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Lake Avenue Takes Over Early, Pulls Away Late In Demoiselle

Godolphin homebred Lake Avenue broke her maiden at second asking last month at the Big A, and the 2-year-old daughter of Tapit continued that trend with a four-length score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, the 4-1 chance ran nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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McKinzie To Race In 2020; Baffert Trainee Will Target Saudi, Dubai World Cups

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up McKinzie will remain in training following Saturday’s performance at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense was defeated 4 1/4 lengths by Vino Rosso, but Baffert was pleased with the colt’s performance. “He ran his ass off. Just got beat by a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Best Juvenile Performances

The TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile can be a springboard to many big things: an Eclipse Award, a gate in the Kentucky Derby, or a lucrative stud deal to name a few. Winning the race with authority, though, can stick in people’s memories for a lifetime. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’ll speak to some of […]

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‘No Excuses’: McKinzie Cruises Through Final Major Work For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender McKinzie put in his final workout before the big race on Monday morning, covering five furlongs over Santa Anita’s main track in 1:00.20. Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with the drill, according to drf.com. “I can relax now,” Baffert said. “These works are so important. He was really smooth. It went just […]

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Breeders’ Cup Preparations Have Been ‘According To Plan’ For Undefeated Maxfield

Godolphin’s homebred undefeated Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Maxfield impressed his connections Friday morning when he breezed a half-mile on a fast dirt track in :47.80. Pre-entered in the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on Nov. 1, the Street Sense colt is scheduled to leave Saturday for Santa Anita. Maxfield, ridden by exercise […]

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Medaglia D’Oro Leads Darley’s 2020 Stallion Roster At $200,000

2019 has been a another impressive year for Medaglia d’Oro, both in the sale ring and on the track. Following an exceptional 2018, in which eight of his yearlings brought $1 million or more at the sales, he added four more seven-figure yearlings to his resume this year. He has now sired more million-dollar yearlings […]

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Bloodlines: Street Sense Colt Maxfield Shines At Keeneland

Godolphin is having a wonderful fall. Across the pond, their Irish-based stallion Shamardal (by Giant’s Causeway) is having a phenomenal year with a trio of 2-year-old sons – Earthlight, Pinatubo, and Victor Ludorum – who have won Group 1 races, and here in the States at Darley’s Jonabell stallion complex, hometown hero Street Sense (Street […]

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‘A Fantastic Mind’: Walsh Looking Ahead To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile With Maxfield

The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what do you […]

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Maxfield Loops Field For Impressive Victory In Breeders’ Futurity

With an eye-catching move going into the far turn under Jose Ortiz, Maxfield drew off to an impressive 5 1/2-length victory on Saturday in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, giving trainer Brendan Walsh his first career Grade 1 triumph. The Godolphin homebred son of Street Sense covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast […]

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