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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brown, Ortiz Surge Ahead

The defending Eclipse Award winners for champion trainer and jockey took big steps in defending those titles in the month of March, vaulting themselves to the top of their respective divisions by North American graded stakes wins. Chad Brown bagged five graded wins last month to take a firm command of the trainer standings, while […]

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‘He’s Still Got A Whole Lot Of Spunk In Him’: A.P. Indy Turns 30

There’s not much about A.P. Indy’s three decades of life that hasn’t been thoroughly documented. When a horse sells for $2.9 million as a yearling, wins a Triple Crown race, a Breeders’ Cup Classic, and a Horse of the Year title, then becomes a breed-shaping stallion, people tend to take notice. What’s almost as impressive […]

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‘Solid, Strong Marketplace’: Fasig-Tipton February Sale Returns Healthy Numbers

The North American mixed sale calendar closed on a high note Tuesday, with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter posting gains in average and median sale price. The two-day auction finished with 327 horses sold for revenues of $9,659,400, down 7 percent from last year’s sale when 364 offerings brought $10,436,800. Growth was seen in the marketplace […]

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‘Completely Crushed With Requests’: City Of Light’s Unorthodox Path To A Full First Book

City of Light’s dominant victory in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes was the kind of effort that can fill a stallion prospect’s first book in a hurry, but the heavy lifting was already long since finished by the time the horse set foot on the sandy loam of Gulfstream Park. The son of Quality […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pegasus World Cup Card Swings Early Races

Javier Castellano guided City of Light to a dominant score in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, which put the exclamation point on a productive first month of the racing calendar for the Venezuelan-born rider. The Pegasus was Castellano’s fourth graded stakes win on the year, securing the lead […]

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Late Entries Added To Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional three entries for its 2019 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalog.  These entries may now be viewed online and in the equineline catalog app. These new entries are catalogued as hips 529-531: Point of Entry yearling colt: (Hip 529): Yearling colt by Point of Entry, multiple Grade 1 winner and a top second crop […]

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‘Shipping Fever’ Claims Grade 1 Winner Morning Line

Grade 1 winner Morning Line was euthanized on Jan. 28 due to an escalating case of pleuropneumonia, BloodHorse reports. He was 12. Pleuropneumonia, better known as “shipping fever,” is an infection of the lungs and the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and chest wall), which can be brought about from the stress of travel. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: City Of Light Offers Diverse Traits

When the slop settled at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, City of Light (by Quality Road) took home the gold and glory after bolting home by 5 ¾ lengths over a talented outsider in Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul) and race favorite Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky). And just like that, the first and third horses in […]

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City Of Light Dominates Sloppy Conditions To Go Out On Top In Pegasus World Cup

He was the only horse to beat Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate in 2018, and Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light did it again at the beginning of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Quality Road seemed to relish the sloppy conditions at Gulfstream Park, settling just off the pacesetter and kicking away in […]

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Love The Chase, Dam Of California Chrome, Joins Accelerate’s Debut Book of Mares

Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be part of the first book for Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate in 2019. Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock announced the plan as part of a series of mating announcements on Twitter for the operation’s broodmare […]

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