G. Watts Humphrey

‘Not Much Left For Her To Do’: Morticia Retires A Millionaire

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia closed the book on a stellar career Friday afternoon with a runner-up effort to Oleksandra (AUS) in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) at Keeneland. “I’m pretty sure that’s it. There’s not much left for her to do and I think now she will go to the farm where she […]

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Fire Key Looks To Unlock Victory In Smart N Fancy Stakes At Saratoga

Backwards Stable’s Fire Key will look to capture her second stakes win of the year in New York, headlining a field of nine in the $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. A New York-bred 6-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, Fire Key joined the […]

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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Frivolous Joins Cast Of Foal Patrol Season 2

Frivolous, an 8-year-old dark bay mare bred and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm in Kentucky, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season […]

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‘You’re As Good As The Next Guy’: Female Trainers In California Find Room To Prosper

There was a time when women trainers – and there weren’t a lot of them in those days – weren’t allowed to saddle their horses in public, meaning the normal saddling area or the paddock. And they weren’t allowed on the backstretch after dark, even though their horses were there and might need special tending. […]

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Owners, Trainers Tie For Keeneland Titles; Geroux Leads All Riders With 19 Wins

The race for Keeneland’s Spring Meet leading owner, trainer and jockey came down to the wire on closing day and resulted in a tie in two categories. Three owners – Marc Detampel, G. Watts Humphrey Jr and Ken and Sarah Ramsey – tied for leading honors with four wins each. It is the first Keeneland […]

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Morticia Turns The Tables On Lull In Franklin County Stakes

The last time they met, Lull defeated Morticia in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs. Shortened to 5 1/2 furlongs for Keeneland’s Grade 3 Franklin County, a distance at which she is undefeated on the turf, Morticia was able to hold fast in the late stages and relegate 2-1 favorite Lull […]

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Connections Of Romantic Vision Taking ‘A Day Or Two’ To Make Breeders’ Cup Decision

Trainer Rusty Arnold never has been to Del Mar, site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4. “I have been to a lot of tracks … been to Hollywood Park and Santa Anita, but never to Del Mar because I am always at Saratoga when they run and have been since 1982,” […]

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Romantic Vision Splashes Home On Top In Spinster

G. Watts Humphrey’s homebred Romantic Vision earned the first Grade 1 win of her career as well as a berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in Sunday’s Spinster Stakes at Keeneland. The 5-year-old Lemon Drop Kid mare, ridden by Brian Hernandez, sat just behind the pacesetter and took over in the stretch, pulling away late […]

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