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Ournationonparade Graduates In Style In Maryland Million Nursery

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Ournationonparade, making his second start and first since being purchased privately off a narrow loss in his career debut, paid early dividends for his new owners with a commanding 3 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds was among seven stakes and four […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Town And Country

Our theme is “Town and Country” this week, as we are pleased to bring you another crop of foal photos, made possible by Merck Animal Health. This week’s group features colts and fillies from the Darby Dan stallion Jersey Town, as well as foals born at Country Life Farm in Maryland, where Cal Nation and […]

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Cal Nation to stand as joint venture between WinStar, Country Life

Kentucky’s WinStar Farm and Country Life Farm announced a co-ownership agreement to stand WinStar’s homebred Cal Nation at the Pons family’s Merryland Farm, in Hydes, Md., for the 2013 breeding season at the introductory fee of $3,500 live foal. The 4-year-old is a graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor out of the A.P. Indy mare […]

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Horse named for basketball star to debut at Spa

It’s been quite a month for basketball player Jimmer Fredette.  The Brigham Young grad was drafted with the 10th pick of the NBA draft, won the ESPY Award for Best Male College Athlete and now, a horse named for him is set to debut at Saratoga, near Fredette’s home town of Glen Falls, NY. The […]

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Calder’s Summit of Speed offers intriguing matchups

Calder Race Course hosts its annual Summit of Speed card Saturday, and it appears there are some good head-to-head battles in store. In the Princess Rooney Handicap, Champagne d’Oro will try to regain her form against Sassy Image, a winner in her last two starts.  Noble’s Promise and This Ones for Phil will knock heads […]

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Cal Nation Preakness-bound?

WinStar Farm’s Cal Nation, who narrowly missed a victory in his first try against winners, will be headed to the Grade II Jerome Handicap with the potential to run in the Preakness Stakes according to racing manager Elliott Walden. “He came out of the race good,” Walden said. “We were a little disappointed with the […]

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Cal Nation looks to get two turns in Gulfstream allowance

After an impressive maiden winner, Cal Nation will look to prove himself at two turns in a Gulfstream allowance race this Saturday. The son of Distorted Humor won by 7 3/4 lengths in a Feb. 5 debut with John Velazquez aboard.

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Alicia Wincze on Horse Racing: Cal Nation a good omen for Kentucky fans?

The state of Kentucky is passionate about two things above all else: horses and basketball. So when WinStar decided to combine the two, they just hoped it would pay off in the end. So far, it seems to have worked. Their most recent three-year-old prospect Cal Nation is named after University of Kentucky’s head basketball […]

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Cal Nation the latest Derby contender in Pletcher’s barn

Could Cal Nation become the next Curlin, an unraced two-year-old who finds victory on the Triple Crown trail? Sure, Curlin didn’t win the Kentucky Derby in 2007, but the Preakness, Jockey Club Gold Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic wins? We think WinStar and trainer Todd Pletcher would be just fine with that outcome as well.

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