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The Pizza Man, Work All Week To Be Brueggemann’s Stable Ponies At Arlington

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ 2015 Grade I Arlington Million winner The Pizza Man and 2014 Champion Sprinter Work All Week returned to the Arlington International Racecourse backstretch last week to the barn of Roger Brueggemann and will be used as stable ponies during training hours. The Pizza Man became the only horse bred in Illinois to win […]

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The Pizza Man Bounces Back To Win Northern Dancer Turf

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ fan-favorite homebred The Pizza Man, off the board in all four of his previous starts this year, rallied down the stretch to just get up by a neck on the line in Saturday’s G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes. The 7-year-old gelded son of English Channel, masterfully ridden by Flavien Prat, stopped the clock […]

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The Pizza Man To Have Time Off Before Defending Title In Arlington Million

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man will have a well-earned vacation before he returns to defend his title in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on Aug. 13, according to horseracingnation.com. The 7-year-old gelding had not been training as well as he usually does, according to Midwest’s Richard Papiese. The decision was made with trainer Roger Brueggemann […]

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The Pizza Man Records First Work Of 2016 Saturday At Fair Grounds

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Eclipse Award finalist for champion turf male and Grade I winner The Pizza Man had his first work of 2016 on Saturday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The Roger Brueggemann-trained son of English Channel left Barn 20 at approximately 8:45, shortly after the break, and completed five furlongs in 1:01.60 […]

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Former Midwest Thoroughbreds Trainer Sues for Overtime Pay, Commissions

Midwest Thoroughbreds, which has led North American Thoroughbred owners by races won every year since 2010, is being sued by a former trainer for alleged violation of federal and state labor laws, in part because Midwest did not pay overtime for more than 40 hours worked each week. The lawsuit has been brought by Laura […]

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