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Juvenile Filly Wicked Title Showed ‘Grit’ To Earn Spot In Miss Grillo

Wicked Title, trained and part-owned by Chad Summers, will make a third attempt at her turf debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf tilt slated for Sunday, September 29 at Belmont. The Wicked Strong chestnut, out of the Curlin mare Shesacurlinmytoes, was purchased for $25,000 at the April OBS […]

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‘Phenomenal’ Imperial Hint All Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint is on target for the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event set for Saturday, September 27 at Belmont. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., Imperial Hint set a track record last out when impressively defending his title in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga […]

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Lawrence Rewarded With ‘Dream-Come-True Season’ After Working To ‘Understand’ Glorious Empire

Glorious Empire won five of nine starts in Europe, but after winning just one of his first 10 races in North America, it seemed as though the son of Holy Roman Emperor would never realize his full potential. Claimed out of his seventh North American start for $62,500, the Irish-bred gelding won at first asking […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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War Of Will Posts Another ‘Stiff Breeze’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will, under exercise rider Amy Mullen, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 flat on the Belmont main track on Saturday in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on September 21. “He ended up going a little faster than we anticipated on paper, but the track […]

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Morticia Caps Arnold’s Big Day With Ladies Sprint Triumph

What will likely go down as the penultimate start of Morticia’s race career is also a leading candidate to stand as the most impressive outing the 5-year-old mare has ever uncorked. Always consistent and never off the board on the turf in her home state of Kentucky, Morticia earned her second career graded stakes victory […]

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Catalog For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 271 entries for The Saratoga Fall Sale, the company’s mixed sale to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The sale will be conducted in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion and begin at 10 a.m. “This year’s catalog is 20 percent larger, with increased numbers and quality among the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Safety Success, ‘Historical’ Impact?

The summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books, and there’s plenty to unpack about the results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the outcomes in terms of safety — and the bottom line. Plus, how much of a difference are historical horse racing machines […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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Third Saratoga Title In Four Years Nets Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning the riding title at Saratoga for the third time in four years, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 26 -September 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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