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Pegasus: Seeking The Soul ‘Competed Well All Year,’ Calumet Doubles Up With True Timber

Grade 1 winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded-stakes placed True Timber, most recently second in the Cigar Mile (G1), are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “I’m looking forward to it,” Dallas Stewart, trainer of Seeking the Soul, said Friday. “The horse is […]

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City Of Light, Gunnevera Both Raring To Go As Connections Look Toward Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Gunnevera may be stabled on opposite sides of the country, but both are feeling quite full of themselves as they begin preparations for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, According to drf.com, City of Light had his first breeze since the World Championships on […]

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Steel Valley Sprint Winner Trigger Warning Euthanized Due To Fracture

Trigger Warning, who suffered a condylar fracture in his left front while winning Monday’s Steel Valley Sprint, did not survive the injury, his owner told Horse Racing Nation. Following the race, Jim Thompson said he drove the horse 5 1/2 hours, with trainer Michael Rone, from Mahoning Valley in eastern Ohio to Rood & Riddle […]

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Clark Handicap: Seeking The Soul ‘Getting Better As The Year Goes On’

Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul completed his final major preparation to defend his title in the 1 1/8-mile race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. “We actually planned on working him at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) but there was […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps From Breeders’ Cup To Bid For Clark Handicap Repeat

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul, the 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner, has his sights set on a repeat performance in the 1 1/8-mile race on Friday, Nov. 23 following his runner-up effort last Saturday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Churchill Downs. “There’s a title out there to defend,” trainer Dallas […]

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Lane’s End Announces Stud Fees For Accelerate, City Of Light, and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion older horse-elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 G1 winners in his Classic victory, earning a 105 Beyer […]

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City Of Light Leads Gate-To-Wire In Dominating Dirt Mile Victory

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren’s City of Light added a third Grade 1 win to his resume in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never relinquishing it to cross the wire a 2 3/4-length winner. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, ridden by Javier Castellano at […]

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Dirt Mile Notes: Undefeated Catalina Cruiser Takes On Millionaire City Of Light

Bravazo – Years from now, racing fans will use Calumet Farm’s Bravazo as the answer to a trivia question when they ask, “Who was the only other horse along with Justify to compete in all three legs of the 2018 Triple Crown?” The Awesome Again colt, who finished second in the Preakness Stakes during his […]

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Battle Of Midway Scores At Even Money In Comma To The Top

Well beaten in New York going a one-turn mile on Sept. 22, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway returned to Santa Anita and was completely dominant in winning Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes by 4 ½ lengths under regular rider Flavien Prat. Conditioned by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old Smart […]

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Castellano Gets Acquainted With City Of Light; Promises Fulfilled, Seven Trumpets ‘Phenomenal’

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s two-time Grade I winner City of Light had a get-acquainted session with jockey Javier Castellano Sunday morning, working a half-mile in :47.60 after the second renovation break at Churchill Downs. In posting the third fastest of 113 works at the distance, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender City of […]

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