declaration of war

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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McCraken Half-Sister ‘Impressive’ In Churchill Debut

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ With Dignity, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes-winning McCraken, lit up the toteboard at odds of 17-1 to win Saturday’s finale under jockey Julien Leparoux. Trained by Ian Wilkes, With Dignity rallied from seven lengths off of the early pace in the 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight contest for 3-year-old fillies to win her career debut. “I had an […]

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Buyers Navigate Muddy Keeneland April Under-Tack Show

It was hard to find a consignor in the barns that wasn’t constantly refreshing the long-term weather forecast in the days prior to Monday’s Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horses Of Racing Age Sale under-tack show, with a looming storm front threatening to put a damper on the proceedings. The worst of the downpour […]

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Keeneland January Sale Catalog Adds 11 Supplemental Entries

Keeneland has announced 11 supplemental entries to the catalog for the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 7-10, 2019. With the additions, a total of 1,565 horses, including champion Abel Tasman, have been cataloged to the auction, which offers broodmares and broodmare prospects, yearlings, horses of racing age and stallions. […]

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Empire Of War Battles To Awad Win

Empire of War made his stakes debut a winning one, firing off a powerful stretch kick to capture the sixth edition of the $100,000 Awad on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owner Three Diamonds Farm, Empire of War arrived at the one-mile juvenile turf tilt on Aqueduct’s yielding inner turf course […]

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Declaration Of War To Stand In Japan For 2019

Declaration of War will stand the 2019 breeding season at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s Shizunai Stallion Station, BloodHorse reports. The 9-year-old War Front horse completed his fifth breeding season in 2018. He began his stallion career at Coolmore Stud in Ireland in 2014, then he was relocated to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud the following year, where […]

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Uncle Benny Circles Futurity Field To Earn Breeders’ Cup Spot On Future Stars Friday

Ara Aprahamian’s Uncle Benny launched from last to first to win the 127th running of the $150,000 Futurity on Sunday at Belmont Park by a half-length in 1:11.26 for the six furlongs on the Widener turf listed as good. As part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series, the Futurity victory will […]

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