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Declining numbers in Thoroughbred foal crops are tied to significant issues in U.S. racing
The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It’s no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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McCraken wins the Sam F. Davis Stakes
McCraken Takes Over First Place In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

This past weekend the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” biggest race ran through Tampa Bay Downs in Florida resulting in some minor changes in week  three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, which results were released today. Moving up a notch from second to first-place is McCraken (18 first-place votes; 335 […]

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Isabelle de Tomaso (2nd from right in green) with her sister Hope Haskell Jones and trainer Graham Motion after the Holy Bull
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Tradition Deep In Sports Cars And Racehorses

Horsepower has always fascinated Isabelle de Tomaso, whose New Jersey homebred colt, Irish War Cry, pulled off a wire-to-wire upset of 2-year-old champion Classic Empire in last Saturday’s Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. A daughter of Amory L. Haskell – founding president of Monmouth Park and the namesake for the Jersey Shore […]

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Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) wins the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. Julien Leparoux up, Mark Casse trainer, John Oxley owner.
Commentary: Classic Empire ‘Has A Lot Of History To Buck’ In Order To Win Kentucky Derby

The seasonal debut of champion Classic Empire didn’t go as his connections and fans had hoped last Saturday, with the colt finishing a dull third in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. As trainer Mark Casse and his team regroup and decide where Classic Empire will run next, racing fans are left to debate whether […]

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Irish War Cry scores an impressive victory in the Holy Bull
Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Curlin In Classic Demand

At the end of January, chestnut champion California Chrome closed out a career, and a week later, a fresh classic prospect with a touch of ‘chrome’ upended the form in the toughest 3-year-old contest of the new season with a victory in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The winner of the Holy Bull […]

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Irish War Cry after the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry Vaults To Top Of NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

This past weekend the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” ran through Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park resulting with some shuffling the previous sophomores from their previous berth in the top ten in week two of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, which results were released today. Moving right to the […]

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Irish War Cry scores an impressive victory in the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry Targets Future Gulfstream Preps; Classic Empire Will Look Elsewhere

Trainer Graham Motion reported Sunday morning that the undefeated Irish War Cry, who posted a mild upset as the 3 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), will remain in Florida at the Palm Meadows Training Center and target Gulfstream Park’s signature Triple Crown preps. Whether Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War […]

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Irish War Cry wins the Holy Bull
Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Program Handles Record $19.7 Million

One week after establishing an all-time record for total handle of $40.2 million, Gulfstream Park’s 12-race Holy Bull program Saturday handled $19.775 million. It was a record handle on Holy Bull Day, topping the previous mark of $17 million last year. Saturday’s Holy Bull program included five stakes races including the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy […]

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Irish War Cry beat both Classic Empire and Gunnevera in the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry Leads All The Way In Emphatic Holy Bull Victory

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry entered the G2 Holy Bull with just two starts, though he’d won both of them. He shot to the lead from the starting gate and refused to give way, crossing the wire nearly four lengths in front of the late-running Gunnevera and the Eclipse Award-winning Classic Empire. A […]

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Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) wins The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland
Champion Classic Empire Takes On Eight Rivals In G2 Holy Bull

John Oxley’s Classic Empire is slated to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, fresh off being honored as the outstanding 2-year-old male of 2016 at the recent Eclipse Awards dinner. The sophomore son of Pioneerof the Nile brings a strong resume into the important 1 1/16-mile […]

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