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Sans Saudi Cup Invite, Millionaire Math Wizard Will Target Oaklawn’s Razorback

Trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. is disappointed that his stable star Math Wizard has not been extended an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup next month, but he’s been busy making other plans for the 4-year-old son of Algorithms. According to drf.com, Joseph will point the colt to the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes at Oaklawn […]

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$32,000 Claim Tusk Avoids Trouble To Win Tropical Turf Stakes

Jordan Wycoff’s Tusk, racing second time off the claim for red-hot trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. and facing graded company for the first time in more than three years, found room between horses approaching the stretch and powered home to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 42nd running of the one-mile Tropical Turf […]

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Joseph Pleased By Chance It’s ‘Guts And Determination’ In Mucho Macho Man

Trainer Saffie Joseph reported Sunday morning that Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It exited his hard-fought victory in Gulfstream’s Mucho Macho Man in good order. “He bounced out good. We haven’t gone over him yet, but everything looks good,” Joseph said. “He walked this morning. He seems fresh. We’re happy.” Racing for the first time […]

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Math Wizard ‘A Long Shot’ For Pegasus; Saudi Cup The Main Goal

Math Wizard, an invitee to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 25, returned to the worktab Sunday morning. The 4-year-old son of Algorithms, who missed a workout last weekend due to a slight fever, breezed a half-mile in 48.21 seconds under assistant trainer Sabine Langvad. The move, accomplished in company […]

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‘Heart Of A Champion’: Chance It Wins Stretch Battle In Mucho Macho Man

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It prevailed by a nose following a stretch-long battle with As Seen On Tv to capture the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park, capping three-stakes-win days for both trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. and jockey Tyler Gaffalione. The Mucho Macho Man, the first stop on the Road to the Florida […]

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Former Claimer Island Commish Makes The Grade In Kitten’s Joy

Matthew Schera’s Island Commish, returning to stakes company for the first time since last summer off back-to-back wins to end his juvenile campaign, kicked off the new year by becoming a graded-stakes winner in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The eighth running of the 7 ½-furlong Kitten’s Joy was its first since […]

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Chance It Tunes Up For Mucho Macho Man; Math Wizard ‘Fine’ After Spiking A Fever

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It turned in a sizzling half-mile workout Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man. The highly promising Florida Sire Stakes hero breezed a half-mile in 46.12 seconds over a ‘good’ track to be credited with the fastest of 112 workouts recorded at the four-furlong […]

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Chance It, South Bend Prominent Among Nominees To Jan. 4 Mucho Macho Man

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It, a multiple-stakes winner with more than $375,000 in earnings, is prominent on the list of 21 nominations for the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park. The mile Mucho Macho Man, one of five stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds on the Jan. 4 program, will kick off Gulfstream Park’s […]

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Promising Colt Chance It ‘Strong’ In Bullet Breeze Toward Mucho Macho Man Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It tuned up for a scheduled start in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Jan. 4 with a sizzling five-furlong workout Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park. The juvenile son of Currency Swap breezed five-furlongs in 58.73 seconds, the fastest of 48 recorded at the distance, while preparing to make his 3-year-old […]

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‘Why Not?’: Math Wizard Joins Prospective Field For Pegasus World Cup

Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby winner Math Wizard could make his next start in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup, trainer Saffie Joseph told drf.com. The 3-year-old Algorithms was most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and in his first work since covered an easy three furlongs in :36.20 on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. “After talking with […]

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