Starlight Racing

‘A Highlight For Me’: Exercise Rider Green Traveling The World With Audible

Exercise rider Amelia Green and New York-bred Dubai World Cup contender Audible have turned heads during morning track work at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher for China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm, has won five of nine career starts, and last year’s Grade 1 Florida […]

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Cutting Humor Sets New Track Record In Sunland Derby

Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win of the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep season on Sunday, fending off a late run from Anothertwistafate to win the G3 Sunland Derby by a head on the wire. The 3-year-old son of First Samurai was just behind a rapid early pace and came flying […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Dubai World Cup ‘On The Table’ For Pegasus Fifth-Place Finisher Audible

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible was in good shape following his fifth-place finish from Post 10 in the Pegasus World Cup under Flavien Prat, aboard for the first time. “He came out of the race well. I thought he ran a courageous race and kept trying to […]

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Starlight Racing Following Family Line To Acquire Part-Interest In Yoshida

Starlight Racing has acquired a part-interest in Yoshida, 5-2 favorite for Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), from WinStar Farm, which campaigns the 5-year-old horse with China Horse Club International and Head of Plains Racing. The addition of Starlight gives Yoshida the same ownership as 2018 Florida Derby winner Audible, who is […]

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Grass Not Necessarily Greener For Pegasus Turf Favorite Yoshida

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $7-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), may find himself back on dirt after competing in North America’s richest grass race. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott hinted a second international trip may be in store for […]

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Improbable Gives Baffert Fifth Consecutive Los Al Futurity Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable stepped forward again in his third career start, remaining undefeated at odds of 1-9 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity. The juvenile son of City Zip, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke to a five-length triumph, covered 1 1/16 miles over Los Alamitos’ fast main track […]

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Audible Overcomes Slow Start, Wins Cherokee Run In First Start Since Derby

Making his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Audible came from off the pace to win Saturday’s $200,000 Cherokee Run Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Javier Castellano […]

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Sombeyay Finishes Strong For Sanford Victory

Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay, the post-time favorite at 5-2, made a strong late bid in the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes by about a half-length under jockey Javier Castellano. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:10.35. “He’s not a particularly […]

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Justify: Racing’s $75-Million Horse?

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell writes that Saturday’s victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes pushed the value of Triple Crown winner Justify to an all-time record $75 million. Rovell and the New York Times previously reported after the Preakness that an agreement was in place for the owners of Justify’s breeding rights – […]

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