Forego Stakes

‘Consistent Brilliance’: Spendthrift Acquires Breeding Rights To Mitole

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to leading sprinter and miler Mitole, who earned his third Grade 1 win of 2019 in the form of a stakes-record performance in Saturday’s $600,000 Forego S. (G1) at Saratoga. A winner also of this year’s prestigious Metropolitan H. (G1) at Belmont and Churchill Downs […]

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Mitole Rebounds To Dominate Forego

His seven-race win streak may have come to an end last out when defeated in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt, but William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole got back on track this Saturday with a dominant performance in the Grade 1 Forego. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya broke on top but settle just off the pace of […]

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Speed Demons Mitole, Promises Fulfilled Face Off In Forego At Saratoga

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will go head-to-head in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Forego presented by Encore Boston Harbor at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The seven-furlong sprint over the main track is named in honor of the three-time Horse of the Year (1974-76) and four-time Champion Older Horse (1974-77). Before building […]

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Catalina Cruiser Ruled Out Of Pacific Classic, To Be Kept At One-Turn Distances

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser will not contest this weekend’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar, reports horseracingnation.com. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is undefeated in two starts this year, the G2 True North and the G2 San Diego Handicap, but trainer John Sadler has opted to keep the horse at shorter distances through the remainder […]

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Mick Ruis-Trained Midnight Pleasure Nails Blanket Finish In Turfway’s Forego Stakes

Midnight Pleasure charged from last to first in the $50,000 Forego Stakes Friday at Turfway Park, gobbling up the last half-furlong to win by a neck in a four-way rush to the wire. Mr Ashley, off at 67-1, was second, a nose better than third-place Torazo, who finished a neck ahead of Lanier in fourth. […]

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Whitmore Skims The Rail To Get His First G1 In Forego

Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore made his 22nd lifetime start a victory in Saturday’s Forego Stakes, the first Grade 1 of the 5-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding’s career. Ricardo Santana guided Whitmore up the rail at the Spa to sneak away in the stretch, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in […]

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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 149th Travers

Champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will be the title sponsor of the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 25, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. As part of an expanded relationship with NYRA, Runhappy has also been named presenting sponsor of the Grade 1, […]

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Limousine Liberal ‘Impressed’ Colebrook In Belmont Sprint, Points To Forego

Earning his first win outside of the state of Kentucky in dramatic fashion, Limousine Liberal couldn’t have picked a more opportune time. Sent off as the 9-5 post-time favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship, the 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding took the overland route to victory, racing five wide and overcoming bumping at the top of the […]

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Old Friends: Private Zone Euthanized After ‘Small Intestinal Colic’

Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone was euthanized today at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford in Versailles, KY. According to Park’s attending veterinarian, Dr. Bryan Waldridge, the cause of death was complications of duodenitis/proximal jejunitis (anterior enteritis). “This is a small intestinal colic characterized by inactivity of the small intestine and large amounts of reflux […]

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Wellabled Scores By Seven Lengths In Turfway’s Forego

Wellabled was fifth out of the gate but surged quickly between horses to set all the pace in the 34th running of the $50,000 black type Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Friday, Jan. 19. The 4-year-old son of Shackleford drew away unchallenged to win by seven lengths over the stalking Lanier, while Crewman, last year’s […]

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