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Catholic Boy Holds Final Spot In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

A runner-up finish by Catholic Boy in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes on July 6 provided the only movement in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, ran second as the favorite behind Centennial Farms’ Preservationist in the 1 ¼-mile Suburban at Belmont Park. That defeat […]

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‘Headstrong’ Dual-Surface Star Catholic Boy To Stay On Dirt, Point For Woodward

Robert V. LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure for his runner-up effort to Preservationist in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, a 1 1/4 mile test on Big Sandy. Last year, the dual-surface star won the turf Grade 1 Belmont Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Grade 1 Winner Uni Returns To The Winner’s Circle In Perfect Sting Stakes

Uni, a multiple graded-stakes winner, rallied from last to capture the sixth running of the $100,000 Perfect Sting on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta, and Bethlehem Stables, Uni made her seasonal debut a winning one in the one-mile trip on a firm […]

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$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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OBS June Two-Year-Old, Horses Of Racing Age Sale Begins Wednesday

The 2019 OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is set for Wednesday though Friday, June 12th – 14th with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-360 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 361-720 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 721-1059 will sell on Friday. The Sale will […]

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Ghostzapper Filly Fires Fastest Three-Eighths At OBS June Sale’s Final Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 914, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned by Gayle Woods, agent for Eric A. Delvalle, worked three-eighths in :32 3/5 to post the sale’s co-fastest work at the distance at the fifth and final session of the under-tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. […]

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More Than Ready Colt Clocks Fastest Three-Furlong Breeze At Fourth OBS June Sale Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 657, a son of More Than Ready consigned by C & J Stable, breezed three-eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth session of the under-tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or […]

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Rushing Fall All The Way In Just A Game

With no one to pressure her on the front end, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 1 Just a Game Stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready had a two-length lead early, fended off a challenge from Daddy Is A Legend around the turn and cruised under […]

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‘Versatile’ Rushing Fall Takes On Six Others In Just A Game Stakes

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall will look to continue her winning ways when she takes on six other graded stakes winners in the Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Listed as Race 4 with a post time of 1:22 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile event for older fillies […]

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Diversify Shows ‘A Lot Of Energy’ In Third Breeze Of 2019

Multiple graded stakes winner and New York-bred Horse of the Year Diversify visited the training track this morning posting his third workout at Belmont this year, breezing four furlongs in 50.89 seconds Owned by Ralph and Lauren Evans, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Saturday’s breeze was a maintenance work with no set plans yet on where […]

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