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Itsinthepost (FR)

Like so many stayers in American racing, Red Baron’s Barn LLC’s Itsinthepost did not begin to flourish until given the chance to try those longer trips and seemed a bit ordinary beforehand. When he did, though, his talent became apparent for trainer Jeff Mullins and the bay horse enters the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf as the top locally based horse.

A 5-year-old gelding, Itsinthepost has won three of his eight 2017 starts and the majority of his $695,712 earnings from 29 career starts. When trying the same 12 furlongs that he will contest in the Turf for the first time in March’s San Luis Rey at Santa Anita — his first trip beyond 10 furlongs — he proved a serious player. Confident in their horse, his connections shipped him to Keeneland for the Elkhorn and he did not disappoint, defeating subsequent top-level winner Bigger Picture in the process.

After a hiccup in the United Nations in July in which he dueled through a wicked pace and faded to fifth, he quickly returned to sharp form in the Del Mar Handicap, arguably running best of all when steadied and ultimately second in the that race. Such trouble prompted the betting public to make him the favorite in the last Southern California Turf prep, the John Henry Turf Championship, and he backed the bettors’ confidence, winning by a measured head under a stealthy Tyler Baze ride as the 8-5 favorite.

After beginning his career modestly in minor races in France and working his way up the California allowance ranks for Mullins, the son of American Post has a chance to prove himself among the best turf runners in the world in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

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Previous Races

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November 04, 2017Longines Breeders' Cup TurfDEL MAR1
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October 01, 2017John Henry Turf Championship S.SANTA ANITA PARK2
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August 19, 2017Del Mar H. Presented by The Japan Racing AssociationDEL MAR2
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July 01, 2017United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK1
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May 28, 2017Charles Whittingham S.SANTA ANITA PARK2
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April 22, 2017Dixiana Elkhorn S.KEENELAND2
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March 25, 2017San Luis Rey S.SANTA ANITA PARK2
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February 04, 2017San Marcos S.SANTA ANITA PARK2
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January 07, 2017San Gabriel S.SANTA ANITA PARK3
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November 19, 2016 DEL MAR
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October 14, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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August 20, 2016 DEL MAR
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July 23, 2016 DEL MAR
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June 12, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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May 08, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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April 02, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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March 05, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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February 06, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK
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December 26, 2015 SANTA ANITA PARK
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November 28, 2015 DEL MAR
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October 17, 2015 SANTA ANITA PARK
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October 02, 2015 SANTA ANITA PARK
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August 30, 2015 DEL MAR
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August 08, 2015 DEL MAR
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July 25, 2015 DEL MAR
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September 11, 2014Prix VincentMARSEILLE BORELY
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August 30, 2014Prix Aulibert Carrelage (Px des Erables)MOULINS
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August 12, 2014Prix Beachcomber-Hotels Royal Palm Mauritius (Prix de Tour En Bessin)DEAUVILLE
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July 25, 2014Prix de la MinardiereVICHY
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July 18, 2014Prix du Soleil de BretagneCHANTILLY