Claiborne Farm Sets Blame’s 2019 Stud Fee At $30,000

Claiborne Farm announced that three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse champion Blame will stand for $30,000 in 2019. Led by G1 winners Fault and Marley’s Freedom, Blame has distinguished himself among the breakout sires of 2018. His 13 stakes winners this year include other graded stakes victors Maraud, Miss Kentucky and Beyond Blame. Blame currently […]

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Fault Suffers Hind Leg Injury During Gallop, Could Be Retired

Grade 1 Santa Margarita winner Fault suffered what could be a career-ending injury during a routine gallop on Sunday morning at Santa Anita, reports drf.com. The 2014 daughter of Blame was found to have a non-displaced condylar fracture in her rear left leg, and surgery has been scheduled for Monday to insert stabilizing screws. Fault is […]

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Unique Bella Preparing For Beholder Showdown With Paradise Woods

Working towards perhaps the most anticipated race of the Spring Meet, champion Unique Bella breezed six furlongs from the gate at 6:30 Sunday morning in 1:11 flat for the Grade I Beholder Mile on June 2 at Santa Anita. Exercise rider Freddie Rodriguez was on the four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit for Jerry Hollendorfer, who called it “a good work.” […]

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Fault Circles The Field For Adoration Victory

With three furlongs to run in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes, heavily favored Fault’s prospects were anything but bright, as she was last in a field of seven with slow fractions to overcome.  That mattered not however, as she rallied four-wide turning for home and reeled in longshot Shenandoah Queen in the shadow of the wire […]

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Bloodlines: A Set Of Deep And Impressive ‘Fault’ Lines

With a victory in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 17, Fault became the second G1 winner from the third crop of racers by champion Blame (by Arch). Last year, 3-year-old Senga won the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly racecourse in France and pointed out the principal pedigree line […]

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Franco’s First Grade 1 Win Leads To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the Santa Margarita Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, Geovanni Franco captured his first Grade 1 stakes victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 12 – 18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Fault Totally Dominant In Santa Margarita

A multiple graded stakes winner on turf, she was unproven on dirt—until that is, the Phil D’Amato-trained Fault day-lighted her competition in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes by some 6 ½ lengths.  Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Fault got a mile and one eighth in 1:50.58. Parked on the far outside in a field of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores At Oaklawn

The major Triple Crown prep race this weekend takes racing fans to Oaklawn Park. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the G2 Rebel Stakes, featuring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini for trainer Bob Baffert. Todd Pletcher has shipped in Magnum Moon, winner of both his career starts, to make his stakes debut, […]

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Fault, Madam Dancealot, Sassy Little Lila Head Sunday’s Santa Ana Stakes

Three very talented distaffers, Fault, Madam Dancelot and Sassy Little Lila head a competitive field of nine older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. Separated by just two lengths in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at a flat mile on […]

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