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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Wendell Fong Sparks Mild Upset In Sunday’s Gold Fever Stakes

Gold Square’s Wendell Fong splashed to an 8-1 upset victory over multiple graded stakes winner Call Paul to capture the $100,000 Gold Fever on a sloppy main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Wendell Fong arrived at the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds with two wins from three starts including a last-out score in […]

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Four Fillies Share Fastest Eighth Time At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Breeze Show

Four fillies clocked an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 on Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held this Wednesday at noon. The sale is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “We saw some […]

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Former $16,000 Claimer Maximum Security Turns Heads At Gulfstream Park

Undefeated in three career starts, the sophomore colt who broke his maiden for a $16,000 tag could make his next start in the Florida Derby, according to XBTV. A homebred for Gary and Mary West, Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) turned heads at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday with an 18 1/4-length romp in a starter allowance […]

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‘It Helped My Sister’s Spirit’: Miss Ximena Carrying Ortiz Family Hopes At Oaklawn

Johnny Ortiz has three horses entered for Friday’s opening-day card at Oaklawn, with one carrying the hopes of the trainer’s family. Unbeaten Miss Ximena is scheduled to make her 2019 debut in the seventh race, a first-level allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 5 ½ furlongs. Ortiz’s father, Carlos, broke and owns the Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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D Toz, Dicey Capture Oklahoma-Bred Stakes At Remington Park

When trainer Danny Pish of Cibolo, Texas, glanced down the shedrow of his barn before the meet began at Remington Park in August, he said he thought he might have a superstar in one of his stalls. “I’m just not sure who it is,” Pish said with a laugh. That question may have been answered […]

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‘Nothing Can Handicap Her’: Miss Ximena Brings Renewed Outlook To Ortiz’s Biggest Fan

It was only the first start for Miss Ximena on Saturday at Indiana Grand, but she was carrying far more on her back than just jockey Alex Canchari. The two-year-old daughter of Flat Out is named in honor of Trainer John Ortiz’s sister, Karla Ximena (pronounced He-mena) Ortiz, who is afflicted with the autoimmune disease […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces 2019 Stud Fees, Led By Into Mischief At $150,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2019 fees for its 25-stallion roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster are three new stallions for 2019, and Spendthrift’s stallion ranks are again spearheaded at the top by leading sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $150,000 S&N and […]

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Louisiana’s Equine Sales Company Catalogs 73 Juveniles For May 7 Sale

Equine Sales Company will present its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, on Monday, May 7, with a catalog of 73 head that includes several recent supplements. The sale will be held starting at 1 p.m. with the breeze show set for Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Both the breeze show and sale will be broadcast live on […]

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First Starter A Winner For Freshman Sire Flat Out

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Flat Out, Flatter’s three-time Grade 1 winner of $3,645,383 on the racetrack, sired his first winner from his first starter on Thursday, when 2-year-old filly Flat Drunk impressively won at first asking in a $60,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Keeneland. Trained by John Hancock, the bay filly broke from the […]

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