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Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead Latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

It was another standard week for Bricks and Mortar as the Chad Brown trainee continues to work toward his expected start in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on August 10 while maintaining his position at the head of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar, who is currently on a five-race win streak including […]

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McKinzie Retains No. 1 Position In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (250 votes) has retained the No. 1 position following the third week of voting in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, is followed in second place by Godolphin’s 5-year-old Thunder Snow (IRE) (234 votes), the two-time winner of […]

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Whitney, Pacific Classic On The Table For Thunder Snow’s Next Start

Third last out in the Met Mile, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow could target major races on both coasts for the remainder of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Helmet is under consideration for either the G1 Whitney at Saratoga (Aug.3) or the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar (Aug. 17), trainer Saeed bin Suroor told attheraces.com. “Thunder […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul jumped to No. 3 (165 votes) after the second week of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his stirring win on Saturday evening in the Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs, the first North American “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division. Seeking the Soul trails […]

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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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