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‘Looks Like She Never Ran’: Sweet Melania Sitting Pretty After Jessamine Victory

“It looks like she never even ran yesterday.” That report made clear that Robert and Lawana Low’s Sweet Melania was none the worse for wear Thursday morning following her record-breaking 5½-length victory in Wednesday’s JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2). Amelia Green, who is overseeing trainer Todd Pletcher’s Keeneland string, was the one who delivered the day-after briefing on the […]

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Sweet Melania Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Jessamine Victory On Keeneland Turf

Robert and Lawana Low’s Sweet Melania moved to the lead on the backstretch and then drew off in the stretch to post a 5½-length victory over Witez in the 29th running of the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) for 2-year-olds fillies at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 9,583. The victory, […]

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Four Wheel Drive Powers Home On Top In Futurity

Sent off as the overwhelming 4-5 post-time favorite, Breeze Easy LLC’s Four Wheel Drive powered by the competition to win Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity at Belmont Park and earn an all-expenses paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on November 1 at Santa Anita Park. Breaking alertly from post 4 with Irad […]

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American Pharoah Son Another Miracle Is A ‘Little Fireball,’ Says Contessa Ahead Of Futurity

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle headlines a talented field of six juveniles assembled for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, a six furlong Widener turf sprint at Belmont Park. Day two of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival will see three Breeders’ Cup spots on the line with the Futurity offering an […]

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Dam Of First Pharoah Finds Success In Show Ring

As the dam of First Pharoah, the first foal of American Pharoah, Kakadu’s place in esteemed breeding company would seem secure even though her racing career was less than stellar, having finished ninth in her only start. Her colt, First Pharoah, hasn’t yet started. However, reproductive issues have kept her from subsequent breedings. In an […]

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Lady Eli’s American Pharoah Half-Sister Wins On Debut

Runnymede Farm, Catesby Clay and Three Chimneys Farm’s Princesa Caroline, the 2-year-old half-sister to turf star Lady Eli, won her career debut on Saturday at Belmont Park. The daughter of American Pharoah, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, hit the wire 3 1/2 lengths in front to complete 1 1/16 miles over the […]

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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Vice Grip? Mike Pence Tells Unlikely Tale Of Being Bitten By American Pharoah

Vice President Mike Pence told Republican House members at a retreat in Baltimore on Friday that American Pharoah bit him so hard when he saw the 2015 Triple Crown winner that he nearly collapsed, according to a report by Lesley Clark of McClatchy’s DC Bureau. Pence and Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr dropped by Ashford Stud […]

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Seven-Figure Union Rags Colt Tops Fourth Session Of Keeneland September Sale

After the glitzy prices and pedigrees of Book 1 and the auction’s traditional “Dark Day” to give everyone time to catch their breath and catch up on inspections, the heart of the trade in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale started beating on Friday with the start of Book 2. At the section’s halfway point, the […]

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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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