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Champion Easy Goer launched his 3yo campaign in the 1989 Gotham Stakes. He won by 13 lengths in the time of 1:32 2/5, setting a stakes record
1989 Gotham Stakes Launching Pad For Easy Goer’s Memorable 3-Year-Old Season

One July day in 1988, Arthur B. Hancock III was dinning at a restaurant in Kentucky when he spotted his brother, Seth, the longtime President of Claiborne Farms. Arthur approached his brother and told him that he had been receiving promising reports about one of his 2-year-olds, a colt named Sunday Silence. What he heard […]

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Inspector Lynley wins the Tampa Bay Stakes
Inspector Lynley Holds Off Kasaqui In Tampa Bay Stakes

Stuart S. Janney, III and Phipps Stable’s homebred Inspector Lynley was the game winner of Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes, given a well-timed ride by John Velazquez to hold off Kasaqui by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, trained by Shug McGaughey, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm […]

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Tampa Bay ‘Home Team’ Trainers Favored In Weekend Graded Stakes

The rock stars are coming to Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. With three graded stakes races on the Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South card, and $650,000 in stakes purse money on the line, some of the world’s top trainers and greatest jockeys will be on the scene. Hall of Fame trainer Claude “Shug” […]

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Co-owner Kenneth Ramsey with Oscar Nominated following the Spiral Stakes
Oscar Nominated On Marquee For Tropical Park Derby

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated is set to finish off a most productive 2016 campaign Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a start in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds. The Michael Maker-trained ridgling has amassed nearly $600,000 during a sophomore campaign that included three stakes triumphs, as well as […]

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Family Meeting, winning the G3 Jimmy Durante at Del Mar
French Import Azaelia Seeking First Stakes Victory in Tropical Park Oaks

French import Azaelia will seek to build on her first U.S. victory when she takes on 13 other 3-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf. “She’s been training great. She’s up at Payson Park,” trainer Shug McGaughey said. “She’s done everything great. So far, so good,” Azaelia […]

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Ironicus delivers a course-record performance to win the 2015 Bernard Baruch.
Millionaire Ironicus Retired, Joins Claiborne Farm Stallion Roster For 2017

Claiborne Farm is proud to announce that millionaire Ironicus will retire from racing to join its stallion roster in 2017. “This talented homebred had a solid race career as a three-time graded stakes winner and multiple grade I performer. We believe his accomplishments on the racetrack, as well as his impressive bloodlines make him an […]

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Fair Point and Jose Ortiz being led into the winner's circle by owner Stuart Janney after their win in the Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes
Fair Point Closes Well For Senator Ken Maddy Victory

Stuart S. Janney’s Fair Point made big strides down the stretch to win Saturday’s G3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita Park, drawing away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the 4-year-old daughter of Smart Strike covered the approximately 6 1/2 furlongs of the downhill turf course in 1:11.75 […]

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Cheekaboo, center, wins the Honeymoon Stakes in a blanket finish
Cheekaboo, My Impression Lead 14 Fillies In Friday’s Valley View Stakes

California invader Cheekaboo and Stuart Janney III’s My Impression, daylight winner of the recent Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel, head a deep field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Friday’s 26th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at Keeneland. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the […]

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Inspector Lynley wins the Saranac
Inspector Lynley Runs Down Camelot Kitten In Saranac Stakes

Stuart Janney and Phipps Stables’ Inspector Lynley upset the favored Camelot Kitten in Saturday’s Grade 3 Saranac Stakes, running him down just in front of the wire to win by a head at Saratoga. The sophomore son of Lemon Drop Kid covered nine furlongs over the firm turf in 1:46.68 under Joel Rosario for trainer […]

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Ironicus delivers a course-record performance to win the 2015 Bernard Baruch.
Ironicus Targeting Title Defense In G2 Bernard Baruch

Ironicus, the second-place finisher in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan, is being pointed towards the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap on Saratoga’s closing day on September 5, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said on Wednesday. Ironicus was originally a possibility to start in the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on […]

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