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Carrick’s Connections Hoping For Firm Ground In Saturday’s Hollywood Derby

Among his many credentials, Nick Esler is a licensed trainer who this week served an advance man for his “best mate,” Tom Morley, and frequent employer Christophe Clement by bringing Carrick and Have At It in to Del Mar for Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby. Carrick, trained by Morley for Donegal Racing, won the […]

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Secretariat Winner Carrick To Skip Breeders’ Cup, Aim For Hollywood Derby

Michael Carrick, the professional soccer player who enjoyed stints with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, was a force to be reckoned with on grass at stadiums across England. “He was the rock that ‘Man U’ were built on,” joked trainer Thomas Morley, a longstanding Spurs supporter. Carrick, the 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, […]

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‘Superb’ Secretariat Stakes Winner Carrick Takes On Elders In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Grade 1 Secretariat winner Carrick exited his Saturday breeze at Belmont in fine fettle, said trainer Tom Morley, who confirmed Sunday morning that the 3-year-old Giant’s Causeway colt would make his next against older horses in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Saturday. Morley said he was satisfied with how Carrick […]

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Carrick Upsets Analyze It In Hard-Fought Secretariat Victory

Donegal Racing’s Carrick provided a 38-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, besting the talented 4-5 favorite Analyze It by a half-length at the wire. A 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Carrick covered 1 1/4 miles over Arlington Park’s “good” turf course in 2:01.04. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Tom Morley, Carrick earned […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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Arlington Million Card Offers Total Of $550,000 In Guaranteed Wagering Pools

With a lucrative 12-race card offered up for Saturday’s International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park, horseplayers will be treated to a bounty of wagering options including a total of $550,000 in Guaranteed Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 pools. The All-Stakes Twinspires.com Late Pick 4, comprised entirely of graded events, is guaranteed at $300,000 and […]

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Oscar Performance Headlines Field Of 11 In Arlington Million

The 36th running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million drew a field of 11 entrants for the 1¼-mile turf event at Arlington International Racecourse. Chicago’s marquee race attracted a bevy of worldly talent, but Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance, victorious in last season’s Grade I Secretariat, will star from stage right when they break from the […]

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‘Versatile’ Oscar Performance On Target For Arlington Million

Trainer Brian Lynch confirmed three-time Grade I winner Oscar Performance for the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1¼-mile event for 3-year-olds and upward over the turf is one of five stakes carded for the International Festival of Racing. The $100,000 Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes, Grade I $600,000 […]

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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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Brown Will Look To ‘Correct’ Analyze It’s Tendency To Idle On The Lead

William Lawrence’s Analyze It exited his runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby no worse for wear and will target the Grade 1 Secretariat on August 11 at Arlington Park, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday morning. Analyze It led in the stretch in Saturday’s Belmont Derby before Catholic Boy re-took command in the final jumps to win by a head. It was […]

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