Tampa Bay’s Challenger Stakes Receives Grade 3 Status

For the first time in track history, Tampa Bay Downs will stage four graded stakes races on a single afternoon when many of the leading Thoroughbreds in training compete on the March 7 Festival Day card. The $100,000, mile-and-a-sixteenth Challenger Stakes for horses 4-years-old-and-upward was upgraded from Listed status to a Grade III event during […]

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Bloodlines: Volume And Value Among Less-Expensive New Sires For 2020

The continuing great challenge for any farm or stallion manager in standing and managing a young sire with a lower-price stud fee is getting enough mares, especially getting enough of the right mares. The challenge of getting sufficient volume to less-known or less-popular stallion prospects has been there since the days of Eclipse, but Spendthrift […]

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Dialed In Leads Darby Dan Farm’s 2020 Roster At $20,000

Darby Dan Farm has set 2020 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In who will stand for $20,000 S&N. The roster also features Shackleford and Klimt who will each stand for $10,000 S&N; Tapiture, a leading freshman sire of 2019, will stand for […]

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Flameaway Retired, To Stand 2020 Season At Darby Dan Farm

Flameaway, a multiple Graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2020 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling. Flameaway will stand his initial season at stud for $7,500 S&N. An ultra-consistent near-millionaire earner of $911,634 for owner John Oxley and trainer […]

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Catholic Boy Back To Turf For Seasonal Debut In Grade 2 Dixie

It has taken more than six months but Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, will make his seasonal debut as he returns to grass in the $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 118th running of the 1 1/16-mile Dixie for 3-year-olds and up is one of […]

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War Of Will Arrives In Baltimore For Preakness, ‘Shipped In Really Well’

Gary Barber’s War of Will, seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1), arrived at Pimlico Race Course at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to begin preparation for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). Winner of the Risen Star Stakes (G2) and LeComte Stakes (G3) over the winter at Fair Grounds, War of Will will likely be one of the […]

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Flameaway Returns To Keeneland For Bid In Ben Ali Stakes

John Oxley’s Flameaway has shown an affinity for Keeneland during his career, winning the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) on a sloppy track as a 2-year-old in 2017 and finishing second to Good Magic in last spring’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2). On Saturday, he will try to add success in the Ben Ali (G3) to his local resume. “He tailed […]

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‘Competitive’ Quip To Take On Lone Sailor In Saturday’s Mineshaft

Grade II winner Quip is set for his 4-year-old debut in the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap on Saturday, February 16, where he will break from the outside in the 13-horse field. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the son of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing a well beaten […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Yes, This TIme

Book 2 of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale gets underway Wednesday at 10 a.m., and the Paulick Report once again offers a print publication online and on the sales grounds. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss takes the Kentucky Farm Time Capsule back in time through the history of Castleton […]

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