Baffert Playing Triple Crown Cards Close To The Vest After Impressive Debut Of Charlatan

Bob Baffert unleashed another dazzling 3-year-old from his seemingly infinite band of blueblood buzz saws when he sent out Charlatan to capture his debut race Sunday, scoring by 5 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke in 1:08.85 for six furlongs, an eye-opening clocking on a track that has been playing seconds slower through the first […]

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Impressive Debut Winner Charlatan ‘Blew By’ His Rivals, Stopped The Clock In 1:08.85

How deep is Bob Baffert’s Derby bench? There’s no telling, as his unraced Charlatan, an imposing chestnut colt by Speightstown, blew away his competition by 5 ¾ lengths in Sunday’s fourth race at Santa Anita, stopping the clock for six furlongs in a torrid 1:08.85 while geared down under Drayden Van Dyke. Breaking from the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing ‘Regaining Her Foundation,’ Points To Tampa’s Florida Oaks

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Sharing recorded her first timed breeze of 2020 on Monday. The 3-year-old filly worked four furlongs over the Palm Meadows turf course in 48.70 seconds, and co-owner Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ Aron Wellman told bloodhorse.com that Sharing could make her seasonal debut in the G3 Florida Oaks on March […]

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Mischevious Alex Kicks Away For Dominant Swale Victory

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Mischevious Alex put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park, pulling away from the field to win by seven lengths on the line. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief was sent to post at odds of 9-2, completing seven furlongs over the fast main […]

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Undefeated Halo Again Early Queen’s Plate Favorite After Coronation Futurity Victory

Undefeated two-year-old colt Halo Again captured the 116th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Coronation Futurity, contested over 1-1/8 miles on the Tapeta, is considered a stepping-stone to Canada’s most famous race, the Queen’s Plate. The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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‘Ahead Of Her Time’: Motion Emotional After Sharing’s Breeders’ Cup Win

It was early fall and there were plenty of options available when trainer Graham Motion and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable were looking for a final prep that would get promising young filly Sharing to realize their year-end goal of reaching the Breeders’ Cup. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, […]

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Sharing Delivers On Family Legacy In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Antony Beck and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sharing was expertly handled by jockey Manny Franco to win Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Hustling the Maryland-bred daughter of Speightstown from the gate, Franco settled her in a stalking position down the backstretch. From there, he set her down in the stretch to release a […]

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‘Top Of The Ranks’: Kimari, Other Ward Trainees Work Toward Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland

Trainer Wesley Ward’s three possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) – Stonestreet Stables’ Cambria, Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari and Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive – led Sunday workers who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. The trio of 2-year-olds each worked a half-mile on […]

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Shadwell Farm Doubles Down On Speightstown Sire Line For Its Stallion Roster

In 2017, Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., had the wind to its back in anticipation over its newest stallion, Tamarkuz, a son of Speightstown who had won the previous fall’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for the operation of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Two years later, Tamarkuz’s  first yearlings went through the auction ring, […]

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