Linda Rice

La Verdad Wire-To-Wire In Vagrancy

Like clockwork, Lady Shelia Stable’s La Verdad led the way right out of the gate and held on to score over late-closing Room For Me in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old mare is now 12-for-18 lifetime. Linda Rice trains La Verdad, who has spent the majority of her career […]

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Kid Cruz Returning To Maryland For Pimlico Special

Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds and Black Swan Stable’s Kid Cruz is set for a return to Pimlico Race Course on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 15, a year after competing in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (G1). The Linda Rice-trained 4-year-old is scheduled for an attempt to make amends for a subpar performance in the Preakness last […]

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OBS April Sale Concludes With Strong Figures

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company concluded its 2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training with a fourth and final session on Friday. For the session, 160 two-year-olds sold for a total of $14,054,500, compared with 182 horses bringing $13,242,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $87,841, up 20.7% from $72,758 in 2014 […]

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La Verdad Back To Winning Ways In Distaff Handicap

Off since a seventh-place finish in the G3 Fall Highweight last November, Lady Sheila Stable’s La Verdad coasted home much the best over three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. It was the 5-year-old mare’s 11th win in 17 starts. Winner of the Distaff last year, La Verdad broke sharply […]

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$950,000 Broken Vow Colt Tops Final OBS March Session

Hip 481, a son of Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent, went to Linda Rice, agent, for $950,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at Friday’s under tack session, is […]

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Violette Defeats Finley in Election for NYTHA President

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association today announced the results of its 2014 election for President and Board of Directors. Trainer Rick Violette Jr. was re-elected to his third full term as president. He defeated West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley for the position after an election rife with controversy over endorsements of Violette […]

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Palace Hopes to Conquer Third Straight G1 in Vosburgh

One year after stamping himself as the top New York-bred male sprinter, Palace will attempt to cement his status as the top sprinter in the country on TVG Super Saturday in the Grade 1, $400,000 Vosburgh at Belmont Park. The six-furlong Vosburgh for 3-year-olds and up is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” […]

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Palace Aims for Third Straight G1 in Vosburgh

After Palace won the Grade 1, six-furlong Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on August 2, trainer Linda Rice was unsure whether she should have the 5-year-old stretch out to seven furlongs for the Grade 1 Forego on August 30 at Saratoga or stay at six furlongs in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational on September 27 at […]

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Palace Reigns Supreme in Forego

Antonino Miuccio’s Palace took charge at the top of the stretch to win going away in the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. After a slow start, Zee Bros rushed up to take the lead, running sharp opening fractions of :22.48 and :45.23. Palace sat third under Cornelio Velasquez, slipping through a […]

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