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Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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Late-Maturing Tom’s d’Etat Seeks First Graded Win in Saratoga’s Woodward

Older horses will seek their final chance to win a graded stakes at the prestigious Saratoga Race Course meet when a field of nine assembles for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Named in honor of William Woodward Sr., who owned the prestigious Bel Air Stud, the 1 […]

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Pacific Classic-Placed Mongolian Groom Targeting Woodward

Trainer Enebish Ganbat plans to run Pacific Classic third-place finisher Mongolian Groom in the Grade 1 Woodward this weekend at Saratoga, turning around on one week of rest, according to drf.com. The gelded 4-year-old son of Hightail was sent to post at 18-1 odds, the second-longest chance on the tote board, but was beaten just […]

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Gunnevera Ruled Out Of Woodward After Missing Planned Workout

Trainer Antonio Sano cancelled a planned workout for Gunnevera at Gulfstream Park West Sunday morning, ruling out a start in the Aug. 31 Woodward (G1) at Saratoga. Gunnevera, a multiple-graded stakes winner who has earned more than $5 million, had previously missed a planned start in the Aug. 3 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga with a […]

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‘Super Fit’ Thunder Snow To Remain In New York, Target Woodward

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow was scratched from the G1 Whitney Stakes on Saturday morning after developing a fever, but trainer Saeed bin Suroor told drf.com that the colt will be remaining in New York for the Aug. 31 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. “He recovered good, no problem, he will run at the of the month,” Suroor said. […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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Gunnevera Missed Training Due To Foot Bruising, Out Of Whitney

Gunnevera has not worked since June 15 at Gulfstream Park West, and drf.com reports that the Antonio Sano trainee missed several weeks of training with a foot bruise. “I had to give him a little break due to a bruising in one of his hind feet, but he is scheduled to work again tomorrow,” Sano said. […]

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