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Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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‘Competitive’ Quip To Take On Lone Sailor In Saturday’s Mineshaft

Grade II winner Quip is set for his 4-year-old debut in the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap on Saturday, February 16, where he will break from the outside in the 13-horse field. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the son of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing a well beaten […]

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‘Following My Gut’: Imperative Fills McKinzie’s 12th Pegasus Slot

The 12th and final slot in the third running of the Pegasus World Cup will officially be filled by Imperative, owner Ron Paolucci announced on Twitter on Saturday. McKinzie was ruled out by trainer Bob Baffert on Friday, leaving a stall in the gate open. Win lose or draw I’ve gotten where I’m at in […]

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‘Very Healthy’ Imperative Enters Iselin Off 14-Month Layoff

Trainer Bob Hess probably could have found a softer spot for the 2018 debut of Grade 2 winner Imperative, but with an ambitious schedule lined up for the summer the California-based conditioner figures he might as well get his 8-year-old gelding toughened up as quickly as possibly. Idle since winning the Grade 2 Charles Town […]

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Pelvis Injury Knocks Imperative Out Of Dirt Mile

Imperative, two-time winner of the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, has been scratched from Friday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile after coming out of a routine jog at Del Mar on Saturday morning with a pelvis injury, according to trainer Robert Hess Jr. Owned by Loooch Racing and Imaginary Stables, the 7-year-old gelding by Bernardini […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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‘Small Issue’ Sidelines Imperative Until Autumn

Loooch Racing and Imaginary Stables’ Imperative, winner of both the G2 Charles Town Classic and Poseidon Stakes earlier this year, faces some time on the sidelines due to a “small issue”. The Daily Racing Form reports that Imperative had been targeting the G1 Metropolitan Handicap June 10. Owner Ron Paolucci, told the DRF via text that the issue occurred during […]

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Imperative Just Up Over Matt King Coal In Exciting Charles Town Classic

Ron Paolucci, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s Imperative has struck again for California-based trainer Bob Hess, Jr. In January, the 7-year-old son of Bernardini surprised in the $400,000 Poseidon Stakes on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at 7-1. This Saturday, at odds of 5-1, Imperative and Javier Castellano came flying down the center of the […]

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Defending Champ Stanford Takes On Seven Rivals In G2 Charles Town Classic

Stonestreet Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Stanford heads a field of eight runners as he attempts to defend his title in the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) this Saturday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic will be the eleventh race on the 13 race […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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