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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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Champagne Problems Flies Late To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

Brad Stephens, Randy Bloch, John Seiler, Fred Merritr and David Hall’s Champagne Problems showed off a big late kick to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park by about four lengths. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, ridden by Calvin Borel for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered a mile over the fast main track in […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Powers Home For Ontario Matron Victory

With a well-timed stretch run, favorite Gamble’s Ghost powered up on the far outside to prevail by a neck in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on the mid-July Sunday program at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva worked out the winning trip aboard Gamble’s Ghost for trainer Josie Carroll and owner/breeder Ivan Dalos, who […]

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McCraken Takes On Baffert’s Dr. Dorr In Prairie Meadows Cornhusker

A field of nine has signed on for the $300,000 Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap on July 6 at Prairie Meadows, topped by the Bob Baffert-trained Dr. Dorr. A lightly-raced 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, Dr. Dorr has won three of his four starts in 2018, including the G2 Californian Stakes. Most recently, he finished […]

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Casse Trio Rounding Into Form Ahead Of Queen’s Plate

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle a trio of starters in Saturday’s $1-million Queen’s Plate including Telekinesis, Wonder Gadot and Neepawa. Telekinesis, the Winterbook favourite for the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate, was bred by William D. Graham and purchased for $470,000 as a weanling at the 2015 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Goes Wide For Trillium Victory

Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied six-wide down the lane to capture Sunday’s $140,000 Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner-breeder Ivan Dalos, Gamble’s Ghost arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route from a rallying third in the Trillium prep while making her seasonal debut. A […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Final OBS June Session; Average Down, Gross Increases With Larger Catalog

Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ghostzapper’s Versatility

May 5 was a monumental day for the Adena Springs stallion Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year by Awesome Again. Both Ghostzapper and Awesome Again were bred and raced by Frank Stronach, owner of the Paris, Ky., farm where they both stand. Ghostzapper’s daughter Stage Magic produced G1 Kentucky Derby winner Justify (by Scat […]

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‘Happy’ McCraken Pointed To Met Mile

Having exited an allowance victory on the Kentucky Derby undercard in good order, McCraken is now being pointed for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on June 9 at Belmont Park, reports to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper was making his first start in six months, most recently finishing third in last fall’s Fayette Stakes. “He’s […]

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Holy Helena Adds Belmont Park’s Sheepshead Bay To Growing Resume

Stronach Stable’s homebred Ghostzapper filly Holy Helena won the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, coming off the rail at the top of the stretch under jockey Manny Franco, then out-finishing Lottie and favored Santa Monica to win the 1 3/8-mile turf fixture by a half length. Lottie finished second, a […]

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