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‘Strong’ Possibility Bravazo Will Return For Louisiana Derby

Following a narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, one might expect to see Bravazo return to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Gr. II $1 million Louisiana Derby on Mar. 24 as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said it would be a “strong” possibility. One could also expect to see the 3-year-old son […]

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Calumet’s Bravazo Takes Risen Star By A Nose Over Snapper Sinclair

None of the late-running colts could get to the leaders Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair down the lane in Saturday’s G2 Risen Star. That game pair of sophomores battled it out all the way to the wire, with Calumet’s homebred Bravazo just getting his nose down in front at odds of 21-1. Ridden by Miguel Mena […]

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Lukas Commits ‘Competitive’ Grade 1-Placed Bravazo To Saturday’s Risen Star

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas considered cross entering Gr. II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes entrant Bravazo in Oaklawn Park’s Grade III $500,000 Southwest Stakes on Monday Feb. 19, but the conditioner will opt to send the 3-year-old son of Awesome Again to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Saturday’s race. “I’m committing him to the race […]

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Mshawish, Not This Time Sire First Foals For Taylor Made

Taylor Made Stallions’ Mshawish and Not This Time have sired their first respective foals, the farm confirmed Sunday. Not This Time, the Graded stakes-winning 2-year-old by Giant’s Causeway that was runner-up in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), was the first to have a foal born when a colt out of the Awesome Again mare Legs […]

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Doyouknowsomething Heads Six In Saturday’s Jazil At Aqueduct

Grade 3-placed Doyouknowsomething will make his second stakes start off the claim in a field of six lined up for the $100,000 Jazil for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, carded as Race 3 on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. After being picked up for an $80,000 tag in November, Doyouknowsomething made his debut for […]

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Manitoulin Soars To Hollywood Turf Cup Triumph At Del Mar

Manitoulin, an Awesome Again gelding out of the champion turf mare Soaring Softly, scored his first career stakes victory at Del Mar on Friday with a front-running win under Mike Smith in the Grade 2, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup. Bred in Kentucky by Phillips Racing Partnership and carrying the tan and brown colors of Darby […]

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Ghostzapper Leads 2018 Sire Roster At Adena Springs

Adena Springs’ nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. A homebred son of Adena Kentucky stallion Awesome Again, Ghostzapper enjoyed considerable success in 2017 with 15 black-type winners, eight graded winners, and two grade 1 winners, and his progeny earnings exceeded $10.3 million. His 2018 […]

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$85,000 Fee For Ghostzapper Tops Adena Springs Roster; Shaman Ghost Possible 2018 Addition

Adena Springs Kentucky, located in Paris, Ky., confirmed their 2018 stud fees this week. The nine-horse roster is led by 2017 leading sire Ghostzapper.  A homebred and raced son of Adena Kentucky stallion Awesome Again, Ghostzapper has enjoyed considerable success in 2017.  He has sired an impressive 15 blacktype winners, eight Graded stakes winners, and […]

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Dortmund Retired, Announced As One Of Six New Maryland Stallions For 2018

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund was first announced to have retired in April of 2017, but the chestnut son of Big Brown returned to training under Art Sherman’s care in anticipation of a start in the Sept. 30 G1 Awesome Again Stakes. According to bloodhorse.com, connections weren’t pleased with the 5-year-old’s final workout for that race, so Dortmund […]

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Blinkers, Baffert Vault Mubtaahij To Winner’s Circle In Awesome Again

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s Mubtaahij made his first start for trainer Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, and also added blinkers for the first time in his career. The 5-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, delivered a 1 1/2-length victory for his new conditioner, earning his first […]

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