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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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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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Fort McHenry: California Chrome’s Half-Brother ‘Has More Potential In Him’

Rodrigo Cunha’s Gemo made good use of his good turn of foot to win Race 5 on Friday’s program at Gulfstream Park West, prevailing by three-quarters of a length over Fort McHenry, a 2-year-old half-brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chome. Gemo ($7.20) opened a clear lead in the backstretch run of the […]

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Into Mischief Will Host Full Book, Command Fee Of $175,000 In 2020

Into Mischief, the current No. 1 General Sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 S&N and has been booked full. “The rise of Into Mischief has been special to witness, and there’s every indication that the best is yet to come. We genuinely believe he’s the best sire in […]

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Banner Day For Hinkle Farms Highlights Opening Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Selling a pair of seven-figure horses is a fine way for any operation to kick off the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was a true financial and statistical windfall for Hinkle Farms. The Paris, Ky., operation will send 17 yearlings to market from its own breeding program during this year’s sale, meaning having a […]

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Rotation, Full Brother To Tapiture, Scores In Super Derby

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Saturday’s performance by Rotation in the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs was a perfect example of that age-old truth. The colt by Tapit out of the Olympio mare Free Spin, bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, was the favorite in last month’s Super […]

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Marconi Goes The Distance In Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Marconi overcame a slow start to lead a talented six-horse field through a romping wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Tapit colt broke poorly under Jose Lezcano in the 1 ½-mile marathon for 4-year-olds and upward, but quickly found his […]

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Consistent Synchrony Seeks Grade 1 Status In Woodbine Mile

Synchrony was flawless in his first appearance at Woodbine, overcoming a less than ideal trip to get up for a one-length score in the Grade 2 King Edward on June 29, Queen’s Plate Day. “We were experimenting with the one-turn mile, because he hadn’t done that,” said Michael Stidham, who trains the son of Tapit […]

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Pletcher Sends Out Marconi, You’re To Blame For Inaugural Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Trainer Todd Pletcher will look to kick off the Belmont Fall Championship meet on a strong note entering a pair of talented runners in Marconi and You’re to Blame for the inaugural running of the $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. On a day featuring three stakes races, the […]

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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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