Ogden Phipps

Abel Tasman Takes On Tough Field In Ogden Phipps

Four-time Grade 1 winner Abel Tasman will look to make a triumphant return to Belmont Park – and post her first victory of the year – in headlining an accomplished field of eight in the Grade 1, $750,000 Ogden Phipps for older fillies and mares on Saturday. One of five Grade 1s on a packed […]

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Fault Suffers Hind Leg Injury During Gallop, Could Be Retired

Grade 1 Santa Margarita winner Fault suffered what could be a career-ending injury during a routine gallop on Sunday morning at Santa Anita, reports drf.com. The 2014 daughter of Blame was found to have a non-displaced condylar fracture in her rear left leg, and surgery has been scheduled for Monday to insert stabilizing screws. Fault is […]

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Champion Filly Heavenly Prize Elected To Racing Hall Of Fame

Eclipse Award-winning filly Heavenly Prize has been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The lone contemporary selection from the 10 finalists chosen by the Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee, Heavenly Prize will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales […]

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Weekend Lineup: Best At Belmont

A thrilling weekend of graded stakes awaits racing fans as the final leg of the Triple Crown looms. Though neither the Kentucky Derby nor Preakness winners are in the Belmont Stakes field, a lineup of five other Grade 1 events makes Saturday’s card a Breeders’ Cup-like afternoon at the races. Kicking off the action on […]

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Songbird Boosts Porter’s Spirits As Owner Begins New Cancer Treatment

Rick Porter will not be able to attend Songbird’s 2017 debut in Saturday’s G1 Ogden Phipps, but the veteran owner will be making every effort to watch his champion filly on television. Porter told bloodhorse.com that he will begin a new experimental cancer treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital this week. The treatment involves removing, transforming […]

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Songbird ‘Coming Along’ For Hollendorfer At Santa Anita

Songbird, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding two-year-old female of 2015 and outstanding three-year-old of her sex in 2016, worked four furlongs under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez in 48.80 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “Songbird went out five-eighths in 1:02.36 and three quarters in (one) 15 and one,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the daughter […]

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Stephen Foster, Pacific Classic Added To NBC Breeders’ Cup Challenge Broadcasts

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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1989 Gotham Stakes Launching Pad For Easy Goer’s Memorable 3-Year-Old Season

One July day in 1988, Arthur B. Hancock III was dinning at a restaurant in Kentucky when he spotted his brother, Seth, the longtime President of Claiborne Farms. Arthur approached his brother and told him that he had been receiving promising reports about one of his 2-year-olds, a colt named Sunday Silence. What he heard […]

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Leading Sire Seeking The Gold Euthanized At 31

Multiple Grade 1 winner and top sire Seeking The Gold has died at the age of 31. He was euthanized July 28 from infirmities of old age, according to Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. The brilliant son of Mr. Prospector, out of the Buckpasser mare Con Game, was foaled in Kentucky at Claiborne Farm in […]

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