Jim Dandy Pegged To Be Triple Crown Reunion With War Of Will, Tacitus, Tax

Gary Barber’s War of Will has already proven he can compete against the top 3-year-olds in the country when he won the Grade 1 Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico. After running in all three legs of the Triple Crown, the War Front colt will again face top-level talent as part of a six-horse field […]

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Tax ‘Doing Phenomenal’ Ahead Of Jim Dandy

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s graded-stakes winner Tax remains on target to make his return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, exiting a sharp final work in good shape. Working in company, Tax blazed four furlongs over the main track in 47.09 seconds […]

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Improved By Belmont Effort, Former Claimer Tax Targets Grade 2 Jim Dandy

Tax┬áhas trained forwardly following his fourth-place finish in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Trainer Danny Gargan said Tax, who breezed four furlongs in 48.20 seconds on July at Belmont Park, has settled in well at Saratoga and will point to the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at nine furlongs […]

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Sir Winston Gives Casse A Second Classic In Belmont Stakes

An historic disqualification and a loose horse were the highlights of this year’s first two Triple Crown races, so racing fans were holding their collective breath as the field headed to the post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The third jewel provided no such theatrics, but did produce a 10-1 upset in the […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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Joevia Readies For Belmont Rebound, War Of Will Arrives In New York

Michael and Jeff Fazio’s Joevia will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, trainer Gregory Sacco confirmed by phone Monday morning. Joevia rebounded from a Grade 2 Wood Memorial effort in which he was disqualified and placed 11th, with a strong showing in winning […]

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Tax’s Belmont Stakes Status Up In The Air After Final Breeze

Tax breezed Saturday morning on the Belmont Park main track, with trainer Danny Gargan saying afterwards that a decision will be forthcoming on entering the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8. The Arch gelding registered four furlongs in 49.03 seconds in his second breeze since being placed 14th […]

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Field Of Nine, Led By Tacitus, War Of Will, Shaping Up For Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner War of Will and third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tacitus will likely be the solid top two choices in a probable field of nine for the Belmont Stakes June 8. The field won’t officially be set until Tuesday, when the post position draw takes place, but word from potential contenders points to a nine-horse […]

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Belmont Notes: Tax Records ‘Nice Easy Work,’ Joevia ‘Still Learning And Improving’

Trainer Danny Gargan was looking for an easy move out of graded stakes winner Tax on Saturday morning and that’s exactly what he got as the 3-year-old gelded son of Arch went a half-mile in 49.80 seconds over the Belmont Park training track. Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the early 60’s, Gargan sent […]

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