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Smart Strike Filly Tops Strong Day One At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Fasig-Tipton opened its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Saleat the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., with across-the-board gains Monday, as average and median increased while the percentage of horses not attaining reserve fell. A total of 162 horses sold on Monday for $11,537,500, an increase of 7.6 percent in gross receipts from the first session last […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Devil His Due Dies At 28

Multiple grade I winner and sire Devil His Due has died at the age of 28. He was euthanized the morning of May 22 due to infirmities of old age, according to Margaux Farm general manager Michael Hardy. On the track, Devil His Due carried the colors of Lion Crest Stable to the winner’s circle […]

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Back Ring: An Interview With Consignor Cary Frommer

Consignor Cary Frommer made headlines in 2016 when two Uncle Mo colts she purchased as yearlings – one for $90,000 and another for $150,000 – brought seven-figure prices at the 2-year-old sales, the first going for $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale and the second for $1.3 million at OBS in March. Earlier this year […]

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Hit It A Bomb Will Not Shuttle To Spendthrift Australia

Spendthrift Farm announced it will not be shuttling Hit It a Bomb to Spendthrift Australia in 2017 after a late deal was reached to instead shuttle the son of War Front to South America. “We did not anticipate such strong late interest in shuttling Hit It a Bomb, and an unforeseen opportunity came about that […]

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Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts May Sale At $245,000

A colt by Animal Kingdom brought $245,000 to top the Barretts May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in training. Trainer James Cassidy placed the winning bid for owner Deron Pearson of D P Racing. The highest-priced filly was also the second highest-priced horse sold – Hip 26, a filly by Unusual Heat that sold for $195,000 to […]

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Leading California Sire Unusual Heat Dies At 27

Unusual Heat, the all time leading sire in California by Progeny Earnings died May 17 due to complications from arthritis-induced laminitis. He was 27. “It is with a very heavy heart that I have to report the passing of Unusual Heat today”, said Harris Auerbach, managing partner of the Unusual Heat Syndicate. “He gave so much […]

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Seven Juveniles Tie For Fastest Time On Second Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Breeze Show

Seven juveniles breezed an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat on Wednesday to lead the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training under tack show in Timonium, Md. The under tack show will continue with its final session on Thursday, with the sale scheduled for May 22-23. The following are the seven horses to tie […]

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Turf Champion Tepin Confirmed In Foal To Horse Of The Year Curlin

Robert Masterson’s two-time champion turf mare Tepin has been confirmed in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Tepin, who was retired last month, is in foal on an April 30 cover. The 6-year-old mare is being boarded at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm near Lexington. Tepin […]

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Take Charge Indy, Cape Blanco Fillies Set The Bar In Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Breeze Show

Two fillies breezed an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat on Tuesday afternoon to lead the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training under tack show in Timonium, Md. The under tack show will continue with two more sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, with the sale scheduled for May 22-23. Hip […]

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Fifteen Juveniles Tie For Fastest Time At Barretts May Under Tack Show

Fifteen horses breezed a furlong in 10 1/5 seconds on Monday during the under-tack show for the Barretts May 2-year-olds in training sale. Among the juveniles recording those swift times were some of the following: * Hip 57, a first-crop Animal Kingdom colt out of Bandora, a stakes-placed daughter of Dixieland Band. Consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, agent, the California-bred […]

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