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Dallas Stewart Looking For Second Woody Stephens Victory With Givemeaminit

Givemeaminit proved he’s more than just a very good Louisiana-bred when in his second start he was third by a total of a half-length in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes last summer behind the talented duo of Sporting Chance and Free Drop Billy. Now he’ll attempt to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Tom’s Ready, New At Spendthrift For 2018

Our spotlight on new stallions for 2018 shifts to Spendthrift Farm, where Tom’s Ready took up stud duty this year. On the track, the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in one of the fastest times in recent memory. During his sophomore […]

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New Orleans Sportsman, Horse Owner Tom Benson Dies At 90

Tom Benson, best known as the owner of the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints but also a racehorse owner as partner in GMB Racing, died on Thursday at the age of 90 after suffering from the flu for several weeks. Benson, a self-made billionaire through automobile dealerships and banking, was a hero to the […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Tom’s Ready Joins Spendthrift Farm Stallion Roster For 2018

Tom’s Ready, the three-time Graded stakes-winning millionaire by More Than Ready, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. Tom’s Ready will stand the 2018 season for a stands-and-nurses fee of $6,000, and he will participate in Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” program […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Cigar Mile

This first weekend in December is highlighted by Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, and it features as the 10th and final race on Saturday’s card in New York. The Cigar Mile drew a competitive field of 10, and is joined on the card by the G2 Remsen, G2 Demoiselle and G3 Go For Wand. […]

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Tom’s Ready ‘Loves New York,’ Gets Mike Smith For Cigar Mile

G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready is set for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Dallas Stewart said Friday morning. The multiple graded stakes winner by More Than Ready has been at Belmont Park since Sunday as he prepares for his seventh career Grade 1 start and his first […]

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Equibase Analysis: Tom’s Ready Primed For Cigar Mile

The 29th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap is not only one of the last few Grade 1 stakes races in North American in 2017, it is a race with a tremendously talented field of 10. Four in that group have won grade 2 stakes or better but only one of that […]

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Mind Your Biscuits, Practical Joke Headline Nominees To Cigar Mile

New York-bred multi-millionaire Mind Your Biscuits and 3-year-old one-turn sensation Practical Joke top a competitive group of 17 nominated to the 29th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, scheduled for December 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile, the cornerstone of the Aqueduct fall meet, will headline a […]

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Tom’s Ready Rallies Past Stallwalkin’ Dude In Bold Ruler; Therapist Takes Awad

With a late surge in the final sixteenth, G M B Racing Stable’s Tom’s Ready rallied late to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 6 with Joel Rosario aboard, the pair rated comfortably in last from the field of nine as Green Gratto and Awesome Banner […]

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Spendthrift’s 2018 Roster Led By Into Mischief At $100,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2018 stud fees for most of its roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster of 24 are three new stallions for 2018, and Spendthrift’s stallion ranks will be spearheaded at the top by leading sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved […]

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