Union Rags

Union Strike Supplemented To Keeneland November Catalog

Grade 1 stakes winner Union Strike, who captured the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont last month, has been supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale as Hip 245E. Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign the 4-year-old filly by Union Rags as a racing or broodmare prospect. “We are thrilled to […]

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G1 Winner Union Strike Retired, Scheduled To Visit Bolt D’Oro In 2019

Owner Mick Ruis told drf.com on Tuesday that his Grade 1-winning filly Union Strike has officially been retired due to a “minor issue.” The 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags had been scheduled to start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs next weekend, but Ruis did not pre-enter her. “She’s fine, but she’s […]

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Lane’s End Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Quality Road At $150,000

Lane’s End has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, led by Quality Road at $150,000. The 12-year-old son of Elusive Quality heads up an 18-horse roster at the Versailles, Ky., farm. He stood the previous season for $70,000, and has been led in 2018 by runners including Grade 1 winners City of […]

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Union Strike Overcomes Bad Start For Gallant Bloom Handicap

Mick and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike recovered from a slow break and made the most of a ground-saving late run to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs, the second of three stakes on Sunday’s card at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Union Strike broke […]

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Vibrant Market Yields Positive Results Thursday At Keeneland September Sale

A colt by Union Rags brought $250,000 to headline another vibrant day of selling during Thursday’s 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Keeneland sold 272 yearlings today for $9,019,400, up 37.55 percent from gross sales of $6,557,100 for 255 horses posted in 2017. The average of $33,160 increased 28.96 percent from $25,714 last year, while […]

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Sadler: ‘It’s Easy To Go To Work When You Have These Nice Horses In The Barn’

In the winner’s circle after Saturday’s victory in the Pat O’Brien Stakes, John Sadler was asked how special it was to have two horses like Catalina Cruiser, who had just completed a 7 ¼ length romp, and Accelerate, who had won the Pacific Classic by a record margin a week earlier. “What it does is make me […]

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Tatters To Riches Passes Two-Turn Test In Shared Belief Stakes

In Saturday’s supporting feature at Del Mar, the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for three-year-olds, Tatters to Riches, the 6-5 favorite under Tyler Baze, dominated his foes with a three and three-quarter length triumph. Tatters to Riches, conditioned by Jeff Mullins for owners Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, wore down pacemaking Afleet Ascent in the […]

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Catalina Cruiser Absolutely Dominant In Scratch-Depleted Pat O’Brien

Off as the 1-9 favorite in a field scratched down to four starters, Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser lived up to his name in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Union Rags, ridden confidently by Drayden Van Dyke, took the lead mid-way down the backstretch and pulled away down […]

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No Dozing The Sleeper Pick In Forego; Hawksmoor Should Handle Soft Turf In Ballston Spa

Mr and Mrs. M. Roy Jackson’s No Dozing put in his final work before Saturday’s Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga, breezing four furlongs in 51.22 seconds on the Oklahoma training track Monday morning. The Forego is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. Trainer Arnaud Delacour […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: After Selling Walnut Green, Jones As Busy As Ever

Ten years ago, one of the most recognizable names in the sales market handed over the keys to the business he helped build. Russell Jones, 83, has been officially retired since he sold out of Walnut Green, the Pennsylvania-based purchasing and sales consignment company he co-founded with his brother, Richard. Jones worked for the company […]

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