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Shirreffs A Triple Threat In Santa Anita’s Opening Day Stakes

John Shirreffs has done it all. In a career spanning a quarter century, the 74-year-old native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., won the Kentucky Derby with 50-1 shot Giacomo in 2005 and masterfully conditioned  the magnificent mare Zenyatta, who won 19 of 20 career starts including a victory over males in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic […]

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Mike Smith Optimistic With ‘Now Horse’ Omaha Beach

Mike Smith stunned the racing world in 2005 when he piloted Giacamo to a 50-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby, although it was no great surprise to him. If he wins the Kentucky Derby on Omaha Beach in less than two weeks, May 4 to be exact, it will have minimal shock value both in the […]

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Set Them Free, Dam Of Giacomo And Tiago, Dies At Age 28

Set Them Free, the dam of 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and Grade 1 winner Tiago, died Tuesday at age 28. The Stop the Music mare was bred in Kentucky by Racetime, Inc., and she was purchased by trainer Brian Mayberry on behalf of Jerry and Ann Moss for $45,000 at the 1992 Fasig-Tipton Florida […]

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Oregon’s Oakhurst Farm The Home To Pair Of Kentucky Derby Winners

Oakhurst Farm in Oregon is a breeding and racing operation as well as a veterinary clinic, owned by Dr. Jack Root. According to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the standouts on the property are a pair of stallions best known for wearing the roses on the first Saturday in May, Grindstone and Giacomo. “I still get goosebumps […]

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El Campeón Holy Bull Fue Sacrificado A Los 26 Años De Edad

Uno de los mejores caballos del último cuarto de siglo y favorito de los aficionados al hipismo, Holy Bull sucumbió a los males de su avanzada edad, teniendo que ser sacrificado el 7 de Junio en Jonabell Farm, su hogar desde que fue retirado a la cría en 1995. El Presidente de Godolphin USA, Jimmy […]

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Champion Holy Bull Euthanized At Age 26

One of the best racehorses in the last quarter century and a firm favorite with racing fans, Holy Bull has succumbed to the infirmities of old age and was put down on June 7 at Jonabell Farm, his home since his retirement to stud in 1995. Godolphin USA President Jimmy Bell, whose family owned Jonabell […]

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Shirreffs On Gormley, Royal Mo: ‘It’s The Competition That Gets The Horses Better’

Trainer John Shirreffs is in the rare position of having two prominent colts on the Kentucky Derby trail this year, both owned by Jerry and Ann Moss. Both colts trained well in their early careers at the McKathan Brothers Training Center, according to thoroughbredracing.com, but Royal Mo was the first to show major promise. Gormley came […]

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Portland Meadows’ National Racing Club 6 Sweepstakes To Run As Auction Stakes

The third installment of the National Racing Club 6 Sweepstakes and the 48th running of the Portland Mile will highlight the upcoming week of racing at Portland Meadows. Monday’s 15-race program will feature the National Racing Club 6 Sweepstakes, a unique wager with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The 20-cent wager will kick off with the […]

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Special Delivery: Giacomo Arrives As Second Derby Winner At Oakhurst

Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby, arrived in Oregon yesterday on his way to Oakhurst Thoroughbreds, where he will stand stud in 2016. Giacomo is the second Kentucky Derby winner on the farm, with 1996 winner Grindstone added to the roster in 2009. Oakhurst is the first farm outside Kentucky to stand two Kentucky […]

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Grade 1 Winner Tiago Euthanized

Adena Springs is saddened to announce that 2007 Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Tiago has been euthanized after a long battle with an inoperable chronic digestive disorder. He was 11. Bred and raced by Jerry and Ann Moss, Tiago broke his maiden second out at Santa Anita on January 21, 2007 and captured the Santa […]

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