war of will

Field Of Nine, Led By Tacitus, War Of Will, Shaping Up For Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner War of Will and third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tacitus will likely be the solid top two choices in a probable field of nine for the Belmont Stakes June 8. The field won’t officially be set until Tuesday, when the post position draw takes place, but word from potential contenders points to a nine-horse […]

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War Of Will Takes Over NTRA’s Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Gary Barber’s War of Will has a new bragging right to go along with his classic victory in the Preakness Stakes as the son of War Front earned 16 first-place votes and a total of 322 points to take over the lead position in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War […]

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Apprentice Declan Carroll Nearing Return To Races At Churchill Downs

Apprentice rider Declan Carroll has been sidelined since March with a back injury suffered at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., but the 19-year-old hopes to be back riding races in two weeks at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. “I’ve been wanting to get back riding so badly,” Carroll said. “The doctors gave me the […]

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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: ‘Challenging’ Times

The second leg of what has turned out to be one notable Triple Crown series is in the books. Meanwhile, the drama continues off the track for the horse racing industry with lawsuits, betting challenges, legislative hearings and media scrutiny. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss War of […]

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War Of Will Jogs At Keeneland, Assistant Carroll Says Preakness Winner ‘Building Up His Energy’

Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will went back to the track for the first time since his classic triumph, turning in an easy jog at Keeneland on Thursday, May 23. Getting the bay colt’s energy reserves replenished following the first two legs of the Triple Crown is the main objective for David Carroll, assistant to […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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‘I Am The Last One They See’: The Artist Behind Racing’s Quickest Masterpiece

When Lawrence Jones arrived in the Preakness infield with a little red wagon full of painting supplies at 5:18 p.m., he was behind the schedule he sets for himself. It seems inconceivable that he, of all the people in the winner’s circle that day, should have encountered resistance navigating the labyrinth of security checkpoints with […]

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Bloodlines: War Of Will’s ‘Depth Of Family’ Bodes Well

War Front could be pardoned for a bit of pride because the big bay horse from Claiborne Farm had a pretty good weekend. War of Will won the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday; Etoile won the G3 Fillies Sprint at Naas in Ireland on Sunday, with Peace Charter second (both by War Front); and […]

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Right Place, Right Time: Half-Brother To Preakness Winner War Of Will On Offer At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

When it comes to timely catalog updates, the effects on a hammer price can range from benign to potentially life-changing. Where exactly Hip 575 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale will fall on that spectrum remains to be seen, but having half-brother War of Will win the Preakness Stakes just three days before […]

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