Last year's Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will became a grade 1 winner on multiple surfaces July 10 at Keeneland, narrowly taking the $300,000 Maker's Mark … The renowned race will feature elite turf horses who will … Opinion We have opinions, and we know you do, too. War of Will is one of those horses for me. The colt arrived at Keeneland four days later. Hot List Key: A : A preferred horse to watch B: Secondary horse to watch *C: Went down 2 or more betting notches in the final 3 minutes and finished 1st through 3rd *D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4 th or worse War of Will ran a game second in his second career start in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes in September at Woodbine. The victory was worth $180,000 and increased War of Will’s earnings to $1,796,069 with a record of 16-5-1-2 that includes a Grade 1 dirt victory in last year’s Preakness. Dual surface star War of Will will stand for $25,000 (live foal, stands and nurses) in 2021 at Claiborne Farm, the Paris, Ky., farm announced Nov. 9. The War Front colt followed with a fourth-place finish, beaten by only three-quarters of a length, in the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland. Carroll said War of Will likely will have another work next week at Keeneland and a final tune-up at Churchill Downs in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby on May 4. In War of Will’s case, “WOW” isn’t just an acronym. Bobby went home to… At Keeneland April 13, War of Will breezed five furlongs from the gate in :59 to be the fastest of 44 at the distance. Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will went back to the track for the first time since his classic triumph, turning in an easy jog at Keeneland on Thursday, May 23 “War of Will’s post position was probably the most important of all, especially going a mile at Keeneland where I think the outside post is so tough,” Casse said. It was a big deal. A very big deal. He then finished fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf before his connections opted to give him a try on the main track. Keeneland September Yearling Sale TV Commercial, 'War of Will' Keeneland showcases a plethora of its yearling horses racing to victory while announcing its September Yearling sale. I made Crafty Daddy (13) my top pick, after he ran a strong third in the Elkhorn last month at Keeneland. A Keeneland sale graduate, War of Will is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of War Front out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Visions of Clarity (IRE). On this page, 1986 Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year and former Kentucky Thoroughbred Association president Gene McLean, along with other contributors, will offer their humble opinions on all things racing. Today’s Churchill Downs Hot List races to watch Sunday, May 16, 2021. "Each day he seems to be getting better," Carroll said. War of Will walks in the barn after his morning exercise at Keeneland Race Course Thursday Nov. 5 2020 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Skip Dickstein Skip Dickstein Rombauer made his final start of the year in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on November 6 at Keeneland. War Of Will Jogs At Keeneland, Assistant Carroll ‘Building Up His Energy’ Getting the bay colt’s energy reserves replenished following the first two legs of the Triple Crown is the main objective for David Carroll, assistant to trainer Mark Casse , in preparing War of Will for an expected run in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, slated for Saturday, June 8. His time was the best of 44 works at the distance. Keeneland sales have produced 20 Belmont winners, including 2018 undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify. Gary Barber's Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful War of Will breezed 5 furlongs from the starting gate in :59 over a fast track Saturday morning at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. His … Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. By Bob Ehalt and Matt Shifman. But, apparently, Keeneland is not a problem, either, as he romped to a 3 1/2 length victory in the Grade II $600,000 Bluegrass Stakes on Saturday. Carroll was thrilled to have War of Will back at Keeneland to prepare for his next race. The breeder encourages potential buyers to head to its website and check it out it stock. Among the 11 races on the card is the $700,000 Man o' War Stakes, which has drawn a talented field of 8. Under cover of darkness April 6 at Keeneland, Mark Casse sent War of Will through a crucial half-mile work. Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will went back to the track for the first time since his classic triumph, turning in an easy jog at Keeneland on Thursday, May 23. That was his first try in a turf marathon race, and he handled it quite nicely, finishing third behind Say The Word and Channel Cat, the latter of which came back to win the Grade 1 Man O’War at Belmont last week. “He’s just run in the Kentucky Derby (G1); he’s just run in the Preakness. That’s because he was expected to be a turf specialist, not one to excel on dirt. Although War of Will is a handsome colt with a glorious pedigree, few would have predicted his emergence as a Kentucky Derby (G1) contender. War Of Will Jogs At Keeneland, Assistant Carroll ‘Building Up His Energy’ Getting the bay colt’s energy reserves replenished following the first two legs of the Triple Crown is the main objective for David Carroll, assistant to trainer Mark Casse , in preparing War of Will for an expected run in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, slated for Saturday, June 8. But, I shed tears of joy as he crossed the finish line. He is encouraged by the extra energy War of Will has displayed at Keeneland. I do not cry easily. In a very deep field of 14, he went off at odds of 26-1. Gary Barber’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) hopeful War of Will breezed 5 furlongs from the starting gate in :59 over a fast track Saturday morning at Keeneland. Bobby Lee Duhon July 1, 1941 - May 10, 2021 Obituary for Bobby Lee Duhon Catholic Funeral Services will be held for Mr. Bobby Lee Duhon at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Martin and Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel, 600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, La 70508. Gary Barber’s Preakness (G1) winner War of Will is one of five graduates of Keeneland sales among the 10 horses entered in the 151 st running of the $1.5 million Belmont Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) to be run Saturday at Belmont Park. His longtime nickname around the Mark Casse barn, “WOW” could also sum up his life’s plot twists. 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