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NYRA To Honor Galluscio With Fundraiser For Pancreatic Cancer Research

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will honor the legacy of late trainer Dominic Galluscio while raising funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research during Lustgarten Foundation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 18. The day’s first race will be named in honor of Galluscio, who passed away in 2014 following a […]

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Code Of Honor May Bypass Jim Dandy, Train Up To Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor will more than likely bypass the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets in favor of training up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24. Owned by William S. Farish, Code of Honor was a recent winner of the Grade 3 […]

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‘He Found The Hole And He Was There’: Travers The Target For Code Of Honor

Bill Farish’s homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for his impressive 3 1/4 length score in Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, traveling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. […]

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Code Of Honor Delivers With Last-To-First Burst In Dwyer

W. S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor rebounded from his second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, delivering an impressive last-to-first burst to hit the wire 3 1/4 lengths in front. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission and jockey John Velazquez covered a mile on the fast […]

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Derby Runner-Up Code Of Honor Has Matured Mentally And Physically Ahead Of G3 Dwyer

After being elevated to second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, William Farish’s Code of Honor is making his anticipated reappearance to the races, cutting back in distance in the 103rd running of the Saturday’s Grade 3 $250,000 Dwyer, one of five graded stakes events scheduled for Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival. The sophomore […]

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Doctor Mounty Edges Divisidero In Prince George’s County Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, trailing all but one horse at the top of the stretch, closed relentlessly on the far outside to pass a tightly bunched group led by favored Divisidero in deep stretch and come away with a one-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes at Laurel Park. The […]

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Horse For Course: Doctor Mounty Returns To Laurel For Sunday Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, a multiple Grade 3 winner who has earned four of his seven career victories at Laurel Park, will take a step back from graded company for the first time since last fall in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile Prince George’s County for 3-year-olds and […]

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‘Big Heart And A Lot Of Try’: Reliving Easy Goer’s Belmont Triumph

Less than an hour to post time in the 1989 Belmont Stakes, trainer Shug McGaughey walked over to the Belmont Park paddock area alongside Easy Goer with a sense of confidence. He said to his assistant Buzz Tenney, “If this race goes the way I think it will, it’s going to be a fun one […]

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No Preakness Decisions Yet For Code Of Honor, Baffert Trio

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was on hand Sunday morning to check on his Kentucky Derby runner-up Code of Honor, and couldn’t have been more pleased with how the son of Noble Mission emerged. “I thought he ran really good,” McGaughey said of the chestnut colt who crossed the wire third after making a […]

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‘This Is What We Dream About’: Velazquez Readies For 20th Kentucky Derby Mount

Jockey John Velazquez is already part of an exclusive club when it comes to Kentucky Derby riders. The 2012 Hall of Fame inductee is one of just eight riders to have at least 20 mounts through the Run for the Roses’ previous 144 iterations. Velazquez will have his 21st career Derby mount when he pilots […]

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