Wayne Catalano

Kentucky Oaks Runner-Up Liora Out A Few Months Following Training Injury

Liora, the 3-year-old daughter of Candy Ride who finished second in the Kentucky Oaks May 3, underwent surgery Tuesday on her right hind leg, the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee reported. The injury to the filly’s leg occurred in a gallop this week at Churchill Downs. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed the surgery at Rood & […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: Liora In Blinkers For Friday Tune-Up

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile and three-eighths under Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone has had three local works since that victory and is scheduled for her final Oaks work this weekend.   CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee […]

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Royally-Bred Winter Sunset Targeting Summer’s Belmont Oaks

The Fair Grounds’ Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes winner Winter Sunset looked “fabulous” following her triumphant stakes debut according to trainer Wayne Catalano, who stated that the Grade I $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational on July 6 will be a main target for later this year. “I talked to (Owners) Mr. Bob (Cummings of Coffeepot Stables) […]

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Winter Sunset Earns Stakes Score In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

The expectations are always high with a well-bred horse and Coffeepot Stables and Phillips Racing Partnerships’ Winter Sunset ($7.40, $3.20 and $2.40) took her connections’ hopes and aspirations up a notch with a victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Guided by jockey Channing Hill, the 3-year-old daughter of […]

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Liora, Cowgirls Like Us Top Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls In Silverbulletday

Recent Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Lovely Maria, Untapable, Believe You Can, Rachel Alexandra and Proud Spell all wintered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Could this year’s Oaks winner also take their path to success through New Orleans? The $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes is the first of three local preps on the Road To […]

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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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Catalano ‘Ecstatic’ About Royally-Bred Maiden Winner Winter Sunset

Trainer Wayne Catalano could not have been any happier with the career debut of Winter Sunset, who won first time out over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday afternoon. Breaking from the rail under jockey Channing Hill, Winter Sunset was sent straight to the front and glided home […]

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Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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Farrell Wires Shuvee To Earn Millionaire Status

Coffee Pot Stable’s homebred Farrell picked up her first victory since January with a wire-to-wire score in the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Farrell, with regular jockey Channing Hill aboard, broke from the outside post in the field of seven and quickly established control. […]

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