Top South American Sire Luhuk Dies At Age 28

Luhuk, a European stakes winner, perennial leading sire in South America, and sire of Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio, died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina, Turf Diario reports. The 28-year-old son of Forty Niner had been living as a pensioner since 2015 when declining fertility took him out of active stallion duty. Bred in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Champ Calidoscopio to Stand in Argentina

Ageless wonder Calidoscopio, winner of both the G2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon and G2 Brooklyn Handicap, will begin his stud career at Haras la Quebrada in Argentina, the Racing Post reports. The 10-year-old son of Luhuk will stand alongside his sire at Haras la Quebrada. Other stallions on the roster include Indygo Shiner, Mutakddim, and Stay […]

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Calidoscopio Retired Due to ‘Slight’ Tendon Injury

HRTV reported on Saturday that Calidoscopio (ARG) has been retired following a “slight” tendon injury, according to trainer Mike Puype. HRTV reporter Zoe Cadman tweeted that the injury will heal with time, but Calidoscopio’s connections opted to retire the 10-year-old. The bay son of Luhuk won the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon in 2012 and […]

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Calidoscopio Closes Confidently in Brooklyn Handicap

Calidoscopio may have needed a telescope to see the leaders along the backstretch, but the long-fused 10-year-old erased a 22-length deficit with a dramatic stretch run to win the 125th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap on Friday at Belmont Park. An Argentine import who won the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon last […]

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Belmont Friday: Brooklyn Handicap to Have South American Flair

South American imports Quick Casablanca and Calidoscopio headline the Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap at 1 ½ miles on the main track, one of two graded stakes on Friday, the day before the Belmont Stakes. The Brooklyn Handicap for 3-year-olds and up is the first leg of the Brooklyn-Belmont Stakes Double, which requires bettors to […]

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Trainer: Calidoscopio Ran in Tokyo City Cup With Grabbed Quarter

Mike Puype, trainer for Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio told the Daily Racing Form that the 10-year-old horse ran in the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita with a grabbed quarter suffered in training the previous day. Calidoscopio was evaluated and Puype decided “enough” treatment had been done that the horse could run. He finished […]

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Calidoscopio flies home late to take BC Marathon

Argentinian raider Calidoscopio trailed the field by as many as 10 lengths early on, but was in first when it counted as he swept past Atigun and Grassy in deep stretch to easily win the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (gr. II) by 4 1/4 lengths Nov. 2. Grassy held on for second by a half-length […]

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