Deputy Minister

No Mo Dough Kicks Clear In LARC Sir Barton Stakes

Alex G. Campbell’s No Mo Dough was the impressive 2 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico, kicking clear in a big way in the stretch under jockey Jose Ortiz. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo covered 1 1/16 miles over the “good” track in 1:44.13 for trainer Graham Motion in […]

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Denman’s Call Upsets Masochistic In Triple Bend

Milt Gilman, W.C. Racing and Westside Rentals.com’s homebred Denman’s Call was the upset victor of Saturday’s G1 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita, besting multiple G1-winning sprinter Masochistic by a length at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Northern Afleet was marking just the second win of his eight-race career, covering seven furlongs over Santa […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Spendthrift – The Breeders’ Farm: The ‘Ghost’ Of Class, Maturity

By winning the Grade 1 Woodward and upsetting heavy favorite Frosted (by Tapit), the considerably talented Shaman Ghost (Ghostzapper) was carrying through on some family traditions. His sire won the Woodward Stakes as part of his Horse of the Year campaign in 2004, and grandsire Awesome Again won the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, like Shaman […]

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Tin Type Gal Up The Rail In Boiling Springs

My Meadowview Farm’s homebred Tin Type Gal came up the rail in the stretch to defeat Galileo’s Song on the wire in Sunday’s Grade 3 Boiling Springs, crossing the wire a neck in front in the Monmouth Park stake. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit was winning her second graded stake, and covered nine furlongs on […]

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Frosted Returns To Annihilate Competition In Met Mile

Godolphin’s Frosted was the very impressive winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, making his first start since a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Dubai World Cup. The 4-year-old son of Tapit blew away his competition by 14 1/4 lengths, covering a mile over Belmont’s fast main track in 1:32.73 for trainer Kiaran […]

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Bloodlines: Eclipse Award Winners Show Strong Female Influences

One of the consistent points of reference in the highly inconsistent game of breeding the Thoroughbred is that class in the dam, as well as depth in that family, give us a pretty good guide of what to select as breeding stock. Taking the most recent Eclipse Award winners as evidence, both champion 2-year-old filly […]

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Forever Darling Surprises In Santa Ynez, Collects Oaks Points

Forever Darling attended the pace set by favored Pretty N Cool, took command a sixteenth of a mile out and held off the late run of Code Warrior to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Forever Darling prevailed by a half […]

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Keeper Hill, 1998 Kentucky Oaks Winner, Dies At 20

Mill Ridge Farm regretfully announces the death of Keeper Hill on Friday, Nov. 20. Winner of the 1998 Kentucky Oaks (G1), Keeper Hill was bred in Kentucky by Chadds Ford Stable, in partnership with owners Mill Ridge Farm, Dr. John Chandler, JAMM Ltd., and Shug McGaughey. By Deputy Minister out of the Lypheor mare Fineza, […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Better With Age?

Whatever one thinks of the form in the Grade 3 Illinois Derby on Saturday, it takes a lot of guts and natural ability to jump from a maiden victory to a graded stakes success, and winner Whiskey Ticket (by Ghostzapper) is now unbeaten in two starts. Coming from the Bob Baffert training operation, Whiskey Ticket […]

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Top Sire Silver Deputy Euthanized

Major sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on Oct. 4 due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister – Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector had been pensioned since 2008 at Fred Seitz’s Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. From the first foal crop by two-time Leading Sire Deputy Minister, Silver Deputy was […]

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