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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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‘His Class Carried Him’; Improbable Returns With Victory In Del Mar’s Shared Belief

Improbable, who went postward the 4-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby last spring, returned to competition Sunday with an easy victory in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds.at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Improbable, out of action since the May 18 Preakness Stakes in which he was sixth behind […]

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‘About What We Expected’: Steady Returns Kick Off Yearling Season At Fasig-Tipton July Sale

There were a wide range of unique forces working for and against a successful renewal of the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday, ranging from the momentum of a record-setting juvenile market this spring to the uncertainty over the state of racing in southern California. When it all shook out, the returns generally came […]

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‘It’s A Dream When It Sets Up Like That’: Half-Siblings Out Of Flattermewithroses To Sell At Fasig-Tipton

It’s not terribly uncommon for two siblings to be on the same sales grounds in the fall when breeding stock auctions take over the calendar. Seeing the same thing in July is nearly unheard of. The unique setup of Fasig-Tipton’s July Yearling Sale and Selected Horse of Racing Age Sale allowed it to happen, with […]

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Valiance Becomes First Stakes Winner For China Horse Club’s U.S. Breeding Program

Just 10 days after Kimari went within an eyelash of becoming the maiden stakes winner for the China Horse Club’s U.S.-based breeding program in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, that title was claimed by Valiance in the $75,000 Open Mind Stakes on turf at Monmouth Park. The striking gray filly maintained […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Oaklawn Handicap Winner Quip Takes Aim At Stephen Foster

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Oaklawn Handicap (Grade II) winner Quip is at Keeneland preparing for a start in the $600,000 Stephen Foster presented by GE Appliances (GII) on June 15, and trainer Rodolphe Brisset believes the son of Distorted Humor could be on track for a strong 4-year-old campaign. “Since we gave him six months off after the Preakness, he’s really changed and […]

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Never A Time ‘I Felt Like I Was Going To Get Beat’: Connections Reflect On Justify’s Triple Crown

Some legends don’t need long careers to make an indelible mark on their sport. Running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders both retired from Hall of Fame careers before turning 31. Injuries forced Mike Bossy, one of the NHL’s best all-time goal scorers, out of the league at a similar age. Sandy Koufax called it […]

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New York Central Rides The Rail To Maryland Sprint Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s New York Central made short work of Saturday’s Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes, racing up the rail in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Proforma as the 2-1 co-favorite. The 4-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Steve Asmussen, covered […]

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Mike Smith: Preakness Mount Improbable ‘Has Better Races In Him’

With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey Mike Smith is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to ride Bob Baffert’s talented Improbable in the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18. Following an extensive taped interview with NBC Sports that also included Baffert in Santa Anita’s Chandelier […]

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