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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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‘Tremendous Athlete’ Tom’s d’Etat Makes Added-Money Debut In Tenacious

When one thinks of Al Stall Jr., and the top horses he’s trained during a stellar 27-year career, Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and champion Louisiana-bred Star Guitar immediately come to mind, but when it comes raw talent, the veteran conditioner believes Tom’s d’Etat, who will be making his added-money debut less than […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Frivolous Joins Cast Of Foal Patrol Season 2

Frivolous, an 8-year-old dark bay mare bred and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm in Kentucky, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lane’s End Stands Out After Breeders’ Cup

The results of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships earlier this month at Churchill Downs proved favorable for the Versailles, Ky.-based Lane’s End operation, with two of its incoming stallions winning races – Accelerate in the Classic and City of Light in the Dirt Mile. However, the overall balance sheet of graded stakes results with one […]

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Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

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Trigger Warning All Heart In Steel Valley Sprint, Suffers Condylar Fracture After Wire

Brinley Enterprises’ Trigger Warning had to survive not only a thrilling stretch duel with Bobby’s Wicked One, but also a subsequent objection before being declared the official winner in today’s $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint – the marquee race of the Mahoning Valley meet. Shortly after the wire, however, Trigger Warning was pulled up and had […]

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Trigger Warning Tops Monday’s $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint

Monday racing at Mahoning Valley Racecourse features the marquee stakes race of the Mahoning meet – the $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint for three-year-olds going seven furlongs. Horseplayers will certainly have many options to choose from in the Steel Valley Sprint as it drew a full gate of fourteen sophomore sprinters with Trigger Warning installed as […]

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Bloodlines: Juvenile Champ Game Winner In Good Pedigree Company

Unbeaten in four starts after a clear victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a near-certainty to be the Eclipse Award winner as the leading colt of his division, the 2-year-old Game Winner will be the second juvenile champion by his sire, the Argentine-bred Candy Ride (by the Cryptoclearance stallion Ride the Rails). The stallion’s […]

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Vekoma Takes Nashua For Weaver; Remsen Could Be Next

Making his graded stakes debut after impressively breaking his maiden on September 23 at Belmont Park, Vekoma stamped himself as a juvenile to watch besting a talented field of six to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Nashua on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 5 as the 2-1 favorite with Manny Franco aboard, […]

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