Morse Code, Honor Code’s Half-Brother, Set for Debut at Aqueduct

Morse Code, Honor Code’s Half-Brother, Set for Debut at Aqueduct

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Morse Code, a two-year-old half-brother to Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner and fan favorite Honor Code, will make his debut on November 11th in the ninth race at Aqueduct.

Owned by Lane’s End Farm and trained by Shug McGaughey, the same connections that campaigned Honor Code, Morse Code shares the same dam (Serena’s Cat) as Honor Code, and his sire is Tapit, a grandson of Honor Code’s sire A.P. Indy.

Morse Code has drawn post position three in his debut, which will come in a six-furlong maiden special weight. The race originally drew sixteen starters, but nine have scratched, leaving a field of seven to head to post. Of the remaining starters, Morse Code is the second choice on the morning line at 6-1, although given his reputation as Honor Code’s half-brother, it would not be surprising to see him start as the favorite.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the blog Unlocking Winners.

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