war of will

‘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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Handicapping The Race For Broodmare Of The Year At Its Halfway Point

The first six months of the year can do a lot to shape the Eclipse Award forecasts for several divisions, but it can also lay the foundation for strong arguments toward the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Broodmare of the Year title. Whoever emerges from the 2019 racing season with the award will join […]

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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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War Of Will Stabled With Casse’s Saratoga String, Could Target Jim Dandy, Travers

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will is now stabled with trainer Mark Casse’s contingent in Saratoga and could potentially target the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. War of Will, who ran ninth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8, registered a […]

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Casse: Distance Only Question For Moon Colony In Belmont Derby; War Of Will ’50-50′ For Jim Dandy

John Oxley’s Moon Colony will look to handle a stretch out in distance in the 1 ¼-mile Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Moon Colony has never run further than 1 1/16 miles in seven previous career starts. But […]

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Preakness, Belmont-Winning Trainer Casse ‘To Focus More On Kentucky’

Mark Casse, winner of the 2019 Preakness Stakes with War of Will and the Belmont with Sir Winston, will have a string of horses stabled at Ellis Park this summer for the first time in more than a quarter century. Ellis Park runs June 30 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as […]

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Maximum Security Back On Top In Final NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

A historic disqualification may have denied Maximum Security his place in history as an American classic winner but the impression the colt left in the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby has allowed him to hold bragging rights as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll concludes for 2019. With poll newcomer Sir […]

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Casse Slept Well After Belmont Victory; Travers The Goal For Sir Winston And War Of Will

Winning the “Test of the Champion”, and with a longshot who at the same time earned his first graded stakes victory, is a feat of such enormity that it can drive a man to drink. “I’m not a drinker. But last night we all went out to dinner and the restaurant where we ate had […]

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Sir Winston Gives Casse A Second Classic In Belmont Stakes

An historic disqualification and a loose horse were the highlights of this year’s first two Triple Crown races, so racing fans were holding their collective breath as the field headed to the post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The third jewel provided no such theatrics, but did produce a 10-1 upset in the […]

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