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Gotham Will Be The Target For ‘Improving’ Maiden Winner War Stopper

Salerno Stables’ War Stopper could parlay a maiden-breaking victory at fourth asking on January 11 at Aqueduct into his stakes debut, with trainer Rudy Rodriguez saying the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham on March 7 could be the next target. War Stopper, who finished out of the money on turf in his first two starts, ran […]

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Declaration Of War Filly Tops CTBA January Mixed Sale

A 2-year-old filly by Declaration of War sold for $60,000 to top Tuesday’s California Thoroughbred Breeders Association January Mixed Sale at Fairplex. The filly, out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Lemarchos, was consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds and purchased by O.J. Jauregui, agent for Highland Yard LLC. The highest-priced colt was a 2-year-old California-bred by […]

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Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Asmussen, Santana Double Up As Silver Prospector Prevails In Kentucky Jockey Club

Winning their second graded stakes race on the card this Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. teamed up with 7-1 shot Silver Prospector to capture the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, owned by Ed and Susie Orr, found clear running in […]

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Dieu Du Vin Captures First Leg Of Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

French for “God of wine,” Dieu du Vin earned 10 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby with a victory in the Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Frankie Dettori, powered through a mile over the sloppy main track in 1:36.20. “It took a bit […]

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Peace Achieved Wins Third Straight In Dixiana Bourbon

Joe Minor’s 2-year-old Peace Achieved, a poster boy for the resurgent Kentucky racing circuit, won his third straight race Sunday at Keeneland, holding off the late-running Vitalogy by a neck in the $250,000, Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon. With the victory in the 1 1/16-mile grass stakes, Peace Achieved earned an entry-fees paid berth in the […]

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Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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Uncle Benny Gets A Clean Trip To Score In Allied Forces Stakes

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Uncle Benny remained perfect in stakes action at Belmont Park with a rallying score in Sunday’s $100,000 Allied Forces, a six-furlong turf sprint for sophomores. Trained by Jason Servis, the Declaration of War bay graduated at first asking at Monmouth Park ahead of half-length win in the Futurity at Belmont in October. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Uncle Benny Returns To Action In Wednesday’s Mahony

Following a nine-month hiatus, Grade 1-placed Uncle Benny will return to action in Wednesday’s $100,000 Mahony for 3-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs over the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Beach Haven Thoroughbreds, the bay son of Declaration of War won his first two career starts, breaking his maiden over the main […]

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Drury Hoping To Upset Matt Winn With ‘Aggressive’ Armistice Day

Typically trainer Tommy Drury is seen at the Receiving Barn shipping in horses from his main base at the Skylight Training Center, located about 20 minutes from Churchill Downs in Goshen, Ky. However, for the first time this spring, Drury stabled four horses at Churchill Downs and among them is Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins’ […]

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