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  1. Tizway sets sights on Breeders' Cup Classic

    David Grening

    Though Tizway earned a virtual all-expenses-paid trip to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile by virtue of his victory in Monday's Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, his connections are inclined to aim a little higher.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  2. More Than a Reason scores biggest win of career in Queens County

    David Grening

    Saturday, in his 10th attempt in stakes company, More Than a Reason graduated from hard-knocker to graded stakes winner, outfinishing Stormy's Majesty to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Queens County by a head before a decent-sized crowd of 5,444 at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2010
  3. Jersey Town upsets in Cigar Mile

    David Grening

    When trainer Barclay Tagg talked owner Charles Fipke out of running Jersey Town in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, it was with the idea that the Grade 1 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile would come up an easier spot.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  4. Spacy Tracy wins Top Flight

    David Grening

    Spacy Tracy continued her transformation from a solid turf horse to perhaps an even better dirt horse with a victory over Our Khrysty in Friday's Grade 2, $150,000 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct. It was 1 1/4 lengths back to pacesetter Qualia in third.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  5. Crown of Thorns scratched from BC Dirt Mile

    David Grening

    Crown of Thorns, a leading contender for Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, was scratched from the race on Friday after he developed a recurrence of an old injury to his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  6. Theyskens' Theory switches to dirt in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fill...

    David Grening

    On Friday, Rosen will send out Theyskens' Theory - a half-sister to Stevie Wonderboy - in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  7. Morning Line surprising favorite in Dirt Mile

    David Grening

    The biggest surprise at the post position draw for this year's Breeders' Cup races came when Morning Line was entered in the $1 million Dirt Mile as opposed to the $5 million Classic.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  8. A Little Warm injured, likely to be retired

    David Grening

    A Little Warm, winner of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga in July, suffered condylar fractures to both front legs on Thursday and will most likely be retired from racing, his connections said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  9. A Z Warrior strong on dirt in Frizette

    David Grening

    A Z Warrior, after a disappointing finish in the Grade 1 Darley Debutante, relished the dirt surface at Belmont Park with an eye-catching 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Frizette Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2010
  10. Vosburgh win proves Girolamo can sprint

    David Grening

    With several horses aimed at the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stable wanted to run Girolamo in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational at Belmont Park to see if they had a contender for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  11. Belmont's fall stakes figure key for Breeders' Cup

    David Grening

    With the Breeders' Cup World Championships returning to dirt for the first time in three years -- albeit at Churchill Downs -- the significance of the Belmont fall meet is once again heightened.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  12. Forego top two headed for Breeders' Cup

    David Grening

    Even though the top two finishers from Saturday's Grade 1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga will be pointed to the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, it is possible they could end up in different races.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  13. Todd Pletcher sending four fillies for Spinaway

    David Grening

    Forget the notion that big races always draw small, select fields. With 11 seasoned runners in the field, Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Forego at Saratoga has quality and quantity.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  14. Unrivaled Belle back on dirt

    David Grening

    Unrivaled Belle appears to prefer dirt, a surface she returns to on Saturday when she heads an eight-horse field entered in the Grade 3, $150,000 Rampart Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  15. Kodiak Kowboy captures Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, Bribon, Vinery Sta...

    David Grening

    Kodiak Kowboy threw his hat in the ring to be considered champion sprinter by running down Bribon to win Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Cigar Mile by three-quarters of a length at Aqueduct. It was a head back to Vineyard Haven in third.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2009
  16. Return to dirt a success for Sara Louise in Top Flight Handicap a...

    David Grening

    Back on dirt, Sara Louise was back in form, holding off a stiff challenge from Justwhistledixie in the stretch to win Friday's Grade 2, $150,000 Top Flight Handicap by a half-length at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2009