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Pletcher: Piedi Bianchi Has Work Cut Out In Grade 1 Alabama

Piedi Bianchi will take a major step up on Saturday as she gets set to make her second start of the year in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies, said trainer Todd Pletcher on Thursday. Owned by Nice Guys Stables, Madaket Stables, Jack Bick, and Jay Oringer, the Indiana-bred filly by Overanalyze was […]

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Pletcher, Asmussen Send Out Talented Juveniles In Sunday’s Saratoga Special

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send a pair of debut winners into their first career stakes start as Meade and Spinoff comprise one-third of a six-horse field of juveniles in the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Listed as Race 8 on a 10-race card with an […]

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Army Mule Back In Training, Breeders’ Cup On Horizon

St. Elias Stable’s Grade 1 Carter Handicap winner Army Mule arrived Thursday morning at Todd Pletcher’s barn at Saratoga, where he will continue training for a fall campaign, according to his conditioner. The 4-year-old Friesan Fire ridgling has been out of action since winning the seven-furlong Carter by 6 ½ lengths on April 7 at […]

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Pletcher Has Top Shooters Virginia Eloise, Guacamole In Saturday’s Adirondack

Trainer Todd Pletcher is looking for his sixth career victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for juvenile fillies at Saratoga Race Course, as he saddles a formidable pair in Virginia Eloise and Guacamole. Winner of the last two editions of the Adirondack with Pure Silver in 2017 and Nonna Mela in 2016, Pletcher will […]

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Tapwrit ‘Struggled With The Track,’ Will Be Trained Toward Woodward

Following Tapwrit’s distant fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney after thunderstorms delayed the start contributing to a sloppy track, trainer Todd Pletcher made no excuses for the 4-year-old son of Tapit, who still remains in search of his first win since capturing the last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. “He seemed to come out of the race […]

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Patch, Outplay Looking To Rebound In Sunday’s Alydar

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by a pair of runners as he seeks his third victory in the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday at Saratoga. Calumet Farm’s homebred Patch, the bay Union Rags colt who became famous on the 2017 Triple Crown trail for his uncommonly cycloptic vision, will carry the banner from […]

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Pletcher Pleased With Inside Whitney Post For Tapwrit

Trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday morning he is encouraged by Tapwrit’s inside post in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney as the 2017 Belmont Stakes winner prepares to make his third start of the year. “Actually I like the draw,” said the three-time Whitney-winning trainer. “I think he’s a horse that’s better off being in […]

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Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer 2-Year-Old Program ‘Getting Better And Better’

When Catherinethegreat rolled to an impressive 4 ¼ length triumph in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 20, John Oxley’s homebred daughter of Uncaptured flattered Gulfstream Park’s Spring/Summer racing program as an increasingly attractive launching pad for promising 2-year-olds The Spring/Summer Meet has strengthened every year since Gulfstream Park went to a year-round […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Gidu Back At Home In Friday’s Hall Of Fame Stakes

Zayat Stables’ Gidu will be hoping the cross-Atlantic trip will help him return to form as he competes against 10 other talented 3-year-olds in the 34th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Gidu ran sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup on […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Pride In A Family Business

Rarely has one family been so closely identified with one trade through several generations as the Amatos are to shoeing horses. The story begins with Salvatore, who learned the fundamentals of being a blacksmith as a teenager in a town near Naples and continued to hone his skills after immigrating from Italy to the United […]

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