Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Fort Larned is Ready to Defend His Title

October 14, 2013 By Loren Hebel-Osborne

Trainer Ian Wilkes regaled Fort Larned’s 4-year-old campaign last year as a string of wonderful surprises. "We knew he was a good horse. He was getting physically stronger and maturing, but it was like a light turned on inside him.  He went from being a boy to a man almost overnight.  If you told me he’d win the Breeders’ Cup Classic though, I probably wouldn’t have believed it – everything went...

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Classic Jack Van Berg

September 19, 2013 By Loren Hebel-Osborne

"The Breeders’ Cup Experience is like the Super Bowl, The World Series and the Stanley Cup all rolled into one," said Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg, on his cell phone atop his pony Indio early this morning on the track at Hollywood Park. "You’ve got the best teams in Thoroughbred racing: top jockeys, top trainers and owners, and full fields of some of the best horses in the World –...

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