Gary Barber

War of Will Back to Winning Ways in Maker’s Mark

Looking for his first trip to the winner's circle since annexing the GI Preakness S. some 14 months ago, Gary Barber's War of Will (War Front) did it toughest, but called on all his class and determination to scratch out a short-head success in the GI Maker's Mark Mile as the Keeneland summer meeting reached its mid-point Friday. Drawn widest in the field of 10, the handsome blaze-faced bay raced three off the fence leaving the stretch for the first time and punched the breeze from up close as High...

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June 12 Insights: War Front, Frankel Juvys Clash at Belmont; Baffert Unveils Promising Uncle Mo Colt at Santa Anita

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-BEL, $64K, Msw, 2yo, 5fT, 1:15 p.m. ET International star sire power will be on display in Friday's opener at Belmont, as Coolmore unveils RIVER TIBER (War Front) against Gary Barber's Mrs Frankel (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and six other juveniles in this intriguing turf sprint, the first 2-year-old turf race in New York this year. River Tiber, a $500,000 Keeneland September buy, is a full-brother to 2015 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Hit It a Bomb and 2016 G1 Cheveley Park S. victress Brave...

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Gleneagles’ Silence Please Stays Unbeaten In the Salsabil

Unsurprisingly given her record in 2019 with her 2-year-old fillies, Jessie Harrington was at the forefront at Navan on Wednesday as the 10-1 shot Silence Please (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) edged out One Voice (Ire) (Poet's Voice {GB}) for a one-two in the 10-furlong Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil S. Held up with one behind early, Gary Barber and Team Valor International's Silence Please who went two-for-two when defying topweight in a seven-furlong nursery at Cork in September responded to Tom Madden's urgings to reel in One Voice in the...

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Thursday’s Insights: Pair of American Pharoah Juveniles Debut in Churchill Opener

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-CD, $79K, Msw, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, post time: 1:00 p.m. ET Trainer Wesley Ward will look to get his juvenile mojo back when he saddles Magic Cap Stable's firster TEQUILA QUEEN (AMERICAN PHAROAH). The daughter of graded stakes winner Agave Kiss (Lion Heart) was a $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will also be represented in the race by Winchell Thoroughbreds' Mad Maddy. The first foal out of the unraced Tiger Tale (Tale of the Cat), the Steve Asmussen trainee was...

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War of Will Back to Advance Casse’s Fame

His thoughts, on Wednesday, turned naturally to his late father. How could they not? Mark Casse was only 11 or 12 when he toured the Hall of Fame in Saratoga with the man whose passion for the Thoroughbred was already lighting a path for his whole future. "I'm going to be in here someday," the boy announced. Most fathers think they know how to respond to a remark like that. "Sure you will. You'll be the janitor." But Norman E. Casse was different. As usual, they were camping in their...

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Friday’s Racing Insights: Gouverneur Morris Returns Friday

Sponsored by Alex Nichols 6th-TAM, $27K, Alw/Opt Clm (75k), 3yo, 1m 40yds, 3:16 p.m. Team Valor International and WinStar Farm's GOUVERNEUR MORRIS (Constitution), tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' following a nine-length debut win at Saratoga Sept. 2, makes his first start since finishing second behind Maxfield (Street Sense) in the Oct. 5 GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity. Trainer Mark Casse sends out Untitled (Khozan), a sharp debut winner at Gulfstream in December who returned to finish a troubled fourth in the Feb. 1 GIII Swale S. in his first start for...

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Green Light Go Returns Against Exciting Untitled in Deep Swale

Attempting to build on the promise he showed last summer, Stronach Stables' Green Light Go (Hard Spun) will kick off his 3-year-old season against dazzling debut winner Untitled (Khozan) and six other foes in an intriguing renewal of the GIII Swale S. Saturday at Gulfstream. Unveiled by trainer Jimmy Jerkens July 4 at Belmont, the bay went to the lead and shook off the bid of subsequent SW/GSP colt Another Miracle (American Pharoah) en route to a 3 1/4-length success before scoring by a similar margin, this time from off...

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Sharp Debut Winner Untitled Purchased Privately and Targeting Swale

Flashy front-running debut winner Untitled (Khozan-Cindy Says, by Elusive Quality) has been purchased privately by Gary Barber and is being aimed at the seven-furlong GIII Swale S. at Gulfstream Park Feb. 1., per trainer Mark Casse. The newly turned 3-year-old colt aired first time out with a gaudy 98 Beyer Speed Figure versus Florida-breds going six furlongs in his Gulfstream debut Dec. 14 (video). Untitled's final clocking of 1:10.17 was flattered when Lady's Island (Greatness) stopped the clock in 1:10.75 for the same distance later on the that card in...

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