Triple Crown

‘Poetry In Motion’: War Of Will Dazzles In Final Breeze For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will put in his breeze for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets on Friday morning on the Saratoga main track. Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will for the easy half-mile in 49.33 seconds, said the move was his best yet. “He went great. It was […]

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War Of Will ‘Effortless’ In Breeze Toward Jim Dandy; Tacitus ‘Going Good’

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will breezed in company with John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday as the sun rose over the Saratoga main track. With Tyler Gaffalione in the irons, War of Will, breezing outside of Strike Silver, overtook his stablemate down the lane and galloped out […]

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‘You Can Feel The History’: Gaffalione Making The Most Of First Saratoga Meet

The 2019 season has already produced milestones for jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who won his first American Classic race when he piloted War of Will to victory in the Grade 1 Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in May. Entering the summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, Gaffalione has already registered eight graded stakes wins this […]

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Colonial Downs Recognizes Virginia’s ‘Native Son’ With Secretariat Turf Course

Colonial Downs Group announced today plans to name its turf course for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A name synonymous with the sport of Thoroughbred racing, Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became a national hero in his historic 1973 Triple Crown campaign that set records in each of […]

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‘Professional’ American Pharoah Filly Wins Debut Over Ellis Turf

The 2-year-old filly Envied did something her famous dad failed to do: win her first start. Envied became the fourth winner from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, capturing Ellis Park’s fifth race by neck over favored Swanage. American Pharoah was fifth in his first start but went on to win […]

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Wagering On U.S. Racing Dips 7% In June; Down 3% Year To Date

Wagering on U.S. races in June 2019 declined by 6.99%, leading to a 3.01% drop in the second quarter and a 3.22% slide for the first six months of the year compared to 2018. Statistics released by Equibase show a decline of $74.5 million in June – from $1,065,526,949 in 2018 to $991,001,055 in 2019 […]

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Everfast, Joevia Top Nominees To Indiana Derby

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby has drawn 41 nominations for the 25th running of Indiana’s richest horse race Saturday, July 13 at Indiana Grand. Of the horses nominated, a total of 10 three-year-olds competed in at least one of the Triple Crown races in 2019 leading into summer’s biggest sporting event in central Indiana. […]

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Pharoah Colt Maven To Aim For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The first group-winning colt for his Triple Crown champion sire American Pharoah, Richard Ravin’s Maven has one more start planned overseas in the July 31 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood. According to horseracingnation.com, the 2-year-old will then take aim at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. “I’m trying to […]

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Late-Running Win Win Win To Try Turf In Thursday’s Manila Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness participant Win Win Win will make the switch to turf as part of a nine-horse field in the $100,000 Manila for 3-year-olds on Thursday, the Fourth of July feature, at Belmont Park. Win Win Win posted a 3-2-1 record in his first eight starts on the dirt, including […]

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New Direction: Goal To ‘Preserve And Enhance’ Preakness At Pimlico

The Stronach Group appears to have changed its mind about moving the Preakness away from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, according to Maryland Matters. The track is in need of significant renovations, and Stronach has spent the past several years devoting the majority of its resources to nearby Laurel Park, but Pimlico’s 144-year history may not […]

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