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‘Good Demeanor’ A Major Plus As Desert Ride Takes On Boys In Queen’s Plate

Three weeks after a stirring stretch run to take the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm standout filly Desert Ride looks for another crowning moment, this time in the Queen’s Plate. Tenth and last at the quarter-mile mark in the 1 1/8-mile Oaks, eighth at the half and sixth at the stretch call, jockey […]

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Desert Ride Circles Field For Woodbine Oaks Score

Last of 10 at the quarter-pole, Desert Ride circled the field to win the 64th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, the first leg of the Triple Tiara for Canada’s finest three-year-old fillies, on Saturday at Woodbine. Steve Bahen worked out the winning trip in the 1-1/8-mile feature aboard the Sam-Son Farm […]

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Separationofpowers Won’t Be Denied In Bed O’ Roses

Seth Klarman’s Separationofpowers cruised to an easy 4 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Invitational, kicking off the stakes action at Belmont Park on Friday. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride and jockey Jose Ortiz completed seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:21.46. Trained by Chad Brown, Separationofpowers was the […]

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Wilbo Takes Aristides By A Neck On Downs After Dark Card At Churchill

With a furlong to run Saturday night’s 31st running of the $125,000 Aristides Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) at Churchill Downs, it looked as if six of the seven older horses could win, but it was Chris Wilkins’ 7-year-old gelding Wilbo who emerged as the victor in the final stages to beat Petrov by a […]

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Baffert: Game Winner To Target Travers, Not Belmont Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that juvenile champion Game Winner is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride will be aimed at Saratoga’s Travers Stakes. “I want to get him really, really right,” Baffert said. “The goal’s the Travers; run him one time before that.” Game Winner hasn’t […]

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Luzzi Celebrates First Stakes Win In Five Years With Nicodemus In Westchester

Nicodemus overcame Stan the Man in a stirring stretch duel to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester at Belmont Park. Trained by Linda Rice for Everything’s Cricket Racing and Lawrence Goichman, Nicodemus arrived at the one-mile test over a sloppy and sealed Belmont main track from a rallying fourth in the nine-furlong Grade 3 Excelsior […]

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Castellano: ‘Key’ To Derby Victory Is To ‘Go With The Flow’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano expressed confidence in his Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby mount Vekoma, who he rode to victory in the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland earlier this month. Castellano guided the George Weaver-trained son of Candy Ride to victory in the Blue Grass, where he drifted out in mid-stretch, […]

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Record Renewal Of OBS Spring Sale Topped By $1.3-Million Into Mischief Colt

The reputation of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training has grown exponentially over the past decade, consistently setting new record returns over the course of those years. After setting records in gross, average and median figures in 2018, this year’s renewal raised that bar once again, with all-time highs in […]

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Bloodlines: Vekoma’s Distinguished Family Roots

Standing stallions is a highly competitive business, and the farms that stand the premium sires rarely have as successful a day as Lane’s End Farm had on April 6, when the 3-year-old colt Roadster (by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road) won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby against odds-on favorite Game […]

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Lassofthemohicans Delivers Candy Ride Filly At Denali Stud On National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Lassofthemohicans, a 7-year-old mare owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson’s Lael Stables, delivered a filly by Candy Ride at Denali Stud at 10:06 p.m. on April 6 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The delivery went well and both mare and foal are in excellent […]

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