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Dubai Majesty Wins Throughbred Club of Club Stakes at Keeneland

Dubai Majesty ground out a victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes on Keeneland’s main track Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Jamie Theriot on board, the five-year-old mare passed frontrunning Old Time Religion, who finished second at 69-1.   Favorite Informed Decision closed late to get third. Read […]

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UPDATED: FILM CRITIC O’HEHIR CLAIMS SECRETARIAT ‘ABLAZE WITH ITS OWN CRAZY SENSE OF PURPOSE…AS IF SOMEONE JUST OFF-SCREEN WERE BURNING A CROSS ON THE LAWN’

Andrew O’Hehir, film critic for the left-leaning Salon.com, wrote a scathing review of Secretariat calling it “a work of creepy, half-hilarious master-race propaganda almost worthy of Leni Riefenstahl”. Outside of the fact few know who Riefenstahl was (a quick Wikipedia search reveals her as a German film director and actress closely associated with Adolf Hitler), […]

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Proviso Wins Fourth Straight G1 with Victory in Keeneland’s First Lady Stakes

By Scott Jagow Proviso showed her “winstinct” once again Saturday, powering home from the back of the pack to capture the Grade 1, $400,000 Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes on the Keeneland turf.  The five-year-old mare was second to last in the field of nine at the top of the stretch, but jockey Mike Smith took […]

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CHAMPION PLEASANT TAP EUTHANIZED

PRESS RELEASE Champion racehorse and influential sire PLEASANT TAP was euthanized on October 8 due to laminitis at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. Bred and raced by Thomas Mellon Evans, the 23-year-old stallion was the son of champion and Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony. Out of […]

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J.B.’s Thunder Wires Field in Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland

J.B.’s Thunder took a field of 11 two-year-olds gate to wire to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Shaun Bridgmohan riding, J.B.’s Thunder set modest fractions before opening up in the stretch to win by six lengths over Santiva and Willcox Inn. After the win, Trainer […]

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Cowan Dispersal to Begin at Fasig-Tipton October

The bloodstock holdings of Irving Cowan, who along with his late wife Marjorie bred and campaigned Breeders’ Cup champions Hollywood Wildcat and War Chant, will be dispersed at public auction beginning with the 2010 Fasig-Tipton October Fall Yearling Sale, it was announced October 11. Phase One will take place over three days at Fasig-Tipton with […]

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Gio Ponti Digs Down for Victory in Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland

By Scott Jagow Gio Ponti showed his determination and class in the stretch, overpowering a game rival to win the Grade 1, $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland Saturday. Under a patient ride from Ramon Dominguez, Gio Ponti surged late from the back of the pack and battled with longshot Society’s Chairman before […]

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Walt Robertson to Retire from Fasig-Tipton

PRESS RELEASE Walt Robertson, who has been the principal feature of Fasig-Tipton’s auction stands for more than thirty years, will retire at the end of November from his day-to-day involvement in the company’s Thoroughbred sales and from his role as senior auctioneer. Robertson, who will celebrate his 62nd birthday on October 22, started with […]

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Liberian Freighter Upsets Oak Tree Mile at 22-1

Liberian Freighter took advantage of fast fractions and the scratch of favorite Sidney’s Candy to capture the Grade 2, $150,000 Oak Tree Mile at Hollywood Park Saturday. The five-year-old, California-bred son of Bertrando closed well to win by a neck over Colgan’s Chip.  Tropic Storm was third. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Sidney’s Candy was a […]

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Smiling Tiger Wins Ancient Title Stakes, Earns BC Spot

By Scott Jagow Three-year-old Smiling Tiger shrugged off an early battle with veteran Cost of Freedom and surged home for a narrow victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet Saturday.  Supreme Summit closed well late to take second. The half-length win gave Smiling Tiger an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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