Union Rags

Catalina Cruiser Sets Stakes Record In True North

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser got the job done in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, rebounding off-the-board finish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to best Strike Power by about a half length. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Joel Rosario, and completed the […]

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Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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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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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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