Derby Runner-Up Code Of Honor Has Matured Mentally And Physically Ahead Of G3 Dwyer

After being elevated to second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, William Farish’s Code of Honor is making his anticipated reappearance to the races, cutting back in distance in the 103rd running of the Saturday’s Grade 3 $250,000 Dwyer, one of five graded stakes events scheduled for Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival. The sophomore […]

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NYRA Changes Its Position, Will Not Allow Hollendorfer-Trained Horses To Run

When Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from racing and training at The Stronach Group-owned tracks last weekend, the New York Racing Association was one of several groups which stepped forward to allow the trainer the chance to stable and race at its tracks. A week later, reports the Daily Racing Form, NYRA has […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Branching Out With New York Division

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will stable up to 20 horses in New York this spring/summer under the care of assistant trainer Don Chatlos. The first three Hollendorfer trainees –  Brill, Rowayton and Oggonis, owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine – arrived at Belmont Park on Saturday and the veteran conditioner said he hopes to fill 20 stalls. “We’re aiming […]

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Game Winner Heads Five-Horse Field In Grade 1 American Pharoah

Bob Baffert’s Game Winner, who upset his highly regarded stablemate Roadster in winning the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3, heads a field of five juveniles going  1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita. Originally run as the Norfolk and most recently contested as the FrontRunner Stakes, […]

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The ‘Other’ Baffert, Game Winner Kicks Away In Del Mar Futurity

It was Bob Baffert trainee Roadster who drew all the press in the weeks leading up to the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, but on Labor Day it was his stablemate, Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner, who would power home a two-length winner under Mario Gutierrez. The 2-year-old son of Candy Ride, second choice […]

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Roadster Gives Baffert Another Likely Favorite For Del Mar Futurity

A field of seven was entered Friday for the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the traditional closing-day feature as Del Mar’s 79th Summer Season wraps up on Labor Day Monday, September 3. Highly-regarded Roadster from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was among the seven for the event that determines the […]

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Best Pulls Instagrand From Futurity, Colt Pointed To American Pharoah Stakes

Owner Larry Best made the decision to scratch likely favorite Instagrand from the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Friday morning, reports “The horse is in good condition,” said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. “Larry Best did not want to run.” Instead, the talented juvenile son of Into Mischief will be aimed at the G1 American Pharoah […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Notes From Opening Week

The first of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Safety First Opening day – and all of opening week for that matter […]

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