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Force The Pass Purchased By Wasabi Ventures, Retired To Anchor And Hope Farm In Maryland For 2020

Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass has been retired from racing and will enter stud in Maryland in 2020 as the property of T.K. Kuegler’s Wasabi Ventures Stallions, LLC, which recently acquired the son of Speightstown from his owner/breeder Richard Santulli. Force the Pass will stand at Louis and Grace Merryman’s Anchor & Hope Farm […]

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Colombian Jairo Rendon Making Name For Himself At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Jairo Rendon rode his first winner in the U.S. at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, 2017, visiting the winner’s circle aboard maiden special weight winner Morticia, who would go on to become a highly successful graded stakes winner, unfortunately, without him. Rendon would go to the sidelines after breaking his collarbone in a spill during […]

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‘It’s Our Breeders’ Cup’: Rich History Behind Maryland Million Day

Two weeks before the best horses and horsemen in the world gather for a lucrative weekend of championship racing, Laurel Park will once again play host to Maryland’s version of the Breeders’ Cup. The Jim McKay Maryland Million will celebrate its 33rd year Saturday, Oct. 20 featuring a full program of races for horses by 110 […]

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Name Changer Holds Off Favored Zanotti In Monmouth Cup

Colts Neck Stables’ homebred Name Changer fought hard for his first graded stakes win on Sunday, turning back 8-5 favorite Zanotti to win the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup by a half-length on the wire. Sent off at odds of 4-1, the 5-year-old son of Uncle Mo completed nine furlongs over Monmouth’s fast main track in […]

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Name Changer Convincing In Richard W. Small Stakes

For Colts Neck Stables’ Name Changer distance has been a game changer, making the Richard W. Small Stakes presented by Samsung Business an attractive target, even though the Alan Goldberg-trained 3-year-old would face older rivals in 1 1/8-mile stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing program at Laurel Park. The son of Uncle Mo was […]

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Preakness Notes: Abiding Star, Awesome Speed Breeze

ABIDING STAR – Stonehedge Farms’ Abiding Star breezed four furlongs in 50.16 seconds Tuesday morning at Parx Racing in anticipation that a quarantine at the Philadelphia-area track would be lifted later in the day. “Abiding Star just ran two weeks ago, so all I needed to do was blow him out a little bit,” trainer […]

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Awesome Speed Confirmed For Preakness; Nyquist To Jog Wednesday At Pimlico

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Awesome Speed was confirmed for the Preakness Stakes Tuesday morning after breezing six furlongs at his owner’s New Jersey farm. “He went three-quarters in [1:13], which is pretty good out here,” trainer Alan Goldberg said. “He seemed to come back good and he might do an easy half-mile next week.” Awesome […]

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Zulu, Awesome Speed Post Final Works For Fountain Of Youth

Undefeated Zulu breezed four furlongs at Palm Beach Downs Sunday in 48.21 seconds in preparation for his scheduled stakes debut in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “It went very well. He went in 48-and-1 (seconds). He breezed by himself with John Velazquez aboard. He got into a nice comfortable rhythm and […]

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Force The Pass Seeking Second Grade 1 In Secretariat

Force The Pass could join Triple Crown winner and five-time Grade I winner American Pharoah on Saturday as just the second three-year-old male to earn multiple Grade I wins this year. Trained by Alan Goldberg for Richard Santulli, Force the Pass won the Belmont Derby last out, and has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line […]

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