English Channel

‘Stubby’ English Secret Hasn’t Let A Little Frostbite Slow Him Down

From a distance, English Secret looks like any other horse on the track, but a few steps closer reveals a definite disfigurement. The now four-year-old Indiana bred son of English Channel suffered severe frostbite as a baby, but has not let that stop him from achieving his path to the racetrack. Owned by breeder Ken […]

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English Bee Runs Down Real News In James W. Murphy

Calumet Farm homebred English Bee earned his first stakes win on Saturday, out-kicking 2-1 favorite Real News to win by a half-length under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old son of English Channel, conditioned by Graham Motion, was sent to post at odds of 9-2 after a disappointing fifth in his first start in stakes company. […]

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‘Surface Change’ In The Cards For Talented Sophomore Hidden Scroll

The busy Bill Mott barn was led by three potential Kentucky Derby hopefuls early in 2019 including Tacitus, winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets; Country House, the eventual Derby winner who showed promise with a good second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds; and Hidden Scroll, an […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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Fahan Mura The One To Catch In Saturday’s Buena Vista

Two things are certain in Saturday’s one mile Buena Vista Stakes on Santa Anita’s turf: Vasilika will be favored and Fahan Mura will be the one to catch. A chestnut daughter of the Smart Strike sire English Channel, Fahan Mura has been in front from the opening of the gates for her last 10 races […]

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‘Imposing’ Country House An Intriguing Risen Star Entrant For Trainer Bill Mott

As a Thoroughbred owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially if you have a horse that’s entered in a Road To The Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Owner Guinness McFadden, however, is taking a more realistic approach and is determined not to catch any Derby fever symptoms with Grade II $400,000 Risen […]

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Desormeaux Guides Rye To Defend His Title In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

In his second start off a lengthy layoff, owner/trainer William Morey’s Rye saved every inch of ground under Kent Desormeax as he successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita Park. A 6-year-old full horse by English Channel, out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye got […]

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Joe Hirsch Winner Channel Maker Joins Cast For Pegasus World Cup Turf

Grade 1 winner Channel Maker has joined the field for the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The Bill Mott-trained 5-year-old gelding, who is owned by Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R.A. Hill and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, is on course to make his ninth Grade 1 start in his […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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Fahan Mura Leads Gate-To-Wire In Robert J. Frankel

Back on a course she adores, Fahan Mura made every pole a winning one in taking Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes by three quarters of a length under Edwin Maldonado. A 4-year-year-old Pennsylvania-bred filly by English Channel, Fahan Mura is trained by Vladimir Cerin and got a mile and one eighth on […]

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