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Grade 1 Winners Instagrand, Complexity Square Off In Sunday Allowance At Belmont

Accomplished graded stakes winners Instagrand and Complexity will square off in Closing Day Sunday’s third race, an allowance event going 6 ½ furlongs over the Belmont main track. Instagrand, an Into Mischief bay owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine, has not raced since finishing eighth in the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile on May 4 […]

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$1.2 Million Juvenile Instagrand Impressive Friday At Los Alamitos

Instagrand lived up to the advance hype, rolling to an easy debut victory in a $40,345 maiden race Friday at Los Alamitos. A 2-year-old Into Mischief colt purchased for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale in March, Instagrand broke well, quickly took over from longshot Mr Bingley, was challenged briefly to his outside by […]

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Call Pat Nails Untapable On the Wire In Azeri

Miller Racing’s Call Pat unleashed her patented stretch run to defeat Champion Untapable by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The 6-year-old daughter of Lawyer Ron stopped the clock in 1:44.44 for the 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track for trainer Brad Cox. “Joe Rocco does a great […]

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Call Pat Circles Field For Bayakoa Victory

Miller Racing’s Call Pat went off as the second choice in Sunday’s Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes, and was last of all down the backstretch. Joe Rocco Jr. unleashed a furious rally aboard the 6-year-old daughter of Lawyer Ron to win a three-way photo and stop the clock in 1:45.81 for the 1 1/16 mile contest […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Itsmyluckyday

For Eddie and Laurie Plesa, this year’s Kentucky Derby could become a family affair. Eddie Plesa, Jr. trains contender Itsmyluckyday for wife Laurie and partner Trilogy Stable. It wasn’t until she was standing in the Gulfstream winner’s circle after the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 26 that Laurie realized the couple may have […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Itsmyluckyday

When Itsmyluckyday ran away from juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby through the stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfsteam Park, the winner affirmed how rapidly he is improving over his good juvenile form and raised questions of what “might have been” for his deceased sire, Lawyer Ron. A good-looking chestnut who showed first-class form, […]

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Stealcase proves best in Ontario Derby

Stealcase surged to the lead in mid-stretch and held on strong to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Derby, Sunday at Woodbine. The chestnut son of Lawyer Ron-Steal the Show, trained by Mark Casse for owner John C. Oxley, settled off the early pace of Gung Ho and swooped to the lead late, under Patrick […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Triple Crown Sires

More than any other single factor, having a contender for the Triple Crown is the hallmark of achievement for a young stallion. Since the Kentucky Derby and its fellow jewels, the Belmont Stakes and Preakness, are the most coveted treasures in U.S. racing, the effect of siring contenders for them makes that stallion a prized […]

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Trainer Holthus dies at 77; memorial Saturday at Churchill

Veteran trainer Robert Holthus, a regular on racing circuits in Kentucky, Arkansas and the Midwest for nearly 60 years, died Tuesday morning in Louisville, Ky. at the age of 77.   He was preparing to head to Churchill Downs to oversee his horses’ morning training when Holthus was stricken by an apparent heart attack.  He […]

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