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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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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Trainer View

Fans have fond memories of many legendary performances in the Breeders’ Cup, but how many have wondered what those races looked like to trainers of the winners? Bob Baffert, Shug McGaughey, and Mark Casse gathered to share their Breeders’ Cup memories earlier this week at Equestricon, and they revealed a few things fans may not […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Distaff and Filly & Mare Sprint

The two showcase main-track races for older fillies and mares on the Breeders’ Cup card are also two of the races with the biggest margins between first and second when measuring the event’s highest winning BRIS Speed Ratings. Both performances left zero debate over who the dominant horse was in their respective divisions – both […]

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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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