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Seeking The Soul Still On Track For Grade 1 Stephen Foster

Charles Fipke’s Grade I-winning homebred Seeking the Soul remains on track for the $600,000 Stephen Foster presented by GE Appliances (G2) on Saturday, June 15 following an easy half-mile move in :49.60 Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. “We’re on track for the Foster,” trainer Dallas Stewart said. “He’s a Grade I winner over this track […]

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For Farriers, A Talented Racehorse Can Sometimes Be A ‘Quirky’ One

No matter how many hundreds of horses a racetrack farrier shoes over the years, there will be that one horse that stands out—some not for the best of reasons. Being politically correct, farriers often call these horses “quirky.” Most are superstars of the track, so their idiosyncrasies are indulged as long as they keep winning. […]

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Blue Prize Headlines La Troienne; McKinzie Faces Down Seeking The Soul In Alysheba

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize, winner of the Spinster (GI) at Keeneland last fall before closing her 2018 campaign with a fourth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) here, headlines a field of 10 fillies and entered for the 34th running of the $500,000 La Troienne (GI) Presented by Inside Access from Chase going 1 […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Right Where You Want Him To Be’ For Dubai World Cup

Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk. Too many times has the equal parts charismatic-and-capable conditioner brought a horse into a big race who seemed a cut below the best and proceeded to take home a considerable chunk of the purse. The names have been written about ad nauseam—Lemons Forever (47-1, 1st, Kentucky Oaks), […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Keeping That Edge’ Ahead Of Dubai World Cup Try

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul took another step forward toward the Group 1 $10 million Dubai world Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30 with a half-mile breeze on Friday morning at the Fair Grounds. Runner-up in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational last out, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) went the […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Great’ After Pegasus Second, ‘Hopefully’ Headed To Dubai

Following their respective second and ninth-place finishes in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup, Seeking the Soul and Tom’s d’Etat returned to their home winter base at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Monday and will likely go down different paths for their next start. A runner-up behind City of Light at 34-1 odds, […]

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Fipke Eyes Pegasus Prize With Seeking The Soul

Seeking the Soul figures to be a price at the betting windows when the Grade 1-winning 6-year-old horse competes in Gulfstream Park’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). But owner-breeder Charles “Chuck” Fipke has made a career out of long shots. Actually two careers. Fipke, who grew up dirt poor in British Columbia in […]

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Pegasus: Top Contenders Complete Final Workouts, Bravazo Arrives In Florida

Working for the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday were Gunnevera, third in last year’s race and an earner of more than $4 million in purses, six furlongs in 1:13.20 at Gulfstream Park West; 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible, four furlongs in 48.42 seconds at Palm Beach Downs, fastest of 21 horses; and Cigar Mile […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Deserves To Take Another Shot’ In Pegasus

Grade 1 winner Seeking the Soul worked five-eighths of a mile Saturday in a minute flat shortly after the Fair Grounds track opened in preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred horse powered the half-mile in 47 4/5 seconds, according to the official clockers on a busy […]

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Classy John Gets The Job Done In Louisiana Futurity

There may have been an anxious moment or two, but in the end the heavy favorites of both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity got the job done on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. In the colts and geldings division, Valene Farms’ Classy John held off the late advances of Jimi’s a Star to win by […]

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