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Soros Breaks His Maiden In Smooth Air; Fort McHenry Off The Board

Trainer Gustavo Delgado has enjoyed success while racing maidens in stakes races at Gulfstream Park in recent years, including runner-up finishes in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) by Majesto in 2016 and Bodexpress this year. Saturday, Delgado got all the money in the $75,000 Smooth Air with Soros, who broke his maiden easily […]

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Dams Of Paradise Woods, Perfect Alibi Among Notable Supplements To Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland announced that several prominent broodmares, graded stakes-winning fillies and horses of racing age have been supplemented to its November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17. Among the supplements are Wild Forest, dam of two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods; No Use Denying, dam of Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi; and graded stakes […]

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Pletcher Under The Radar With Intrepid Heart, Spinoff In Bid For Fourth Belmont Win

Trainer Todd Pletcher will have two chances at a fourth Belmont Stakes victory when he sends out Robert and Lawana Low’s Intrepid Heart and Wertheimer and Frere’s Spinoff in Saturday’s race. Both horses galloped 1 ¼ miles over the main track Wednesday and stood in the gate. Pletcher, who won the Belmont with Rags to Riches (2007), Palace Malice (2013) […]

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Two Last Words Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Commissioner

Two Last Words, a 2-year-old by WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Commissioner, won at first asking at Indiana Grand on Friday, becoming his sire’s first winner. Owned by Deann Baer and bred in Indiana by Deann and Greg Baer, Two Last Words broke alertly under jockey Jose Riquelme and challenged for early supremacy in […]

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Intrepid Heart Comes To The Peter Pan With Impressive Lineage

After two impressive wins to start his career, Robert and Lawanna Low’s Intrepid Heart will seek a graded stakes caliber victory when he headlines a field of five in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Peter Pan at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 3-year-old son of Tapit enters the 1 1/8- mile test for sophomores […]

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OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23 – 26. Tuesday’s session begins at noon instead of its originally scheduled 10:30 a.m. start to allow additional time for inspections. All other sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305-608 […]

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Amira’s Prince Colt, Commissioner Filly Fastest At OBS Spring Sale’s Second Under-Tack Session

Enjoying ideal conditions, a colt by Amira’s Prince and a filly by Commissioner sped quarters in :20 1/5 seconds to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training. Hip No. 240, consigned by Blue […]

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PR Special OBS March: What Needles Did For Florida Racing, Breeding

The Paulick Report is pleased to present another special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds of the OBS March sale in Florida. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills writes about the history of Needles, the first Florida-bred to win Triple Crown races. Plus, the Stallion Spotlight shines upon the […]

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Pletcher ‘Won’t Rule Anything Out’ With Sharp Oaklawn Maiden Winner Intrepid Heart

Todd Pletcher shipped four horses to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., last week, with the most intriguing being one that had never started. Triple Crown nominee Intrepid Heart didn’t let the trainer down, rolling to a 7 3/4-length victory in Monday’s third race under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. Intrepid Heart races for […]

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Maiden Winner Intrepid Heart Could Boost Pletcher Squad For 2019 Kentucky Derby

At this point in the Kentucky Derby prep season, trainer Todd Pletcher has uncharacteristically not saddled the winner of a 2019 points race. However, the two-time winner of the Run for the Roses did debut an intriguing 3-year-old prospect on Monday at Oaklawn that could prove the key to reversing that trend. Intrepid Heart, a […]

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