Horse Racing: Breeders' Cup Mile

Space Blues wins 2021 Breeders' Cup Mile in familiar fashion

Space Blues wins 2021 Breeders' Cup Mile in familiar fashion

For the second day in a row, a Godolphin runner won a Breeders' Cup race going a mile after his stablemate scratched due to gate issues. This time, his bettors got paid for it. Space Blues sat a comfortable trip and made a strong closing move to win the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar. The Charlie Appleby trainee covered eight…
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Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Horse Mawj to Start 2024 Season at Prestigious Venue

Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Horse Mawj to Start 2024 Season at Prestigious Venue

A large number of equines have already begun the 2024 horse racing season. However, a few horses are still getting ready for their first race. One of these few horses is the filly Mawj, who had a prolific 2023 season. The horse triumphed in two Grade 1 stakes, and the horse looks forward to starting its 2024 season in style in the prestigious Group…
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Lure: The Horse That Switched Career Fields and Came Out on Top

Lure: The Horse That Switched Career Fields and Came Out on Top

There's a common phrase in horse racing that says "horses aren't machines," and the truth behind this phrase is rarely more apparent than when a talented horse isn't quite running to expectations. Such was the case with a talented colt named Lure, who began his career in 1991 by breaking a track record for five furlongs at Belmont Park only to lose…
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Santa Anita opens, may ultimately determine horse racing's fate

Santa Anita opens, may ultimately determine horse racing's fate

Yet again, Santa Anita is faced with the most important meeting in its 85-year history. At stake is not just the future of the track, but perhaps the sport itself, not just in California but around the country. During the last winter-spring meeting, which traditionally starts Dec. 26 and runs for almost seven months, the track had 30 horse…
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Another Stakes Winner For Bricks And Mortar In Japan

Another Stakes Winner For Bricks And Mortar In Japan

Aigle Noir (Jpn) (Bricks And Mortar) became the second stakes winner for his young sire with a narrow victory in the Listed Hyogo Junior Grand Prix at Sonoda on Wednesday. Bricks And Mortar has also been represented by G3 Saudi Arabia Royal Cup winner Gonbade Qabus (Jpn). Tabbed the 7-5 favourite, the dark bay raced just behind the leading trio…
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Living Magic, Brocknardini Square Off in $120K Tepin

Living Magic, Brocknardini Square Off in $120K Tepin

Living Magic captures the Chelsey Flower Oct. 28 at Aqueduct (Chelsea Durand) By Ryan Martin - NYRA Press Office OZONE PARK, N.Y.- Following their respective successful two-turn stakes debuts, Living Magic and Brocknardini will look to double up on their recent endeavors in Friday's sixth running of the $120000 Tepin for juvenile fillies going one…
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Sam Haggas's eye for an improver showcased by Tattersalls-bound lots

Sam Haggas's eye for an improver showcased by Tattersalls-bound lots

By his own admission, Sam Haggas spends all day behind a computer intensively studying form. But the young agent hit pause on a race replay and momentarily logged out of the Racing Post website to talk about his new Hurworth Bloodstock venture and several lots at this week's Tattersalls December Mares' Sale who demonstrate that all the time spent…
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Today's Horse Racing Tips from James Boyle

Today's Horse Racing Tips from James Boyle

Warm Heart has had an exceptional year regardless of what happens in this but I think her blend of speed and stamina can see off the challenge of Inspiral, who has never gone beyond a mile until now and has a habit of being slightly sluggish from the gates. Aidan O'Brien's charge didn't have the best of starts in the Vermeille last time, although…
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Ed Chamberlin excited about 23-race ITV marathon over Friday and Saturday

Ed Chamberlin excited about 23-race ITV marathon over Friday and Saturday

Underdogs Live In The Dream and Big Evs could elevate a monster weekend for ITV Racing to new heights, with lead presenter Ed Chamberlin relishing the prospect of a "mad" two days split between jumping stars like Bravemansgame and the bright lights of the Breeders' Cup. More than 12 hours of live racing will be shown on ITV this weekend, including…
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Born To Sea's Tulipa Chope Best In the Reservoirs

Born To Sea's Tulipa Chope Best In the Reservoirs

Having beaten the subsequent G3 Prix des Chenes winner Zabiari (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in the Listed Criterium du FEE at Deauville in August, Alain Jathiere's Tulipa Chope (Fr) (Born To Sea {Ire}) took the next step up the ladder in her stride when returning to Normandy to capture Wednesday's G3 Prix des Reservoirs. Settled in behind the leader…
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Up To The Mark Nails Master Of The Seas At The Wire

Up To The Mark Nails Master Of The Seas At The Wire

Up to the Mark won the 2023 Coolmore Turf Mile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, a "Win & You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Mile, by nailing Master of the Seas at the wire in a thrilling photo finish. Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Up to the Mark edged Godolphin's Master of The Seas (IRE) by the narrowest of noses to win the 38 running of the $1…
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Up to the Mark 'Nose' Way To the Wire in Coolmore Turf Mile

Up to the Mark 'Nose' Way To the Wire in Coolmore Turf Mile

Defying a four-month absence as well as 6-5 favorite Master of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Up to the Mark (Not This Time) looked to have it all to do turning for home in Saturday's GI Coolmore Turf Mile at Keeneland, but the $450000 Keeneland September acquisition exploded inside the final sixteenth of a mile…
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Turf Mile fair odds: Value hinges on Up to the Mark’s price

Turf Mile fair odds: Value hinges on Up to the Mark’s price

The Grade 1, $1 million Turf Mile on Saturday at Keeneland is a classic wedding-funeral situation. You know the cliché. If you didn't go to the wedding, then don't attend the funeral. I'm not sure what kind of wedding it was, though. Master of The Seas was 2-5 when winning the Woodbine Mile (G1), which gives me crudité and cash-bar vibes. All that…
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Arc Day BC WAYIs: Opera Singer stars in Boussac; Highfield Princess game in Abbaye

Arc Day BC WAYIs: Opera Singer stars in Boussac; Highfield Princess game in Abbaye

Beyond the main event on Arc Day, Sunday's supporting festivities at ParisLongchamp were filled with Breeders' Cup clues. Of the "Win and You're In" scorers, Prix Marcel Boussac (G1) romper Opera Singer is likely to use her free pass to the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), Prix de l'Abbaye (G1) winner Highfield Princess could take another crack at the…
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Hong Kong Harry prevails in City of Hope Mile; Lane Way pounces in Eddie D

Hong Kong Harry prevails in City of Hope Mile; Lane Way pounces in Eddie D

Rejuvenated by a summer holiday, Hong Kong Harry was back to his best in Saturday's $202000 City of Hope Mile (G2) at Santa Anita. One race earlier, Lane Way broke through with his first graded victory in the $203000 Eddie D (G2). Those stakes were the only races to remain on the turf after rain hit the area. The undercard races scheduled for turf…
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Reports: 1,000 Guineas victor Mawj will head to U.S. for fall

Reports: 1,000 Guineas victor Mawj will head to U.S. for fall

in Britain in May, will not race again in Europe this year and will instead be pointed toward a fall campaign in the U.S., according to multiple reports. The Racing Post and Sky Sports were among the news outlets reporting Friday that the Godolphin homebred 3-year-old filly will compete stateside, beginning with the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge…
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A Closer Look at Breeders' Cup Mile Hopeful Master of The Seas

A Closer Look at Breeders' Cup Mile Hopeful Master of The Seas

The fields for the 14 races that comprise the Breeders' Cup World Championships really begin to come into focus in summer and fall and this regular feature will offer a snapshot profile of one of the previous weekend's standout stars. This week we take a closer look at Master of The Seas, who secured on Sept. 16 an expenses-paid berth in…
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Miesque: Outracing the Boys to Become the First Two-Time Breeders' Cup Winner

Miesque: Outracing the Boys to Become the First Two-Time Breeders' Cup Winner

There are racehorses, and then there are racehorses, the ones who seem born with an innate desire to excel in competition and outrun opponents no matter the distance, conditions, or level of competition. There can no doubting that the great Miesque was a racehorse in the truest sense. If you had felt inclined to place a $2 show bet on Miesque every…
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Oaks winner Soul Sister ruled out for rest of the season but back in 2024

Oaks winner Soul Sister ruled out for rest of the season but back in 2024

Soul Sister, who gave Frankie Dettori what could be his final Classic win when landing the Betfred Oaks at Epsom in June, will not be seen out again this season but is to remain in training as a four-year-old in 2024. But John and Thady Gosden and Dettori could still enjoy success in some of the best fillies races this autumn as plans were revealed…
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Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket aim for Inspiral

Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket aim for Inspiral

John and Thady Gosden's daughter of Frankel bounced back to her very best at Deauville last month, providing her owners Cheveley Park Stud with a thrilling afternoon on the Normandy coast as Inspiral secured back-to-back victories in the Prix Jacques le Marois. That victory secured her a berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile later in the season, but…
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Seven Days: Super Saturday for Beckett and Chan

Seven Days: Super Saturday for Beckett and Chan

It's the time of year which most trainers must dread as they juggle spending time in their yards and at the races with attending yearling sales here, there and everywhere. One who will doubtless be patrolling the sales grounds of Doncaster and Baden-Baden this week with an extra pep in his step is Ralph Beckett. Marc Chan, one of Beckett's…
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Breeders’ Cup Fantastic Finishes: A Comeback of Biblical Proportions

Breeders’ Cup Fantastic Finishes: A Comeback of Biblical Proportions

Athletes amaze fans with remarkable feats beyond imagination, which is a huge part of the allure of sports. Thoroughbred racehorses remind us frequently that on any given day you never know what you might witness at the racetrack. Da Hoss in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Mile serves as a perfect example as his incredible comeback from myriad injuries was…
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Horses debuting in stakes can win and pay nicely

Horses debuting in stakes can win and pay nicely

Once in a while, you'll see an unraced horse enter a stakes or graded stakes. You might assume an inexperienced first-time starter is overmatched against stakes-caliber rivals, but that isn't always the case. When a first-time starter enters a stakes, it can be a sign of confidence from their connections. A maiden race might have been the easier…
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Alabama Stakes 2023: Odds, free PPs, picks for Saratoga Grade 1

Alabama Stakes 2023: Odds, free PPs, picks for Saratoga Grade 1

Racing fans wanting big fields in Saratoga's big races get their wish Saturday at the Spa. Wet Paint is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $600000 Alabama Stakes. Post time from Saratoga is 5:45 p.m. EDT, with Fox showing the 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. The Alabama follows the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) as the second…
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Old Man Casa Creed Doubles up on G1 Fourstardave Victories

Old Man Casa Creed Doubles up on G1 Fourstardave Victories

Casa Creed storms by to notch another victory in the Fourstardave (Janet Napolitano) By Keith McCalmont - NYRA Press Office SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.- LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable's Casa Creed successfully defended his title with a late surge to collar Grade 1-winner Annapolis and notch a three-quarter length score in Saturday's Grade 1, $500000…
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Casa Creed Doubles Up in Fourstardave Handicap

Casa Creed Doubles Up in Fourstardave Handicap

SARATOGA SPRINGS - LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable's Casa Creed successfully defended his title with a late surge to collar Grade 1-winner Annapolis and notch a three-quarter length score in Saturday's Grade 1, $500000 Fourstardave Handicap, a one-mile inner turf test for 3-year-olds and up, at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill…
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Smooth Like Strait is retired to stud in Kentucky

Smooth Like Strait is retired to stud in Kentucky

Smooth Like Strait, a turf specialist whose biggest win cametwo years ago as the odds-on favorite in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at SantaAnita, was formally retired to stud in Kentucky, BloodHorse reportedTuesday. The 6-year-old son of Midnight Lute bred and owned byMichael Cannon will stand starting next year for a $3500 fee at War HorsePlace in…
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Casa Creed Repeats As Winner Of Mile Prep At Saratoga

Casa Creed Repeats As Winner Of Mile Prep At Saratoga

Casa Creed won the 2023 Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at Saratoga, a "Win & You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Mile. It was the Bill Mott trainee's 2nd straight year winning the prestigious race. LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable's Casa Creed successfully defended his title with a late surge to collar Grade 1-winner Annapolis and notch a three-quarter…
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Rhyme Scheme Favorite In Local Hopeful Prep

Rhyme Scheme Favorite In Local Hopeful Prep

Dr. Miranda previews the 2023 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) from Saratoga, then gives her top picks & long shots. Following his impressive maiden win at Ellis Park, Rhyme Schemes has been made the morning line favorite in the local prep for the Hopeful Stakes (G1). Pura Vida Investments' impressive maiden winner Rhyme Schemes will look to take it to…
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Turf racing, early 2-year-old tilts take spotlight in weekend horse racing

Turf racing, early 2-year-old tilts take spotlight in weekend horse racing

Casa Creed, show winning the 2022 Kelso at Saratoga, seeks a second straight win in Saturday's Group 1 Fourstardave at the same track, a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Mile. Coglianese Photo, courtesy of New York Racing Association Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Arlington Million, Beverly D. and Secretariat Stakes, the former "International…
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Annapolis Has the Edge in Fourstardave Handicap

Annapolis Has the Edge in Fourstardave Handicap

It's easy to understand why Saturday's $500000, Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga awards a "Win and You're In" berth to the 2023 Grade 1 FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile Presented by PDJF at Santa Anita Park. Contested at a distance of one mile over Saratoga's inner turf course, the Fourstardave has been used as a steppingstone to the Breeders'…
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NYRA To Seed Saturday’s Late Pick 5 With Add’l $100K

NYRA To Seed Saturday’s Late Pick 5 With Add’l $100K

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.- The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will offer a Late Pick 5 pool seeded with $100000 on Saturday, at Saratoga Race Course. The additional money offered in Saturday's Late Pick 5 pool is to honor NYRA's commitment to horseplayers following extenuating circumstances on Sunday's card that saw three…
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NYRA to seed Saturday’s Late Pick 5 with additional $100K

NYRA to seed Saturday’s Late Pick 5 with additional $100K

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will offer a Late Pick 5 pool seeded with $100000 on Saturday, at Saratoga Race Course. The additional money offered in Saturday's Late Pick 5 pool is to honor NYRA's commitment to horseplayers following extenuating circumstances on Sunday's card that saw three races taken off-the-turf…
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Heat Up and Cool Down at The Spa!

Heat Up and Cool Down at The Spa!

Americanrevolution makes season debut in Evan Shipman Handicap. (Adam Coglianese) Saratoga Highlights: Week 5 NYRA Press Office/Past The Wire Staff Things are heating up at The Spa so come in for the action and cool down! Week 5 at Saratoga brought out the New York-bred fillies and mares in the Johnstone Mile Handicap with the winner Final Furlong…
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Saratoga: Recent trends in Week 5 Saturday stakes

Saratoga: Recent trends in Week 5 Saturday stakes

The fifth Saturday of the 2023 Saratoga meet has as its features the Fourstardave H. (G1), a one-mile grass test for older horses, and the time-honored Saratoga Special (G2) for two-year-olds. Here are trends worth noting about the two races over the past decade. Since its reduction in distance from 1 1/16 miles to one mile a little more than a…
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'He's Much Faster Than The Giant'

'He's Much Faster Than The Giant'

As expected, Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. was all about TDN Rising Star Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) who was able to dictate and dominate in Goodwood's heavily rain-softened ground and register a fourth straight top-level success. While his 1 1/2-length verdict over Facteur Cheval (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}) is hardly inspiring stuff, the 4-9…
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England: Paddington wins Sussex, qualifies for Breeders’ Cup Mile

England: Paddington wins Sussex, qualifies for Breeders’ Cup Mile

Odds-on favorite Paddington continuedhis faultless season for trainer Aidan O'Brien with another dominant display Wednesdayat Goodwood, England, in the Group 1, $1272595 Sussex Stakes, a win-and-you're-inqualifier for the Breeders' Cup Mile. Having started the season in a handicap, the 3-year-old Siyounicolt owned in part by American Peter Brant…
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Lennox Stakes: 'You have to get your head in there'

Lennox Stakes: 'You have to get your head in there'

There is something about that Lennox Stakes that brings out the best in Kinross. The six-year-old emerged as a top-level sprinter to follow when landing this race by a neck two years ago before missing out by the same narrow margin under Frankie Dettori last year. There was once again precious little to split the first two home this time but it was…
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Can Little Big Bear roar back in the July Cup plus all my super Saturday best bets

Can Little Big Bear roar back in the July Cup plus all my super Saturday best bets

For the second weekend in a row champion trainer Aidan O'Brien relies on a bear for big race success! But while bombproof Paddington banged in his sixth success in a row as the short priced favourite for last Saturday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, today the Ballydoyle maestro hopes to field the less consistent Little Big Bear in the July Cup. There…
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July Festival: “He’ll be very hard to beat"

July Festival: “He’ll be very hard to beat"

Trainer George Boughey kindly joined Tom Bull, Joey Laver and Jack Nicol on the tenth and latest edition of the Flat Out podcast to talk Via Sistina, the return of Classic winner Cachet, the July Festival and more besides. Enjoy in full below and don't forget to subscribe! George Boughey has a select team of five runners currently engaged for the…
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Curragh plan for Just Beautiful, with Group One triumph an ultimate aim

Curragh plan for Just Beautiful, with Group One triumph an ultimate aim

A Group Three winner for Ivan Furtado in 2021, the five-year-old was subsequently bought for 625000 guineas on behalf of Moyglare Stud Farm and moved to Ireland to join Twomey. She only made it to the track twice last season, disappointing at Leopardstown before finishing third at the Curragh, and she was again well held on her first start of this…
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Topics: Equine sculpture, Arlington, Ridgewood Pearl, The Bart, The Curragh, Newmarket, Churchill Downs, Brigadier Gerard, Frankel, York, Silent Witness, Sha Tin, John Henry, Aristides

Topics: Equine sculpture, Arlington, Ridgewood Pearl, The Bart, The Curragh, Newmarket, Churchill Downs, Brigadier Gerard, Frankel, York, Silent Witness, Sha Tin, John Henry, Aristides

The history of the horse in art stretches back over 30000 years. Since the days of prehistoric cave painting, mankind has been fascinated with the artistic representation of the four-footed beasts. This rich tradition continues to this day in the sculptures that grace racecourses across the world, celebrating the Thoroughbred heroes that have left…
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Up to the Mark Doubles up on G1s With Manhattan Triumph

Up to the Mark Doubles up on G1s With Manhattan Triumph

Up to the Mark up to the challenge in the Manhattan (Chelsea Durand) NYRA Press Office ELMONT, N.Y.- Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Up to the Mark, having found new life on the turf this year, continued his career resurgence with a popular and powerful 2 3/4- length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $750000 Resorts World Casino Manhattan at…
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Belmont undercard wrap: Up to the Mark is toast of Manhattan

Belmont undercard wrap: Up to the Mark is toast of Manhattan

Up to the Mark, having found new life on the turf this year, continued his career resurgence with a popular and powerful 2 3/4- length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $750000 Manhattan Stakes at Belmont Park, becoming racing's newest millionaire. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and owners Repole Stable and St. Elias…
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'I almost died, those final few yards were just unbelievable'

'I almost died, those final few yards were just unbelievable'

Good Morning Bloodstock is Martin Stevens' daily morning email and presented online as a sample. Here, Martin speaks to the proud breeder of the Derby runner-up. Subscribers can get more great insight from Martin every Monday to Friday. All you need do is click on the link above, sign up and then read at your leisure each weekday morning from…
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