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Dual-Surface Grade 1 Winner Yoshida Retired To WinStar Farm

Yoshida (JPN), a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at WinStar Farm. He will stand for $20,000 S&N. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Head of Plains Partners and trained by Bill Mott, Yoshida earned $2,505,770 in a sensational racing career. A […]

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Turf Star Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Brigade In Manhattan

In search of a fifth win in the Grade 1, $1 million Manhattan, conditioner Chad Brown entered a quartet of accomplished runners to compete in the 147th running of one of the most prestigious turf races of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the prelude to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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Bricks And Mortar Much The Best In Turf Classic

Despite a slow early pace that should have compromised him, Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar proved his class in Saturday’s Grade 1 Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Off as the even-money favorite, the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway came from mid-pack to hit the wire a head in front of […]

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Sunday Silence Grandson Yoshida Takes Turf Classic At Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s 4-year-old charge, Yoshida, let loose in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Old Forester Turf Classic at Churchill Downs. Under jockey Jose Ortiz, Yoshida turned on the speed coming off the far turn, overtaking the favorite Beach patrol, and prevailing by a length over that rival. Synchrony finished […]

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Deauville, Beach Patrol Clash In Turf Classic On Derby Undercard

European invader Deauville (IRE), trained by Aidan O’Brien, tops a field of 10 for Saturday’s $500,000 Old Forester Turf Classic (Grade I), one of seven graded stakes on the 14-race program that is highlighted by the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). The 32nd running of the Old […]

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Main Sequence Joins Monmouth Park Hall Of Champions

Champion Main Sequence will join Monmouth Park’s Hall of Champions when the racetrack kicks off its 72nd season of racing this Saturday, May 13. A Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred, Main Sequence began his career in Europe where he won his first four starts before finishing second in the 2012 Epsom Derby.  After a winless 2013, […]

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Wise Dan Connections to Take Wait-and-See Approach After Woodford Win

According to the Daily Racing Form, Wise Dan came out of his victory in Saturday’s Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs in good shape. Plans for a next start are still unknown, though the two-time Horse of the Year could reappear in the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga in July. As for the Stephen Foster […]

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Wise Dan All Heart in Turf Classic Victory

Owner-breeder Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan survived a tense stretch duel with Seek Again to prevail by a head and become the second two-time winner of the $559,100 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I). Trained by Charlie LoPresti and ridden John Velazquez, Wise Dan covered the mile and an eighth […]

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