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Instilled Regard Takes Fort Lauderdale Off The Layoff

OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard, a graded-stakes winner on dirt as a 3-year-old, matched the feat on turf before the end of his 4-year-old season thanks to a heady ride from reigning Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz Jr. in Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale […]

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Channel Cat Taking Cut In Distance For Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale

Calumet Farm’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Channel Cat will back up to his shortest distance in seven months with an eye on January’s Pegasus World Cup International Day program for his next start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up on the […]

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Pletcher: Classic Contender Vino Rosso ‘Thriving’ At Belmont

With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]

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Pletcher Following Effective ‘Blueprint’ For Classic Contender Vino Rosso

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables’ Vino Rosso visited the Belmont Park training track on Friday for the second time since being disqualified and placed second in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 28. The multiple graded-stakes winner breezed five furlongs in 1:01.58, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. up. Under the watchful eye […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calumet, Stonestreet Battle For Dominance Among Breeders

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings has had a firm grasp of the top spot in the American Graded Stakes Standings by graded winners since March, and it remains on top at the close of July. For the first time, though, the operation of Barbara Banke has some company at the summit. Channel Cat’s front-running score in the […]

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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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Hunter O’Riley Circles Field In United Nations

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley was able to run down Zulu Alpha in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, earning his first top-level score at the age of six. The gelded son of Tiz Wonderful, ridden by Paco Lopez for trainer Jimmy Toner, covered 1 3/8 miles over Monmouth […]

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Channel Cat Wins Dueling Grounds Derby; Osare Takes Oaks As Kentucky Downs Handle Soars

Record-setting trainer Todd Pletcher picked a great time to win his first race at Kentucky Downs since 2010 as Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat outfought the late-running Cullum Road to win the $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby by a head on Wednesday’s penultimate card of America’s most unique race meet. Winning the $300,000 Fifth Third […]

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Belmont Derby: ‘Reliable’ Catholic Boy Breezes, Pletcher Pair ‘Holding Form’

Grade 3 Pennine Ridge winner Catholic Boy put the final touches on his Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational preparations with a four-furlong breeze Saturday morning over the Oklahoma turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, the 3-year-old More Than Ready ridgling went in company with Eagle Pass, an unraced 3-year-old […]

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