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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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Kelso Timing ‘Makes Sense’ For Catholic Boy

Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his breeze on Saturday in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on September 21 at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sunday. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, who has won Grade 1 stakes on […]

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Rushing Fall ‘Just Didn’t Breeze Well,’ Held Out Of Ballston Spa

There have been very few bad days in the life of multiple Grade 1 winner Rushing Fall, both in her competitive outings and in her routing preparations. So when the daughter of More Than Ready turned in a lackluster half-mile workout on August 17, trainer Chad Brown took that as a sign he needed to […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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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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