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McGaughey Sending String To Oaklawn For First Time In Three Decades

For the first time in over three decades, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will have a division of horses at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas this upcoming winter. McGaughey, who primarily operates out of Payson Park in Indiantown, Florida for the winter, will send a small division of horses to the Hot Springs oval with […]

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Performer Fends Off Tax In Discovery

Phipps Stable and Claiborne Farm’s Performer held off multiple graded-stakes winner Tax in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the Speightstown colt rode a three-race win streak into the nine-furlong test for sophomores and led the field of seven into […]

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Tonalist’s Shape Ignites Kentucky Oaks ‘Dreams’ For Saffie Joseph

Slam Dunk Racing, Legacy Ranch Inc. and Doug Branham’s Tonalist’s Shape kicked off Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 stakes schedule in impressive fashion, drawing off to an easy nine-length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Hut Hut. The sixth running of the Hut Hut for 2-year-old fillies was the first of six $75,000 stakes on an 11-race Juvenile Showcase […]

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Performer Looks To Continue Win Streak Against Tax In Grade 3 Discovery

Performer, a winner of three straight races, has gradually climbed up the ladder in his last few starts and will take things up a notch when making his stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery over the main track at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 1 1/8-mile event is the final graded stakes event on the […]

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Gulfstream Handicappers Key In On Top Strategies For Championship Meet Wagering

While Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet provides fans an opportunity to see many of the top horses and jockeys in the world, it can also be a bit of a puzzle for bettors looking to cash tickets and make a score. “From a betting perspective, with so many top trainers and jockeys, it can be a […]

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Classic Notes: ‘It’s Going To Be Who Comes With The Big Race’

Code of Honor – Given the chance, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey described how he would like the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic to unfold for Code of Honor, William Farish’s homebred colt. “I’d like to see a decent pace, just get in a good position – we’ll be back – and leaving […]

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Classic Notes: Math Wizard, Owendale Get First Looks At Santa Anita

Code of Honor – William Farish’s homebred colt jogged for a while Wednesday morning, then galloped 1 1/2 miles for exercise rider Lexi Pradun. Rider and horse returned to the barn area through the paddock at Santa Anita and returned to the paddock in mid-morning for more schooling in preparation for Saturday’s $6 million Longines […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: A Tale Of Two Horses

One of the things that powers the Breeders’ Cup every year is the stories behind the horses. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share the story of the man whose name carries a lot of weight in the Classic for trainer Bob Baffert. Plus, irony abounds in […]

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Classic Notes: Code Of Honor, Vino Rosso Take First Gallops At Santa Anita

Code of Honor – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s said Tuesday morning, William S. Farish’s homebred colt Code of Honor shipped well across country Monday and has settled into his new surroundings at Santa Anita Park. “He seemed to travel fine,” McGaughey said. “It’s a long day for him, but he seemed to come […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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