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Vino Rosso ‘Has Stepped Up,’ Connections Confident Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Repole Stable and St Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso remains on target for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 28 at Belmont Park, according to his connections. The Todd Pletcher trainee is coming off consecutive triple digit Beyer Speed Figures, including a 100 for his third-place effort in the 1 1/8-mile Grade […]

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Coal Front Out-Duels Diamond King In Parx Dirt Mile

Making his first start in two months, Coal Front won a stretch long duel with Diamond King and took the $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile for trainer Todd Pletcher and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith Saturday at Parx Racing. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Coal Front surged past 2-1 second choice Diamond King and […]

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True Timber Looks To Make The Grade In Kelso Handicap

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will attempt his first stakes victory when facing a wide-open field of seven assembled for Saturday’s 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap over the main track at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for 3-year-olds and upward pays homage to the five-time Horse of the Year from 1960-64. Owned […]

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Pletcher, Kumin, And Weisbord Secure Slot In Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club’s Pitons Cup

An impressive trio has secured the first of only 12 slots available in the $150,000 Pitons Cup, the feature race that will launch the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on December 13th this year. It will be the richest Thoroughbred contest in the Caribbean. Trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Sol Kumin and bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord […]

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Jose Ortiz Doubles Up In Dueling Grounds Derby, Oaks

Jockey Jose Ortiz missed opening day of the five-date RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs, but the track’s 2018 riding champion has made the most of the three days he has ridden, including sweeping Sunday’s $600,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby under Social Paranoia and the $348,250 Fifth Third Insurance Dueling Grounds Oaks with Princesa Carolina. […]

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Marconi Goes The Distance In Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Marconi overcame a slow start to lead a talented six-horse field through a romping wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Tapit colt broke poorly under Jose Lezcano in the 1 ½-mile marathon for 4-year-olds and upward, but quickly found his […]

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Pletcher Sends Out Marconi, You’re To Blame For Inaugural Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Trainer Todd Pletcher will look to kick off the Belmont Fall Championship meet on a strong note entering a pair of talented runners in Marconi and You’re to Blame for the inaugural running of the $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. On a day featuring three stakes races, the […]

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Qurbaan Bids To Go Back-To-Back In Bernard Baruch On Spa’s Closing Day

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan will look to repeat as the winner of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Monday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of two stakes on the Closing Day card of the Saratoga meet along with the Grade […]

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Late-Maturing Tom’s d’Etat Seeks First Graded Win in Saratoga’s Woodward

Older horses will seek their final chance to win a graded stakes at the prestigious Saratoga Race Course meet when a field of nine assembles for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Named in honor of William Woodward Sr., who owned the prestigious Bel Air Stud, the 1 […]

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After Long Absence, Annals Of Time Returns To Graded Stakes Level In Sword Dancer

Entering off an impressive optional claiming allowance win on July 24, Klaravich Stables’ and William Lawrence’s Annals of Time will make his first graded-stakes start since winning the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in 2016 as a 3-year-old in the Grade 1, $850,000 Sword Dancer going 1 ½ miles on the inner turf course on Saturday […]

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