Real Quiet

‘Great And Talented’ Ocala Horseman J.B. McKathan Dies

Longtime Ocala horseman J.B. McKathan has died at the age of 53, reports ocala.com. McKathan and brother Kevin were responsible for breaking and starting 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, as well as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Real Quiet since the beginning of the McKathan Brothers Training Center in 1988. “We are shocked devastated to […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Tackling Belmont Stakes History?

When it comes to debating Belmont Stakes history, there are varied and strong opinions in the racing world. But we can all agree, the Test of the Champion has produced many memorable stories and propelled humans and equine athletes to remarkable feats. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Forget Apollo: Baffert Has His Eye Out For Black Cats

Trainer Bob Baffert tells USA Today he isn’t too concerned about the Curse of Apollo, which Justify will be trying to upset on Saturday, but there is one old wives’ tale that bothers him as the clock ticks away the hours to Derby morning: cats. Specifically, black cats. “They shouldn’t allow black cats on the […]

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Former Vinery, Highland Farm Owner Hofmeister Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison

George Hofmeister, who once lived in a 35,000 square foot mansion he built on a Paris, Ky., Thoroughbred farm, is going to the “big house.” On Wednesday in Lexington, Hofmeister was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison by United States District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell for money laundering and theft from employee pension […]

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Central Kentucky Horseman Takes Plea Deal On Money Laundering And Theft Charges

Owner-breeder George S. Hofmeister faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering and the theft of $600,000 from two employee pension plans. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Hofmeister entered a plea agreement in the U.S. District Court in Lexington last week. Hofmeister pleaded guilty to two counts of a six-count […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Jockey Desormeaux On ‘Unique’ Pimlico Track

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was based in Maryland when he won two of his three Eclipse Awards, as outstanding apprentice in 1987 and in 1989 when he rode 598 winners to set an all-time single-season record for wins that still stands. A third Eclipse Award came in 1992 after he moved his tack […]

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Arkansas Derby: Maiden Sonneteer’s ‘Muscles Are Growing Up To His Bones’

Calumet Farm’s Rebel runner-up Sonneteer galloped and schooled in the starting gate Friday morning and was scheduled to school between races in the indoor paddock at Oaklawn under the supervision of assistant trainer Julie Clark.  Sonneteer is winless in nine starts, with four seconds and two thirds, but has earned $234,445. After being ridden in […]

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Quiet American Euthanized At Age 30

Quiet American, whose champion son Real Quiet won the G1 Kentucky Derby and the G1 Preakness Stakes, has been euthanized. Pensioned from stud duties in 2013 at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Fappiano was out of the winning Dr. Fager mare Demure, and raced in the colors of Sheikh Mohammed. Godolphin […]

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Fiftyshadesofhay Foals A Colt By Distorted Humor

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings’ Fiftyshadesofhay gave birth to her first foal on Friday, a colt by Distorted Humor. The 6-year-old mare was purchased for $1.3 million at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale after a racing career spanning multiple graded stakes victories. A daughter of Pulpit out of a Real Quiet mare, Fiftyshadesofhay was trained […]

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Baffert’s Horse Sense: ‘They Can’t Talk To Us’

It’s Belmont time again. On American Pharoah rest the hopes and prayers of every tired soul who wants to see this Triple Crown jinx finally end after 37 years. Heck, that seems like eons, not years ago. Tom Brady was still in diapers then and Tiger Woods wasn’t old enough to be a child prodigy. […]

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