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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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Avie’s Flatter Professional All The Way In Canadian Cup And Saucer Stakes

Avie’s Flatter had experienced problems at the start in his first two appearances but was the consummate professional on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he cruised to a 5 1/4 length score in the 82nd running of the Cup and Saucer Stakes. The $225,000 Cup and Saucer, a race for Canadian-bred two-year-olds which was run […]

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Champion West Coast Could Take On Accelerate In Awesome Again

Most recently second behind Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March, Gary and Mary West’s champion West Coast is nearing his next start. According to drf.com, trainer Bob Baffert is considering starting the 4-year-old son of Flatter in the Grade 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita next Saturday. He plans to enter West […]

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Franco Sweeps Belmont Stakes On Three-Win Saturday

Jockey Manny Franco capped a three-win day on the penultimate card for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet with a sweep of both stakes for owner Barry K. Schwartz on Saturday, winning the $150,000 Forbidden Apple with Voodoo Song and the $100,000 Rockville Centre aboard La Fuerza. Franco, who stands third in the jockey standings with […]

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Graves’ Influence Still Felt During Strong Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale was one of the first auctions hosted by the company following the death of longtime vice president Bill Graves in May, but his work continued to be felt on Tuesday when a Flatter colt rallied to bring a sale-topping $520,000 near the end of trade. Graves was the […]

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Cairo Prince Filly Quickest In OBS June’s Second Under Tack Session

Hip No. 407, Sexyama, a gray or roan filly by Cairo Prince consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, breezed three eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two Year Olds in […]

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West Coast ‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’ Ahead Of Dubai World Cup Bid

Preparing for his first start overseas, Gary and Mary West’s West Coast underwent his final stateside work on Sunday. The 4-year-old Flatter colt breezed six furlongs in 1:11.80 at Santa Anita, according to drf.com, with Martin Garcia in the irons. Trained by Bob Baffert, West Coast will have Javier Castellano up in the Dubai World Cup. “He […]

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Trainers Brown, Maker Take Aim On Dubai World Cup Undercard Races

It was only a matter of time, really. Trainer Chad Brown, the two-time defending champion trainer in the United States, was bound to have more of an international presence and that may commence on March 31st. The former Bobby Frankel assistant, based in Florida in the winter and New York throughout most of the remainder […]

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Economic Model Turns Back Irish War Cry In Hal’s Hope; Send It In Euthanized

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Economic Model finally got the money in a graded stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing from a furious stretch battle with favored Irish War Cry to capture the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3). Returning from a four-month layoff, the multiple graded stakes-placed 5-year-old son of Flatter won his first graded stakes […]

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Looking For A Name: Peace And Justice’s First Foal A Super Bowl Filly

Peace And Justice, a three-time winning miler and the fastest son of top international sire, and emerging sire of sires, War Front standing in Pennsylvania, welcomed his first foal into the world last night. The filly was born during the second half of the Super Bowl at Northview Stallion Station’s PA Division in Peach Bottom, […]

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