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Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Mucho Gusto, Sir Winston, Tacitus Among Dubai World Cup Contenders; 20 U.S.-Based Horses Signed Up For March 28th Card

A group five U.S.-based runners appear poised to compete in the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 28 at and another 15 American horses are lining up to run in other races on that day at Meydan Racecourse, according to a release Wednesday from the Dubai Racing Club. Included in the lineup for the […]

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Sir Winston Will Ship To Florida, Acclimate To Warmer Weather Before Dubai

Following a triumphant return to action in a January 31 allowance race at the Big A, Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to the work tab on Friday when recording a half-mile breeze in 48.74 seconds over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Group 1, $12 million […]

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Casse Considers Sending Sir Winston ‘Straight To Dubai’ After Big Allowance Effort

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston won his first race since capturing last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, rallying from last-of-seven to capture his 4-year-old debut in a one-mile allowance race on Friday at Aqueduct. The “Test of the Champion” victor made his first start in more than six months when he finished last-of-12 at one mile […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Upgraded To ‘Tentative’ For Saturday’s Jazil

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes-winner Sir Winston will seek his first triumph since the “Test of the Champion” in Saturday’s $100,000 Jazil at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sir Winston, a 4-year-old Awesome Again chestnut trained by Mark Casse, finished off-the-board on December 28 in the Woodchopper over a yielding Fair Grounds turf when making his first […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston ’50-50′ For Jazil Due To Tender Hoof

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston, who was expected to make his first start since finishing 12th in the Woodchopper on December 28 at Fair Grounds, was downgraded from probable to possible for the $100,000 Jazil on January 25 at Aqueduct according to trainer Mark Casse. Casse said […]

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‘Cross That Race Out’: Connections Hoping Sir Winston Improves On Second Start After Layoff

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston recorded his first official work of 2020 on Thursday morning with a five-furlong move in 1:02.86 over the Belmont training track. Trained by Mark Casse for owner-breeder Tracy Farmer, the 4-year-old Awesome Again chestnut worked under exercise rider Amy Mullen and recorded splits of 26.00 and […]

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Tracksmith Proves Game In Woodchopper; Sir Winston Finishes Last

Calumet Farm’s Tracksmith, the lukewarm 3.40 post time favorite, overcame a messy first turn to take the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse. Around the first turn, Tracksmith was forced out seven-wide by Irish Heatwave before settling into an outside stalking position. Turning for home, jockey Adam Beschizza let the 3-year-old son of Street […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Returns From Layoff In Saturday’s Woodchopper

Tracey Farmer’s homebred Sir Winston, who won the Belmont Stakes (G1) over 1 ½ miles of dirt in June, is set to make his first start since in Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper at Fair Grounds. The about one mile turf race run over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course is restricted to 3-year-olds. After running a game […]

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