Street Sense

Longtime Racing Photographer Patrick Lang Passes Away At Age 65

Surrounded by his family and longtime friend John Engelhardt, Patrick Lang died peacefully late Friday afternoon at the age of 65. After more than 30 years of making photos from the finish line, track photographer Pat Lang had hung up his camera three years ago. For over three decades, Lang had devoted his career to […]

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Street Sense Colt Avery Island Draws Off For Nashua Victory At Aqueduct

Godolphin Stable’s Avery Island handled the step up to stakes company with aplomb, taking the lead by the half-mile mark and fending off Super Sermon in the stretch for a 4 3/4-length victory in the 43rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Coming off a maiden-breaking victory […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Avery Island One Of Six Promising Juveniles In G2 Nashua

Godolphin Racing’s Avery Island will look to build on an impressive maiden win last out when he makes his stakes debut as part of a field of six juveniles in the 43rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Avery Island capitalized on the stretch-out in distance following a seventh-place […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Brings $950,000 On Day 2 Of The Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock paid $950,000 for a colt from the final crop of top sire Scat Daddy to headline a day of robust trade during Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Keeneland sold 194 yearlings on Tuesday for gross sales of $48,221,000, an average of $248,562, and a median of $200,000. Cumulatively, […]

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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out […]

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Tower Of Texas Holds Off Rivals For Connaught Cup Victory

Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday’s $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine, Trained by Roger Attfield and piloted by leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, fan favourite Tower of Texas came […]

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‘He Didn’t Quit’: Wilkes Not Disappointed With McCraken’s Blue Grass Effort

Trainer Ian Wilkes was not terribly disappointed in his star 3-year-old colt on Sunday morning, telling bloodhorse.com that McCraken will definitely move forward off the effort. The son of Ghostzapper, previously undefeated, finished third in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. “He’s a little tired,” Wilkes said. “He’s jogged, but he’s a […]

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Whitham, Wilkes Enjoying The Ride With Top 3-Year-Old McCraken

February is a very good time to have an ascending 3-year-old colt on the road to the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. Janis Whitham and Ian Wilkes, the respective owner-breeder and trainer of Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis winner McCraken, are enjoying the ride. “We’re all excited,” Wilkes said in the blush of the Ghostzapper colt’s […]

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McCraken ‘Stronger,’ ‘A Little Playful’ Heading Into Sam F. Davis

Ian Wilkes has been down this road before. In 2007, as the assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger, Wilkes brought Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Eclipse Award winner Street Sense to Tampa Bay Downs for the (then)-Grade III Tampa Bay Derby. What ensued was, arguably, the most exciting stretch duel in the […]

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First Foal A Filly For WinStar Farm’s Commissioner

WinStar Farm’s Commissioner, A.P. Indy’s last Classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY. Bred by Denny Andrews and Taylor Brother properties, the filly is out of the Afleet Alex mare She’s a Fleet, a half-sister […]

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