More Than Ready

‘Matured’ Catholic Boy Targets July 6 Suburban Handicap

Catholic Boy was known for his high-level consistency and versatility during his 3-year-old campaign with Grade 1 triumphs on dirt and turf. Following a comeback win in the Grade 2 Dixie over the grass at Pimlico in his 4-year-old debut, he could go back to the main track for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban Handicap […]

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Catholic Boy Makes Triumphant Turf Return In Dixie

Sent off as the 7-5 favorite in his first start since finishing 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy made his 2019 debut a winning on in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano […]

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Title Ready, D’Amato Pair Ship In For Sunday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Write this date down: Sunday, April 28. It’s the day of the $300,000 Grade 3, Steve Sexton Mile for 3-yr-olds & up at Lone Star Park. Gates open early at noon. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. The Sexton Mile is the seventh race on the 10 race card and is scheduled to go […]

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G1 Winners Catholic Boy, Diversify Training Forwardly For Jonathan Thomas

Conditioner Jonathan Thomas, who last year managed 4-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy to three wins from six starts, including a pair of Grade 1 victories in the Runhappy Travers and Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf, reported the More Than Ready colt has continued to mature over the winter at Bridlewood Farm after […]

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Champion Roy H Scratched From Dubai Golden Shaheen With Hoof Abscess

The Peter Miller-trained Roy H, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will be forced to miss this year’s edition of the Dubai Golden Shaheen due to an abscess in his left front hoof, according to racingpost.com. The 7-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready earned the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter for 2017 […]

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Catholic Boy Shows Good ‘Energy Level’ In First Work Since Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Jonathan Thomas reported Saturday that multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Catholic Boy is on schedule for a late-spring return to racing after breezing Friday for the first time since finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Catholic Boy breezed three-furlongs in 39.40 seconds Friday at Bridlewood Farm […]

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Catholic Boy Deserves ‘A Good Break’; Won’t Return To Training Until Feb. 1

A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy could have been pointed to the Pegasus World Cup’s inaugural turf contest at the end of January. Instead, reports drf.com, the 4-year-old colt was given a well-deserved vacation after finishing 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “The turf race on Pegasus Day was very alluring, but […]

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‘He’s Left More Winners Than Any Other Stallion’: More Than Ready Says Goodbye To Australia

Few, if any, stallions have had the kind of impact as a dual-hemisphere shuttler seen by More Than Ready, who recently completed his final Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Australia before shipping back north to WinStar Farm in Kentucky for the rest of his stud career. A feature by TDN Australia/New Zealand reviewed More Than […]

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Uni Comes From The Clouds To Nab Matriarch Victory

Micheal Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta and Bethlehem Stables’ Uni came from near last of a strung-out field to hit the wire first in Sunday’s Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar, crossing the finish a half-length ahead of Daddy Is A Legend. Sent off at odds of 5-1, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Catholic Boy Exits Classic With Gash On Ankle, Will Race In 2019

Jonathan Thomas’ trainee Catholic Boy finished a disappointing 13th out of 14 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, but it was easy to see why as soon as he returned to be unsaddled. The dual Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt suffered a gash on his left ankle, according to drf.com, which may […]

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