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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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Fire Away Fights Up The Rail For Off-Turf Dixie Score

Phipps homebred Fire Away dug in to the sloppy going to prevail in a four-way battle that emerged at the head of the lane in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixie Stakes. The 6-year-old War Front son, ridden by Manny Franco for Shug McGaughey, prevailed by three-quarters of a length at the wire. Sent to the post as […]

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Horse Of A Lifetime Cambodia Brings Breeder Don Robinson Back To Pimlico For Gallorette

Don Robinson has been in the Thoroughbred racing business his entire life, a fourth-generation horseman who owns Winter Quarter Farm in Lexington, Ky. He’s better known as a breeder than a racehorse owner. But the 69-year-old Robinson will be at legendary Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday with his owner’s cap on for Cambodia […]

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In Their Own Words: Easy Goer ‘Saved His Best For Last’ In 1989 Belmont

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Former Orb Exercise Rider Patterson On Her Own Training At Keeneland

After making a name for herself as a key assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, Jenn Patterson has begun training Thoroughbreds in her own name. “After being an assistant for so long and learning so much over the years, I thought I would give training on my own a try instead of doing […]

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Suspensory Injury Sidelines Davona Dale Winner Fly So High

Winner of her last three consecutive starts, Phipps Stable’s Fly So High is not likely to make the Kentucky Oaks, reports drf.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon crossed the wire in front in Saturday’s G2 Davona Dale Stakes, but jockey Jose Ortiz pulled her up shortly after the wire. After Fly So High was […]

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