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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Christophe Clement

The latest episode of the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast features an extended conversation with trainer Christophe Clement, now available for download. Clement is coming off a momentous week during the October Racing Festival at Belmont Park, in which he saddled five winners from 11 starts, highlighted by victories in the Belmont Turf […]

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All Signs ‘Positive’ For Juvenile Contender Code Of Honor

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor returned to the worktab Friday, breezing four furlongs in 48.90 seconds on Belmont Park’s main track as he prepares for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 2 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said he was impressed with the work, which featured fellow Hall […]

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Stakes Veteran On Leave ‘Better Than Ever,’ Leads Belmont’s Athenia Field

Stuart S. Janney III’s On Leave will look to notch her second consecutive stakes win when she competes against a talented nine-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The penultimate of the 18 total graded stakes for the Belmont […]

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‘Hopefully He Moves Forward’; Champagne Runner-Up Code Of Honor Will Contest Juvenile

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor remains on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with his first work since finishing second to Complexity in the Grade 1 Champagne tentatively scheduled for Thursday or Friday, said Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey on Sunday morning. Code of Honor broke his maiden in gate-to-wire fashion on August […]

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Doctor Mounty Upsets Defending Champ Projected In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup

Larry Prat and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty provided a 25-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup, just getting his nose down in front of the late-surging 1-2 favorite Projected, winner of this race last year. Doctor Mounty was ridden by Forest Boyce for Shug McGaughey in his first graded stakes win; the […]

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Inspector Lynley Gives McGaughey Emotional Win In Lure Stakes

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey had already entered the $100,000 Fasig-Tipon Lure with a special connection to the race, having conditioned the two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner for which race is named. But McGaughey had another reason to visit the winner’s circle, as Inspector Lynley went from last-to-first and outkicked Projected to win the Lure […]

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‘Enthusiastic’ Chad Brown Appointed To B.E.S.T. Board

There was a time more than a decade ago when Chad Brown was an aspiring horseman who lived on the backstretch of Belmont Park during the summer months. Now, two Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding trainer and 10 Breeders’ Cup victories later, Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Backstretch […]

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Former McGaughey Assistant Patterson Saddles First Winner At Belterra Park

Jennifer Patterson saddled her first winner as a trainer on Thursday when Harry T. Rosenblum’s Sport’s Story won the eighth race at Belterra Park. Patterson, a former assistant trainer and exercise rider for Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey III and Victoria H. Oliver, is a graduate of Gettysburg College. It was the fifth career start for […]

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Proctor’s Ledge, On Leave Prepare For Rematch In Just A Game

Proctor’s Ledge and On Leave, separated by only a half-length when finishing 1-2 five weeks ago, will meet again this Saturday at Belmont Park in the Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game for fillies and mares. The Just a Game is Race 8 on Saturday’s 13-race card and will serve as the first leg […]

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Sunday Silence-Easy Goer Rivalry Focus Of ‘Dark Horses’ Documentary On NBC

NBC Sports presents the broadcast debut of Dark Horses, the story of the most unlikely rivalry in Triple Crown history, this Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Dark Horses brings viewers back to 1989 and the thrilling showdown between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence. For a preview of “Dark Horses,” click here. […]

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