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Danzing Candy To Stand At Rancho San Miguel

Danzing Candy will be standing at Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season at a fee of $5,000 as property of a syndicate. The deal was brokered between Brett Lindenbaum and Checkmate Thoroughbreds. Multiple Grade 2 winner Danzing Candy, a son of Twirling Candy, earned $700,930 with his six wins from […]

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Morticia Turns The Tables On Lull In Franklin County Stakes

The last time they met, Lull defeated Morticia in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs. Shortened to 5 1/2 furlongs for Keeneland’s Grade 3 Franklin County, a distance at which she is undefeated on the turf, Morticia was able to hold fast in the late stages and relegate 2-1 favorite Lull […]

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Finely’sluckycharm Finishes The Job In Thoroughbred Club Of America Stakes

Carl Moore Management’s Finley’sluckycharm was a determined winner of Saturday’s G2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint next month at Del Mar. A 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, 4-5 favorite Finley’sluckycharm was between horses down the backstretch, forced wide on the turn but rallied […]

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Danzing Candy Se Fractura Un Dia Antes Del Pat O’Brien Y Es Retirado De Las Pistas

Danzing Candy, favorito de 8/5 para el Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) del sábado 26 en Del Mar, sufrió una fractura en un sesamoide que termina con su vida pistera durante un galope de rutina el día previo a la carrera. “Simplemente dio un mal paso,” dijo su propietario Ted Aroney vía telefónica desde su residencia […]

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Danzing Candy Fractures Ankle During Friday Gallop, Retired

Danzing Candy, the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar, suffered a career-ending fracture to an ankle Friday morning during a routine gallop on the eve of the race. “Just took a bad step,” owner Ted Aroney, said by telephone from his Rancho Santa Fe residence. “The timing is bad … […]

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‘Grateful For The Opportunity’: Talamo Has A Chance For Saturday Double At Del Mar

Jockey Joe Talamo has a chance to, as they say in his native Louisiana, laissez les bon temps rouler on Saturday when he has mounts on a major contender and the morning line favorite in the stakes double header. The good times will roll indeed for Talamo if the 27-year-old Cajun gets winning efforts out […]

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Danzing Candy Holds Off Challengers For San Carlos Victory

Although tag-teamed early and late, favored Danzing Candy withstood all challenges under Mike Smith to gamely prevail in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes, winning by a neck while getting seven furlongs in 1:21.17. Trained by Bob Baffert, Danzing Candy shortened up out of a mile and a sixteenth win in Texas to win his third consecutive […]

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Heavily Favored Finley’sluckycharm Scores Easily In Chicago Handicap

Finley’sluckycharm reaffirmed her status as the top female sprinter in Kentucky with a comfortable 2 ¼-length front-running win over Ivy Bell in Saturday’s 28th running of the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Breaking from post position No. 6 in the field of 10 fillies and mares, Finley’sluckycharm sprinted seven furlongs over a […]

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Danzing Candy Unchallenged In Lone Star Park Handicap

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Basher’s Danzing Candy out of the starting gates quickly in Sunday’s G3 Lone Star Park Handicap, taking the 4-year-old son of Twirling Candy straight to the lead. Unchallenged throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, the Bob Baffert trainee swept over the muddy main […]

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UAE Derby: Pletcher’s Master Plan, Japan’s Epicharis In Tough Against Local Thunder Snow

The $2 million Group 2 UAE Derby, held as the fourth race on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse (approximate post time 9:25 a.m. EST), has drawn a talented field of 16 sophomores to compete in the 1900m (about 9.5 furlongs) race. Offering 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, the […]

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