Starlight Racing

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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Hall Of Famer Ashado To Be Featured In National Museum Of Racing’s Foal Patrol Season 3

Hall of Fame member Ashado, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 3, which will debut online Friday, Dec. 27 at The live stream will coincide with a special free kickoff event at the Museum […]

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Coolmore Purchases Breeding Rights To Leading Juvenile Contender Eight Rings

Coolmore has secured the breeding rights to Grade I winner Eight Rings (Empire Maker–Purely Hot, by Pure Prize) with plans to stand the colt at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud following his retirement from racing. Owned and raced by the co-ownership comprised of SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. […]

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Grade 1 Winner Audible Retired, To Stand At WinStar Farm In 2020

Audible, Into Mischief’s Grade 1 Florida Derby winner, has been retired and will enter stud at WinStar Farm for the 2020 breeding season. One of the most consistent 3-year-olds of his generation, Audible was never off the board in five stakes with three stakes wins in his sophomore season for owners WinStar Farm, China Horse […]

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‘His Class Carried Him’; Improbable Returns With Victory In Del Mar’s Shared Belief

Improbable, who went postward the 4-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby last spring, returned to competition Sunday with an easy victory in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Improbable, out of action since the May 18 Preakness Stakes in which he was sixth behind […]

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Improbable Returns To Track For ‘Light Gallop,’ Barnes Says Colt ‘Ready To Go’

Improbable, who is expected to be installed as the morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post-position draw for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, went back to the track for a mile gallop Tuesday at sunrise, the day after working a leisurely half-mile in 51.80 seconds at Churchill Downs. “He galloped a very light mile,” […]

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Mike Smith: Preakness Mount Improbable ‘Has Better Races In Him’

With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey Mike Smith is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to ride Bob Baffert’s talented Improbable in the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18. Following an extensive taped interview with NBC Sports that also included Baffert in Santa Anita’s Chandelier […]

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Lack Of Maximum Security Encouraged Baffert To Enter Improbable In Preakness

In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for his record-breaking eighth victory in the historic Preakness with Improbable, […]

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‘I Like My Chances’: Under-The-Radar Derby Suits Pletcher Just Fine

It is difficult to ever consider trainer Todd Pletcher a longshot in a Grade 1 affair, but that is the situation in Saturday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – though it should not worry his faithful much. When Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor and Wertheimer et Frere’s Spinoff – 15th and 19th on the Kentucky Derby points […]

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