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First Foal Is A Filly For Pennsylvania Stallion Hoppertunity

Hoppertunity, the richest stallion ever to enter stud in the Mid-Atlantic region, has his first foal on the ground. The bay filly was born Jan. 14 at Peter Alafoginis’s farm in Lawrenceville in north central Pennsylvania. Bred by Rick Molineaux, she is out of stakes-winning Rhythm in Shoes (by Rhythm), and is a half-sister to […]

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War Front Colt Leader Of Men Tops Super Derby Prelude

An excellent edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 3. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by a very competitive running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted seven with the top […]

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Undefeated Game Winner ‘Great’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

After a full moon gave way to sunrise over Santa Anita’s infinitely picturesque setting, Bob Baffert sent several of his Breeders’ Cup hopefuls through their final major drills Friday morning as the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer pursues additional victories on racing’s championship weekend Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs. Already with 14 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Hoppertunity Retired To Northview PA For 2019 Breeding Season

Multiple Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Hoppertunity will enter stud in 2019 at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa. With career earnings of $4,712,625, the 7-year-old becomes the richest horse ever to stand his first season in the Mid-Atlantic region. His stud fee is $5,000 live foal, with shares and lifetime breeding rights being offered. […]

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Hoppertunity Assigned Highweight In Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap

Hoppertunity, who at the relatively advanced Thoroughbred age of seven continues to win races in top company while adding to his bankroll of almost $4.7 million, will carry highweight of 125 pounds Wednesday in the Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and one-half over Del Mar’s main dirt track. The […]

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Diversify Runs Them Off Their Feet In Suburban

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify had running on his mind this Saturday, flying out of the gate to take the lead and never relinquish it in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes. The 5-year-old Bellamy Road gelding, sent off at 6-1 odds, turned in a solid final time of 1:59.84 for the 1 1/4 miles over […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stars & Stripes

An exciting weekend of graded stakes action is on tap for racing fans, with NBC coverage of the Stars & Stripes card at Belmont Park on Saturday. The two features are the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, but international intrigue extends to the Dwyer Stakes on the undercard as well. Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan […]

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Distance Specialists Tapwrit, Hoppertunity Face Off In Belmont Park’s Suburban

Last year’s Belmont Stakes hero Tapwrit will make his graded stakes return as part of a field of 11 in the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban at 1 1/4 miles on Saturday at Belmont Park. Installed as Race 9 with an approximate post time of 6:18 p.m. ET on Saturday’s 11-race Stars & Stripes live racing […]

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Fan-Favorite Hoppertunity Goes The Distance In Brooklyn

The 7-year-old Hoppertunity has been racing against top-level competition for what seems like forever, and is showing no signs of slowing down. A 2 1/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational Handicap, the son of Any Given Saturday earned his ninth lifetime victory under Flavien Prat. Trained by Bob Baffert and sent off as […]

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Hoppertunity Takes Aim At Grade 2 Brooklyn In ‘His Own Little Groove’

California-based multiple graded stakes winner Hoppertunity will make his first start in New York since 2016 in the Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational, contested at the same 1 ½-mile distance as the Belmont Stakes, on Saturday’s star-studded undercard at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Hoppertunity won his only other start at […]

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