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Bloodlines: Holy Helena Carries On Tradition, Lasix-Free

The once-beaten Holy Helena (by Ghostzapper) became the fourth winner of the Queen’s Plate for owner-breeder Frank Stronach, who breeds in the name of Adena Springs and races in the name of Stronach Stable. His filly Holy Helena is the eighth winner of the Woodbine Oaks to come back and win the Plate, and she has […]

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Frankel’s First Winner Cunco To Join Chad Brown In America

The first winner sired by champion Frankel, Don Alberto Stable’s Cunco has been transferred from trainer John Gosden to the United States with 2016 Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old colt won on debut at Newbury last year, then captured the Classic Trial at Sandown in April of 2017. Most recently, he was […]

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Fort Larned Gets First Winner In Mile Turf Race At Ellis Park

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned had his first winner as a sire on Tuesday at Ellis Park when Mark Breen’s juvenile Fort Wise Treaty won a maiden special weight over one mile on the turf. Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, the colt won by a neck to complete the mile […]

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$1.7 Million OBS Sale Topper Romps In Santa Anita Debut

Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Diamondsandpearls, who brought $1.7-million to top the 2017 OBS March Sale, took the lead at the start of a $54,345 maiden special weight test at Santa Anita on Sunday and gave nothing else a chance, romping to a seven length victory in her debut for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old daughter […]

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Paddy O’Prado, Corinthian Sold; To Stand In Turkey

Grade 1 winners Paddy O’Prado and Corinthian have been sold and will be relocated to Turkey. The Daily Racing Form reports that the stallions – Paddy O’Prado stood at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky and Corinthian resided at Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania – will now stand at Evicmen Harasi in Kemalpasa, Turkey. Paddy O’Prado won five of 14 […]

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Champion Animal Kingdom Sires First Stakes Winner As Sunny Skies Takes Debutante

Freshman sire Animal Kingdom sired his first stakes winner when his daughter Sunny Skies charged to a 1 3/4-length victory in the listed Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs June 30. The chestnut filly, which races as a homebred for Normandy Farm, remains perfect in two starts for trainer Ken McPeek. Sunny Skies became Animal Kingdom’s […]

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Finest City Granted Three Pennsylvania-Bred Honors

Finest City scooped up three state-bred honors at the recent Iroquois Awards Banquet held by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association. According to a report by The Blood-Horse, the daughter of City Zip was named champion older female, champion female sprinter, and Horse of the Year for 2016. The Eclipse Award winner picked up over $800,000 in […]

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Stallions Archarcharch, Tizway Sold; To Stand In South Korea

Spendthrift Farm announced today that Archarcharch and Tizway have been sold and will take up stud duties in South Korea. The deal was brokered by agent Jun Park. “Korea is always looking for opportunities to improve the country’s breeding program,” said Park. “These stallions are a wonderful addition to Korea’s stallion roster, and we are […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Hero Better Talk Now Euthanized Due To Complications From Colic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Better Talk Now, who captured the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2004, was euthanized June 27 at New Bolton Center due to the complications from undergoing colic surgery. The 18-year-old gelding had been at New Bolton since June 7. Herringswell Stables’ Maggie Kimmitt posted this beautiful tribute to Better Talk Now Wednesday morning on their […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Scat Daddy’s Legacy Lives On Royally

There were four Kentucky-bred winners at Royal Ascot – Lady Aurelia (King’s Stand Stakes), Con Te Partiro (Sandringham Stakes), Caravaggio (Commonwealth Cup), and Sioux Nation (Norfolk Stakes). All showed speed and class. Two of them, Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio, are among the most widely praised and highly touted speed horses of last year and this. […]

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