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Aptly-Named Hard Legacy Gives Norm Casse First Graded Win In Regret

Marylou Whitney’s homebred Hard Legacy gave trainer Norm Casse the first graded stakes win of his young career on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, taking the G3 Regret field from gate to wire to triumph by just over a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed nine furlongs over the […]

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Belmont Stakes: Spinoff ‘Stayed Steady’ In Final Work, Intrepid Heart ‘Went Smoothly’

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was pleased with the final breezes from a bevy of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival contenders on Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Visiting the main track shortly after the renovation break were Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets contenders Intrepid Heart and Spinoff along with Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan contender Coal […]

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Spinoff, Intrepid Heart On Target For Belmont; Game Winner On Fence

Trainer Todd Pletcher added Spinoff to the list of probable entrants for the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 after an 18th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. A Wertheimer and Frere homebred, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun didn’t take to the sloppy track conditions in the Derby, according to […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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Rocketry Seeks Rebound In Friday’s Flat Out Stakes

A group of familiar foes will battle in Friday’s $100,000 Flat Out for 4-year-olds and up going 1 3/8 miles on the main track at Belmont Park. Set to make his second start of the year, Centennial Farms’ Rocketry will look to improve off a fifth-place finish last out in the Skip Away on March […]

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$1-Million Quality Road Filly Leads Second Day Of OBS Spring Sale

Many sale-goers predicted the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training would have a higher tempo than Tuesday’s opener, and they were spot-on. Twelve horses sold for more money than Tuesday’s high price of $430,000, led by a $1-million Quality Road filly. Wednesday’s session finished with 171 horses […]

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OBS Spring 2-Year-Old Sale Opens With Improved Average and Median

The opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training took a bit of time to get started on Tuesday, both in the literal sense of the start time and the pace of trade, but the returns finished on a generally positive note. Tuesday’s session saw 148 horses sold for […]

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Franco Will Be ‘More Relaxed’ In Second Derby Aboard Spinoff

At the very least, Kentucky Derby time will bolster jockey Manny Franco’s airline rewards account. The 24-year-old picked up the mount on the Todd Pletcher-trained Spinoff, who is pointing towards the “Run for the Roses” on May 4 at Churchill Downs. After riding a full card Thursday at Aqueduct, Franco traveled to the Sunshine State […]

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First Starter Marks First Winner For Spendthrift’s Wicked Strong

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Wicked Strong was represented by his first winner in the opener Sunday at Keeneland when his two-year-old filly Secretly Wicked won on debut in a $60,000 Maiden Special Weight race. Owned and trained by Jack Hancock, the chestnut filly overhauled the pacesetter on the turn and proved best in the stretch […]

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Out For A Spin Upsets Ashland At 52-1; Champion Jaywalk Third

Sam Samsel’s Out For A Spin provided a 52-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Ashland, stamping her ticket to the Kentucky Oaks with a half-length defeat of 5-2 second choice Restless Rider. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun was ridden by Paco Lopez, and completed 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:44.95. Even-money […]

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