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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Better Lucky Rallies Late to Capture Shine Again

Trailing by more than a dozen lengths after a half-mile, Better Lucky came flying down the stretch to nip fellow Grade 1 winner Grace Hall at the wire and win the $100,000 Shine Again by a head on Monday at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Tom Albertrani for Godolphin Racing, Better Lucky ran seven furlongs […]

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Iotapa Romps in Vanity

Iotapa scored an upset, 10 ΒΌ length victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Vanity Stakes, giving jockey Joe Talamo a sweep of the Grade 1 races as part of a four-win day at Santa Anita on Saturday. The winner covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.64 and paid $11.20, $5 and $3.20. The winning margin of […]

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Eastern Invader Grace Hall Faces Seven in G1 Vanity

Jerry Hollendorfer’s Let Faith Arise and Bill Mott’s Grace Hall head a field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita. A game winner of the Grade III Adoration Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth May 18, Let Faith Arise pressed the pace […]

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Fiftyshadesofhay Closes Well to Win Ruffian

Fiftyshadesofhay emerged victorious from a three-horse scramble to the wire to take the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian in thrilling fashion on Sunday at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and ridden by another Hall of Famer in John Velazquez, Fiftyshadesofhay lagged behind the early leaders through an opening quarter-mile in a blistering […]

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Grace Hall Sidelined with Fracture

Reynolds Bell, an adviser to Grace Hall owner John Clay, told the Daily Racing Form that the 4-year-old multiple graded stakes winner has suffered a partial fracture to her right front coffin bone. She will need one to two months to recover from the injury, but is expected to return for a fall campaign. Bell […]

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Gulfstream: Royal Delta, Grace Hall clash again in Sabin

Besilu Stable’s 5-year-old mare Royal Delta sealed a second Eclipse Award with a victory Nov. 3 in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) at Santa Anita against a field that included fourth-place finisher Grace Hall. The two will meet again Sunday when making their 2013 debuts in the $100,000 Sabin Stakes (G3) at […]

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Grace Hall eyeing the G3 Sabin for next start

Alpha Delta Stables’ 4-year-old filly Grace Hall was among the leaders of the 3-year-old filly division last year for trainer Tony Dutrow with victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), Delaware Oaks (G2) and Indiana Oaks (G2) before completing her season with a fourth-place finish behind Eclipse champion Royal Delta in the $2 million Breeders’ […]

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Royal Delta dominates foes in BC Ladies Classic

Royal Delta staked her claim for Horse of the Year honors with a dominating wire to wire victory in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker won the Ladies Classic for the second straight year, providing jockey Mike Smith with his 16th victory in the Breeders’ […]

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Grace Hall heading to BC Ladies Classic

Grace Hall, the emphatic winner of the Indiana Oaks (gr. II) Oct. 6, will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, trainer Tony Dutrow confirmed to the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday. The addition of Grace Hall to the Ladies’ Classic strengthens a race widely thought to be the deepest of the […]

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