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‘My Job Is To Keep Her Happy’: Lukas Takes Over Training Of Come Dancing

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas called Nadal and American Theorem “house guests” after they shipped into his Oaklawn barn shortly before the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14. Lukas took both Southern California-based horses to the track to train during their brief stay in Hot Springs and watched Nadal remain […]

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‘Exciting Getting Her Ready’: Come Dancing Preparing For 2020 Campaign

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s star homebred Come Dancing is beginning preparations towards a 2020 campaign. She is currently stabled in Ocala, Florida for a winter break following a smashing 2019 campaign in which she captured four graded stakes including a stellar Grade 1 victory in the Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course. The 6-year-old Malibu Moon […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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Come Dancing ‘Sensational’ In Six-Furlong Work For Breeders’ Cup

Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano. Owned by Marc Holliday’s Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade […]

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Come Dancing ‘Nice And Easy’ In Gallant Bloom Victory

Sent off as the 1-5 post-time favorite, Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing didn’t disappoint her backers earning her fourth win from five starts this year, capturing the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sunday at Belmont Park for fillies and mares over the main track. Breaking form post 3 with Hall of Fame […]

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Homebred Come Dancing Takes On Grade 2 Gallant Bloom For Blue Devil Racing

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winning homebred Come Dancing headlines a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Gallant Bloom for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 6 ½ furlongs at Belmont Park. A 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, Come Dancing capped her 2018 campaign, in which she won two races […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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Come Dancing Overcomes Slow Start To Capture First Grade 1 In Ballerina

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s homebred Come Dancing did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, despite missing the break and going wide throughout the seven-furlong contest. The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon still managed to dominate her rivals by 3 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:21.48 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by […]

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Bon Raison Goes Wide To Capture Tale Of The Cat

Empire State Thoroughbreds’ Bon Raison enjoyed a successful-if-eventful trip, breaking on top, pulling back to the rear of the field on the backside and overtaking 2-1 favorite He Hate Me in deep stretch to win the sixth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Bon Raison, under jockey […]

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