Basin Runs Away With Hopeful, Tops Asmussen Trifecta

Jackpot Farm’s Basin (3-1) took to Saratoga’s sloppy main track with ease on Monday, skipping over the surface to win the Grade 1 Hopeful by 6 1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old and jockey Jose Ortiz completed seven furlongs in 1:23.48, giving freshman sire Liam’s Map, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, a first Grade 1 […]

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Redding Colliery Colt Posts Fastest Eighth At Rescheduled Texas 2-Year-Old Under Tack Show

Under sunny skies at Lone Star Park, the rescheduled under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale was held Monday morning with a Louisiana-bred colt by Redding Colliery, hip 31, posting the fastest eighth-mile time of :10.1. The under tack show was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be pushed back due […]

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G1 Winner Strapping Groom To Stud In Panama

Strapping Groom, winner of the Grade 1 Forego Stakes in 2013, will stand his first season at stud in Panama at Haras Cerro Punta. The Racing Post reports that the 9-year-old son of Johannesburg was purchased by the facility for $75,000 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Strapping Groom was trained by David Jacobson, who owned him […]

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Top Young Sire Scat Daddy Dies At 11

Grade 1 winner Scat Daddy, who has been one of the top young sires in North America, reportedly died Monday morning at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. Coolmore released a statement on their official Twitter account, indicating that the 11-year-old stallion by Johannesburg collapsed and died suddenly. Campaigned by James T. Scatuorchio & Michael Tabor, Scat […]

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Cougar Ridge Holds Off Departing In Delta Mile

Richard Bahde’s Cougar Ridge, a $62,500 claim at Keeneland in April, held off favored Departing by three-quarters of a length to win Saturday’s $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes at Delta Downs. Ridden by Robby Albarado, formerly the regular rider of Departing, Cougar Ridge covered the mile in 1:39.59 on a muddy track. Rise Up, the 2013 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Best Wedding Present Ever

Gray Lyster knew for several months that Aug. 29 would be a big day for him as he prepared to marry his fiancée, Natalie, on that Saturday afternoon. What he didn’t realize amidst the last-minute event preparations was that a horse was about to deliver the best wedding present he could have hoped for on […]

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Back Home in KY: Shuttle Plans for Scat Daddy Scrapped

Top sire Scat Daddy will not stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Argentina as originally planned, after suffering from dehydration when arriving in Miami from Kentucky. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the 9-year-old stallion is back at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. Scat Daddy was scheduled to stand at Haras […]

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River Seven drowns rivals in Grey Stakes

River Seven, at 7-1, bested five rivals, including the previously unbeaten Uncaptured, the 2-5 choice, in Sunday’s Grade 3, $224,800 Grey Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned by Tucci Stables and trained by Nick Gonzalez, River Seven, a two-year-old son of Johannesburg, broke his maiden in style, a three-quarter length win in the 1 1/16-mile feature. River […]

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Johannesburg colt tops first session of OBS Under Tack Show

Hip No. 93, a colt by Johannesburg consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, sped an eighth in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt is out […]

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