Line of David

‘Ageless’ Jon Court Hopes For Continued Success With Horton’s Long Range Toddy

The Rebel was actually a rebel-lion last month at Oaklawn, with experience trumping youth in both divisions of the $750,000 Grade 2 race for 3-year-olds March 16. The winner of the first division was Long Range Toddy, owned by Willis Horton, 78, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, 53, and ridden by Jon Court, […]

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Kentucky Derby Runner-Up Firing Line To Stand At Crestwood Farm

Owner Arnold Zetcher announced today that Firing Line – runner-up to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – will stand the 2017 season at Crestwood Farm, near Lexington. The 4-year-old son of Line of David, also the 14 1/4-length winner of the G3 Sunland Derby in 2015, will stand […]

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Kentucky Derby Runner-up Firing Line Retired

Owner Arnold Zetcher announced today that Firing Line – runner-up to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – has been retired. Trained by Simon Callaghan, Firing Line – a 4-year-old bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms and by the Lion Heart stallion Line of David – served notice of […]

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Minor Injury Will Force Firing Line To Miss Planned Start At Del Mar

Firing Line, winner of the 2015 G3 Sunland Derby and runner-up in the Kentucky Derby that year, will be forced to miss his intended start in Wednesday’s Harry Brubaker Stakes after suffering a minor setback. Trainer Simon Callaghan told the Blood-Horse that the colt appears to have strained a muscle. “He’s just a bit tight behind,” […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Firing Line Looks The Part

The first criterion in selecting a prospective racehorse is “Does this look like an athlete?” If athleticism and its components – quickness, strength, attitude, and a sort of physical finesse – aren’t present in an individual, then it’s useless to look further. Those qualities were most emphatically present in the bright-eyed and purposeful bay colt […]

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Firing Line Much The Best In Sunland Derby

In his two previous starts, Firing Line finished second beaten a head by undefeated Dortmund. At Sunland Park late Sunday afternoon, the colt got out of his rival’s shadow with an imperious romp in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby. Traveling on the rail and close to pace-setting Why Two, Firing Line seized the lead […]

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Firing Line Turns In Sharp Work For Sunland Derby

Firing Line turned in a sharp final work for the Grade 3 Sunland Derby by working five furlongs in 59.80 seconds Sunday morning at Santa Anita. The Daily Racing Form reports that the son of Line of David will travel to Sunland on Friday with several other horses from Southern California, including the Bob Baffert-trained […]

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Line of David Sires First Winner

According to The Blood-Horse, Spendthrift Farm’s Line of David was represented by his first winner on Friday when Rimsky scored a five-length victory in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park. The filly, out of the Value Plus mare Value Vetted, was making her fourth start for owner Lion of Judah Racing Stables and trainer Howard […]

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Spendthrift’s Line of David sires first foals

Grade 1 winner Line of David sired his first reported foals when a colt and filly were both born recently in Central Kentucky. The bay colt was bred by Eamon Cleary and gave birth on Jan. 19th at his Clearsky Farms in Lexington. He is out of the top racemare Sister Girl Blues, who most […]

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