New Guys

This year’s relatively short eight-horse Preakness field is exactly evenly spilt between runners who competed in the Kentucky Derby and those who didn’t. The latter, often tiresomely named “new shooters,” are compromised of the following runners, to which we shall now introduce you: Quip (12-1): You might think the primary owners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Lessons From A Hall Of Fame ‘Father-Figure’

Fellow Frenchman Julien Leparoux helped Rodolphe Brisset find a job in the United States, following the latter’s short career as a jockey, now the trainer of Preakness contender Quip. “We came here very young,” said Brisset, 34, “and we didn’t have any family nearby. The whole (Bill) Mott team was such a family, and he […]

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