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Midshipman Colt Tops Washington Summer Sale For $120,000

The annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale was held on Aug. 20 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. One-hundred and four yearlings, 16 broodmares and one horse of racing age drew bidders from California, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona and Kentucky, but the top two […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Hats Off To The Horses’ Fundraiser Continues With Touch Gold

The online fashion auction “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” continues with another beautiful handcrafted Derby chapeau going on the virtual block to raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. This is the ninth year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner Sally Faith Steinmann […]

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Bloodlines: Win The War Primed For Battle

Now unbeaten in two starts, Win the War (by War Front) drew off to a thunderous 11 ¼-length victory in the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 19 for owners Gary Barber and John Oxley. The powerful bay filly was bred in Kentucky by Tada Nobutaka and sold at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga auction […]

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Cruce Entre Campeones: Songbird Sería Servida Por Arrogate En 2018

De acuerdo a un reportaje publicado en Thoroughbred Daily News, la campeona Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) sería servida por el campeón y Caballo del Año 2016 Arrogate durante la temporada de monta de 2018. Mandy Pope, quien adquirió a Songbird el pasado 6 de Noviembre en la subasta selecta de Fasig-Tipton por $9,500,000, dio la noticia. […]

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Denman’s Call Upsets Masochistic In Triple Bend

Milt Gilman, W.C. Racing and Westside’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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