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McKinzie Takes Top Spot In Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie has earned the No. 1 position following results tabulated for the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, November 2. The Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings are determined by a […]

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Mitole Stretches His Speed To Hold Off Favored McKinzie In Thrilling Met Mile

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole proved in his last start that he could stretch his speed to seven furlongs, and this Saturday he stretched it even farther to win a talent-laden edition of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt and Ricardo Santana were sent to post at 7-2, rated […]

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Multi-Millionaire Thunder Snow Looks To Earn American Respect In Met Mile

In 23 lifetime starts and four seasons of racing, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow has managed to compile a most impressive resume. He has won a Group 1 every season, placed in seven others, won at the top level on both turf and dirt and competed in five countries, while winning Group 1s in […]

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‘Popular’ Met Mile Hopeful Thunder Snow Can Give You Goosebumps, Connections Say

Two-time Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow stepped onto the main track at Belmont Park at 9 a.m. “as if he owned it” before embarking on an easy tour around the oval that picked up through the lane, with a solid gallop out, in preparation for Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. “We’re all pleased with how […]

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Met Mile Sets Thunder Snow Against McKinzie, Coal Front In Nine-Horse Field

Annually one of the country’s most highly anticipated races, Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap offers a rousing renewal in 2019. The ‘Win and You’re In’ for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile has attracted an epic field of nine including five Grade/Group 1 winners, six millionaires and the world’s richest horse. […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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City Of Light, Winx Share Top Billing In World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Beauty Generation (NZ) [125], City Of Light (USA) [125] and Winx (AUS) [125] remain at the top of the second edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019, while several major performers from Dubai World Cup night have joined the latest rankings. Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Leading Horses  click here for complete […]

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Thunder Snow By A Game Nose For History-Making Dubai World Cup Double

He was the first horse to win the UAE Derby and Dubai World Cup in consecutive seasons, and now Godolphin homebred Thunder Snow has become the first horse to win two editions of the Dubai World Cup. In 2018, Christophe Soumillon sent the Saeed bin Suroor trainee to the front and never looked back, but […]

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U.S. Dubai World Cup Contingent Must Handle Thunder Snow, ‘Ruthless’ Striding North America

In front of the gigantic futuristic Meydan grandstand the Dubai World Cup will be the spectacular conclusion to the richest race meeting in the world on Saturday (30 March). The 2000m G1 dirt battle has delivered a few shock results over the years. However, two established stars have been attracting most attention this year, namely […]

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