Union Rags

Catalina Cruiser Targets True North On Belmont Stakes Undercard

Overshadowed by his Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning stablemate Accelerate in 2018, Catalina Cruiser is readying for a return to the races in three weeks’ time. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is being pointed to the G2 True North over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes undercard, trainer John Sadler told horseracingnation.com. “He looks really […]

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Into Mischief Filly Clocks Fastest Furlong During Second Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show

The second day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale under-tack show finished with a new overall fastest worker at an eighth of a mile. Hip 360, an Into Mischief filly, stopped the clock in :10 seconds flat on Wednesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. The bay filly is out of […]

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Former Brown Assistant Cherie DeVaux Seeks First Stakes Win In Hilltop

In her eight years as a senior assistant to multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, Cherie DeVaux walked into the winners’ circle with such standouts as Lady Eli, Dacita, Wake Forest, Flintshire, Zagora and too many others to name. On March 29, she walked into the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park with Traveling, who took […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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‘Let The Horse Tell Us’: Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox Probable For Preakness

While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Laughing Fox, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned an automatic berth into the Middle […]

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Laughing Fox Scores Preakness Bid In Oaklawn Invitational

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox, coming off a fourth-place finish in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13, rebounded off that race to post his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational at Oaklawn. The win earned the Union Rags colt an automatic berth to the May 18 Preakness Stakes […]

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Paradise Woods Puts On A Show In Santa Margarita

Sent off as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s G2 Santa Margarita Stakes, Steven Sarkowsky and Martin and Pam Wygod’s Paradise Woods delivered on that potential with an open-lengths victory over La Force. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags, ridden by Mike Smith on behalf of trainer John Shirreffs, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast […]

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‘Classy’ Maiden Winner Hoffa’s Union Debuts For Casse In Wood Memorial

It’s been an exciting run on the Derby trail for trainer Mark Casse this season with solid runners War of Will, Sir Winston and Our Braintrust making their presence known on the path leading up to the “Run for the Roses.” But in Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, he’ll be unleashing […]

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‘Take The Risk Off The Table’: Capuano Reflects On Sale Of Sophomore Hoffa’s Union

Had things turned out differently, Gary Capuano would be taking calls about bringing maiden winner Hoffa’s Union back in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park barely two weeks off his impressive career debut. Instead, the 55-year-old trainer found it hard to even put the phone down before it rang again with someone […]

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Super Saver Filly Swiftest At OBS March Sale’s Second Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 305, a chestnut filly by Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, worked a quarter in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. She’s out of graded stakes placed […]

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