Dolphus, Half To Rachel Alexandra, Retired To Cabin Creek Farm In Pennsylvania

Dolphus, a Grade 3-placed half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will debut at Cabin Creek Farm in Bernville, Penn., BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, with special considerations to mares foaling in Pennsylvania. Dolphus won four […]

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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Targeting Aug. 19 Alabama Stakes

Stronach Stable’s Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena has settled in at Jimmy Jerkens’ Saratoga barn in good order and is likely to make her Spa debut in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on August 19, her trainer said on Friday morning. Jerkens added that the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly is expected to work in the coming […]

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Shaman Ghost ‘Willing’ In Final Breeze For Suburban

Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost came out of his last breeze in good order leading up to the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban on July 8, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Monday morning. Shaman Ghost, the Ontario-bred 5-year-old, worked five furlongs in 1:13.20 Sunday on the Belmont Park training track. Jerkens said the son of Ghostzapper usually works better in company, especially with stablemate Dolphus, but […]

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Shaman Ghost Responde En El Pimlico Special, 1-2 Para Jerkens

Repitiendo su contundente triunfo en el Santa Anita Handicap (G1), Shaman Ghost tuvo mejor final que sus rivales y respondió al amplio favoritismo de 2/5 en las apuestas para ganar el Pimlico Special (G3), carrera de 1900 metros disputada este viernes en el hipódromo de Pimlico, en la víspera del Preakness Stakes (G1). Aunque la […]

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Shaman Ghost, Eagle Preparing For Runs In Pimlico Special On Preakness Undercard

New York-based trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Friday he plans to bring five horses to Pimlico for stakes on Preakness weekend, led by Stronach Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) May 19. Shaman Ghost breezed five furlongs in a bullet 59.05 seconds Wednesday over the training track at Belmont […]

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Tommy Macho Stumbles, Recovers To Dominate Hal’s Hope

Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables’ Tommy Macho recovered from a stumble on the far turn to split horses turning for home and power down the stretch for a 5 ¾-length victory in the $150,000 Hal’s Hope (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 31st running of the one-mile Hal’s Hope for 4-year-olds and up was […]

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Dolphus, With Addition Of Blinkers, Splashes To Commanding Victory In Gulfstream Allowance

Big things had always been expected from Dolphus, especially since he is a half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. The son of Lookin At Lucky did win two of his first three starts, heightening expectations, but he has been disappointing during his 3-year-old season until Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The Joe Sharp-trained […]

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Regally-Bred Dolphus Returns To The Races In Friday’s Curlin Stakes

Less than a week after the announced retirement of the legendary Rachel Alexandra’s 3-year-old daughter, Rachel’s Valentina, the 2009 Horse of the Year’s half-brother Dolphus will try to pick up the family mantle in his Spa debut on Friday in the $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds. Trained by Joe Sharp, Dede McGehee’s homebred Dolphus will be […]

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Airoforce Leads Field Of 13 In Risen Star

John C. Oxley’s expected favorite Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency – led by G M B Racing’s Mo Tom – in the Grade II $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. At 1 1/16 miles on the main track, the Risen […]

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