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Preakness Winner War Of Will May Return To Turf In 2020 Debut At Gulfstream

Gary Barber’s War of Will is prominent on a list of 37 nominations for next Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Forever at Gulfstream Park, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track. War of Will’s exploits thus far have been achieved on dirt, including a victory in the 2019 Preakness […]

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Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Getting ‘Well-Deserved Break’ Before 2020 Campaign

Following a highly successful and somewhat adventurous 2019 campaign, Gary Barber’s War of Will is enjoying some well-deserved time off. Last winter/spring at Fair Grounds, the 3-year-old son of War Front stamped himself as a Triple Crown force to be reckoned with, taking both the LeComte (G3) and the Risen Star presented by Lamarque Ford […]

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‘Nice To Be Back Home’: Gaffalione Returns To Florida For Gulfstream Championship Meet

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione registered his first win of the 2019-2020 Championship Meet aboard 1-2 favorite Durlyn in Thursday’s seventh race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. After spending the past several months riding primarily in Kentucky with a summer sojourn to Saratoga, the 25-year-old native of nearby Davie, Fla. is happy to be home […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Math Wizard Squeaked out a Grade 1 When nobody else fired Won’t add up again #2 – Seeking the Soul A […]

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Classic Notes: Code Of Honor, Vino Rosso Take First Gallops At Santa Anita

Code of Honor – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s said Tuesday morning, William S. Farish’s homebred colt Code of Honor shipped well across country Monday and has settled into his new surroundings at Santa Anita Park. “He seemed to travel fine,” McGaughey said. “It’s a long day for him, but he seemed to come […]

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McKinzie Draws Post Eight, Tabbed As 3-1 Morning Line Favorite For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the climax of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to […]

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Classic Notes: Mott Pair Exit Breezes Well, War Of Will Enjoying The Weather

Code of Honor – William S. Farish’s 3yo chestnut colt Code of Honor left Belmont Park on schedule Monday morning for cross-continent flight to Santa Anita, trainer Shug McGaughey said. Elate/Yoshida (Bill Mott) – Assistant trainer Riley Mott reported “all good” with their Breeders’ Cup Classic duo one day after the two Bill Mott trainees […]

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War Of Will ‘Actually Focuses’ In New Blinkers; Got Stormy Will Be ‘More Effective’ At Santa Anita

Mark Casse boasts a strong Breeders’ Cup contingent, led by Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will (Classic) and Grade 1 Fourstardave champ Got Stormy (Mile). Additional Casse contenders include Perfect Alibi (Juvenile Fillies), Two Sixty (Juvenile Fillies) and Peace Achieved (Juvenile Turf). Jack and Noah and Proven Strategies are on the overflow list for the […]

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