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Grade 1 Winner Audible Retired, To Stand At WinStar Farm In 2020

Audible, Into Mischief’s Grade 1 Florida Derby winner, has been retired and will enter stud at WinStar Farm for the 2020 breeding season. One of the most consistent 3-year-olds of his generation, Audible was never off the board in five stakes with three stakes wins in his sophomore season for owners WinStar Farm, China Horse […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces Five New Stallions For 2020

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has announced five new stallions for the 2020 breeding season, including Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Vino Rosso, last year’s undefeated 2-year-old Maximus Mischief and five-time graded stakes winner Coal Front. Spendthrift previously announced it will stand Horse of the Year contender Mitole and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach. […]

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Grade 1 Winner Uni Returns To The Winner’s Circle In Perfect Sting Stakes

Uni, a multiple graded-stakes winner, rallied from last to capture the sixth running of the $100,000 Perfect Sting on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta, and Bethlehem Stables, Uni made her seasonal debut a winning one in the one-mile trip on a firm […]

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Pletcher: Coal Front Finally Getting The Credit He Deserves Ahead Of Metropolitan

It is a tribute to the strength of the field for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap that a horse who hasn’t lost since last winter and whose most recent effort toppled an international gathering of standouts is no better than fifth choice on the morning line for the historic eight-furlong test. Earning […]

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Audible Ready To Make Himself Heard In Dubai World Cup

When it comes to pulling off some sensational illusions, racehorses could put Houdini to shame with their collective sleight. They can act like the second coming during morning hours and then leave their conditioners fitful when the race day results fail to match. Conversely, they can give off airs of disinterest in their daily training […]

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Dubai World Cup ‘On The Table’ For Pegasus Fifth-Place Finisher Audible

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible was in good shape following his fifth-place finish from Post 10 in the Pegasus World Cup under Flavien Prat, aboard for the first time. “He came out of the race well. I thought he ran a courageous race and kept trying to […]

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Grass Not Necessarily Greener For Pegasus Turf Favorite Yoshida

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $7-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), may find himself back on dirt after competing in North America’s richest grass race. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott hinted a second international trip may be in store for […]

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‘Good Horse From Day 1’: Yoshida Pointed To Pegasus World Cup Turf

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, SF Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, will be returning to the grass for his 2019 debut in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/16-mile Pegasus World Cup Turf, the […]

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Coal Front Gets Back On Track With Mr. Prospector Victory

Making his second start off a 13-month layoff, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front captured his third graded-stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park while registering a 3 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty was the beneficiary of a perfect trip under […]

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