Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

Independence Hall ‘Really Bounced’ Over Gulfstream Surface In Sunday Workout

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleeen Verratti and Robert Verratti’s Grade 3 winner Independence Hall got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday ahead of a scheduled start in the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28. The 69th running of the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby for 3-year-olds anchors a […]

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Remsen ‘On The Radar’ For Romping Nashua Winner Independence Hall

The Grade 2, $300,000 Remsen on Dec. 7 at Aqueduct racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., remains a possibility for Independence Hall after a 12 ¼-length romp in Sunday’s Grade 3 Nashua, trainer Michael Trombetta said. Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partnership, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen Verratti and Robert Verratti, the dark bay son of leading first crop […]

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‘Ahead Of Her Time’: Motion Emotional After Sharing’s Breeders’ Cup Win

It was early fall and there were plenty of options available when trainer Graham Motion and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable were looking for a final prep that would get promising young filly Sharing to realize their year-end goal of reaching the Breeders’ Cup. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, […]

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Independence Hall Dominates Sunday’s Nashua By 12 1/4 Lengths

Independence Hall built on a 4 ¾-length score in his debut on September 21 by posting an even larger margin of victory in his stakes debut. The Constitution colt ran away from the rest of the field in the stretch for a 12 1/4-length romp in the 45th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Nashua […]

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Wellman: ‘It’s Important To Support Del Mar And California Racing’

It will be 227 days from the December 2 end of the 2018 Fall racing season at Del Mar to Wednesday’s start of the 80th Summer season. And 227 days of absence, coupled with a winter/spring of misfortune and discontent at Santa Anita, appears to have made horsemen’s hearts even fonder than usual for the […]

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Favored Point Of Honor Rebounds In Black-Eyed Susan

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing’s Point of Honor rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Oaks to capture Friday’s G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico as the 5-2 favorite. The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin carried jockey Javier Castellano to his fifth win on the card (his fourth in a stakes race), defeating […]

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$1-Million Quality Road Filly Leads Second Day Of OBS Spring Sale

Many sale-goers predicted the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training would have a higher tempo than Tuesday’s opener, and they were spot-on. Twelve horses sold for more money than Tuesday’s high price of $430,000, led by a $1-million Quality Road filly. Wednesday’s session finished with 171 horses […]

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The Longest Photo: ‘Both Horses Ran Too Good To Lose’ In Kilroe Mile

Hollywood has “The Longest Yard.” Now Santa Anita has “The Longest Photo.” After an interminable amount of time–perhaps more than five minutes–as fans waited with the anticipation of an expectant father, results of a photo finish from Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf were posted, showing 9-1 outsider Ohio the winner by […]

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Support For Equine Aftercare: 47 Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its ninth year, the Pledge has raised over $480,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “New Vocations is a program the […]

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