distorted humor

Hoppertunity, Diversify Take On Locals The Player, Honorable Duty In Clark Handicap

Churchill Downs-based rising stars The Player and Honorable Duty are set to bid for glory over their home track, but both face a roster of accomplished invaders headed by a pair of Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI) winners in New York-based Diversify and the Bob Baffert-trained Hoppertunity in Friday’s 143rd running of the $500,000-guaranteed Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI), the premier race of the […]

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WinStar Farm Announces Stud Fees For 2018

WinStar Farm announced 2018 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster on Thursday, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season. “Over the course of the last 12 months, WinStar stallions have made as big of a mark as ever on our industry, especially on […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: A Tale Of Two Chestnuts

Timing isn’t everything for a stallion, but opportune success sure makes a sire’s life a lot easier. The highly distinguished veteran stallion Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) began his career by becoming the leading freshman sire of 2002, when the stallion had four stakes winners, including a chestnut son by the name of Funny Cide. […]

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Happy Like A Fool Dominant In Matron Stakes

Making her first start in North America since breaking her maiden last Spring at Keeneland, Happy Like a Fool earned her first graded stakes win in only her third career start besting a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Matron Sunday at Belmont Park. Happy Like a Fool broke from post 3 without […]

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Arrogate Will Retire To Stud At Juddmonte After Breeders’ Cup Classic

Juddmonte Farms announced Tuesday that Breeders’ Cup Classic-bound Arrogate, the defending Classic Champion, will retire to stud at Juddmonte US in Lexington Kentucky, after the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar. A winner of four Grade 1 events including: the Grade 1 Travers Stakes by 13 1/2 lengths, in track record time in his stakes debut […]

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Klein’s Pinch Hit Delivers ‘Special’ Dogwood Stakes Victory

Richard Klein’s Pinch Hit rallied to grab the lead in mid-stretch and held off a late surge by Champagne Problems to win Saturday night’s 42nd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Pinch Hit, the 5-1 third-betting choice in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies, […]

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Kentucky Downs Juvenile Renamed Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile

Kentucky Downs’ $350,000 2-year-old stakes has been renamed the Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile. The change reflects its sponsorship by the internationally prominent Fasig-Tipton sales company that on Sept. 10 is launching its inaugural Turf Showcase auction of selected yearlings for horses with turf appeal. The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine, begins at 4 p.m. at […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Freshman Sire Power

The freshmen sires of 2017, those with their first racers breaking from the gates this season, are gaining momentum and credit. Already, there are 10 sires who have sired a stakes winner from their first crop at the races. Ranked in order of their total earnings, the stallions with first-crop stakes winners already are Violence […]

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Ward ‘Happy Like A Fool’: Filly Runs In Wednesday’s Molecomb At Goodwood

Happy Like A Fool has been delighting trainer Wesley Ward in her work for the Group 3 Bombay Sapphire Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday. The juvenile daughter of Distorted Humor was tagged as the American banker of the week at the Royal Ascot meeting, but despite Ward having two other winners, she had no […]

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Former Pletcher Assistant, Steeplechase Jockey 4-For-4 At Gulfstream Summer Meet

Trainer Jonathan Thomas continued his impressive winning ways at Gulfstream Park Friday, saddling first-time starter Tillie’s Lily ($3.60) for a thoroughly dominating 8 1/2-length victory in the fifth race. The 37-year-old former assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher ran his record to 4-for-4 during the Summer Meet after saddling three winners and two runners-up from five […]

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