Pants on Fire

Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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Pants On Fire To Pennsylvania’s Diamond B Farm For 2016

Multiple graded stakes winner Pants on Fire has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Pennsylvania. A 7-year-old son of Jump Start, Pants on Fire won 11 of 35 career starts and earned $1,641,375. Trained by Kelly Breen for George and Lori Hall, Pants of Fire won […]

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Pants On Fire, Csaba Return in Harlan’s Holiday Stakes

Coming off a pair of runaway victories in New York this fall, Liam’s Map will find the water much deeper for his stakes debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday at Gulfstream Park. The gray 3-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt will be up against some seasoned graded stakes winners in Csaba, Pants On Fire, Rose to Gold […]

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Lopez Confirmed on Four Mounts for Breeders’ Cup

Paco Lopez, who rode two winners at Keeneland Thursday to move into a tie for second place in the rider standings with eight victories on the meet, is confirmed on four mounts for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships. “He is riding Ria Antonia (Distaff), Stonetastic (Filly and Mare Sprint), Pants On Fire (Dirt Mile) […]

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Balance of Power Steps Up in Iselin

Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson’s Balance of Power sat last through the early stages before angling out for the drive and wearing down Pants on Fire in the final strides to take the Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 13,256. Jockey Chuck C. Lopez and Balance […]

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Pants On Fire Heads Breen Trio in Iselin

This Sunday marks the 79th running of the Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes, one of the highlights of Monmouth Park’s summer racing season. Originally known as the Monmouth Handicap, the Iselin was first contested in 1884, and renamed in honor of the former president and chairman of the board of Monmouth Park in 1986. […]

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Valid Edges Bradester in Monmouth Cup

In the 40th edition of the $200,000 Monmouth Cup on Sunday, speed was everything, as the first three horses out of the gate finished one-two-three after a mile and a sixteenth. Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid, trained by Marcus Vitali and ridden by Orlando Bocachica, sat off a smart pace set by Bradester, battled with that […]

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Japan Cup Dirt: Belshazzar Earns First Group Win, Pants on Fire 16th

Third pick Belshazzar dislodged a powerful late charge to claim this year’s Japan Cup Dirt to capture his first G1 title in his initial attempt at the top level after being switched to dirt from this year. Coming off his first graded win in the G3 Musashino Stakes (G3, dirt, 1,600m), the son of King […]

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Pants On Fire Lone Foreign Challenger in Japan Cup Dirt

Trainer Kelly Breen said George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire “has never looked better” as he prepared for Sunday’s 14th and final Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan. The Grade 1 race with a purse in excess of $3 million (U.S.)  is being transformed into the Champions Cup and will be moved […]

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Pants on Fire Makes Flight for Japan Cup Dirt

Pants on Fire touched down at Narita International Airport east of Tokyo shortly before 11 a.m. Friday and arrived at the JRA Horseracing School quarantine facilities at 1:45 p.m. in line for his bid in the G1 Japan Cup Dirt. The American runner is set to add some much-desired international color to the Japan Cup […]

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