Mastery

McCraken (Ghostzapper) works in company with Brian Hernandez up at Keeneland on 3.27.2017.
NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll Remains Largely Unchanged As McCraken Stays On Top

Three races took place this past weekend for the 3-year-old division: Steve Asmussen trainee Hence won the G3 Sunland Derby by 3 ¾ lengths and earned 50 qualifying points on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard, Fast and Accurate won the G3 Spiral for 50 points, and Thunder Snow took Dubai’s Group 2 UAE Derby for 100 […]

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Cheyenne Stable's Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes
Mastery To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery will stand at Claiborne Farm upon retirement, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) is a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant victories in last year’s Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr.I) and Bob Hope Stakes (gr.III), and this year’s San Felipe (gr.II). […]

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Malagacy wins the Rebel Stakes over Sonneteer, far right, and Untrapped, one from right. Petrov, the gray visible on the outside of Malagacy, finished fourth.
McCraken Leads Top 3-Year-Old Poll; Rebel Winner Malagacy Jumps To Fifth

This past weekend may have left some folks scratching their heads a bit for a Derby prospect after the running of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, a two-turn 1 1/16 miles event on dirt at Oaklawn Park as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby “continues in week eight of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) […]

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Cheyenne Stable's Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes
Report: Mastery Doing Well After Monday Surgery

Cheyenne Stable’s talented colt Mastery returned to his stall in trainer Bob Baffert’s barn late yesterday after undergoing surgery to repair a condylar fracture in his left front leg Monday afternoon. Baffert told the Daily Racing Form that the surgery “went very well.” Mastery, a 3-year-old son of Candy Ride, was pulled up after winning the G2 San […]

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McCraken worked at Palm Meadows on Mar. 11
McCraken Retains Top Spot In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

The past weekend two Grade 2 prep races were run as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby “nears closer to Derby day. The winner from The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (Tapwrit) and the San Felipe Stakes (Mastery) at Santa Anita resulted in changes in this week’s top-ten in week seven of the National Thoroughbred […]

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Iliad, a 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, wins the San Vicente
Iliad, Term Of Art Exit San Felipe Well, Point To Santa Anita Derby

San Vicente Stakes winner Iliad and Cecil B. DeMille winner Term of Art, second and third behind runaway winner Mastery in Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, are bound for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, trainer Doug O’Neill’s assistant Leandro Mora said Sunday morning. “Both horses looked good this […]

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Cheyenne Stable's Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II $400,000 San Felipe Stakes Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

Cheyenne Stable (Everett Dobson)’s Mastery was the dominating winner of Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, but worries immediately surrounded the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride as Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reported that the Bob […]

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Cheyenne Stable's Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes
Mastery, Gormley Square Off In G2 San Felipe Stakes

A trio of recent graded stakes winners, Gormley, Mastery and Iliad all figure prominently among a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth. A key steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, the San Felipe, which will be […]

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McCraken wins the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs
McCraken Just Holds On To Top Spot In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

This past weekend  of prep races for the “Road to the Kentucky Derby ”jostled the top-ten rankings with races cross crossing the east, west and southern coasts in week six of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, which results were released today. Still ranked number one is McCraken (13 first-place votes, 312 […]

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Arrogate breezes at Santa Anita on March 5
Arrogate ‘Worked Great Again’ In Preparation For Dubai World Cup

Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Pegasus World Cup Champion Arrogate made another step toward his expected start in the Mar. 28 Dubai World Cup Sunday morning, breezing seven furlongs at Santa Anita under regular work rider Martin Garcia. According to bloodhorse.com, the 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song was clocked in 1:24 for the distance, and […]

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