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Bellafina, Baffert Quartet Have Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Santa Anita

With owner Kaleem Shah on hand, Chandelier Stakes winner and Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Bellafina worked five furlongs Friday morning in a minute flat for her ultimate goal at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “I’m really happy,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “She’ll have one more breeze here before leaving for Kentucky.” Bellafina (1:00.00) & Kazan […]

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Keeneland: Moonshine Memories Headlines Full Field In Raven Run Stakes

Michael Tabor, Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Moonshine Memories heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2). The 7-furlong main track test will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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Bellafina Makes It Look Easy In Chandelier

Kaleem Shah’s juvenile filly Bellafina added a third consecutive graded stakes win to her resume on Saturday, galloping home the 6 1/2-length winner of Santa Anita’s Grade 1 Chandelier. Jockey Flavien Prat and trainer Simon Callaghan also won last year’s edition of the Chandelier with Moonshine Memories. Favored at 4-5, Bellafina (Quality Road) completed 1 […]

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Bellafina Kicks Clear In Del Mar Debutante

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina showed up with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante, taking command from Mother Mother in the far turn and drawing away to a commanding four-length win as the 2-1 second choice. The juvenile daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Simon Callaghan, covered seven furlongs […]

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$250,000 Unusual Heat Colt Tops Barretts Select Yearling Sale

A colt from the final crop of the late Unusual Heat sent the perennial top California sire out on a high note Tuesday, leading the Barretts Select Yearling Sale at $250,000. The transaction highlighted a sale that saw significant gains in gross, average, and median, but a significantly higher buyback rate. Tuesday’s sale at Del […]

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Prat Completes Sunday Stakes Sweep With Maiden Bellafina In Sorrento

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, an $800,000 purchase last March, completed a sweep of Del Mar’s Sunday stakes doubleheader for jockey Flavien Prat as she led from wire-to-wire to win the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Earlier in the program, Prat won the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for three-year-olds. Bellafina, a daughter of Quality […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner American Gal Headlines Friday’s Bed O’ Roses

Kaleem Shah’s multiple Grade 1 winner American Gal will be looking for her second straight graded stakes victory as part of a strong eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $250,000 Bed o’ Roses Invitational for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday at Belmont Park. The seven-furlong sprint is one of five stakes on […]

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Rising Turf Star Maraud Among 8 Contesting Penn Mile

With three victories in his past four starts, two of them in graded stakes company, Treadway Racing Stable’s Maraud streaks into the sixth running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, for 3-year-olds on the grass this Saturday as one of the leading young turf stars in the country. Conditioned by Todd Pletcher – seven […]

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Treasuring, The ‘Other Callaghan,’ Wins Senorita At Santa Anita

Winless in four previous stateside starts this year, English-bred Treasuring took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes in virtual gate to wire fashion, winning by 1 ½ lengths under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, Treasuring, who had been a Group III winner in Ireland at age 2, got a mile over the Santa Anita […]

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American Gal Splashes Home On Top In Humana Distaff

Kaleem Shah’s homebred American Gal vied for the lead out of the starting gate in Saturday’s Grade 1 Humana Distaff, then took over at the head of the lane and kept on through the wire to score by about two lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old daughter of Concord Point, trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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