Donna Veloce Cruises In Santa Ysabel

Making her first start in three months, 1-5 favorite Donna Veloce cruised to an easy 4 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo stumbled a bit at the break, then settled off the pace before going three wide on the far turn and […]

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Maximum Security Scores Over Midnight Bisou In Saudi Cup

Maximum Security may be best known for his historic disqualification in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but last year’s champion 3-year-old colt made his 2020 debut a victorious one in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup. The son of New Year’s Day had to run down frontrunner Mucho Gusto and fend off the late run from Midnight […]

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Zayat Lawsuit Documents Detail Sale Of American Pharoah To Coolmore

Had American Pharoah never done anything else with his life after owner Ahmed Zayat sold the Grade 1-winning colt’s stallion rights on Jan. 15, 2015, the deal to Coolmore would have been for $8 million – a far cry from the $23.5 million he’d ultimately receive for the future Triple Crown winner. A lawsuit filed […]

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Amended Complaint In Zayat Case Names Industry Heavyweights Who Bought Horses, Breeding Rights

Attorneys for MGG Investment Group, which is suing Zayat Stables for allegedly defaulting on a $23 million loan, filed paperwork Feb. 11 naming a slew of additional defendants, many of whom purchased horses or breeding rights privately from Zayat Stables. Yeomanstown Stud was named for its purchase of El Kabeir; Hill ‘n’ Dale for its […]

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Kentucky Judge: Owner’s License Can’t Be Denied Over Unpaid Breeding Bills

A Kentucky circuit court judge has ordered the state’s horse racing commission to reconsider the licensing of Jerry Jamgotchian after the regulatory body denied the California owner and breeder a license last year because of failure to comply with “financial responsibility” regulations. The case, heard by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Wingate, revolves around […]

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‘He Exudes Class And Strength’: First Foal For Ashford Stud’s Mo Town Born In New York

Grade 1 winner Mo Town’s first foal has arrived, with four-time winner Dark Dolores foaling a colt at Stonegate Stables in New York on Jan. 14. Bred by Michael Cogan of Irie Thoroughbreds, the colt comes from a strong family. Successful on the track herself, Dark Dolores is the half-sister to Grade 3 winner and […]

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‘Very Much In The Image Of Her Sire’: Mendelssohn First Foal Is A Filly

Grade 1 winner and record-setter Mendelssohn welcomed his first foal on Tuesday night when Lilacs and Lilies foaled a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for the half-sister to Grade 1 winner Lilacs and Lace, who is also the dam of Japan’s 2017 champion 2-year-old […]

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O’Brien Selects Pegasus Turf For ‘Very Consistent’ Magic Wand

Coolmore’s Magic Wand was invited to both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus Turf by The Stronach Group, but trainer Aidan O’Brien told that the 5-year-old mare will target the $1 million turf race rather than the $3 million dirt contest. The daughter of Galileo ran second in last year’s edition of the Pegasus […]

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Report: Coolmore Buys Racing, Breeding Interest In Maximum Security

Maximum Security, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old male of 2019, will be co-owned by Coolmore when he makes his next start. Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reports that Gary West, who bred and co-owns the son of the Street Cry stallion New Year’s Day with wife Mary, has sold a […]

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