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Maven Becomes First North American Winner For American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah recorded his first winner in North America when Richard Ravin’s Maven took the Friday opener at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Wesley Ward trainee, sent to post as the odds-on favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden sprint, went straight to the lead under jockey Dylan Davis. The chestnut colt marked the opening quarter-mile in 22.55 seconds […]

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‘Precocious’ American Pharoah Juveniles To Debut Wednesday At Aqueduct

Wednesday afternoon’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack will mark the year’s first 2-year-old maiden race at the Big A, featuring the debut of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s first two starters in North America when Lady Delaware and Tesorina are unveiled. American Pharoah, standing at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud division in Versailles, Ky. for a […]

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First Winner For Competitive Edge Comes At Gulfstream Park

Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes winner Competitive Edge sired his first juvenile winner on April 11 when the Mark Casse-trained Reiterate, bred by John B. Penn, scored on debut in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Gabe Grossberg owns the Florida-bred filly. “When they sent her from the training center in Ocala, they […]

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Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Will Shuttle To Coolmore Australia

The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated U.S. Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Grade 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. “Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history […]

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‘A Lovely, Quality Filly’: First Foal Arrives For Champion Classic Empire

Classic Empire’s first foal has arrived; a bay filly out of the Grade 3-placed Bernardini mare Sky My Sky foaled last week at John Oxley’s Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky. “She’s a lovely, quality filly,” commented farm manager Laurie Gimmon. Sky My Sky has been booked back to Classic Empire this year. From the […]

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First Foals Arrive For Ashford Stud’s Practical Joke

Multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke proved popular with breeders last spring, covering a top-class book of mares and his first foals on the ground are delighting their breeders. Charitable Link, a half-sister to Grade 1 Whitney Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Diversify, foaled a filly on Jan. 20 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski’s […]

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First Foal Is A Colt For Ashford Stud’s Cupid

The first foal by Grade 1 winner Cupid was born Jan. 13 at Los Samanes Polo and Racing Farm in Ocala, Fla., when the El Prado mare Miss Prado had a bay colt. Miss Prado, a G1-placed runner in Puerto Rico, is also the dam of multiple stakes winner Euro Platinum and six-figure earner Garburetor. Cupid […]

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Triple Crown Winners Justify, American Pharoah ‘Meet’ At Coolmore America

Newly-returned from his working vacation in Australia, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had the opportunity to meet one of Coolmore’s newest acquisitions on Saturday afternoon. Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud oversaw the initial meeting of racing royalty as fellow Triple Crown winner Justify eyed his three-year older stablemate in the stone courtyard. What could be better […]

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