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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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The Pizza Man Targets Dubai Sheema Classic

Aside from American Pharoah, it is hard to find a horse in 2015 who has developed as intriguing a fan base as Midwest Thoroughbreds’ well-traveled win machine The Pizza Man. A homebred 16-time victor from 26 starts, the 6-year-old son of 2007 Eclipse Champion Turf Horse English Channel could emulate his sire eight years later […]

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The Pizza Man Rallies Wide To Hollywood Turf Cup Victory

Far back for the opening mile, Midwest Thoroughbreds’ homebred gelding The Pizza Man rallied wide into the stretch under Mike Smith to win the 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup going away by two lengths as the even-money favorite. Big John B finished second, with Power Foot third and Power Ped fourth among the 14 runners […]

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The Pizza Man Favored In Hollywood Turf Cup On Thanksgiving Day

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, feature of Del Mar’s Thanksgiving Day racing program Thursday. The Pizza Man, a six-year-old son of English Channel trained by […]

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Fair Grounds Jockey, Trainer Titles ‘Appear Up For Grabs’

A combination of a star-studded jockey colony and renowned trainer roster highlights what looks to be a promising and exciting 144th thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. With defending champion jockey James Graham shifting his tack to California, the rider title appears up for grabs in 2015-16. All three members of […]

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Eclipse Award Winner Work All Week Retired

Midwest Thoroughbreds posted the following information on its website Thursday afternoon:  “With a recent x-ray revealing a career ending condition, it is with great sadness that we must announce the retirement of Work All Week.  This horse has brought much excitement to this stable, the racing fans of Illinois and to fans all around the […]

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The Pizza Man Delivers Again In Stars And Stripes

A wire to wire winner of the Grade 3 Stars and Stripes Handicap last year, The Pizza Man was again victorious in the race Saturday, closing determinedly to defeat pace-setting Roman Approval right on the Arlington wire. The Stars and Stripes was The Pizza Man’s second start of the year; his first was a victory […]

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Work All Week Draws Outside For Racing Return In Aristides

American’s reigning champion sprinter and defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) winner Work All Week will make his 6-year-old debut Saturday against six rivals in the $100,000 Aristides (GIII) at Churchill Downs. Work All Week, owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc. and trained by Roger Brueggemann, has won 12 of his 15 lifetime starts and $1,357,571. The […]

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Sprint Champ Work All Week Aiming For Oaklawn’s Count Fleet

Work All Week began galloping last week in Florida, and the hope is the country’s reigning champion male sprinter will arrive at Oaklawn by the end of February, the gelding’s trainer, Roger Brueggemann, said Sunday morning. “He’ll come here whenever the weather stabilizes,” Brueggemann said. Brueggemann said the major spring objective for Work All Week […]

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‘Dream Come True’: Work All Week Gives Geroux, Brueggemann First BC Win

Work All Week provided bettors with another Breeders’ Cup surprise in the G1 Sprint on Saturday afternoon, chasing a blistering pace to pay $40.20 on a win ticket. The 5-year-old Roger Brueggemann trainee sat off a rapid early pace that included fractions of :21.19 for a quarter and :43.34 for the half, to take control […]

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