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Despite losses, Dubai still in the cards for Royal Delta, Perfect Shirl

Losses at Gulfstream Park over the weekend probably won’t alter the plans for 3-year-old filly champion Royal Delta and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl.  Trainer Bill Mott said Royal Delta, a daughter of Empire Maker, came out of her second-place finish in the Sabin Stakes looking great and still on course […]

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Canadian trainer Attfield savors first Breeders’ Cup win

When Perfect Shirl, a 27-1 longshot owned by Charles Fipke of Kelowna, B.C., rallied to win the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Friday at Churchill Downs, she ended a 0 for 14 Breeders’ Cup drought for trainer Roger Attfield, according to The Globe and Mail. “I’m ecstatic,” Attfield said. “I’ve had seconds in […]

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Jersey Town turns in quick Belmont breeze

ELMONT, N.Y. – Charles Fipke’s Jersey Town was caught by NYRA clockers breezing six furlongs in 1:11.15 Sunday morning as the 5-year-old tuned up for his match against Uncle Mo and Jackson Bend in next Saturday’s Kelso. Trainer Barclay Tagg said the work was faster than he expected but was otherwise pleased with the drill. “It […]

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Tale of Ekati gets first mare in foal

The first mare covered from the debut book of multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati was pronounced in-foal over the weekend. Sea Breezer, a stakes-winning and stakes-producing Gulch mare, was confirmed in foal to Tale of Ekati at Jim and Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm. The mare, owned by Brandywine Farm along with Rob Whiteley’s […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Jersey Town

Owner-breeder Charles Fipke is the luckiest man in the world. As a professional geologist and entrepreneur, he literally finds mountains of gold and gems. And as a hobby, he breeds Grade 1 racehorses. Even there, Fipke is lucky. Two years ago, his homebred Tale of Ekati (by Tale of the Cat) won the Cigar Mile […]

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BO KNOWS HORSES

Enough with the titillating shots of Bo Derek from the movie “10” or the Playboy cover and photo spreads – not to mention that semi-nude, bareback publicity photo from “Bolero.” That was nearly 30 years, for God’s sake. Well, how about just one great shot of Bo from her acting days, especially if it’s related […]

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