First Samurai

Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Cutting Humor Sets New Track Record In Sunland Derby

Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win of the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep season on Sunday, fending off a late run from Anothertwistafate to win the G3 Sunland Derby by a head on the wire. The 3-year-old son of First Samurai was just behind a rapid early pace and came flying […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2019 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

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Sharp Samurai By A Nose In City Of Hope Mile

From the midway point on the far turn, it was “game on” in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) as 6-5 favorite Sharp Samurai and 2-1 second choice Fly to Mars hooked up in a classic battle that resulted in Sharp Samurai winning by a scant nose under Gary Stevens, who had […]

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Veteran Reinsman Baird Returns To Saddle At Arlington Park

With over thirty years of riding experience under his belt, veteran jockey E. T. Baird has taken his share of physical beatings like most riders have, but don’t think that stopping him from continuing to ride. Baird, 51, returned to the saddle on Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse to finish second in the fifth race aboard Odachi. Trained […]

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Miss Sky Warrior Returns To Aqueduct For Friday’s Comely

Arlene’s Sun Star Stable’s Miss Sky Warrior will get back to the site of some of her biggest victories in the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies, one of three stakes on “Black Friday” at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 9, the 1 1/8-mile Comely will be joined by the $150,000 Gio Ponti and the […]

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In The Stud Presented By Triacton From KERx: Lea, First Crop Weanlings Of 2017

The Paulick Report is pleased to present a popular photo/video feature that will run periodically over the next few weeks and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that have either just entered stud in 2017, or stallions that have not yet had […]

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Sharp Samurai Dominates Twilight Derby Rivals

In a thoroughly dominant performance, Sharp Samurai opened up on his competition turning for home en route to a 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita—his fourth consecutive stakes win under Gary Stevens. Trained by Mark Glatt, the 3-year-old First Samurai gelding got a mile and one eighth on […]

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