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Mind Control Shows ‘Another Dimension’ With Impressive Tom Fool Victory, Carter Next

Trainer Greg Sacco could not speak higher volumes of Mind Control the morning after the colt launched a dramatic rally to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Stay Thirsty bay overcame a bad start and had to make up eight lengths at the top of the stretch, but successfully caught […]

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‘So Proud Of Him’: Whitmore Back On Top At Oaklawn

Oaklawn’s top older male sprinter – again – is Whitmore, who reclaimed the title with a sharp 2 ½-length victory as the favorite in Saturday’s $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes. Co-owned and trained by Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, Whitmore ($3.60) won the Hot Springs for a record fourth consecutive year by covering 6 furlongs over […]

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Mr. Monomoy Powers Home On Top In First Division Of Risen Star

The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, Mr. Monomoy lived up to his breeding with a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old son of Palace Malice grabbed the lead at the start, turned back a challenge from Blackberry Wine at the head of the lane, and […]

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Mr. Monomoy, Half-Brother To Champion Monomoy Girl, Breaks His Maiden At Churchill

In his second career start, 2-year-old Mr. Monomoy delivered on his pedigree’s promise with a 5 1/2-length victory over maiden special weight company at Churchill Downs. The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl ran 6 1/2 furlongs over the fast main track in 1:17.57 for trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux. A son of Palace […]

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Pletcher, Kumin, And Weisbord Secure Slot In Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club’s Pitons Cup

An impressive trio has secured the first of only 12 slots available in the $150,000 Pitons Cup, the feature race that will launch the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on December 13th this year. It will be the richest Thoroughbred contest in the Caribbean. Trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Sol Kumin and bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord […]

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‘We’re Going To Savor This’: Mind Control, Sacco Get Hero’s Welcome At Monmouth Park

Hail the conquering hero Mind Control, who left his weekend guest accommodations in John Kimmel’s barn just before 9 a.m. after pulling off the upset in the Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes presented by Runhappy and en route to his home at Monmouth Park. “My staff tacked up the barn and everyone is really […]

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Brown Confident In ‘Really Fresh’ Travers Pair

His resume is not quite a dozen years old, which, by horse training standards, is relatively youthful. But if you unfurled Chad Brown’s scroll of achievements, it could easily be mistaken for one belonging to a far more seasoned conditioner. The three-time Eclipse Award winner has saddled more than 1,600 winners of $167 million. Twenty […]

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Mia Mischief Faces Down Amy’s Challenge To Upset G1 Humana Distaff

Mia Mischief showed both patience and grit on the Kentucky Derby undercard, taking a stalking trip and outlasting rivals to win the Grade 1 Humana Distaff — her first Grade 1 victory. Under rider Ricardo Santana Jr., the Into Mischief filly hustled from the gate early and tucked behind early leader Amy’s Challenge and withstood […]

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Coal Front Gives Pletcher, Ortiz First Dubai Winners In Godolphin Mile

It was Jose Ortiz’ first-ever start on Dubai World Cup night, and he had a tough task with the 12th post position in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. Riding Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front, Ortiz was pushed four-wide down the backstretch and was still wide around the turn, but the pair […]

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