Brendan Walsh

Maxfield: Derby Delay Gives Walsh More Time ‘To Prepare Him Properly’

It was the kind of performance that leaves a racing fan just standing there, slack-jawed, staring at the racetrack but actually into the future, and thinking, “Now, that’s a Derby horse.” Last October, when Maxfield won the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, he delivered not only one of the best juvenile performances of the year, but […]

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Maxfield ‘Starting To Step Up’ His Training; May Skip Derby, Point To Preakness

Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Maxfield, unraced since taking the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in his second career start Oct. 6, turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday as he continues to work toward his 3-year-old debut. It was the third work since mid-February for Maxfield, all over the main track at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training […]

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Five Months After Breeders’ Cup Scratch, Vitalogy Returns A Winner In Palm Beach

Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable’s Vitalogy, racing for the first time in nearly five months after being scratched from the Breeders’ Cup last fall, took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a slew of challengers through the lane to win the $150,000 Palm Beach Saturday at […]

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Vitalogy, Scratched From Breeders’ Cup, Will Make Seasonal Debut In Grade 3 Palm Beach

Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable’s Vitalogy, scratched from a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup last fall, is set to make his eagerly awaited seasonal debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Palm Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 34th running of the 1 1/16-mile Palm Beach for 3-year-olds on grass is among 10 stakes, […]

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Kallio Runs Down Starship Jubilee To Score Cardinal Upset

Kallio outkicked Grade I winner and odds-on 1-2 favorite Starship Jubilee in deep stretch to score a three-length victory in Thursday’s 46th running of the $175,000 Cardinal (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Kallio, a 4-year-old filly owned by Madaket Stables (Sol Kumin and Jason Monteleone), Tim and Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds (Peter R. Bradley III), ran 1 1/8 […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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‘Extremely Special’ Maxfield To Get Freshening, Target 2020 Campaign

Godolphin’s highly-regarded colt Maxfield, who scratched out of last weekend’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), will get a freshening for the remainder of 2019 and target a 2020 campaign, according to his trainer Brendan Walsh. Maxfield, an impressive 5 ½-length winner of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) at Keeneland, was scratched from […]

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Vitalogy A Vet Scratch From Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Brendan Walsh-trained Vitalogy has been scratched from today’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after veterinarians determined the horse had not passed their examinations. Walsh told the Daily Racing Form he did not agree with the scratch, and thought the colt was “the same he’s always been.” Earlier this week, Walsh himself scratched Juvenile contender Maxfield from […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Needing A Miracle In The Mile

The TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is one of the most coveted races to win on the Breeders’ Cup card – but what if your life depended on winning it? In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz this week, we’re speaking to notable Thoroughbred industry names about their experiences with the World Championships and posing a few hypothetical […]

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