More Than Ready

Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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‘Pretty Good Birthday Present’: Rushing Fall Delivers Grade 1 On Edwards’ Special Day

On Saturday, Rushing Fall delivered a bonus birthday gift to her owner, Bob Edwards, who races in the name of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland. “That worked out well,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. “Everybody was happy about […]

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Rushing Fall Adds QEII Challenge Cup To Ever-Growing Resume

Winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall continued to build on her impressive resume this Saturday with a win in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. The sophomore daughter of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, hit the wire […]

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WinStar Farm Sets 2019 Stud Fees, Led By Pioneerof The Nile At $110,000

WinStar Farm announced 2019 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster today, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season. WinStar also welcomes two new stallions to its roster in Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Florida Derby (G1), and Jim Dandy […]

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‘Mild’ Fever Forces Catholic Boy To Skip Planned Workout

Winner of both the G1 Belmont Derby (turf) and G1 Travers (dirt), 3-year-old Catholic Boy is one of the more intriguing chances for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. According to drf.com, however, the son of More Than Ready missed a planned workout this past weekend at Belmont Park due to a fever. “It’s […]

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Catholic Boy Settles In At Belmont, Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Classic

With regular rider Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano aboard, multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 49.07 seconds on Belmont’s main track Sunday morning, marking his second workout since winning the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers on August 25 at Saratoga. Deciding to train up to his expected next start in the […]

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Bloodlines: Catholic Boy’s Potential, Versatility Run Deep

With a four-length victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, Catholic Boy (by More Than Ready) has taken a serious position among the 3-year-olds of 2018. Although unlikely to depose Justify in the regard of the Triple Crown winner’s legion of racing fans, Catholic Boy is a sound and progressive sort of racehorse […]

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Catholic Boy Blows By Mendelssohn, Adding Travers To His Grade 1 Tallies On Dirt And Turf

The 149th running of the G1 Travers was extremely contentious on paper, with a pair of Breeders’ Cup winners in the mix as well as a classic-winning filly, but it was the 7-1 shot Catholic Boy who blew away the field to win by four lengths this Saturday at Saratoga. The 3-year-old son of More […]

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Travers: ‘Nothing Fancy’ In Catholic Boy’s Last Work, Gronkowski ‘Stronger And Fitter’

With four graded stakes wins on his resume and more than $1 million in his bankroll, Robert LaPenta’s Catholic Boy is shaping up as one of the more intriguing contenders in what looks to be a wide-open Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The son of More Than Ready […]

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Rushing Fall Bounces Back In Lake Placid To Give Edwards First Saratoga Win

Bob Edwards and his e Five Racing Thoroughbreds had never won a race at Saratoga, but Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf champion Rushing Fall changed that on Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano in the Grade 2 Lake Placid, sat just off the pacesetter and exploded in the stretch, […]

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