Crossed Sabres Farm

‘Heartwarming To See Him Happy’: Millionaire Valid Retired By Jockey Nik Juarez

On Tuesday, jockey Nik Juarez officially announced the retirement of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Valid. The 24-year-old Maryland native spent his own money to track down the 7-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d’Oro, and had him shipped back to a farm in Maryland to live out the rest of his days eating grass and occasionally […]

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Vitali Barred From Entry Box At Tampa Bay Downs, Hunter Ordered To Vacate Gulfstream Barn Area

Two months after he was ruled off at Gulfstream Park, trainer Marcus Vitali will not be permitted to enter horses at Tampa Bay Downs, according to track officials there. Vitali had entered Silver Wraith, a 3-year-old maiden in the track’s fourth race on the Nov. 26 opening day card and was an also-eligible. On Saturday […]

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Valid Shows Heart In Fred Hooper Win

Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid, trained by Marcus Vitali and ridden by Paco Lopez, battled head-to-head with Grande Shores throughout the one mile Fred Hooper (G3) Saturday before prevailing by a neck. Favored Race Day was third and Confrontation fourth. Valid, who came into the Hooper having run triple digit Beyer Speed Figures in seven of […]

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Lochte Wins Photo Finish in Tampa Bay Stakes

The wire came just in time for Crossed Sabres Farm’s Lochte, who just held off a fast-closing Old Time Hockey to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Favored Sky Flight was also in the mix, finishing a close third. Final time for the mile and a sixteenth turf event […]

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Pick of the Litter Up in Time To Win Fayette

Crossed Sabres Farm’s Pick of the Litter and jockey Corey Lanerie closed swiftly in late stretch and caught up to favored Departing with one final surge to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes on Saturday, the closing day of Keeneland’s fall meet. The colt posted a neck victory over Departing; Long River was […]

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Valid Edges Bradester in Monmouth Cup

In the 40th edition of the $200,000 Monmouth Cup on Sunday, speed was everything, as the first three horses out of the gate finished one-two-three after a mile and a sixteenth. Crossed Sabres Farm’s Valid, trained by Marcus Vitali and ridden by Orlando Bocachica, sat off a smart pace set by Bradester, battled with that […]

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Lochte Rides Rail to Upset Gulfstream Turf Handicap

It took Lochte seven tries to break his maiden, debuting last April and graduating in mid-December. Three races later, he was a Grade 1 winner. Longest shot in the field of eight at 39-1, the 4-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d’Oro saved ground inside before shooting through an opening in the stretch and sprinting clear […]

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