Personal Ensign

Jack Sisterson on the TDN Writers’ Room

Trainer Jack Sisterson joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss recent GI winner Vexatious and Sisterson's role in returning Calumet to glory.

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McGaughey Looks to Add to Whitney ‘Honor’ Roll

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Following the draw for the GI Whitney S. Wednesday morning, trainer Shug McGaughey answered more questions about his previous Whitney winners than this year's runner, Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}). McGaughey, a member of racing's Hall of Fame since 2004, will try for his fourth victory in Saratoga's premier dirt race for older horses Saturday with William Farish's 4-year-old homebred colt. The chestnut drew in the middle of the strong five-horse field, that features Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike), who has won four straight stakes, and...

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Shug McGaughey Talks Code of Honor, Belmont Reopening, FBI Indictments on TDN Writers’ Room

There was no better place to be in American horse racing than Belmont Park Wednesday morning as the track prepared to reopen New York racing later in the day after months of being shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. That's where Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey called in from as the Green Group Guest of the Week on this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland. In a wide-ranging discussion, McGaughey talked about the return of stable star Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}), racing finally resuming at his...

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Shug McGaughey and Randy Romero Relive Personal Ensign’s Distaff on the TDN Podcast

It its 34-year history and over hundreds of races, the Breeders' Cup has provided many a thrill and many a great race. But virtually everyone agrees that one race stands alone: that the 1988 Distaff, won by Personal Ensign, was the greatest Breeders' Cup race ever run. This year marks the 30th anniversary of that race and on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, we'll look back at this great race with trainer Shug McGaughey and jockey Randy Romero. Recalls McGaughey of the race,...

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30 Years After Personal Ensign’s Distaff

It its 34-year history and over hundreds of races, the Breeders' Cup has provided many a thrill and many a great race. But virtually everyone agrees that one race stands alone, that the 1988 Distaff, won by Personal Ensign, was the greatest Breeders' Cup race ever run. This year marks the 30th anniversary of that race and on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, we'll look back at this great race with trainer Shug McGaughey and jockey Randy Romero.

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