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Seeking The Soul ‘Deserves To Take Another Shot’ In Pegasus

Grade 1 winner Seeking the Soul worked five-eighths of a mile Saturday in a minute flat shortly after the Fair Grounds track opened in preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred horse powered the half-mile in 47 4/5 seconds, according to the official clockers on a busy […]

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Pegasus: Seeking The Soul ‘Competed Well All Year,’ Calumet Doubles Up With True Timber

Grade 1 winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded-stakes placed True Timber, most recently second in the Cigar Mile (G1), are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “I’m looking forward to it,” Dallas Stewart, trainer of Seeking the Soul, said Friday. “The horse is […]

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Forever d’Oro Retired To Hidden Springs Farm In Indiana

Forever d’Oro, a half-brother to 2017 Eclipse Award winner Forever Unbridled and Grade 1 winner Unbridled Forever, will enter stud in 2019 at Hidden Springs Farm, near Palmyra, Ind. He will stand as the property of his breeder, Charles Fipke, for a fee of $2,000, live foal guaranteed. Placed in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga […]

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Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

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Clark Handicap: Seeking The Soul ‘Getting Better As The Year Goes On’

Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul completed his final major preparation to defend his title in the 1 1/8-mile race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. “We actually planned on working him at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) but there was […]

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Jersey Town Relocated To Daehling Ranch In California

Grade 1 winner Jersey Town will stand the 2019 breeding season at Daehling Ranch Thoroughbreds, near Elk Grove, Calif. as the property of Charles Fipke, for a fee of $3,000, live foal guaranteed. The 11-year-old son of Speightstown out of multiple G1 winner Jersey Girl entered stud at Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky before moving […]

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Met Mile Winner Bee Jersey To Stand 2019 Season At Darby Dan

Bee Jersey, winner of this year’s Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3), has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season for $5,000 S&N at Darby Dan Farm. Bee Jersey scored the biggest win of his career in the historic $1,200,000 Metropolitan Handicap in June. Sent off as the race favorite, […]

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Tale Of Verve Retired To C.F. Farms In Kentucky For 2019

Classic-placed Tale of Verve has been retired, and will enter stud at Charles Fipke’s C.F. Farms in Paris, Ky., for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 6-year-old Tale of Ekati horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. Tale of Verve parlayed a maiden win at Keeneland in the spring of his 3-year-old […]

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Bee Jersey Retired Due To Tendon Injury, Stud Plans Pending

Charles Fipke’s homebred Grade 1 winner Bee Jersey has been retired from racing after injuring a tendon. The four-year-old colt was considered the leading miler in North America this year. He won the G1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” race, at Belmont Park on June 9 in his final start, defeating […]

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Fipke Ordered To Pay Rosario $110,000 Over Breeders’ Cup Distaff Rider Change

Joel Rosario was told in the weeks leading up to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar that he would have the mount on Distaff contender Forever Unbridled, with whom he won the G1 Personal Ensign earlier in the year. At the time of entry, however, drf.com reports that owner Charles Fipke made a last-minute decision […]

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