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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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Brown Brigade Executes Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Belmont

Continuing preparations for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill Downs, Belmont fall meet-leading trainer Chad Brown sent a bevy of Breeders’ Cup contenders to both the main track and inner turf course for workouts Sunday morning. Impressive Grade 2 Miss Grillo winner Newspaperofrecord, pointing towards the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup […]

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A Raving Beauty Leads Gate-To-Wire In First Lady

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables’ A Raving Beauty got back to the winner’s circle for the first time since June in Saturday’s G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in the process. The 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman, ridden by John Velazquez for […]

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Brown Juggernaut Readies For Fall Stars Weekend At Keeneland

Trainer Chad Brown, who is rolling toward a fourth consecutive $20 million year in stable earnings, is ready to pick up where he left off in the spring when he won four graded stakes at Keeneland. Brown has six runners entered in Saturday’s three Grade 1 races. Those horses arrived at Keeneland midweek under the […]

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Filly & Mare Turf: Brown Has Triple Threat In Euro-Heavy First Lady

Trainer Chad Brown, who won four graded stakes during Keeneland’s Spring Meet, has a powerhouse trio of runners in the field of 10 for the First Lady. The First Lady, scheduled as the afternoon’s eighth race with a 4:40 p.m. post time, is a Win and You’re In race for the $2 million Maker’s Mark […]

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Belmont Double Nets Irad Ortiz His 2,000th Career Victory On Saturday

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. added to an impressive month when he notched his 2,000th career victory on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 26-year-old piloted Gambler’s Fallacy (No. 8) to the winner’s circle in the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the inner turf, giving him his second straight win on the day and the […]

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Quidura Never Headed In Ballston Spa

Peter Brant’s Quidura took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 2 Ballston Spa Stakes, cruising under the wire a two-length winner for jockey Jose Ortiz. One of three trained by Chad Brown in the race, albeit the 7-2 second choice, the 5-year-old daughter of Dubawi covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Brown Stacks The Deck In G2 Ballston Spa; European Transplant A Raving Beauty Heads Trio

A Raving Beauty heads a trio of three entrants for trainer Chad Brown in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Ballston Spa is for fillies and mares and will be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Mellon turf course. It was carded as the 12th race […]

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Brown’s Saratoga Turf Contingent Targeting Lake Placid, Glens Falls; Travers Runners Prepping Well

Trainer Chad Brown sent out a plethora of turf workers to Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Thursday morning as his contingent readies for the later stages of the summer meet. A Raving Beauty, targeting the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on Travers Day, August 25, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.65 in company […]

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Elite Sales Handling Trio Of Turf Mares At November Mixed Sales

Elite Sales will consign a trio of graded stakes-winning turf mares during this year’s Kentucky November mixed sale season. All three mares are trained by Chad Brown, and they will continue their on-track campaigns as the sale draws closer. A Raving Beauty is a German-bred Mastercraftsman mare who has won the Grade 1 Just a […]

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