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Comical Leads 1-2 Finish For Sire Into Mischief In Saratoga’s Opening Day Schuylerville

ERJ Racing, Gary Barber, Dave Kenney and Madaket Stables’ Comical captured the first stakes of the Saratoga meet in a thrilling dash to the finish to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville on opening day Thursday. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the Into Mischief bay arrived at the six-furlong sprint for juvenile fillies from a convincing […]

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‘Matured’ Gentle Ruler Makes It Four In A Row In Robert G. Dick Memorial

Morsches Stable’s Gentle Ruler notched her first Graded stakes victory and her fourth win a row by winning the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park today. With Chris Landeros aboard, the daughter of Colonel John won by 2 3/4-lengths and returned $9.40 as the second choice in the field of eight. […]

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Mena Scores Hat Trick On Opening Day At Ellis

Miguel Mena won three races on the opening day card at Ellis Park, capped by Dixiana Farm’s 4-year-old filly Brie’s Lucky Charm taking the nightcap, a $50,000 maiden special race on turf. Mena, who missed last year’s meet while recovering from heel and ankle fractures resulting from a spill in mid-March at the Fair Grounds, […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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Well-Traveled Colonelsdarktemper Under Consideration For Oaklawn Handicap

Major stakes winner Colonelsdarktemper is under consideration for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Owned by auto racing legend A.J. Foyt, Colonelsdarktemper finished second in his 4-year-old debut, a March 11 allowance/optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles under Jon Court, the trainer’s son-in-law and […]

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La Coronel Goes Gate-To-Wire In QEII Challenge Cup

It has been a big meet for trainer Mark Casse and owners John and Debby Oxley at Keeneland this fall, and the momentum carried through to the biggest race of Saturday’s card. La Coronel was 5-1 when the gates opened in the Grade 1 QEII Challenge Cup, but she went straight for the lead under […]

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Colonelsdarktemper Leads All The Way In West Virginia Derby

Runner-up in the G3 Indiana Derby last out, Anthony Foyt Jr.’s Colonelsdarktemper went one better this Saturday to win the G3 West Virginia Derby by a length. The 3-year-old son of Colonel John, ridden by Jon Court for trainer William H. Fires, led the field from gate to wire and covered nine furlongs over Mountaineer’s […]

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La Coronel Leads Casse, Oxley Exacta In Edgewood

John Oxley’s pair of top sophomore turf fillies lead the G3 Edgewood field at the wire on a rainy Friday at Churchill Downs, with La Coronel out-finishing her stablemate Dream Dancing by a half-length in the final strides. A daughter of Colonel John, La Coronel came from well off the early pace under Florent Geroux, […]

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‘Time To Try Him On Dirt:’ Well-Traveled Colonel Samsen Joins Sham Cast

Colonel Samsen, the Marco Polo of current Triple Crown candidates, will make his seventh start on his fifth different race track when he runs at The Great Race Place in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile. The stakes-winner is owned by Casner Racing, Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber and Corey Johnsen The […]

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Concord Point, Cowboy Cal Headed To Korea For Stud Duty

South Korea added two U.S. stallions to its rosters in late 2016, Colonel John and Take Charge Indy. In early 2017, according to the Daily Racing Form, the country added four more stallions from the U.S. Concord Point, a 10-year-old son of Tapit, won the G2 West Virginia Derby and the G3 Iowa Derby. He […]

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