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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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Wonder Gadot Puts In ‘A-Plus Work’ Toward G1 Travers

Already boasting a deep appreciation for the history of Saratoga Race Course, trainer Mark Casse is relishing the opportunity to have star filly Wonder Gadot make some of her own in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. Winner of the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, the Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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Queen’s Plate Victor Wonder Gadot To Aim For Prince Of Wales, Alabama

With a dozen races already under her belt, Wonder Gadot will keep busy this summer at the racetrack. Trainer Mark Casse tells the Daily Racing Form the winner of Saturday’s Queen’s Plate will point for the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 24. The next […]

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