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McGaughey, Janney Shooting For All Along Hat Trick At Laurel

Following a pair of optional claiming allowance races that Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey feels has her back on track, Stuart Janney III’s Grade 3-winning homebred My Impression returns to stakes company looking to give her connections a third straight victory in the $150,000 All Along, presented by Blackwell Real Estate, Saturday at Laurel […]

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Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Focuses On Great Names Of Racing History

In a year with only one modern entrant into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, much of the induction ceremony focused on some of the sport’s oldest and greatest names. At the program held Aug. 3 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., racing’s most familiar historical names dominated the card […]

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Fly So High Gives McGaughey 2,000th Career Victory In Davona Dale

Phipps Stable’s Fly So High gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his 2,000th career win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Davona Dale, earning 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks in the process. The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, off as the 7-5 favorite, was wide throughout the race to complete the one-turn mile over Gulfstream’s […]

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Champion Inside Information Dies At 26

Champion Inside Information died Saturday, Oct. 14 at Claiborne Farm from natural causes due to old age. She was 26. Born at Claiborne in May 1991, Inside Information (Private Account—Pure Profit by Key to the Mint) won 14 of her 17 career starts and was a 6-time Grade 1 winner. She was named the 1995 […]

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Del Mar: Strong East Coast Contingent Invades For G1 Matriarch, Hollywood Derby

The stakes barn was a bustling place Thursday morning as the result of an influx of horses from New York which arrived Tuesday and, having settled in, are all being prepared for the Grade I events on the upcoming closing weekend. Chad Brown, the No. 1 trainer in North America by earnings, with nearly $22.6 […]

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On Leave Gives McGaughey Shot At First Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has notched eight of his 24 Keeneland stakes wins in Grade 1 races, but one Grade 1 that has eluded him is the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End. On Saturday, Stuart Janney III’s homebred On Leave will represent McGaughey’s first starter in the race […]

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My Impression Leaves A Big One In Commonwealth Oaks

Stuart S. Janney III’s homebred My Impression left a big impression on Laurel Park racegoers Saturday afternoon, exploding up the rail in the stretch to win the G3 Commonwealth Oaks by 3 1/4 lengths. The sophomore daughter of Sky Mesa, ridden by Jose Ortiz, covered nine furlongs over the firm turf in 1:46.57 for trainer […]

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McGaughey Gears Up Ironicus For Return In Shadwell Turf Mile

Ironicus breezed a half-mile in 48.88 seconds on the Belmont Park main track Sunday morning. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, Ironicus worked at Belmont for a second consecutive week as he prepares for a possible start in Keeneland’s Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile on October 8. Owned and bred by Stuart Janney, Ironicus, […]

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On Leave Makes The Grade In Sands Point

Stuart Janney III’s homebred On Leave kept her 2016 record intact with a 2 ¾-length front-running victory against 3-year-old fillies on the turf in Saturday’s featured race, the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point at Belmont Park. On Leave broke alertly under jockey Jose Ortiz and led the field of seven through a tepid pace, covering […]

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Ironicus Turns In First Breeze, Eyes Shadwell Turf Mile For Return Start

Multiple graded stakes winner Ironicus continues to draw closer to returning to the races as he recorded his first breeze since June on Monday at Saratoga. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old horse by Distorted Humor breezed three furlongs in 37.98 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. It was Ironicus’ first breeze since finishing second […]

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