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‘Cool-Minded’ Another Miracle Switches Back To Dirt For Tampa’s Inaugural Stakes

Although Antonio Gallardo has never ridden 2-year-old colt Another Miracle in a race or a workout, trainer Gary Contessa is confident the two will hit it off like old friends in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. “This horse is so well-mannered and so smart that it doesn’t matter,” said Contessa, the veteran […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Longtime Blacksmith Norman Devoted To ‘Way Of Life’

No one would blame Steve Norman if he retired tomorrow. He is 67. He has been a blacksmith for 49 years. Kate, his wife of 35 years, would welcome the opportunity to spend more time with him. So would their three daughters — Sarah, Samantha and Meredith – and his three grandchildren. Norman has nothing […]

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Four Wheel Drive Gives American Pharoah First Breeders’ Cup Winner In Juvenile Turf Sprint

Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive became champion American Pharoah’s first Breeders’ Cup winner at stud on Friday, leading all the way in the Juvenile Turf Sprint to kick off the World Championships. The Wesley Ward-trained 2-year-old colt was favored at 3-2 in the 12-horse field, and completed five furlongs in 55.66 seconds over Santa Anita’s […]

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American Theorem Not ‘100 Percent,’ Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Second last out in the G1 American Pharoah Stakes, juvenile American Theorem has officially been taken out of consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. According to drf.com, trainer George Papaprodromou made the decision to skip the race on Saturday morning. “I don’t feel my horse is 100 percent,” Papaprodromou said. “I don’t want to run against […]

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TCA’s Bash At The Breeders’ Cup To Return For 2019

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host its annual Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a live auction. VIP tickets include open bar and access to an exclusive VIP lounge. General admission […]

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American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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‘Top Of The Ranks’: Kimari, Other Ward Trainees Work Toward Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland

Trainer Wesley Ward’s three possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) – Stonestreet Stables’ Cambria, Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari and Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive – led Sunday workers who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. The trio of 2-year-olds each worked a half-mile on […]

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‘I Can’t Carry You Any More’; Rodriguez Looks To Sell Zayat Horses Over Unpaid Bills

Zayat Stables, which won an Eclipse Award as outstanding owner in 2015 after American Pharoah became the first horse in history to win the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic, allegedly owes New York-based trainer Rudy Rodriguez more than $600,000 in unpaid training bills, supplies and services. Rodriguez filed an agister’s lien on two Zayat […]

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St Patrick’s Day, Full-Brother To American Pharoah, Retires To Journeyman Stud In Florida

St Patrick’s Day, a stakes-placed full-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. The 2015 colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma began his career with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Aug. 20, 2017, finishing second to stablemate Zatter, who […]

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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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