Union Rags

Fan-Favorite Patch Finishes Strong To Start 2018 Season With A Victory

One of the best-loved colts on last year’s Triple Crown trail, the Calumet homebred Patch made his 2018 debut this Saturday at Belmont Park. The one-eyed son of Union Rags came flying down the center of the track to win the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance event on the main track. Ridden by John […]

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Free Drop Billy To Join Spendthrift Farm Stallion Roster At End Of Racing Career

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced that it will stand Grade 1-winning juvenile and 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Free Drop Billy, a son of Union Rags, at the end of his racing career. Trained by Dale Romans and campaigned by Albaugh Family Stables (which also raced Spendthrift stallion Brody’s Cause), Free Drop Billy is Union […]

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Santa Monica: Distance Not An Issue For Paradise Woods, Sadler ‘Excited’ About Selcourt

Richard Mandella is quietly excited to have Paradise Woods race-ready for Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at seven furlongs. The daughter of Union Rags was a game second to champion Unique Bella in the Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs last Dec. 26, but a hiccup here and there […]

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Lane’s End Releases Stud Fees For Candy Ride, Union Rags & Quality Road

Lane’s End today announced the 2018 stud fees for Candy Ride ($80,000), Quality Road ($70,000) and Union Rags ($60,000). The announcement comes after an outstanding Breeders’ Cup weekend that saw all three sires represented by Grade 1 performers at Del Mar. These performances were highlighted by Gun Runner’s (Candy Ride (Arg)) dominating display in the […]

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Connect, Unified Join Lane’s End Stallion Roster For 2018

Lane’s End announced today its 2018 stallion roster and stud fees. After a successful 2017 for their stallions, the farm looks forward to building on that momentum next year with a roster that includes its long-standing, proven stallions as well as its strong team of young up and comers. Lane’s End’s 2018 stallion roster includes […]

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Juvenile: Firenze Fire ‘Relaxed,’ Free Drop Billy Fires Bullet In Saturday Works

While likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro is scheduled to work on Sunday at Santa Anita, two of Grade 1-winning competitors turned in their penultimate breezes on Saturday morning. Mr. Amore Stables’ Firenze Fire breezed four furlongs on Belmont’s training track Saturday morning, caught by drf.com in 50.61 seconds. With regular jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, the Poseidon’s Warrior […]

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Big Bend Makes It Three In A Row With Grade 3 Sycamore Victory

Big Bend added a third consecutive win to his record on Thursday, powering to a 3/4-length victory over Nessy in the Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland. Drayden Van Dyke took the son of Union Rags off the early leaders, rounding five wide on the final turn and got control around the sixteenth pole, holding […]

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Free Drop Billy Airs In Injury-Marred Breeders’ Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stable’s flashy Free Drop Billy was the clear winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders Futurity, though the race was marred by a fatal injury to the colt Ten City, pulled up after taking a bad step on the lead nearing the head of the lane. Free Drop Billy, a 2-year-old son […]

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Tequilita Relishes Class Drop In Charles Town Oaks

After consecutive starts against Grade 1 company, the Dorothy Matz-owned and bred Tequilita clearly responded to the class drop in Saturday evening’s G3 Charles Town Oaks. Relaxing off the pace, the 3-year-old Union Rags filly came with a big run down the lane to score by 1 1/4 lengths at the line. Ridden by Luis […]

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Tatters To Riches Sidelined, Undergoes Ankle Surgery To Remove Chip

Owner Tim Cohen reported that promising juvenile Tatters to Riches, purchased for $1 million at OBS April, has been sidelined with a chip in his rear ankle according to drf.com. The colt underwent surgery to remove the chip and is currently recovering at trainer Jeff Mullins’ barn. The son of Union Rags won by 1 […]

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