John Terranova

Terranova ‘Thrilled’ With Killybegs Captain After De Francis Victory

Being unable to attend the first graded-stakes win by one of his own horses in more than four years didn’t make the accomplishment any less exciting for trainer John Terranova. Terranova and his wife and assistant, Tonja, were about 900 miles away from Laurel Park in Wisconsin, visiting their eldest daughter, Paulina, a college freshman, […]

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Killybegs Captain Battles His Way To De Francis Victory

Jockey Eric Cancel’s instructions prior to Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park couldn’t have been simpler. Given the call on Curragh Stables’ Killybegs Captain, a horse he rode to a pair of third-place finishes in graded-stakes earlier this summer for trainer John Terranova, Cancel followed his orders perfectly. […]

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Terranova Lands Constitution Colt For $340,000 To Top First Session Of Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

With roughly a third of the overall catalog going through the ring during the first of two sessions at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, the most accurate phrase to describe the marketplace is perhaps “to be continued.” From a relatively small comparative sample size of 97 horses offered during Sunday’s session, average and median […]

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Funny Guy Stretches Out For Wednesday’s NYSS Cab Calloway

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy will stretch out in distance in his second turf start in Wednesday’s $100,000 Cab Calloway division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series for state-bred sophomores going one mile over the Mellon turf course. The John Terranova-trained son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big […]

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‘Crafty’ Broadway Run Steps Up For Thursday’s Intercontinental

Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run will look to build on her success in taking a step up in class as she makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Thursday at Belmont Park. The sixth running of the Intercontinental is one of three stakes on […]

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Funny Guy Laughs Last In NYSS Times Square

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy prevailed in a stirring stretch duel with Blindwillie McTell to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Times Square division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes in the final race of the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet. Dismissed at odds of 13-1 in the 6 1/2-furlong main-track sprint […]

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Skyler’s Scramjet Looking To Defend Title In Tom Fool Handicap

SJB Stable and Marcello Micozzi’s graded stakes winner Skyler’s Scramjet will look to repeat as the headliner of a seven-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for 4-year-olds and up going six furlongs on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Tom Fool will be one of four stakes races on an action-packed card […]

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Killybegs Captain Surprises Imperial Hint With $21.60 Pelican Upset

Count assistant trainer Rory Barron among the handful of folks who thought 5-year-old Killybegs Captain was capable of upsetting multiple-Grade I winner Imperial Hint in the 35th edition of the $100,000 Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. And maybe Barron is the guy everyone should have listened to, since he’s spent the last several weeks […]

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Honor Up Edges Syndergaard In New York-Bred Say Florida Sandy

Saratoga Seven Racing Partners’ Honor Up used a five-path trip in deep stretch to overtake a group of rivals with more extensive stakes experience, edging Syndergaard by a neck to win the second running of the $100,000 Say Florida Sandy for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Making just his second […]

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Broadway Run Goes Wire To Wire In Coronation Cup

Curragh Stable’s Broadway Run took the field of nine 3-year-old fillies wire to wire to win the $100,000 Coronation Cup by three-quarters of a length under jockey Luis Saez in 1:03.67 for the 5 ½ furlongs on the firm Mellon turf Monday at Saratoga Race Course. Making her third career start, the John Terranova trainee was gunned […]

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