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Tom’s D’Etat ‘Confirmed’ For Step Back Up In Class In Woodward

Returning to the workout tab on Saturday for his first breeze since winning the Alydar on August 2, G M B Racing’s multiple graded-stakes placed runner Tom’s d’Etat completed four furlongs in 50.24 seconds at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The 6-year-old sired by Smart Strike picked up his first victory of the year […]

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McKinzie On Top Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings For 10th Consecutive Week

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, winner of both the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the Whitney (G1), has retained the No. 1 position in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for the 10th consecutive week. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, Bob Baffert, McKinzie accumulated 303 votes this week, and leads […]

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McKinzie Confirms Lead In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, dominant winner of last Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, strengthened his lead over Thunder Snow (IRE) in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while the Whitney runner-up, Yoshida (JPN), surged to No. 3 in the standings. Trained by three-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winning-trainer Bob […]

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McKinzie On Top Classic Division With Whitney Triumph

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has taken over the Classic division with a decisive win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup feature race in the process. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense battled for the lead but was able to settle just off the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Emerge With Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth In Whitney Stakes?

Although the Breeders’ Cup Classic is three months away, the 92nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Stakes, a “Win & You’re In” race for the Classic, is likely to hold the key to some of the main contenders in that race. Of the eight who have entered the Whitney, six are proven […]

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McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the […]

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Seeking The Soul, Yoshida Await Gift Box In Grade 2 Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing LLC’s Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box will invade from the West Coast to take on Grade 1 winners Seeking The Soul and Yoshida in Saturday night’s 38th running of the G2 Stephen Foster. The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster is the richest of six graded stakes races on Saturday’s special 11-race night racing […]

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Dubai World Cup Notes: Audible ‘Best I’ve Ever Seen Him,’ Yoshida ‘Acting Well’

Here are Friday’s horse racing notes for the Dubai World Cup contenders: Audible—“Best I’ve ever seen him go,” Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm laughed as Audible briefly emerged from the fog that descended over Meydan Racecourse Friday morning, only to be shrouded again as he went through his gallop. As he stood on the rail […]

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Dubai World Cup Notes: Yoshida ‘Built Like A Dirt Horse,’ Seeking The Soul ‘A Prize Fighter’

Horse racing notes on the Dubai World Cup contenders for Tuesday, March 26: Audible—Audible hit the Meydan dirt track after 7:00 a.m. and put in a steady gallop under exercise rider Amelia Green, who is overseeing the colt’s preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher […]

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WinStar Farm Could Go Three-Deep In Dubai World Cup

While Godolphin and Coolmore are the reigning superpowers of global racing and breeding, Kenny Trout’s WinStar Farm is not far behind as far as influence. The Versailles, Ky., operation is rising along much of the same lines as the two aforementioned titans, with a powerful racing operation, far-reaching breeding program and a 22-stallion roster that […]

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