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Orb’s Former Exercise Rider, Now Trainer, Sends Out First Stakes Starter In General George

Don’t expect trainer Jenn Patterson to be overwhelmed Saturday when she sends out her first horse of the year, first in a stakes and just the 18thin a fledgling career, in one of the marquee races on the richest day of Laurel Park’s winter season. As a former assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug […]

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Inspector Lynley Works Out Inside Trip To Best Divisidero, Qurbaan In Tampa Bay Stakes

Stuart S. Janney and Phipps Stable’s homebred Inspector Lynley got a perfect inside trip from jockey Jose Ortiz to win Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes by about a head on the wire, defeating 4-1 Divisidero and 2-1 co-favorite Qurbaan in a blanket finish. The 6-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid was sent off as the […]

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Turf Veteran Heart To Heart Faces Qurbaan, Inspector Lynley In Tampa Bay Stakes

Isolating a standout in Saturday’s 33rd running of the Grade 3, $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is difficult, but the career accomplishments of 8-year-old horse Heart to Heart could land him the favorite’s role by post time. His 15 career victories include Grade 1 scores last year in the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes at […]

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Bad Break For Heart To Heart Lends Doctor Mounty The Tropical Turf Upset

A tough trip for even-money favorite Heart to Heart and a Hall of Fame trip under jockey Javier Castellano helped Doctor Mounty pull off a mild upset in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Heart to Heart, a multiple Grade 1 stakes winner who was making his 2019 debut in the mile turf […]

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After Several Setbacks, McGaughey’s Code Of Honor Ready To Start Season In Mucho Macho Man Stakes

After missing two straight stakes starts in a row, William S. Farish’s Champagne (G1) runner-up Code of Honor will seek to get back on track in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Shug McGaughey-trained colt will headline a field of six entered Wednesday for the one-turn mile stakes that will kick […]

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Code Of Honor To Kick Off 2019 Campaign In Mucho Macho Man

William S. Farish’s Code of Honor is prominent among 22 nominations for the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5. The Shug McGaughey-trained son of Noble Mission, who was scratched out of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs after spiking a fever on the morning of the race, has […]

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Historic Remsen ‘Ignites The Flame’ For Triple Crown Dreamers

The calendar will insist it is indeed fall when a seven-horse field of talented juveniles break from the gate in the 105th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen on Saturday as part of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Despite the colder temperatures and early sunsets that serve as hallmarks of racing at the […]

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Code Of Honor’s ‘Energy Level’ Doesn’t Satisfy McGaughey; Colt To Skip Remsen

After being forced to miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile when he developed a slight fever the night before the race, Code of Honor will also be skipping the G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct this Saturday. According to drf.com, trainer Shug McGaughey wasn’t completely satisfied with the son of Noble Mission’s last work on Monday, nor was […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Finished Up Good’ In Five-Furlong Work Toward Remsen

One of the top choices for Saturday’s Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, Code of Honor put in his final piece of work over the Belmont training track on Monday morning. According to drf.com, the 2-year-old son of Noble Mission covered five furlongs in 1:01.48 under jockey John Velazquez. “I’m not used to the training track,” said […]

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Mind Control, Code Of Honor Expected To Tangle In Remsen

Qualifying points to the 2019 Kentucky Derby will be on the line as a possible five-horse field of talented juveniles will look to close their 2-year-old seasons with momentum in the 105th running of the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct. As part of the official “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Remsen will award […]

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