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Allegations Tarnish Cost of Freedom Retirement Story

It started out as a feel-good story on the week before Christmas – two racetrackers in Southern California working together to retire an aging Grade 1 winner and millionaire who’d fallen to the bottom claiming levels. But that sweet story turned sour when one of the parties involved was accused of attempting to conceal and […]

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A Holiday Tale: Rallying to Help ‘Old Warrior’ Cost of Freedom

When has a horse done enough? That was the question many people were asking a week ago when Cost of Freedom, a 10-year-old California-bred gelding by Cee’s Tizzy with career earnings of $1,018,799, was entered in an $8,000 claiming race on the final weekend of racing at Betfair Hollywood Park. He’d been racing since 2006, beginning […]

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Cost of Freedom, Unzip Me highlight California Cup Day

Saturday Santa Anita hosts the 22nd running of the California Cup Day, featuring five stakes races restricted to Cal-breds worth a total of $600,000. While Unzip Me, a winner of four Grade 2 races, will be a solid choice among 14 entrants in the $125,000 California Cup Distaff at 6-1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf […]

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Amazombie knocks out Cost of Freedom in SM Sprint

Amazombie came with a late charge to overtake odds-on favorite Cost Of Freedom and win the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Santa Anita Park Saturday. Cost Of Freedom set blistering fractions on the front end (20.80, 42.72 and 54.61) and could not hold off Amazombie or Apriority, who nipped the frontrunner to take second.  The […]

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Cost of Freedom, Jessica Is Back head Sunshine Millions sprint divisions

The $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint will see a field of eight take to the Santa Anita race track on Saturday. John Sadler’s Cost of Freedom who has 11 wins in 21 races will be the likely favorite while recent stakes-placed Quick Enough will represent trainer Doug O’Neil’s stable. The Filly and Mare Sprint has attracted […]

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Cost of Freedom wires field in Underwood

Cost of Freedom wins his second consecutive stakes with a challenge-free victory in the Vernon O. Underwood Stakes.

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Cost of Freedom the high weight for Underwood at Hollywood Park

California Cup Sprint winner Cost of Freedom will be the 126-pound high for his return to graded stakes status in the Vernon O. Underwood, a Grade III to be held on Thanksgiving at Hollywood Park.

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Smiling Tiger Wins Ancient Title Stakes, Earns BC Spot

By Scott Jagow Three-year-old Smiling Tiger shrugged off an early battle with veteran Cost of Freedom and surged home for a narrow victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet Saturday.  Supreme Summit closed well late to take second. The half-length win gave Smiling Tiger an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

From sprints to routes, Jersey Shore to where the Turf Meets the Surf, there is a wide offering of graded stakes this weekend. The Grade 2 Cougar II Handicap will be run at Del Mar on Friday with Richard’s Kid entered as a prep in defense of his Pacific Classic title. Trainer Bob Baffert […]

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SMILING TIGER UPSETS THE BING CROSBY

By Ray Paulick Trainer Jeff Bonde got his first Grade 1 victory Sunday at Del Mar when Smiling Tiger took advantage of a bad start by odds-on favorite Cost of Freedom and posted a wire-to-wire 1 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Bing Crosby under Victor Espinoza. Smiling Tiger went right to the front […]

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