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Sonneteer ‘Earning His Way’ Into Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Hours after Sonneteer’s breakthrough victory in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Friday at Oaklawn, trainer Keith Desormeaux was already plotting his next move. That move is a return trip to Arkansas. The Southern California-based Sonneteer won for the second time in 18 lifetime starts, overhauling Futile on the outside in deep stretch to win […]

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Sonneteer Earns Black Type In Opening Day Fifth Season Stakes

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer, who almost stole the show in the 2017 Rebel Stakes at odds of 112-1, reaffirmed his affinity for Oaklawn by finally earning his first stakes win in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes before an opening day crowd of 13,500. Breaking from post 10, Sonneteer raced near the back of the field early […]

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Mare In Foal To Wicked Strong Tops Thursday’s Keeneland November Session

Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse on Thursday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled’s Song mare Camryn’s Gem in foal to Wicked Strong. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, sold Camryn’s Gem, a 6-year-old mare from the family of champions Rubiano and Summer Bird and Grade 1 winner and […]

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Keen Ice, Bal A Bali Among New Additions To Calumet Farm Stallion Roster For 2018

Keen Ice, a son of leading sire Curlin, boasts an impressive race record – a G1 winner with earnings over $3.4 million. Possibly one of the most notable accomplishments of his career was defeating American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Travers, making him the only horse to cross the wire ahead of the reigning Triple […]

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1997 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner Elmhurst Paddock Visitor At Keeneland

Twenty years ago, Elmhurst gave owner C.N. and Carol Ray’s Evergreen Farm, jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Jenine Sahadi their second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) victory when he rallied from far back for a half-length win as the 16-1 longshot. On Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., during Sunrise Trackside, a morning program full […]

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BC Mile: Multiple G1 Winner Bal A Bali To Miss Race; Retired To Calumet Farm

Brazilian Triple Crown winner and multiple G1 winner Bal a Bali has been taken out of consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Mile and will be retired to stud at Calumet Farm. In an interview Friday morning with TVG’s Britney Eurton, trainer Richard Mandella said that the 7-year-old horse by Put It Back “wasn’t quite to […]

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Keen Ice To Miss Classic With Ankle Injury, Retired To Stud At Calumet Farm

Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice will commence his retirement and forego competing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Ice, as the horse is affectionately known, wrenched his right ankle galloping this week. The injury was not severe, but it was enough for owners to withdraw him from the race, scheduled to be the last of his career. […]

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Gulfstream Park West Features Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers Saturday

Gulfstream Park West will have a pair of carryovers when racing resumes Saturday. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $78,164.76. Tickets with five of six winners on Friday’s program returned $575.92. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On […]

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TOBA Honors Klaravich And Lawrence, WinStar At National Awards Dinner

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 32nd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 9. Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence were named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and WinStar Farm was named the National Breeder of the Year. Robert Manfuso was named National Small Breeder […]

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Bal A Bali To Carry Highweight In Sunday’s Del Mar Mile

In one of the most intriguing races of the 2017 Del Mar racing season, Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali, a two-time Grade I winner this year, will carry highweight of 125 pounds Sunday versus an all-star line-up of grass milers in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile. Bal a Bali, a seven-year-old owned by Calumet Farm and […]

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