Trappe Shot

‘He Gives You Everything’: Gray Attempt Fires Bullet Toward Arkansas Derby

The Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn Park is highlighted by the April 13 $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles. Early Arkansas Derby probables include Galilean, Gray Attempt, Improbable, Last Judgement, Long Range Toddy, Omaha Beach, One Flew South and Six Shooter. Gray Attempt, under Stewart Elliott, recorded a […]

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‘Versatile’ Six Shooter Cuts Back To Sprinting In Oaklawn’s Gazebo

Six Shooter will make his next start in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-olds March 23 at Oaklawn, trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Six Shooter had been under consideration for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles March 16, but Holthus said the Trappe Shot gelding will return […]

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‘More Ground’ Should Benefit Six Shooter In Southwest Stakes

Six Shooter is being pointed for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18 at Oaklawn, trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs said Sunday morning. Six Shooter was beaten 1 ½ lengths in his last start, the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of our major preps […]

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Desormeaux-Trained Easy Shot Needs ‘Better Luck’ In Lewis

Easy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, but trainer Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds. “He steadied a […]

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Sham Stakes: Giant Killer Desormeaux Sends Pair In Search Of Derby Points

John Keith Desormeaux, a David among trainers, will attempt to slay a Goliath Saturday when he sends out longshots Sueno and Easy Shot to face favored Coliseum and others in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita main track. The $100,000 in purse money offered is a relative afterthought. Horsemen […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2019 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

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Hotshot Anna Sizzles In Presque Isle Downs Masters

Owner-trainer Hugh Robertson’s Hotshot Anna scored her fourth consecutive victory on Monday night, taking the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters under Antonio Gallardo while just missing the track record for 6 1/2 furlongs by five hundredths of a second. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Trappe Shot out of Avalos, by Holy Bull, covered the […]

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Oklahoma Derby Winner Untrapped Euthanized Due To Laminitis

Michael Langford’s 4-year-old Untrapped was euthanized on June 25 after the onset of laminitis, reports bloodhorse.com. The son of Trappe Shot suffered a bout of colic and was sent to Rood & Riddle about 10 days ago, and the laminitis was an additional complication. “He was at Rood & Riddle for about five days, then he […]

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‘The Time To Act Is Now’: Jim & Joan Brady Join WHOA

Long-time owner/breeders Jim and Joan Brady are the newest members on WHOA’s growing roster of individuals who support passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation appointing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the task of creating and managing a gold standard anti-doping agency for American racing. James Brady’s family has been involved in […]

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Untrapped Gives Asmussen First Oklahoma Derby Victory

Michael Langford’s Untrapped came off a two-month break to run past Battle of Midway in Sunday’s Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby, cruising under the wire a two-length winner. The 3-year-old son of Trappe Shot, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., pressed the pace early, dropped back slightly, and came running again in the lane to give Steve […]

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