Frank Stronach

Stronach: Pimlico Could Keep Preakness, Become An ‘Urban Farm’

Although 85-year-old Frank Stronach has previously suggested he was considering moving the Preakness from struggling Pimlico Race Course to the recently-renovated Laurel Park, a Baltimore Sun interview published Tuesday suggested he may be open to changing his mind. Noting his concern about poverty in the area surrounding Pimlico, Stronach suggested he would like to see […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ghostzapper’s Versatility

May 5 was a monumental day for the Adena Springs stallion Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year by Awesome Again. Both Ghostzapper and Awesome Again were bred and raced by Frank Stronach, owner of the Paris, Ky., farm where they both stand. Ghostzapper’s daughter Stage Magic produced G1 Kentucky Derby winner Justify (by Scat […]

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Jose Corrales Hoping Black-Eyed Susan Day Will Be Something Awesome

In case you’ve forgotten about Bodhisattva … oh, wait. Maybe you have. Three years ago, the horse with the hard-to-pronounce name was among seven opponents defeated by eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1). Back then, Maryland-based trainer Jose Corrales called it a “dream” to have been part of the […]

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Frank Stronach To Receive Dinny Phipps Award For Commitment To Equine Health

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that Frank Stronach, the founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group and a leading Thoroughbred owner and breeder, will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration on Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Earle Mack, an active […]

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Deal Or No Deal? Brackpool Sues Stronach Group Over $40-Million Equity Stake

Keith Brackpool, who resigned as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board in January 2013 to join The Stronach Group as chairman of operations of its California racetracks, is suing the company and its founder, Frank Stronach, claiming he is owed at least $40 million from an equity agreement. Brackpool filed the eight-count complaint on […]

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Holy Helena Bursts Clear In The Very One

Frank Stronach Stables’ Holy Helena put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 The Very One Stakes, demonstrating a big turn of foot down the stretch to defeat 6-5 favorite Daring Duchess by about two lengths on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Irad Ortiz, completed 1 3/16 miles on Gulfstream Park’s […]

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Something Awesome Just Up In Sloppy General George

Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hercules, Caesar, And A Rising Star

Her flight to Louisville is already booked. If Flameaway runs as well in his next start as he did in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, said breeder Deborah Holmes, she’ll have to buy a hotel room during Kentucky Derby week as well. From one of just six mares Holmes bred in […]

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Silent Sting: ‘Miracle Baby’ Could Be Headed For Queen’s Plate

In the wee hours of a bitterly cold February night, 2015, Dr. Ruth Barbour got an urgent call from her sister Gail Wood; Mona Mia was ready to foal but there was trouble. The prized mare of Deborah Holmes was dying, and her foal needed to be saved. What followed through split second decision-making is […]

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Arsenault Angling To Become First Two-Time Winner Of National Horseplayers Championship

Reigning champ Ray Arsenault this Friday through Sunday will try to become the first two-time winner of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens and Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. Arsenault, who started playing handicapping tournaments in 2003 at Woodbine, was the convincing winner of last year’s […]

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