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Mike Smith, Elliott Walden To Headline ‘Race For Grace’ Derby Week Dinner

Two of the most recognizable names in Thoroughbred horse racing — Mike Smith and Elliott Walden — will headline the annual “Race for Grace” dinner on Monday, April 29, on Millionaires Row, at historic Churchill Downs. Mike was the jockey of 2018’s Triple Crown winner and “Horse of the Year” Justify. He will be interviewed […]

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Starlight Racing Following Family Line To Acquire Part-Interest In Yoshida

Starlight Racing has acquired a part-interest in Yoshida, 5-2 favorite for Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), from WinStar Farm, which campaigns the 5-year-old horse with China Horse Club International and Head of Plains Racing. The addition of Starlight gives Yoshida the same ownership as 2018 Florida Derby winner Audible, who is […]

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Flavien Prat Named To Ride Audible In Pegasus World Cup

Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president and […]

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‘Good Horse From Day 1’: Yoshida Pointed To Pegasus World Cup Turf

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, SF Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, will be returning to the grass for his 2019 debut in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/16-mile Pegasus World Cup Turf, the […]

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Despite ‘Odd’ Harlan’s Holiday Performance, Audible Confirmed For Pegasus

Defeated in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday at odds of 1-10, Audible’s connections were initially hesitant to commit to their original plan and point toward the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. On Thursday, WinStar Farm CEO Elliott Walden told thoroughbreddailynews.com that the soon to be 4-year-old son of Into Mischief had officially been […]

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National Flag Retired To Blazing Meadows Farm In Ohio As Part Of New ‘WinBlaze’ Venture

It appears the experiment has been a success and it is time to patent the product. Several years ago, WinStar Farm in Kentucky and Tim Hamm’s Blazing Meadows Farm in Ohio entered into a partnership with selected stallions being bred to Hamm’s mares to return to Ohio to foal. WinStar began to add their own […]

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Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale earlier this month. When the dust settled, the pair in Godolphin blue filled the exacta by average first-crop weanling sale price. Champion Nyquist and multiple […]

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Debut Juvenile Winner Federal Case Brings $650,000 Tuesday At Keeneland November Sale

Federal Case, a 2-year-old son of Gemologist who won his career debut in October at Keeneland, sold for $650,000 to West Bloodstock, agent for Robert and Lawana Low, to be the most expensive horse of Tuesday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 244 horses on Tuesday for $6,337,000 for an […]

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$750,000 Marquee Miss Tops Second Session Of Keeneland November Sale

The second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued to display steady trade during the North American auction calendar’s most populous mixed event, led by the $750,000 racing or broodmare prospect Marquee Miss. Tuesday’s session kicked off Book 2 of the sale with 223 horses sold for revenues of $34,942,000. The average sale […]

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Jimmy Creed, Lea, Overanalyze See Biggest Jumps In Mares Bred For 2018

The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred released earlier this month is a telling indicator of commercial interest toward particular sires, and a stallion having more mares in his book than the year before is usually a good sign that his stock is rising. According to The Jockey Club, 273 stallions that bred at least […]

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