Constitution

Now At Tampa, Independence Hall Could Point For Sam Davis Or Risen Star

Two Road to the Kentucky Derby options appear to be the primary choices for undefeated 3-year-old Independence Hall’s next start, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com on Monday. The son of Constitution, now based at Tampa Bay Downs after his win in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, could point to either the G3 Sam F. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: American Pharoah Off To Soaring Start

What seemed a certainty in the last weeks of the 2019 racing season is now official: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) is the leading freshman sire in North America. The bay champion is also ranked second overall among all sires of 2-year-olds behind only the overall leading sire of 2019, Into […]

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Unbeaten Independence Hall Cruises in Jerome After Tardy Start

Independence Hall, from the first crop of WinStar Farm’s Tapit stallion Constitution, was an easy four-length winner of Wednesday’s $150,000 Jerome at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., despite breaking slowly from the gate in the Kentucky Derby points race for 3-year-olds. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the Michael Trombetta-trained colt ran his record to a perfect […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Really Full Of Himself’ In First Work Since Kentucky Jockey Club

Defeated last out as the favorite in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Tiz the Law has returned to the work tab in South Florida. The 2-year-old son of Constitution breezed a half-mile at Palm Meadows in :50.40, reports drf.com. “Everything was perfect,” trainer Barclay Tagg told drf.com. “I told [Heather Smullen, exercise rider] I didn’t […]

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Independence Hall Returns For Wednesday’s Jerome Stakes At Aqueduct

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack as a field of seven newly-minted 3-year-olds contest the 150th running of the $150,000 Jerome on Wednesday at the Big A. Carded as Race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:55 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile Jerome is the second of […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America’s Stallion Season Auction Set For January

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced that the planning and preparations for the 30th Annual Stallion Season Auction are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 8 through Sunday, January 12, 2020, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “2020 marks the 30th anniversary of TCA and our Stallion Season Auction,” said Erin […]

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Sunshine And Roses: Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks Off Florida Road To Kentucky Derby

You don’t have to pass through Florida to get to Kentucky. But history — at least as it involves the best path to the Kentucky Derby (G1) — suggests it pays to experience a little sunshine and salt air before preening in the shadows of the Twin Spires come May. Once again, when Gulfstream Park […]

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Midnight Disguise Retired, To Be Bred To Constitution

Midnight Disguise, a three-time stakes-winning New York-bred, has been retired from racing and will be bred to WinStar Farm stallion Constitution for the 2020 breeding season, according to the social media accounts of owner and breeder Stepwise Farm. The 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly retires with five wins in 14 starts for earnings of $449,960. Owned […]

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‘Battle Tested’ Tiz The Law Fires Bullet Toward Kentucky Jockey Club

Sakatoga Stable will be back in the limelight at Churchill Downs for the first time since Funny Cide’s 2003 Kentucky Derby (Grade I) victory. The partnership’s promising 2-year-old colt Tiz the Law finalized his preparation toward next Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) with a bullet five-furlong move in :59.60 Saturday morning over Belmont Park’s […]

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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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