arnold zetcher

Jockey Joe Talamo: Milestone Victories ‘Don’t Come Easy’

Jockey Joe Talamo, two shy of his 2,000th career victory, is scheduled to ride four mounts on Saturday in quest of the milestone. Records show Talamo, 29, won No. 1,000 on April 4, 2012 in the fourth race at Santa Anita aboard Splendid Fortune, an Arnold Zetcher homebred trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-5 favorite […]

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Big Day For Winter Quarter Farm Closes Out Book 2 Of Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a productive season for the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In August, the operation of Don Robinson made history when it handled the highest-priced horse ever offered at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, a $775,000 Malibu Moon filly that sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. That momentum carried into the Keeneland September Yearling […]

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Kentucky Derby Runner-Up Firing Line To Stand At Crestwood Farm

Owner Arnold Zetcher announced today that Firing Line – runner-up to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – will stand the 2017 season at Crestwood Farm, near Lexington. The 4-year-old son of Line of David, also the 14 1/4-length winner of the G3 Sunland Derby in 2015, will stand […]

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Kentucky Derby Runner-up Firing Line Retired

Owner Arnold Zetcher announced today that Firing Line – runner-up to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – has been retired. Trained by Simon Callaghan, Firing Line – a 4-year-old bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms and by the Lion Heart stallion Line of David – served notice of […]

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‘The Right Thing To Do’: Firing Line To Get Rest Of Year Off

Firing Line, winner of the G3 Sunland Derby and runner-up to American Pharoah in the G1 Kentucky Derby, will not race for the remainder of 2015, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The 3-year-old colt by Line of David instead will be brought back next year, with his first goal the 2016 G1 Dubai […]

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Rematch In Baltimore: Precedent For Stablemate Triple Crown Battles

Count me among the skeptics thinking Bob Baffert would not run Dortmund in the Preakness immediately after stablemate American Pharoah’s hard-fought win over Firing Line and Dortmund in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Why would a trainer risk winning racing’s most cherished prize, the Triple Crown, by running an extremely talented horse like […]

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Firing Line Much The Best In Sunland Derby

In his two previous starts, Firing Line finished second beaten a head by undefeated Dortmund. At Sunland Park late Sunday afternoon, the colt got out of his rival’s shadow with an imperious romp in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby. Traveling on the rail and close to pace-setting Why Two, Firing Line seized the lead […]

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‘Lucky’ Filly Sprints to Impressive Maiden Victory

The leading North American sire of two year-old winners in 2014 with 29 to his credit, Lookin at Lucky wasted no time making a positive start to 2015 with Popover (3f Lookin at Lucky x Starboard Tack, by Seattle Slew) scoring a brilliant win at Santa Anita. The Bob Baffert trained filly was beaten a […]

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Fashion Plate Holds Off Ria Antonia in Santa Anita Oaks

In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate, with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼  lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs May 2. Breaking from […]

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