International Horse Racing

Brown Seeking First Queen’s Plate Victory With Inflexibility

Queen’s Plate contender Inflexibility exercise rider Aly Walker.Trainer Chad Brown. Trainer Chad Brown enjoyed a monster season in 2016 leading North America in earnings ($ 23,153,084) and graded stakes wins (42) while capturing his first training title at Saratoga. For his efforts, Brown earned his first Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer. On July 2, Brown will attempt to add yet ...

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Cloud Computing Stretches His Legs In Half-Mile Work; Brown Aiming For Jim Dandy

Preakness victor Cloud Computing breezed on Belmont’s main track Sunday morning, covering a half-mile in :49.40 for trainer Chad Brown. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Maclean’s Music is being pointed to the July 29 G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. “It was a maintenance work, just something to let him stretch his legs a little,” Brown said. “It was ...

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Aidan O’Brien Considering Four-Strong Contingent For Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival

Deauville (IRE) (Galileo) and jockey Jamie Spencer win the 2016 Belmont Derby Invitational (Gr I) at Belmont Park for trainer Aidan O’Brien Champion European trainer Aidan O’Brien may hold a strong hand in this year’s Stars & Stripes Festival on Saturday, July 8, with as many as four contenders currently holding invites for the Grade 1, $ 1.2 million Belmont ...

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Runaway Maiden Winner Copper Bullet Headlines Friday’s Bashford Manor

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen will attempt to win the $ 100,000 Bashford Manor Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) for an impressive fifth time when he saddles eye-catching eight-length maiden winner Copper Bullet against five others, including well-meant juveniles Mo Diddley and Ten City, in Friday night’s 116th renewal of the six-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds – the first ...

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Six-Furlong Breeze Leaves Arrogate Wanting ‘More’

Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with his champion colt Arrogate on Sunday morning, watching from the grandstand as he recorded his longest breeze since returning from Dubai. Under Martin Garcia, the 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song recorded six furlongs in 1:12.40, according to drf.com, passing a pair of horses from another stable who had started in front of him. “He wants ...

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No ‘Battle’ For ‘Midway’ In Facile Affirmed Victory

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, returned to the races on Saturday at Santa Anita in fine style, winning the G3 Affirmed Stakes by nearly four lengths over B Squared. The sophomore son of Smart Strike, ridden by Flavien Prat for Jerry Hollendorfer, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main ...

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Heavily Favored Finley’sluckycharm Scores Easily In Chicago Handicap

Finley’sluckycharm reaffirmed her status as the top female sprinter in Kentucky with a comfortable 2 ¼-length front-running win over Ivy Bell in Saturday’s 28th running of the $ 100,000 Chicago Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Breaking from post position No. 6 in the field of 10 fillies and mares, Finley’sluckycharm sprinted seven furlongs over a fast track in 1:22.17. ...

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