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Maraud Explodes Late To Capture American Turf

Treadway Racing Stable’s Maraud found clear racing room mid-way through the stretch in Saturday’s Grade 2 American Turf, bursting past the field to win by about a length at odds of 8-1. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, covered 1 1/16 miles over Churchill Downs’ good turf course […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told drf.com that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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Bloodlines: A Set Of Deep And Impressive ‘Fault’ Lines

With a victory in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 17, Fault became the second G1 winner from the third crop of racers by champion Blame (by Arch). Last year, 3-year-old Senga won the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly racecourse in France and pointed out the principal pedigree line […]

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Franco’s First Grade 1 Win Leads To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the Santa Margarita Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, Geovanni Franco captured his first Grade 1 stakes victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 12 – 18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Maraud Runs Down Favorite For Palm Beach Score

Treadway Racing Stable’s Maraud was determined down the stretch, running down 8-5 favorite Speed Franco to win by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Blame covered 1 1/16 miles over Gulfstream’s firm turf in 1:41.01, earning his first graded stakes victory. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd […]

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Mandella, Smith Demonstrate Horsemanship With Scandal-ous Win At Del Mar

What was Scandal, a 5-year-old mare with a 0-for-15 record doing in an allowance-level race against winners of as many as four races to open the Thanksgiving Day card at Del Mar? The answer: Getting ready to produce her first win and provide further evidence of the savvy horsemanship that have put both trainer Richard […]

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Claiborne: Flatter’s 2018 Fee Bumped To $40,000, Mastery To Stand For $25,000

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2018 stallion roster have been released. Among the twelve stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international super sire War Front, who will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front’s G1-winning progeny this year includes Roly Poly, War Flag, Avenge, American Patriot and 2-year-old […]

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Fault Saves Ground For Pucker Up Win

In the Million Day finale, Agave Racing Stable’s Fault saved all the ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Sam-Son Farm’s Journey Home in the final strides of the Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up for 3-year-old fillies. With Miguel Mena aboard, Fault earned his first stakes win, completing the 1 1/8 miles […]

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Bruder Playing The ‘Blame’ Game For Ellis Park’s Groupie Doll

Mike Bruder has raced at Ellis Park throughout his 40 years owning racehorses. But the retired Evansville businessman has never had a horse in his hometown track’s marquee race — something he hopes to rectify in a week. Bruder owns Put Da Blame On Me, a 4-year-old filly who comes into the Aug. 13, Grade 3 […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Blame Finds Success Overseas

On Sunday at Chantilly, the high-quality 3-year-old filly Senga (by Blame) became her sire’s first Group 1 winner with victory in the Prix de Diane over 2100 meters. This male line has a grand tradition of classic quality, and Blame has done his job to add another classic success with this filly who stayed on […]

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