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Good Magic Draws Post Nine, Wonder Gadot Post Two For 149th Travers Stakes

It seems only fitting that the top trainer at Saratoga Race Course this year should have the top two horses in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday, when Chad Brown will saddle 2-1 early favorite Good Magic and second choice Gronkowski in the 149th running of the Mid-Summer Derby. The Brown trainees […]

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NYRA: Tickets Going Fast For Travers’ Day Card Featuring Six Grade 1 Races

The 149th edition of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers will be filled with intrigue as fans await to see whether a filly can be the first to capture the race since World War I. When Wonder Gadot, named for the actress who played Wonder Woman in the recent hit movie, enters the starting gate […]

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Travers Works: Good Magic ‘Couldn’t Have Done Any Better,’ Wonder Gadot ‘Sharp’

Multiple Grade 1 winner Good Magic, the probable favorite for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, turned in a scintillating five-furlong breeze in 1:00.44 Friday morning in preparation for the Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga Race Course. The Curlin colt is looking to become the first juvenile champion since Street Sense (2006) to win the 1 ¼ mile Travers, […]

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Bloodlines: Magic Elements Of Stride And Power In Curlin Offspring

Everything’s coming up Curlin. On July 28, the stallion’s son Tenfold won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, with the Curlin colt Vino Rosso a flying third in the nine-furlong race, and the next day, last year’s champion 2-year-old colt Good Magic, also by Curlin, won the G1 Haskell by three lengths as […]

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Tenfold Drifts Out But Holds On In Jim Dandy

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Tenfold bore out badly in the final sixteenth of a mile, but still managed to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Flameaway and Vino Rosso. For the red-hot partnership of jockey Ricardo Santana and trainer Steve Asmussen, Tenfold completed nine furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main […]

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Weekend Lineup: Haskell Invitational

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday, led by juvenile champion Good Magic and Preakness runner-up Bravazo. Other Grade 1 races this weekend include the Vanderbilt, Bing Crosby, and Clement Hirsch. The Vanderbilt at Saratoga features talented sprinter Imperial Hint against Steve Asmussen trainee […]

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Pletcher Looks For Seventh Jim Dandy Victory With Vino Rosso

A field of five 3-year-olds will be sent from the gate in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. The 55th running of the 1 1/8-mile route will be broadcast on Saratoga Live from 6-7 p.m. nationally on FS2 from 4-7 p.m. and shown regionally on MSG+, FOX Sports Prime Ticket and […]

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Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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Belmont Owners ‘Baffled,’ Upset By Jockey Tactics In Race Against Justify

Did the strategies employed by two of the jockeys in the Belmont Stakes make winning the Triple Crown easier on Justify? Owners of the two horses definitely have some questions. Mike Repole, co-owner of Noble Indy and Vino Rosso, told Tom Pedulla writing for the New York Post he wanted stewards to look into Florent […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Belmont As A Solo Act?

While the Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown series, in some ways it stands alone. The taxing distance, the high stakes of the race when a Triple Crown contender comes to town, the difficulty for both horse and jockey all make it a unique event. In this edition of The Friday […]

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