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Quality Road Filly Tops OBS Spring Finale; Sale Average, Median Set Record Highs

Hip No. 1214, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $775,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :20 2/5 at […]

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Spiral ‘Makes Sense’ For Casse’s Airoforce After Risen Star Disappointment

John Oxley’s Airoforce, the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Spiral Stakes, is seeking to recapture the form that made him a Grade 2 winner in November against a field laden with future Derby contenders. Left in his wake in the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs in November were second-place finisher Mor Spirit, […]

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Airoforce ‘Highly Unlikely’ For Kentucky Derby After Risen Star

Airoforce checked out fine after a disappointing tenth-place finish in Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, but trainer Mark Casse told The Blood-Horse that the colt was off the Kentucky Derby trail. “It’s highly unlikely,” he said. “When Julien (Leparoux) eased him up, I was concerned he was hurt,” Casse said. “But we got […]

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Airoforce Glides Over Slop To Win Kentucky Jockey Club

Making his first start on dirt after becoming a graded stakes winner on turf, John C. Oxley’s Airoforce took to a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Saturday to win the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes on the Louisville track’s Stars of Tomorrow program. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden to victory by Julien Leparoux, the […]

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$170,000 Colonel John Colt Commands Highest Price On Day 10 At Keeneland

Commerce remained strong during the tenth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Thursday, led by the sale of a Colonel John colt for $170,000. Keeneland sold 283 yearlings for $6,513,000 on Thursday, nearly equal to the corresponding session in 2014 when 289 horses grossed $6,626,500. The average of $23,014 was up from last […]

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Concave Gives Colonel John First Stakes Winner in Sorrento

Mario Guitierrez rode Concave to a half-length victory over She’s a Tiger and favored Stop Smiling in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar on Wednesday, giving first-crop sire Colonel John his initial stakes winner and trainer Doug O’Neill his third winner of the afternoon. Concave, coming from just off the pace, covered the […]

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Mr. Hot Stuff, Full Brother to Colonel John, Wins A.P. Smithwick ‘Chase

Fan favorite Mr. Hot Stuff earned his first career Grade 1 stakes win on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course, taking the lead over the eighth fence and going on to a mild upset of the Grade 1, $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase. Ridden by Paddy Young, the 7-year-old gelding – a full brother to 2008 […]

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Grade 1 Winner Colonel John Sires First Winner

Freshman sire Colonel John, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire by Tiznow, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old colt Cash Conversion impressively captured a $35,000 Maiden Special Weight race by a decisive 2 ¾ lengths at Presque Isle Downs Sunday, June 2. Cash Conversion broke sharply in the 4 1/2-furlong heat and showed good early […]

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Prices Soar at Opening Session of OBS Spring Sale

Hip No. 292, a chestnut filly by Limehouse consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent, was sold to Alex & JoAnn Lieblong for $320,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Out of Dominica, by Housebuster, a full sister to stakes winner Find the Treasure, she […]

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Colonel John colt tops OBS select yearling sale, average up 19%

Hip No 114, a colt by Colonel John consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Wesley Ward for $220,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Selected Yearling Sale. Out of Bon Caro, by Bon Point (GB), the bay colt is a half brother to stakes winner Glitter City and graded stakes placed Wild […]

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