Simon Callaghan

True Valour’s Late Rally Nets City Of Hope Mile Win

Qatar Racing’s True Valour emerged victorious in a five-horse blanket finish at the wire of Saturday’s Grade 2 City of Hope Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., rallying from off the pace under Drayden Van Dyke to win by a head. The Irish-bred by Kodiac (GB) is trained by Simon Callaghan. The […]

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Juvenile Filly Amalfi Sunrise Could Be Retired After Month-Long Battle With Pneumonia

Winner of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, the talented Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution) could be headed for an early retirement, according to bloodhorse.com. The filly has been at the San Luis Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., battling with pneumonia for nearly an entire month. Though Amalfi Sunrise is nearly ready to be released from […]

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11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey. The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand. A two-time graded-stakes winner, Slim Shadey was bred in Great Britain by […]

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Immediate Impact Out, Leucothea In For G1 Del Mar Debutante

A field of eight, among them the supplement of Peter Miller-trained Leucothea, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Debutante. A daughter of Midshipman, Leucothea was a romping 14 ½-length winner in a  5 ½-furlong maiden claimer here on August 15 and was supplemented to the prestigious seven-furlong Debutante, which determines the […]

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Schrodinger, Cool $500K 2-Year-Old, Headlines Best Pal

Kaleem Shah’s Schrodinger, a $500,000 purchase at the March sale in Ocala, Fla., was made the 2-1 favorite on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line in a field of seven for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Best Pal Stakes. The six-furlong sprint is a stepping stone to the $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Futurity on September 2, […]

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Amalfi Sunrise Draws Clear In Sorrento

Doug Branham and Marsha Naify’s Amalfi Sunrise made an impressive second start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes, drawing away to win by six lengths on the wire. The juvenile daughter of freshman stallion Constitution covered six furlongs over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:10.96. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite under Norberto Arroyo, […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner ‘Serengeti,’ Beaten Favorite Bellafina Shorten Up In Spa’s Test

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress will shorten up to seven furlongs when attempting her second Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Joel Politi’s dark bay daughter of Alternation won the Kentucky Oaks gate-to-wire on an uncontested lead and ran […]

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Honeymoon Features Rematch Of Maxim Rate, Hostess And Lady Prancealot

A nose shy of being undefeated in three starts, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Maxim Rate bids for her second consecutive graded victory as she heads Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. For 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth on turf, the Honeymoon has attracted a field of eight, […]

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Maxim Rate Determined In Senorita

Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: So Many Stories To Tell

Kentucky Derby week is always filled with a plethora of storylines; it’s hard to get to all of them. In this Kentucky Derby 145 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth touch on a couple of stories that may not be so well known, starting with an assistant trainer for Kentucky Oaks […]

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