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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Riley Mott ‘Really Impressed’ With Tacitus’ Performance In Saudi Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ blue-blooded star Tacitus has arrived at Meydan Racecourse for the 25th edition of the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). The Bill Mott-trained multiple Grade 2-winning and four-time Grade 1-placed son of perennial American champion sire Tapit and champion Close Hatches exits a respectable fifth-place finish in […]

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‘Nothing But The Highest Of Praise’: Hall Of Famer Mott Approaches 5,000 North American Wins

If the measure of success in horse racing is judged solely on statistics, then trainer Bill Mott, an icon on the New York Racing Association circuit for more than three decades, has earned legendary status. Mott, 66, is on the cusp of saddling 5,000 career winners in North America; a milestone only matched in North American […]

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Midnight Bisou Ruled Out Of Dubai World Cup Bid; Mucho Gusto, Tacitus Stay Overseas

Champion mare Midnight Bisou, a gallant second in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup, will head home to the United States this week rather than turning back in four weeks for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Steve Asmussen-trained mare joins Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security in deciding not to pursue […]

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Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou Get First Looks At Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse

A group of 12 American racehorses got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 19 when they touched down ahead of the $29.2 million Saudi Cup day. First off the lorry at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse Quarantine Facility was the Jason Servis-trained four-time Grade 1 winner and Saudi Cup contender, Maximum Security. […]

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Saudi Cup Field Close To Complete With Several American-Based Contenders

The Saudi Cup announced Wednesday what is nearing a final field for the inaugural $20 million race Feb. 29 at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Six of the 11 announced entrants are based in the U.S.: Bob Baffert trained McKinzie and Mucho Gusto, 3-year-old champion Maximum Security, champion dirt female Midnight Bisou, […]

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Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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Mott On Classic: Tacitus Done For The Year, Elate To Be Cross-Entered

Bill Mott has ruled 3-year-old Tacitus out of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to drf.com, but the Hall of Fame trainer may still have two entrants for the $6 million contest. “We’re going to give him some time, let him grow,” Mott said of Tacitus, a Tapit son out of champion Close Hatches. Other […]

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Mott: Belmont’s Sweeping Turns Should Suit Tacitus In G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup

The regally-bred Tacitus, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms, arrived at Belmont Park from his Saratoga Race Course base on Tuesday to finalize preparations for his start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Saturday’s lucrative Jockey Club Gold Cup Day card features four graded stakes, including two Breeders’ […]

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