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‘Thanks Is Not Enough’: Callaghan’s Assistant Receives Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria received a life-saving kidney transplant on Monday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to a report on Cincinatti’s Fox 19. The long-time employee of Simon Callaghan has worked with this year’s Kentucky Oaks hopeful Bellfina, as well as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Donna Veloce. Earlier this year, Santamaria met […]

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Bellafina To Remain In Training For 2020, Withdrawn From Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Multiple Grade 1 winner Bellafina, who finished second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park, will be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November Sale and remain in training for a 2020 campaign. The decision was announced Sunday morning via the Twitter account of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, which was slated to […]

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Covfefe Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Filly & Mare Sprint

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe was drawn on the rail for Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, but jockey Joel Rosario didn’t let the post position affect his game plan. Instead of sending the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief hard from the gate, Rosario let her settle into stride before asking her to move […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Coolmore’s ‘Future’ Bet

While the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hasn’t exactly been a smooth gateway to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, it’s still considered the most important 2-year-old race of the year for a variety of reasons. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss this year’s field, starting with today’s news […]

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Catalina Cruiser Pivots To Sprint; Bellafina ‘Looked Really Good’ In Penultimate Work

Higher Power worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning in his penultimate major drill for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks hence, on Nov. 2. With Flavien Prat aboard, the Pacific Classic winner was one of four John Sadler workers bound for the Breeders’ Cup, the others being Catalina […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taylor Made, Calumet Head Into Fall On Top

With three-quarters of the calendar in the books and the marquee Keeneland September Yearling Sale in progress, Taylor Made Sales Agency and Calumet Farm sit atop their respective divisions as the year’s leading consignor and breeder of North American graded stakes winners through the end of August. Taylor Made, a perennial leader in the sale […]

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Juvenile Filly Champ Jaywalk, Unbeaten Guarana Headed For Cotillion Clash

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies has drawn 14 nominations hoping for a start in the 51st Running of the race on Saturday September 21 at Parx. The Cotillion is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Series, awarding an automatic berth into the Distaff, and will be shown […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner ‘Serengeti,’ Beaten Favorite Bellafina Shorten Up In Spa’s Test

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress will shorten up to seven furlongs when attempting her second Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Joel Politi’s dark bay daughter of Alternation won the Kentucky Oaks gate-to-wire on an uncontested lead and ran […]

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Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity). The nomination […]

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