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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Remembering Scat Daddy: ‘Capable Of Getting Every Type Of Good Horse’

Triple Crown winner Justify may have cemented the legacy of his sire Scat Daddy, but the late stallion’s international appeal has long been evident through European champions Caravaggio, Lady Aurelia and No Nay Never. Todd Pletcher, who trained Scat Daddy during his racing career, recalled his impressions of the horse in an interview at racingpost.com. “I […]

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Pletcher Springs The Upset With Prince Lucky In Easy Goer

It isn’t often that a horse trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez goes off at double-digit odds. Kicking off the stakes action on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card, the high-percentage pair teamed up to send 14-1 Prince Lucky to a neck victory in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes. A 3-year-old son of Corinthian, […]

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Met Mile – The Breeders’ Race – Thriving As Part of Belmont Day Card

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap serves as a prime example of how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and sometimes they can become better than ever. Four years after moving from its traditional spot on Memorial Day and becoming a cornerstone of a spectacular Belmont Stakes Day […]

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Pletcher Looks Back At ‘Remarkable’ Rags To Riches Belmont Victory

While every trainer saddling a horse in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets owns at least one victory in a Triple Crown race, Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher lead the group in Belmont victories with four and three wins, respectively. According to […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Belmont Countdown: Four Horsemen Of The Belmont?

Perhaps even more than usual, the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes is represented by the most recognizable names in the sport of horse racing. Many of the top jockeys have mounts but check out the trainers’ list — a collection of current and sure-to-be Hall of Famers, plus others who have resumes befitting the […]

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Hi Happy Gives Pletcher Hot Hand In Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Todd Pletcher has a Triple Crown winner in his barn. It’s 2015 Argentinian Triple Crown champion Hi Happy, last seen holding off Sadler’s Joy in the Grade 1 Man o’ War last month at Belmont Park. Hi Happy will take on Sadler’s Joy again, along with multiple Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol in a field […]

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‘Versatile’ One Liner Could Give Pletcher A Third Met Mile Winner

Already a two-time winner, trainer Todd Pletcher looks to complete a personal hat trick when he sends out One Liner for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes undercard. Pletcher, who won the Met Mile with Palace Malice in 2014 and Quality Road in 2010, threw One Liner into this year’s mix following a […]

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2017 Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit Third In 4-Year-Old Debut

Winner of the 2017 Belmont Stakes, Tapwrit returned to the races on Sunday for the first time since a fourth-place finish in the Aug. 28 Travers Stakes. Now a 4-year-old, the son of Tapit made his annual debut in a one-turn allowance over 1 1/16 miles at Belmont Park, finishing third. Ridden by Jose Ortiz […]

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Pletcher’s Belmont Duo Work ‘A Long Steady Five-Eighths With A Big Gallop-Out’

Trainer Todd Pletcher was a busy man Friday morning, shuttling between Belmont Park’s main track and training track as he fit in a number of scheduled works for next week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in between the raindrops. The trainer called an audible for his two Belmont Stakes contenders, sending them to the training track, where they […]

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