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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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G1 Winner Got Lucky Retired, To Be Bred To War Front

Got Lucky, winner of the Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, with earnings of $951,340, has been retired and will be bred to War Front in 2016. “Got Lucky has a tremendous female family and is one of the last of the A.P. Indys,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale. “She will be […]

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BC Distaff Notes: Untapable Out, Peace and War Draws In

The Delaware Oaks winner, Calamity Kate is coming into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff in fine form according to trainer Kelly Breen. “If Beholder was in the race, we weren’t coming,” Breen said. “Without Beholder in the race, we thought we have just as good a shot as anybody. My horse is training fantastic. She […]

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Legendary A.P. Indy’s Legacy Lives On In 2015 Breeders’ Cup

Twenty-three years after A.P. Indy captured the Breeders’ Cup Classic, two of his offspring will attempt to capture a pair of prestigious events on the upcoming Breeders’ Cup weekend at Keeneland: Honor Code will take on a star-studded field in the $5 million Classic, while Got Lucky is slated to race in the $2 million […]

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Back-To-Back Flower Bowl Wins Give Ortiz Jr. Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. made it back to back wins in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Stakes aboard Stephanie’s Kitten when taking the 2015 running at Belmont Park on Saturday. That win and another Grade 1 victory the following day helped Ortiz win the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for September 28th – October […]

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Got Lucky Up In Final Strides To Win Spinster Thriller

Got Lucky launched a late rally in the center of the racetrack and cruised past a pair of rivals just in time to take the Grade 1, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. It was the first Grade 1 victory for the 4-year-old Todd Pletcher trainee. Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard Got Lucky, […]

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KY Oaks Winners Lovely Maria, Untapable Clash In G1 Juddmonte Spinster

In a rare matchup of winners of the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable and Brereton Jones’ Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for Sunday’s 60th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1). Run at 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the Juddmonte Spinster is […]

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Untapable Faces Five In Personal Ensign

A stellar sextet of fillies and mares including reigning 3-Year-Old Filly champion Untapable is set to battle in the Grade 1, $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, with a berth in the Breeders’ Cup up for the taking along with the trophy. The Personal Ensign, named for Odgen Phipps’ homebred champion who […]

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Got Lucky Much The Best In Molly Pitcher

Favored Got Lucky burst away from her rivals in mid-stretch to win by open lengths in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park. Ridden near the pace by Paco Lopez, Got Lucky seized the lead on the far turn and went on from there, winning comfortably over a late-rallying Stiffed in second. […]

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Field of Six Likely for Delaware Oaks

A field of six 3-year-old fillies is likely to enter the starting gate of Saturday’s G2 Delaware Oaks, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The select group is led by multiple stakes winner Joint Return, a John Servis-trained daughter of Include that has won five of eight starts, including the Busher Stakes […]

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