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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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90 Early Nominations For 144th Running Of Kentucky Oaks

Champion 2-year-old filly Caledonia Road, winner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) in November, tops the roster of 90 early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies that will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, May 4. Also nominated […]

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Champion Juvenile Filly Caledonia Road Among 82 Ashland Stakes Nominees

The 3-year-old fillies who are the respective first- and second-leading point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) – recent Rachel Alexandra (G2) winner Monomoy Girl and champion Caledonia Road –– headline the nominees for the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 7, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet. The 1 […]

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Champion Caledonia Road Returns To Work Tab; Breezes Three Furlongs At Palm Meadows

Without a definitive starting point in mind, 2017 champion 2-year-old filly Caledonia Road continues to make steady progress toward her sophomore debut. Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spiring and Newtown Anner Stud’s Caledonia Road breezed an easy three furlongs in 38.45 seconds Wednesday morning at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach […]

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Bolt D’Oro, Good Magic Top The Jockey Club’s Annual Top 2-Year-Old Rankings

Bolt d’Oro, a multiple grade 1 winner, and Good Magic, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), have both been assigned the high weight of 126 pounds to top The Jockey Club’s Annual Top 2-Year-Old Rankings, formerly known as the Experimental Free Handicap, for 2017. The 126 pounds assigned to these two horses […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nicks Creates His Own ‘Luck’ With Caledonia Road

Five years ago, trainer Ralph Nicks wasn’t sure he’d make it through the winter. His New York-based stable had dwindled to just 12 horses, and he would end up saddling the winners of just 13 races in 2012 – the smallest number of his career. “I didn’t know where (my career) was headed,” said the […]

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‘It Was Something Spectacular’: Nicks Reflects On Caledonia Road’s Breeders’ Cup Win

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) champion Caledonia Road enjoyed celebrity status at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning as she settled into her stall in trainer Ralph Nicks’ barn. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road closed from off the pace to win Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar going away by 3 ¼ lengths, giving […]

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Eclipse Awards: Breeders’ Cup Upsets Leave Several Questions Unanswered

Gun Runner’s emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic victory leaves little doubt about the 2017 Horse of the Year title. Arrogate put together an impressive string of victories this season with the Pegasus and Dubai World Cups, but his failure to return to form at Del Mar likely gives Gun Runner the upper hand with the majority […]

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Caledonia Road Upsets In Juvenile Fillies, Gives Nicks First Breeders’ Cup Win

Caledonia Road gave trainer Ralph Nicks his first career Breeders’ Cup victory in the Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies on Saturday, drawing off late challengers under Mike Smith with odds of 17-1. Smith, who has won the Juvenile Fillies twice, kept the filly off a hot early pace set by Moonshine Memories and lingered near the […]

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