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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Classic Win The Realization Of A Dream For Tracy Farmer

He’s Kentucky born and raised, but Tracy Farmer’s biggest racing successes have come in New York. There was Nick Zito-trained Albert the Great, a horse named for the late Albert Clay, a good friend of Farmer who bred the son of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. Albert the Great won the G1 […]

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Sir Winston To Sit Out Summer Season With Ankle Injury

Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston will miss the 2019 summer racing season with an unspecified front ankle injury, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Trainer Mark Casse told media he expects the horse to come back for a 4-year-old campaign, if not this fall. Casse told Albany Times Union reporter Tim Wilkin he believes the horse […]

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Preakness, Belmont-Winning Trainer Casse ‘To Focus More On Kentucky’

Mark Casse, winner of the 2019 Preakness Stakes with War of Will and the Belmont with Sir Winston, will have a string of horses stabled at Ellis Park this summer for the first time in more than a quarter century. Ellis Park runs June 30 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as […]

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Seven-Win Weekend Nets Rosario Unanimous Jockey Of The Week Title

After a stellar weekend in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, voters unanimously selected Joel Rosario as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 3 – 9, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Maximum Security Back On Top In Final NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

A historic disqualification may have denied Maximum Security his place in history as an American classic winner but the impression the colt left in the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby has allowed him to hold bragging rights as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll concludes for 2019. With poll newcomer Sir […]

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Bloodlines: Sir Winston Provides ‘Awesome’ Classic Win For ‘One Of The Great Stallion Resumes’

Sir Winston’s victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 8 was the second success in a Triple Crown race for a son of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and leading sire Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister). The other classic winner for Awesome Again here in the States was 2013 Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, now […]

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Casse Slept Well After Belmont Victory; Travers The Goal For Sir Winston And War Of Will

Winning the “Test of the Champion”, and with a longshot who at the same time earned his first graded stakes victory, is a feat of such enormity that it can drive a man to drink. “I’m not a drinker. But last night we all went out to dinner and the restaurant where we ate had […]

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Belmont Card Generates Record Handle For Non-Triple Crown Year

Saturday’s blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Sir Winston’s victory in the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $102,163,280, a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year. The 2019 all-sources handle figure is an increase of 9.1 percent over 2017, the most […]

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Sir Winston Gives Casse A Second Classic In Belmont Stakes

An historic disqualification and a loose horse were the highlights of this year’s first two Triple Crown races, so racing fans were holding their collective breath as the field headed to the post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The third jewel provided no such theatrics, but did produce a 10-1 upset in the […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Joevia Exciting prospect In listed stakes company Not in a classic #2 – Everfast Only bigger shock Than his Preakness runner-up Would […]

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