City Zip

City Zip Colt Tops OBS Open Yearling Sale Finale

Hip No.  677, a son of City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was sold for $95,000 to Tracy Farmer to top the second and final open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Prettyatthetable, by Point Given, is a […]

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‘Like The Old Collected’: Baffert Impressed By Chestnut’s Monday Breeze

Bob Baffert was ebullient after multiple graded stakes winner Collected worked six furlongs Monday morning in 1:11.40 under Joe Talamo at Santa Anita Park. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer is considering three options for the five-year-old son of City Zip: the Breeders’ Cup Classic; the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, both on Nov. 3; and Santa Anita’s […]

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Records Eclipsed Again At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale continued its meteoric rise in returns during its 2018 renewal, posting all-time highs in gross, average, and median, as well as moving the most expensive offering in the auction’s history and the most expensive filly. However, the marketplace was not entirely airtight. Many consignors found the middle and lower […]

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Caribou Club Makes A Statement In Connaught Cup

Glen Hill Farm’s homebred Caribou Club captured the $175,000 Connaught Cup (Grade 2) in his Canadian debut, out-running defending champion Tower of Texas on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. With jockey Gary Boulanger aboard for trainer Tom Proctor, the forwardly-placed Caribou Club took command in the stretch and staved off the patent late kick of Tower of […]

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‘Tremendous’ Work Has Collected Ready For Gun Runner Rematch

Collected, working for a rematch with probable Horse of the Year Gun Runner in the $16 million Pegasus Cup World Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezed seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday morning at 7:45 in 1:24.20 under Mike Smith, who rides the son of City Zip in the world’s richest race to be decided at […]

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Ready For Rye Back On Dirt In Thanksgiving’s Fall Highweight

Chalk Racing’s Ready for Rye will again make the switch from turf to dirt in the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. For the second straight year, the Tom Albertrani trainee will use a strong effort in the Belmont Turf Sprint Championship as a springboard to the Fall Highweight, […]

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Collected: ‘Cowboy Dressage’ Helped Pacific Classic Winner ‘Just Be A Horse Again’

In 2016, Collected looked as though he might take owners Peter Fluor and KC Weiner on an exciting journey through the latter part of the Triple Crown. But on a muddy Preakness day, the son of City Zip faltered, finishing 10th in the 11-horse field. The horse who exited the Preakness looked very little like […]

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Collected ‘Doing Really Well,’ Turns In Six-Furlong Bullet Toward Classic

Pacific Classic winner Collected ran into some unexpected company in his Saturday morning breeze at Santa Anita Park, but seemed unfazed by his opponent and went on to post a bullet six-furlong move in 1:12.00. The 4-year-old City Zip colt was ridden by regular work rider Martin Garcia in his penultimate exercise before the Breeders’ […]

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Zipessa Upsets First Lady To Punch Breeders’ Cup Ticket

Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa notched her first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, adopting a new off-the-pace strategy and closing down the lane for a 1 1/2-length triumph. The 5-year-old City Zip mare, ridden by Joe Bravo, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:36.99 for trainer Mike Stidham. Zipessa’s win […]

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