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Right Place, Right Time: Half-Brother To Preakness Winner War Of Will On Offer At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

When it comes to timely catalog updates, the effects on a hammer price can range from benign to potentially life-changing. Where exactly Hip 575 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale will fall on that spectrum remains to be seen, but having half-brother War of Will win the Preakness Stakes just three days before […]

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Lexitonian All Heart To Upset Chick Lang At 17-1

Calumet Farm homebred Lexitonian provided a 17-1 upset in the Grade 3 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico, winning by a head over 8-1 chance Gladiator King. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown gave jockey Jose Ortiz his third win on the Preakness Stakes undercard, completing six furlongs over the fast main track in 1:09.74. The Chick […]

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New York Central Rides The Rail To Maryland Sprint Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s New York Central made short work of Saturday’s Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes, racing up the rail in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Proforma as the 2-1 co-favorite. The 4-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Steve Asmussen, covered […]

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‘All Went Smoothly’ In First Post-Derby Breeze For Tacitus

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was trackside at Belmont Park early Saturday morning to oversee Juddmonte Farms homebred Tacitus making his first breeze back since a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mott is pointing the impeccably bred son of Tapit and multiple Grade 1 winner Close Hatches towards […]

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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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