Anthony Sciametta

Valiance Becomes First Stakes Winner For China Horse Club’s U.S. Breeding Program

Just 10 days after Kimari went within an eyelash of becoming the maiden stakes winner for the China Horse Club’s U.S.-based breeding program in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, that title was claimed by Valiance in the $75,000 Open Mind Stakes on turf at Monmouth Park. The striking gray filly maintained […]

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Undefeated Valiance ‘Gains Experience’ With Open Mind Stakes Win

Unbeaten Valiance continued to live up to her lofty yearling price, swinging out from a stalking trip in mid-stretch and going on to 1¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park. A $650,000 yearling purchase, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly improved to 3-for-3 lifetime while recording her first stakes victory in an evenly-matched […]

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‘Rebuilding’ Pletcher Seeks His 15th Consecutive Title In Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

From his first career winner in 1996 to his 4,000th twenty winters later, Gulfstream Park has been very good to Todd Pletcher. He has won its signature race – the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) – four times, more than any single trainer, and it is where he stepped on stage to claim the last two […]

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Charming Kitten Gets First Graded Win In McKnight

It took 26 career starts, but Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Charming Kitten finally made the grade, scoring his initial graded stakes win in Saturday’s Grade 3 W. L. McKnight Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, the son of Kitten’s Joy took command at the top of the stretch […]

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