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Nootka Sound Makes Noise In Soaring Softly

Hat Creek Racing’s Nootka Sound started strong and finished even better, going gate-to-wire to notch her first career stakes win in capturing the fifth running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Soaring Softly for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, Preakness Day, at Belmont Park. Originally carded as seven furlongs on the Widener turf, a driving rainstorm moved […]

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Fever Officially Rules Gronkowski Out Of Kentucky Derby; Instilled Regard In

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Derby hopeful Gronkowski has incurred a slight infection and will not be able make the international journey to America and participate as scheduled in the Run for the Roses. The three-year-old son of Lonhro spiked a fever over the weekend and was immediately treated with antibiotics. While the sudden illness seems minor […]

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NFL Star Gronkowski Partners With Phoenix Thoroughbreds On Derby Hopeful

Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, announced Wednesday he has reached a deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds to buy into the racehorse that shares his name. Gronkowski (the horse) is pointing to the Kentucky Derby off a win in the Burradon at Newcastle as part of the European Road to the Kentucky Derby. […]

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The ‘Gronk’ On Point For Rescheduled Derby Points Race At Kempton

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Gronkowski will be the likely favorite in Wednesday’s rescheduled Road to the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes at Kempton, in which the 3-year-old colt will attempt to extend his two-race win streak. A son of Lonhro, Gronkowski was purchased for $404,492 at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale last year, but the colt did not perform […]

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Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Sophomores Walk In The Sun, Gronkowski Making Noise For Noseda

Ryan Moore let Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Walk In The Sun do the talking by making all of the running on the 1-12 shot to dispose of three rivals in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes at Lingfield. The €1.4million purchase followed up his Kempton debut victory a month earlier without too much fuss as he crossed the line […]

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World Approval, Holding Gold Poised To Be Casse’s First Runners In Dubai

Live Oak Plantation’s aptly named World Approval, one of the top turf milers on the planet, has arrived back in the barn of multi-national Grade/Group 1-winning conditioner Mark Casse after a brief break at his owner-breeder Charlotte Weber’s farm in Ocala, Florida. The nearly white son of Northern Afleet finished his 2017 season with three consecutive […]

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Shakhimat Makes Early Move, Lasts Late In Tropical Turf

Dan Gale, Roger Attfield and William Werner’s Shakhimat made a big move down the backstretch in Saturday’s G3 Tropical Turf Stakes, taking the lead before the half-mile pole. Jockey Edgard Zayas had judged his mount perfectly, however, as he had enough horse left to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front at odds […]

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Isotherm Nets Prat Stakes Double In San Marcos

A bold late run helped Matthew Schera’s Isotherm to score in Saturday’s G2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, running down Itsinthepost to win by a short neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Lonhro gave jockey Flavien Prat the late stakes double; he won the previous race aboard Hoppertunity and a total of […]

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Cox Plate Victor Octagonal Succumbs To Old Age At 24

At the age of 24, Australian stallion Octagonal succumbed to the infirmities of old age and was euthanized at Godolphin’s Woodlands property in New South Wales, reports racing.com. A 10-time Group 1 winner, his most famous success came in the 1995 Cox Plate. He was voted Australian Horse of the Year in 1996, and in […]

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Shakhimat, Amis Gizmo Among 13 Runners For 157th Renewal Of The Queen’s Plate

Amis Gizmo and Shakhimat, the top two finishers from the June 12 Plate Trial, will renew their rivalry on Sunday in the $1-million Queen’s Plate. The 157th running of the Queen’s Plate, the oldest annually-run stakes race in North America, attracted a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds. The race will be televised live by CTV/TSN […]

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