More Than Ready

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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Miller’s Double Double: Roy H Powerful In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Repeat

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H has now won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for two years in a row, emulating his Peter Miller-trained stablemate Stormy Liberal from the Turf Sprint earlier on the card. Sent off as the second choice at 5-2, the 6-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready covered six furlongs over […]

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Churchill: Catholic Boy Cruises In Final Breeze, Imperial Hint Handles Unexpected Company

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Travers Stakes (Grade I) winner Catholic Boy tuned up for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) with a five-furlong move in 1:01 Sunday with regular rider Javier Castellano aboard at Churchill Downs. “It was a good work,” trainer Jonathan Thomas said. “It always […]

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Fasig-Tipton Adds Three Supplemental Entries To November Sale Catalog

Fasig-Tipton has added three new supplemental entries to its upcoming November Sale, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the company’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. These new entries are catalogued as hips 248-250: Win the War (Hip 248): Three-year-old daughter of top international sire War Front is a multiple stakes winner and graded stakes […]

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G1 Winner Funtastic Retired To Three Chimneys For 2019

Three Chimneys Farm announced today that Grade 1 winner Funtastic, raced by the Torrealba family, will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys for the 2019 breeding season. “We have enjoyed immeasurable success from the family of Horses of the Year Gun Runner and Saint Liam,” said Three Chimneys chairman, Goncalo Torrealba. “Gun Runner took us on […]

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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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