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Equibase Analysis: Will Diversify Repeat In Jockey Club Gold Cup?

One of the biggest questions regarding the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup is whether Diversify can lead from start to finish for the second year in a row. Having earned $1.9 million to date while winning 10 of 15 career starts, six at Belmont, we know where Diversify will […]

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‘A Lot Of Marbles On The Table’: Diversify Bids For Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ New York-bred millionaire Diversify will vie for his second straight victory in the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup against a field of eight on Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Carrying an all-fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic as a  “Win and You’re […]

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Champion West Coast Could Take On Accelerate In Awesome Again

Most recently second behind Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March, Gary and Mary West’s champion West Coast is nearing his next start. According to, trainer Bob Baffert is considering starting the 4-year-old son of Flatter in the Grade 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita next Saturday. He plans to enter West […]

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Connections ‘Excited’ For Thunder Snow’s Return To Dirt In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Initially arriving to Belmont Park on Friday, Godolphin Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Thunder Snow cleared quarantine Sunday morning and visited the main track, where he put in a brief jog in preparation for a start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup. “We’re happy with him,” said Tommy Burns, traveling manager for […]

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Juddmonte International: Thunder Snow Will ‘Need The Race,’ But Benbatl ‘In Good Form’

There were two clear stars of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse and as many clear narratives since Dubai World Cup night for Godolphin’s stars Thunder Snow and Benbatl. For the former, the world simply wanted to see him resurface after a superbly dominant lifetime-best performance in the $10 million Dubai World Cup […]

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Poet’s Word Takes On Roaring Lion In Wednesday’s Juddmonte International

Led by multiple Group 1 winner Poet’s Word (IRE) and Coral-Eclipse (G1) winner Roaring Lion, a field of eight horses is scheduled to start in Wednesday’s about 1 1/4-mile Juddmonte International (G1) at York, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Paulick Report 7/13 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Catch up quickly on what’s happened today in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report’s News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares news about an overseas-based horse pointing for starts in the U.S., including the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Also, the latest on one of this year’s Kentucky Derby runners who’s been backed […]

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Thunder Snow Pointing For U.S. Campaign, Breeders’ Cup Classic

According to various reports, the connections of Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow, have their sights on a return to the U.S. later this year and ultimately a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor said the Irish-bred 4-year-old was given a break following the March […]

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Dubai Performances Land On World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Just Not On Top

While there are no changes at the top of the second edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018, there are numerous newcomers overall, including multiple winners from Dubai World Cup night.  After their performances in Dubai, THUNDER SNOW (IRE) [123] and BENBATL (GB) [123] are part of a quartet in the co-fourth position. Thunder Snow defeated WEST COAST (USA) […]

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