Record $2.45M Tiznow Colt One of Three Juveniles To Top $1 Million In Positive Session At OBS April Sale

Hip No. 793, a son of Tiznow consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to John F. Moynihan, Agent for M. V. Magnier, for an OBS record $2,450,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, whose eighth in  :9 3/5 at Thursday’s […]

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Portmagee Leads Gate-To-Wire In License Fee Stakes

Waterville Lake Stables’ Portmagee stayed perfect in 2017, posting a gate-to-wire victory in the $150,000 License Fee for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf on Sunday at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun departed from the outside post and set early fractions of 22.62 seconds for a quarter-mile with […]

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Shah Retires San Vicente Winner Iliad As A Result Of Ankle Injury

Kaleem Shah has made the decision to retire G2 San Vicente winner Iliad, according to drf.com, as a result of an unspecified ankle injury the colt sustained during a workout at Santa Anita last week. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper most recently finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby. “I’ve been advised that if he […]

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Tiznow Filly Enstone Dominates Woodbine’s Fury Stakes

East West Stables’ Enstone was rock solid in taking Sunday’s $125,400 Fury Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse and patiently piloted by Patrick Husbands, Enstone, notching her first stakes score, was making her three-year-old debut in the seven-furlong Tapeta sprint, after finishing second in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes in November to close out her […]

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Ward Trainees Head Kentucky Juvenile Stakes On ‘Thurby’ At Churchill

Trainer Wesley Ward, who beat the boys with the filly Silvertoni in 2016, will send out the filly Happy Like a Fool and Waterford Stable’s McErin as a coupled entry for Thursday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track. The Kentucky Juvenile will go as the […]

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Lukas Donates Thoroughbred Memorabilia Collection To Kentucky Derby Museum

D. Wayne Lukas announced on Sunday that his personal Thoroughbred racing collection from his career in the industry will go to the Museum where it will live from this point forward. The extensive collection includes (4) Kentucky Derby and (4) Kentucky Oaks trophies, Breeders’ Cup trophies, painting of Winning Colors at Keenland by Peter Curling, […]

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Prat’s Confidence ‘Can Make A Difference’ In Kentucky Derby

Jerry Hollendorfer be seeking a first and Flavien Prat will achieve one at Churchill Downs next Saturday. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame trainer will be after his first victory in the Run for the Roses, in this, his sixth attempt, while the 24-year-old Prat will be riding in the Triple Crown classic for the first […]

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Pletcher Hopes To Calm ‘Aggressive’ Always Dreaming With Rider, Equipment Change

After several days in a row watching his star Kentucky Derby candidate fight his exercise rider all the way around the Churchill Downs oval, trainer Todd Pletcher has decided he has to change things up if he wants Always Dreaming to relax enough to stand a chance on Saturday. According to drf.com, Pletcher will replace […]

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Final Jockey Assignments Confirmed In 2017 Run For The Roses

The last of the Kentucky Derby riding assignments was confirmed on Sunday morning, and the current field of 20 is all booked up for Saturday’s Run for the Roses. The most recent addition is that of jockey Channing Hill aboard Fast and Accurate for trainer Mike Maker; Hill breezed the colt at Churchill Downs on […]

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Derby Notes, April 30: Battle Of Midway, Sonneteer, Irap Get First Tours Of Churchill

ALWAYS DREAMING/PATCH/TAPWRIT – A pair of Derby-bound colts were out early for exercise and another had a day off Sunday out of the Todd Pletcher barn on a cloudy but mild morning at Churchill Downs. The trio of 3-year-olds — Always Dreaming, Patch and Tapwrit – were the “chosen ones” who had made the cut […]

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Kitasan Black Bests Course Record Set By Deep Impact In Japan’s Tenno Sho

Race favorite Kitasan Black vanquished his rivals in this year’s Tenno Sho (Spring) by renewing the course and race record set by legendary Deep Impact in 2006 by 0.9 second, completing 3200 meters in 3:12.5 over the firm going at Kyoto, and became the fourth contender to capture the title consecutively as he cruised to his […]

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