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Carrick Upsets Analyze It In Hard-Fought Secretariat Victory

Donegal Racing’s Carrick provided a 38-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, besting the talented 4-5 favorite Analyze It by a half-length at the wire. A 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Carrick covered 1 1/4 miles over Arlington Park’s “good” turf course in 2:01.04. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Tom Morley, Carrick earned […]

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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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Smiling Causeway Takes MATCH Lead In Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Division

Mr Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect and Audley Farm Stables’ Smiling Causeway were both sharp in victory in two MATCH Series turf sprints July 7 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Vision Perfect, trained by Jason Servis, took the grade III, $200,000 Parx Dash, while Smiling Causeway captured the $100,000 Turf Amazon Stakes for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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King Zachary Kicks Clear For Matt Winn Upset

Thomas Conway’s King Zachary made a three-wide move on the far turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, taking the lead and sprinting home to earn his first stakes win by 4 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Curlin, ridden by Robby Albarado, was sent off at 12-1 odds against the heavy favorite Ax […]

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Dam Of Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn Bred To Not This Time

Taylor Made Stallions announced today that Leslie’s Lady, the dam of multiple Eclipse champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn, and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief, has been bred to Not This Time. One of the most influential broodmares in recent history, Leslie’s Lady has […]

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‘Iron Horse’ Giant’s Causeway Dead At 21

Coolmore America released the following statement Tuesday: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of “The Iron Horse” Giant’s Causeway, who passed away last night aged 21 at his Kentucky birthplace Ashford Stud, after a brief illness. Trained by Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, and widely regarded as the best son of Storm […]

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Andina Del Sur Closes Late To Capture Florida Oaks

Andina Del Sur, Don Alberto’s homebred filly by Giant’s Causeway, caught Goodthingstaketime in the final yards of Saturday’s Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs to score her first stakes victory in her fourth career start. Ridden for the first time by Julien Leparoux (after Joel Rosario had ridden her in three previous starts), […]

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Baffert-Trained Sophomore Restoring Hope ‘Ready For The Deep End Of The Pool’

Although he’s still a back-bencher among Bob Baffert’s talented group of Derby hopeful’s Gary and Mary West’s homebred Restoring Hope took a big step forward on Friday at Santa Anita, as he relaxed well early and went on to an easy 3 ½ length maiden score under Flavien Prat.  With blinkers off in his third […]

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Protonico’s First Foal A Colt Born At Sumaya Farm

Darby Dan Farm’s Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 23rd when a colt was born at Sumaya Farm in Paris, KY. Bred by Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holdings Inc., the bay colt is out of the Empire Maker mare Bonnie’s Empire, who hails from the immediate […]

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Mshawish, Not This Time Sire First Foals For Taylor Made

Taylor Made Stallions’ Mshawish and Not This Time have sired their first respective foals, the farm confirmed Sunday. Not This Time, the Graded stakes-winning 2-year-old by Giant’s Causeway that was runner-up in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), was the first to have a foal born when a colt out of the Awesome Again mare Legs […]

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