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Electric Book 1 Of Keeneland September Doubles Seven-Figure Horses Over First Four Days

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale had a distinctly pre-recession feel to it during the 2018 renewal. Principals for Godolphin and Coolmore were in attendance and battling for what became a hefty ledger of seven-figure horses, throwing back to their epic battles in the early aughts, while a global variety of buyers filled […]

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Fiftyshadesofhay Foals A Colt By Distorted Humor

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings’ Fiftyshadesofhay gave birth to her first foal on Friday, a colt by Distorted Humor. The 6-year-old mare was purchased for $1.3 million at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale after a racing career spanning multiple graded stakes victories. A daughter of Pulpit out of a Real Quiet mare, Fiftyshadesofhay was trained […]

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Princess of Sylmar Has Chance to Avenge in Personal Ensign

Close Hatches will face a contentious contingent of challengers when she attempts to extend her winning streak to four on Friday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational at Saratoga Race Course. The 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies and mares is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race in the Distaff […]

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Molly Morgan Upsets Fleur de Lis

Bill Cubbedge’s Molly Morgan made a bold inside move on the final turn to grab the lead under leading jockey Corey Lanerie and rolled to a four-length upset win over Flashy American in Saturday night’s $216,200 Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (Grade II) at Churchill Downs. The Fleur de Lis, which means […]

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On Fire Baby, Fiftyshadesofhay Clash in Fleur De Lis Handicap

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby, a local favorite who won the Grade I La Troienne at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, will seek her fourth career stakes victory at her home track when she faces a strong group of five rivals in the 39th running of the $200,000-added Fleur De Lis Handicap (Grade […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Stars Shine at Belmont

The weekend in between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness is usually a fairly quiet one, but there were a few important races at Belmont Park. On Saturday, Tonalist signaled his readiness for the Belmont Stakes with a four-length romp in the slop to win the G2 Peter Pan Stakes. The following day, Palace Malice […]

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Fiftyshadesofhay Closes Well to Win Ruffian

Fiftyshadesofhay emerged victorious from a three-horse scramble to the wire to take the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian in thrilling fashion on Sunday at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and ridden by another Hall of Famer in John Velazquez, Fiftyshadesofhay lagged behind the early leaders through an opening quarter-mile in a blistering […]

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‘Fiftyshades’, Stanwyck Lead Talented Cast for Santa Maria

Iotapa, second in the seven furlong, Grade II Santa Monica Stakes Jan. 25, and Let Faith Arise and Fiftyshadesofhay, second and fourth respectively in the Grade II, mile and a sixteenth La Canada Stakes, head a competitive field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Stakes at […]

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Frontrunning Broken Sword Upsets Fiftyshadesofhay in Bayakoa

Trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert reversed finish positions from the Hollywood Starlet earlier in Saturday’s card to the Bayakoa Handicap as Broken Sword, returning to Southern California after a 5 1/2 length win Nov. 10 at Golden Gate Fields, was never menaced in her first appearance in a graded race, easily handling the Baffert-trained Fiftyshadesofhay, […]

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Churchill: Don’t Tell Sophia, Fiftyshadesofhay Head Field for Falls City

A field of nine fillies and mares, led by Grade II winners Don’t Tell Sophia and Fiftyshadesofhay, has been entered for the 98th running of the $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (Grade II) on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Thursday’s 1 1/8-mile holiday fixture will go as Race 11 with a 4:21 p.m. (all times Eastern) […]

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