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Da Silva Polishes Off His Woodbine Career With Pumpkin Rumble In Valedictory

Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva put the finishing touches on his distinguished career during Woodbine Racetrack’s 16-race season finale on Sunday, adding one more stakes win and a sixth meet title to his achievements. In a fitting final stakes ride, Da Silva guided defending champion Pumpkin Rumble to a 5-1/4 length triumph in the featured […]

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Hightail, Real Solution Return To Calumet Farm Stallion Roster For 2020

Returning to the Calumet Farm stallion roster for 2020 are Hightail and Real Solution. Hightail, by Mineshaft out of Stormy Renee (by Storm Cat out of Seattle Slew’s multiple Grade 1-winning daughter Fleet Renee) has proved himself on a limited sample size. In his first two crops to race he has sired 50 percent stakes winners including […]

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Grade 1 Winner Voodoo Song Transferred To Richard Mandella

Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song has been transferred from trainer Linda Rice in New York to the barn of Richard Mandella in Southern California, reports drf.com. The 5-year-old son of English Channel is a homebred for owner Barry Schwartz, who also has a home in Santa Barbara. Voodoo Song first made noise with four consecutive victories […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Will Add Local Spice To Canadian International

Woodbine-based Pumpkin Rumble, a 10-time winner from 45 starts, goes for his second straight stakes score in Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, and trained by Kevin Attard, the eight-year-old gelded son of English Channel heads into the 1 ½-mile turf classic off an impressive win […]

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Channel Maker Going For Unprecedented Second Straight Win In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Wachtel Stables, R. A. Hill Stables, Gary Barber and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker will attempt to repeat his 2018 victory when taking on a field of seven assembled for Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at 12 furlongs over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Eclipses Course Record In Alphabet Soup Handicap

Canadian shipper Pumpkin Rumble surged from off the pace to win the $104,850 Alphabet Soup Handicap by a half-length in course-record time under Luis Saez Saturday at Parx Racing. The 8-year-old gelding by English Channel, making his first start in the U.S. for trainer Kevin Allard in the first of seven stakes on the Pennsylvania […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taylor Made, Calumet Head Into Fall On Top

With three-quarters of the calendar in the books and the marquee Keeneland September Yearling Sale in progress, Taylor Made Sales Agency and Calumet Farm sit atop their respective divisions as the year’s leading consignor and breeder of North American graded stakes winners through the end of August. Taylor Made, a perennial leader in the sale […]

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Encoder Up In Time To Win Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Encoder, the 3-5 favorite owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, overhauled a game Billy Batts in the final strides to win the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Sunday at Del Mar. Encoder, a Kentucky-bred son of English Channel who won his career debut impressively August 7, rallied in the stretch under leading […]

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English Bee’s Virginia Derby Triumph Erases Sting Of Previous Losses For Motion

English Bee, who races in the colors of Calumet Farm, stalked a pedestrian pace before overtaking front-running Credit Swap in mid-stretch, and held off a late rally from Jais’s Solitude to win the Grade 3, $250,000 New Kent Virginia Derby by a head at Colonial Downs in Virginia. Jorge Vargas, Jr. was aboard the Graham Motion-trained […]

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Motion Duo Headed For Saturday’s New Kent County Virginia Derby

The 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) on the Secretariat Turf Course at Colonial Downs, scheduled for this Saturday August 31, could feature a pair of Graham Motion trained three-year-olds in the field and another pair in under card stakes. “I’m inclined to enter both English Bee and Shootin […]

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