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Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Retired To WinStar Farm

Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Florida Derby, has been retired from racing and will join the stallion ranks at WinStar Farm. Hailing from the Unbridled sire line, the most dominant classic sire line in recent years, Always Dreaming was campaigned by Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stables, MEB […]

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Bodemeister Shuttling To Argentina For Southern Hemisphere Season

Bodemeister, a Grade 1 winner and sire of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, will shuttle to Haras la Pasión in Argentina for the next two Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons, BloodHorse reports. The 10-year-old Empire Maker horse ships to Argentina for the first time after standing the 2018 Northern Hemisphere season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Pride In A Family Business

Rarely has one family been so closely identified with one trade through several generations as the Amatos are to shoeing horses. The story begins with Salvatore, who learned the fundamentals of being a blacksmith as a teenager in a town near Naples and continued to hone his skills after immigrating from Italy to the United […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

The Run for the Roses is just around the corner! Kicking off the graded stakes action this weekend is a big Friday card at Churchill Downs, highlighted by the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou are the two top choices in the 3-year-old fillies’ division at this point in the season, and will […]

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Backyard Heaven Kicks Clear In Alysheba; Always Dreaming Fifth

After pressing the pace of Kentucky Derby champ Always Dreaming all the way around the Churchill Downs oval, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Backyard Heaven kicked clear in the stretch to win Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Tizway, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Chad Brown, covered […]

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Always Dreaming, Abel Tasman Highlight Alysheba, La Troienne On Oaks Undercard

In what is believed to be a Churchill Downs first, the winners from the previous year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks will be returning to run under the Twin Spires a year later on Derby Weekend. Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds, MeB Racing Stable and St. Elias Stables’ […]

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Conquest Big E Upsets Always Dreaming In Hardacre Mile

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was the 8-5 favorite in his 4-year-old debut, but Daniel Hurtack’s Conquest Big E had other plans for Saturday’s Grade 2 Hardacre Mile at Gulfstream Park. A 5-year-old son of Tapit, Conquest Big E went straight to the lead at odds of 12-1, continuing on to best Always Dreaming by […]

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Always Dreaming Faces ‘Stern Test’ In 2018 Debut On Florida Derby Undercard

Always Dreaming is scheduled to make a highly anticipated comeback from a seven-month layoff in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile, a year after powering to a five-length victory in the G1 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby on his way to a dominating Kentucky Derby (G1) triumph at Churchill Downs five weeks later. “There are a […]

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Gulfstream Mile ‘An Ideal Distance’ For Always Dreaming To Kick Off 2018 Campaign

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is expected to kick off his 2018 season in Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Mile on the Florida Derby undercard, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Bodemeister has not raced since finishing ninth in the Travers on Aug. 26. He underwent treatment for stomach ulcers during a break away from the track, […]

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Take Charge Paula, Go Noni Go Among 22 Nominated To Gulfstream Park Oaks

Graded-stakes winners Daisy, Go Noni Go and Take Charge Paula, and Grade 1-placed Blonde Bomber and Princess Warrior, are among 22 3-year-old fillies nominated to the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks Saturday, March 31. The 48th running of the 1 1/16-mile Oaks is one of six stakes, four graded, worth $1.3 million in purses on the […]

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