Alliance, Dortmund, Kobe’s Back Of Bonita Farm Sire First Foals

First-year sires Alliance, Dortmund and Kobe’s Back have their first foals on the ground, reports Bonita Farm’s Bill Boniface from Darlington, Md. The first to arrive, born in Maryland on Jan. 17, was an Alliance colt out of Rhythm in Shoes, a stakes-winning Rhythm mare owned by Sherman Chin. Alliance, a son of Harlan’s Holiday, […]

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Futurity, Starlet Headline Eight-Day Meet At Los Alamitos

A pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds highlight the 2018 Winter meet at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, Dec. 6 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 16. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 1 p.m. on weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends. The $300,000 Starlet for […]

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McKinzie Aims To Give Baffert His Seventh Victory In San Felipe Stakes

Bob Baffert eyes his seventh San Felipe victory Saturday, his second in a row and his third in the last four years when he sends out unbeaten favorite McKinzie in the major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 7. The Hall of Fame trainer won the San Felipe last year with […]

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Baffert’s Solomini, McKinzie Expected For CashCall Futurity At Los Al

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity all three times the race has been run here, will be well-represented in the Grade I when it is offered Saturday, Dec. 9. Baffert, whose local CashCall Futurity victories have come with Dortmund (2014), Mor Spirit (2015) and Mastery (2016) after he […]

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Dortmund Retired, Announced As One Of Six New Maryland Stallions For 2018

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund was first announced to have retired in April of 2017, but the chestnut son of Big Brown returned to training under Art Sherman’s care in anticipation of a start in the Sept. 30 G1 Awesome Again Stakes. According to, connections weren’t pleased with the 5-year-old’s final workout for that race, so Dortmund […]

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‘A Lot Stronger Horse’: Reinvigorated Dortmund Could Return In Awesome Again

Dortmund was reportedly retired from racing in April of 2017, but the giant chestnut returned to training with Art Sherman at Los Alamitos in July. Apparently, the brief respite from the racetrack life reinvigorated the 5-year-old son of Big Brown. Sherman told that jockey Gary Stevens breezed Dortmund a mile at Los Al in 1:41 4/5 on […]

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Dortmund Out Of Retirement, Training At Los Alamitos

Multiple Grade 1 winner Dortmund is back in training at Art Sherman’s barn at Los Alamitos, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. Retired in April, the son of Big Brown is expected to put in his first timed workout this summer within the next 30 days. Owner Kaleem Shah said there is no stud deal […]

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‘Not The Dortmund He Used To Be’: Fan-Favorite Chestnut Retired To Stud

Dortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita derby winner who finished third to eventual Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in that year’s Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Preakness Stakes, has been retired, trainer Art Sherman said Sunday morning. “It seemed like the right time now that’s he’s getting older,” Sherman said of the five-year-old chestnut horse, […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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