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Rice Pleased That Max Player Will Have ‘More Time To Mature’ Before September Derby

Trainer Linda Rice maintains a bustling barn of 55 horses on the Belmont backstretch and has had a number of stable stars on the work tab over the past week, including Grade 3 Withers champ Max Player. Owned by George E. Hall, Max Player had been targeting the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by […]

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Shirreffs ‘Very Happy’ With Honor A.P. Ahead Of Santa Anita Derby

Honor A.P., a leading contender for the Santa Anita Derby, continues to train well for Santa Anita’s marquee three-year-old event on April 4, offering 100 qualifying points to the 146th Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. The 3-year-old son of Honor Code worked five furlongs in 1:00 on Sunday morning at Santa Anita, 16th of 98 works […]

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Four Grands Impresses On Debut At Gulfstream, ‘Could Show Up In The Gulfstream Oaks’

Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s Four Grands made her career debut in style Sunday at Gulfstream Park, scoring impressively and comfortably by 6 ¼ lengths in Race 2, a six-furlong maiden for 3-year-old fillies. The homebred daughter of Honor Code, who was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, ran six furlongs in 1:11.67 while geared […]

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Shirreffs ‘Optimistic’ About Starting Maiden Winner Honor A.P. In San Felipe

Tomorrow, trainer John Shirreffs could enhance a resume already worthy of Hall of Fame consideration. The 74-year-old former Marine and surfing aficionado sends out promising Triple Crown prospect Honor A.P. in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes, the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4, and […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Honor A.P. To Target San Felipe Stakes

C R K Stable’s Triple Crown hopeful Honor A.P., who broke his maiden by 5 1/4 lengths in October at Santa Anita, finally has a target for his 3-year-old debut. The John Shirreffs-trained son of Honor Code will point to the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 7, which offers the winner 5- points on […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Lane’s End Grad Max Player Finds His Spotlight

Allaire Ryan of Lane’s End freely admitted that Max Player had a hard time standing out from the crowd at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The colt from the debut crop of sire Honor Code was part of a four-day, 989-member arrangement of horses that comprised Book 1 of the Keeneland September sale, and […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Max Player Adds To Honor Code’s Growing Resume

When he rolled down the stretch to win the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Feb. 1, Max Player became the first stakes winner and first graded stakes winner for his sire, champion older horse Honor Code (by A.P. Indy). Now a winner in two of his three starts, Max Player has promoted himself […]

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Withers Winner Max Player Will Train Up To Wood Memorial

George Hall’s Max Player, trained by Linda Rice and patiently piloted by Dylan Davis, proved resilient in overcoming a difficult trip to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent to post at odds of 5-1, Max Player was in tight and on the heels of Mr. Shortandsimple taking significant kickback into the […]

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Max Player Rolls By Late For Withers Upset

Making his first start in stakes company, George Hall’s Max Player got rolling late in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Withers Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Honor Code was sent off at 5-1 odds off a 4 1/4-length maiden win at Parx, but he easily ran down 9-5 favorite […]

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