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Majestic Eagle Upsets American Stakes At 9-1

Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got […]

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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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$400,000 Tapit Colt Tops OBS June Sale’s Opening Session

Hip No. 277, a son of Tapit consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, went to M Racing for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut colt, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, who breezed an eighth in […]

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For Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is A Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at […]

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Tapit The Undisputed King In The Final Leg Of The Triple Crown

Currently standing for $225,000 at Gainesway in Lexington, Kentucky, Tapit has produced three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners in Tonalist (2014), Creator (2016) and Tapwrit (2017). On Saturday, three sons of Tapit will contest the final leg of the Triple Crown – Tacitus, Intrepid Heart and Bourbon War. Mark Hernon, Director of Sales at Gainseway, said that […]

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Dream Maker Tops Six-Horse Field For Easy Goer

The race is named for one of the most popular horses in New York, and, appropriately, the $150,000 Easy Goer will be run on Belmont Stakes Day, part of a 10-stakes race extravaganza topped off by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Easy Goer was nearly […]

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Tacitus ‘Very Level And Very Even’ In Final Belmont Stakes Workout

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Tacitus, with Jose Ortiz up for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 over Big Sandy on Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Working in company with Juddmonte maiden Tide of the Sea [1:01.50], Tacitus finished up strong […]

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Allowance Winners Alkhaatam, Thirstforlife Take Aim On Stephen Foster

Shadwell Stable’s recent allowance winner Alkhaatam and owner/trainer Wes Hawley’s Derby Day allowance-victor Thirstforlife continued their work Saturday morning at Churchill Downs toward the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade II) on June 15 – a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). Alkhaatam, a striking gray colt by […]

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‘Sharp’ Bourbon War To Remove Blinkers, Start In Belmont Stakes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, trained by Mark Hennig, will make his next start in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8. Bred in Kentucky by Conquest Stables, Bourbon War is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and was […]

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‘I Liked The Rhythm Of It’: Tacitus Puts In Another Solid Breeze Toward Belmont

Grade 2 Wood Memorial winner Tacitus breezed over the main track at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at Belmont Park, working in company with Multiplier. Both horses covered five furlongs in 1:00.16 with Tacitus, piloted by Jose Ortiz, galloping out strong in front of his graded stakes winning stablemate in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 […]

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