Catholic Boy Trounces in Travers

The resurrection of Catholic Boy continued Saturday with a romp in the 1 1/4 mile Travers Stakes. The son of More than Ready battled with Mendelssohn, a surprising front-runner given his last two feeble starts. Wonder Gadot, the wonder filly from Canada, threatened early but dropped back in the pack. She would finish last. Catholic […]

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It’s Travers Time!

Saturday’s 2018 Travers is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Travers in a long time, with one clear front-runner, a formidable foe from north of the border, and several horses who are just starting to live up to their potential. Good Magic, the runner-up to Triple Crown winner Justify in the Kentucky […]

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Accelerate tops Justify in new NYRA poll

Is hell freezing over? In the latest NYRA Top Thoroughbred Poll, Accelerate, fresh off his victory in the Pacific Classic, passed Justify as the No. 1 horse in America. Accelerate received 337 points, including six first-place votes. Justify received more first-place votes (31), but some poll respondents – Bob Ehalt, Evan Hammonds, Gary West, Jill […]

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Justify Retired; What It Means to the Sport

After many weeks of vacillating, the owners of Justify finally came out and said what most people were thinking: Justify, who seemed to have a chronic swollen front ankle, would be retired and would not race again. The owners and trainer Bob Baffert did the right thing; he was injured, and the injury was not […]

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