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Casse: Wonder Gadot Ready For Cotillion Rematch With Monomoy Girl

Gary Barber’s filly Wonder Gadot is on target to start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing according to trainer Mark Casse. The 3-year-old filly by Medaglia d’ Oro will make her 10th start of the year following her last place finish against the boys in the Grade 1 Travers on August 25 at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Monomoy Girl Puts Undefeated Season On The Line In Cotillion

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx promises to be the most anticipated showdown on the card as a field of eight 3-year-old fillies will contest 1 1/16 miles on the main track led by multiple Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl, who will attempt to remain perfect through six starts this year while […]

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‘Brought Me To Tears’: Irad Ortiz Pats Wonder Gadot After Travers Finish

The first filly to run in Saratoga’s G1 Travers in more than 40 years, Wonder Gadot was up near the pace in the early going but faded to cross the wire last of the 10-horse field. A camera caught jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. giving the filly a pat as she crossed the wire, and horse […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Showdown

Saturday’s Travers card at Saratoga offers a number of intriguing lonshots across six Grade 1 stakes, as well as a chance to see some of the industry’s stars lay their hearts on the line. Kicking off the afternoon is the G1 H. Allen Jerkens, in which the speedy G3 Amsterdam winner Promises Fulfilled takes on […]

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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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Can She Pull It Off? Trainers Weigh In On Wonder Gadot’s Bid For Travers History

t’s been more than a century since a filly was led into the winner’s circle after the Travers, and nearly 40 years since one even left the starting gate in the Mid-Summer Derby. On Saturday, Wonder Gadot is set to become the first filly since Davona Dale in 1979 to start in the Grade 1, […]

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‘Obvious Choice’: Irad Ortiz To Be Named On Wonder Gadot In Travers

Trainer Mark Casse reported Monday morning that Saratoga Race Course’s current meet leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. will have the mount aboard Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot, set to become the first filly since 1979 to contest the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday. Ortiz was previously committed to ride Hofburg in the Mid-Summer […]

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Neepawa All The Way In Third Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Neepawa stole the show with a front-striding performance in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the third and final leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Neepawa winning the OLG Canadian Triple Crown’s 1-1/2 mile turf event, trainer Mark Casse completed a sweep of all three legs as he also […]

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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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