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Pletcher: Beaten Peter Pan Favorite Intrepid Heart ‘Bred Top And Bottom’ For Belmont Distance

Trainer Todd Pletcher has indicated that Intrepid Heart, the beaten favorite when finishing third in Saturday’s G3 Peter Pan Stakes, could join the cast for the 2019 Belmont Stakes. According to drf.com, Pletcher thought that the 3-year-old son of Tapit was mostly compromised by his immaturity, rather than a stumble at the start. “Johnny (Velazquez, jockey) […]

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‘Surface Change’ In The Cards For Talented Sophomore Hidden Scroll

The busy Bill Mott barn was led by three potential Kentucky Derby hopefuls early in 2019 including Tacitus, winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets; Country House, the eventual Derby winner who showed promise with a good second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds; and Hidden Scroll, an […]

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Bourbon War To Try Out ‘Short-Cup Blinkers’ In 144th Preakness

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War will be sporting new attire when he goes to post in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico with regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard. “We’re adding some short-cup blinkers to the mix this time. It’s nice to keep the rider atop just so he has […]

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Pletcher-Trained Coal Front ‘Going According To Schedule’ For Met Mile

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front continued his preparations for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap when he breezed four furlongs in 50.55 seconds on Friday morning at Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher. The move was the son of Stay Thirsty’s second work since an overseas triumph in the Group […]

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Bourbon War Breezes; Will Add Blinkers For Preakness

On a crisp Thursday morning under mostly cloudy skies at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Bourbon War put together his final preparations for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. Owned by Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable, the 3-year-old son of Tapit breezed over a fast main track […]

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‘Excellent’ Bourbon War, ‘Bright-Eyed’ War Of Will Eyeing Preakness Starts

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, fourth in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in his most recent start, has joined the probable list for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. “He’s doing excellent. Right now, he’s probable for the Preakness,” trainer Mark […]

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Tacitus: Juddmonte ‘Doubling Down’ On Dirt Sires In Quest Of Elusive Derby Win

If Tacitus’ blood was any bluer, it would be cerulean. By America’s top dirt sire, 2004 Wood Memorial winner Tapit, out of five-time Grade 1-winning New York heroine and Eclipse champion Close Hatches, the flashy gray colt is owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud’s global powerhouse Juddmonte Farms, and trained by Hall of […]

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Silver Colors Delivers A Tapit Colt At Gainesway Farm On National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Silver Colors, a 12-year-old mare owned by Gainesway Farm, delivered a colt by Tapit at Gainesway at 3 a.m. on April 28 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. Silver Colors delivered the eighth and final foal of the season on Foal Patrol. Previous mares to […]

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Bourbon War Pointing For Peter Pan; Strike Power To True North

Trainer Mark Hennig could not have been more excited to get Strike Power back to the winner’s circle following an eight-month layoff. Owned by Courtlandt Farm, the 4-year-old son of Speightstown was victorious in a six-furlong allowance event on April 25 at Gulfstream Park – his first start since a distant ninth in the Better […]

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Nitrous Hits The Afterburners In Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

A gray horse won, just not the one everyone was expecting as Winchell Thoroughbred LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Nitrous used a powerful late kick to rally past the early leaders for the victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Gray Attempt, the 6-5 favorite, finished third. Ridden by leading rider Ricardo Santana […]

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