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Darby Dan Farm’s Perfect Soul Pensioned From Stud Duty

Perfect Soul has been pensioned from stallion duty at Darby Dan Farm and will reside at owner Charles Fipke’s farm in Paris, Ky. The 21-year-old son of Sadler’s Wells-Ball Chairman, by Secretariat, is the sire of 25 black type horses, including two Grade 1 winners in Seeking the Soul and Perfect Shirl and boasts progeny […]

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Seeking The Soul Back On The Work Tab In Search Of Clark Repeat

As the field continues to take shape for the Grade I, $600,000 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare, Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul, one of the early probable entrants for the 1 1/8-mile race on Nov. 29, began his serious preparation for the race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Friday morning at Churchill Downs. Trained […]

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Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Stewart: ‘Keeping Our Options Open’ With Stephen Foster Winner Seeking The Soul

Veteran trainer Dallas Stewart was back to work Sunday at Churchill Downs to figure out the next option for Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul. “We got back at it at 5 a.m. this morning and looking forward to the future,” Stewart said. “He bounced out of […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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For Farriers, A Talented Racehorse Can Sometimes Be A ‘Quirky’ One

No matter how many hundreds of horses a racetrack farrier shoes over the years, there will be that one horse that stands out—some not for the best of reasons. Being politically correct, farriers often call these horses “quirky.” Most are superstars of the track, so their idiosyncrasies are indulged as long as they keep winning. […]

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Title Ready, D’Amato Pair Ship In For Sunday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Write this date down: Sunday, April 28. It’s the day of the $300,000 Grade 3, Steve Sexton Mile for 3-yr-olds & up at Lone Star Park. Gates open early at noon. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. The Sexton Mile is the seventh race on the 10 race card and is scheduled to go […]

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Dubai World Cup: Stewart Pleased ‘To Get A Good Work In’ With Seeking The Soul

Following a busy Saturday morning of workers, Charles Fipke’s Grade I winner Seeking the Soul went out to the Fair Grounds main track during a special designated time of 11:40 am CT to record another work towards the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30. Trained by Dallas Stewart, […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Keeping That Edge’ Ahead Of Dubai World Cup Try

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul took another step forward toward the Group 1 $10 million Dubai world Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30 with a half-mile breeze on Friday morning at the Fair Grounds. Runner-up in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational last out, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) went the […]

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