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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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Watershed Takes Ben Ali To Be McLaughlin’s Third Winner On Saturday Card

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Godolphin Racing were having a grand afternoon at Keeneland Racecourse on Saturday, winning both a maiden special weight and an allowance race early on the card. In the Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes, Godolphin homebred Watershed came flying late in the stretch to earn his first career stakes victory by about […]

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‘Stallion-Making’ Met Mile Field Loaded With Talent

Trainers Todd Pletcher and Kiaran McLaughlin are taking the triple threat tact for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap, with each sending out a trio of runners in the full field of 13 tough and talented horses contesting the 123rd running of the race at Belmont Park Saturday. The Met Mile, one […]

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Effinex Tops 24 Stephen Foster Handicap Nominees

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 18 lured 24 nominations led by $2,682,950-earner Effinex, the four-time graded stakes winner from the Jimmy Jerkens barn who won last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health (GI) after finishing second to Horse of the Year and Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah in the Breeders’ […]

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Frosted Leads McLaughlin Contingent In ‘Stallion-Making’ Met Mile

Returning to Belmont Park after visiting his stables at the Greentree Training Center in Saratoga over the weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin discussed his group of possible starters set for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Multiple graded stakes winner Frosted, who has not raced since returning from Dubai where he finished fifth in the Group 1 […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Blofeld’s Roots Run Deep

A tremendously talented horse who became a Grade 1 winner early at 3 with his victory in the Florida Derby, Quality Road (by Elusive Quality) made such improvement from 3 to 4, it should be no surprise that his stock are showing further improvement as well. It is all the more interesting then that the […]

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Valid ‘Looking Good’ After Troubled Trip In Gulfstream Park Handicap

Other than some minor scrapes and cuts, Crossed Sabres Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winner Valid emerged from Saturday’s $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in good order, trainer Marcus Vitali said Sunday. Making his fourth start of the Championship Meet, the 6-year-old gelding went to his knees in mid-stretch after clipping heels with Anchor Down while making […]

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Blofeld Up The Rail To Win Gulfstream Park Handicap

Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld snuck up the rail to overtake Stanford in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road took down the one-turn mile over a fast main track in 1:35.03 to give Todd Pletcher the exacta. “We were expecting a big performance from him [Blofeld],” said Pletcher. […]

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Texas Red Aims To Make Winning Return In Dwyer

The Grade 3, $500,000 Dwyer – to be run on the second annual Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont Park – will feature the return of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, who has not raced since finishing second in the Grade 2 San Vicente on February 1 at Santa Anita Park. The […]

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Churchill Downs: Blofeld Makes 2015 Debut In Opening Night’s William Walker

Glencrest Farm and JSM Equine’s Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that includes victories in the Nashua (GII) and Futurity (GII), tops a field of six 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s first running of the $100,000 William Walker at six furlongs on the main track. The $100,000 William Walker is a new six-furlong race […]

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