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Espinoza, Sadler Near Del Mar Stakes Win Milestones

The victory with Lady Suebee in Friday’s Tranquility Lake Stakes was stakes win No. 99 at Del Mar for Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza and No. 7 this season for trainer John Sadler. His second stakes victory of the meeting moved Espinoza to within one of tying fellow Hall of Famer Gary Stevens for […]

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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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Antonoe Last-To-First Up The Rail To Win Longines Just A Game

Sassy Little Lila did all she could to take the G1 Longines Just A Game field wire-to-wire, but a bold move by Javier Castellano in the stretch had Antonoe flying up the rail in the final sixteenth to cross the wire a three-quarters of a length in front. A Juddmonte-owned 4-year-old daughter of First Defence, […]

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Lockdown Cruises To 10 Oaks Points In Busanda

Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms’ Lockdown cruised to a 2 ½-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the 44th running of the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies. Breaking from post position 5 as the 2-1 second choice, Lockdown stalked 3-5 post-time favorite Libby’s Tale from second position as Libby’s […]

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Close Hatches Romps in Muddy Personal Ensign

In June, Close Hatches was all out to win the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps by a head at Belmont Park. On Friday at Saratoga Race Course, the 4-year-old went to the lead and never looked back, running away to a dominant five-length victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign for fillies and mares. Close […]

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Close Hatches to Make Seasonal Bow in Oaklawn’s Azeri

Dual Grade 1 winner Close Hatches will make her first start of the year this Saturday in the G2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Trainer Bill Mott told the Daily Racing Form, “Our thinking coming to the Azeri is that if she would run well over the track, we might come back for the Apple […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Unbridled’s Song

It was another huge weekend for the deceased stallion Unbridled’s Song as his son Will Take Charge won the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby and his granddaughter Close Hatches (by the Unbridled’s Song stallion First Defence) won the Cotillion, which was the only G1 stakes last Saturday. That pair of successes for Unbridled’s Song at Parx […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Close Hatches

In a slightly different fashion than usual, Juddmonte had a brilliant weekend, and the difference lay with their wide-margin Grade 1 victory in the demi-classic Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont by U.S.-raced Close Hatches, who represents a three-generation experiment in racing a modest portion of the Juddmonte homebreds here in the States, rather than campaigning […]

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Juddmonte sets fees for US stallions

Juddmonte Farm announced today their stud fees for the 2013 Breeding Season. Grade 1 winner Mizzen Mast, sire of 2012 $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Flotilla, a Cartier Two Year Old Filly finalist, and $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection, will stand the upcoming season for a fee of $15,000 LF, due November […]

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