‘He Took Us On A Great Journey’: Record-Setting ‘Little Rocket’ Imperial Hint Retired

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Imperial Hint has officially been retired, according to the Blood-Horse. The 7-year-old son of Imperialism is being considered for a career as a stallion, possibly in South Korea, but no deal has yet been finalized with owner Raymond Mamone. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., Imperial Hint won his first graded stakes races […]

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Carvajal Believes Imperial Hint ‘Was 100 Percent Right’ When Scratched By Vets, Will Run Next Year

Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]

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Imperial Hint Scratched From Breeders’ Cup Sprint; Suedois Out Of Mile

Multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Imperial Hint will not contest this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint after veterinarians ruled the horse out on Saturday morning, reported the Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch on Twitter. In addition, Imperial Hint was co-second choice on the morning line at 4-1. In addition, French-bred Suedois, one of two horses entered by trainer […]

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‘Phenomenal’ Imperial Hint All Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint is on target for the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event set for Saturday, September 27 at Belmont. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., Imperial Hint set a track record last out when impressively defending his title in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga […]

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Imperial Hint Voted FTBOA Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2018 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala, Fla., Monday night. The star of the night was Imperial Hint, who was named the FTBOA Florida-bred Horse of the Year, champion older male and […]

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Imperial Hint ‘Full Of Run,’ To Use Tampa Stakes As Prep For Dubai Golden Shaheen

Imperial Hint, one of the top dirt sprinters in the world, is taking aim on Dubai and a chance at redemption on multiple levels. Two years ago, the son of Imperialism ventured across the world for the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), but was scratched the week of the race with a fever. He also has […]

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‘Cinderella Story’ Imperial Hint Takes Aim On Dubai Golden Shaheen

Luis Carvajal, Jr., still has a hard time describing the impact Imperial Hint has had on his training operation. “I can’t really put into words how this horse makes you feel,” Carvajal said Tuesday morning outside the 5-year-old’s stall on the Tampa Bay Downs backside. “He has taken me and my family and our friends […]

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Churchill: Catholic Boy Cruises In Final Breeze, Imperial Hint Handles Unexpected Company

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Travers Stakes (Grade I) winner Catholic Boy tuned up for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) with a five-furlong move in 1:01 Sunday with regular rider Javier Castellano aboard at Churchill Downs. “It was a good work,” trainer Jonathan Thomas said. “It always […]

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Imperial Hint Geared Down In Very Easy Vosburgh Win

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint made it look all too easy on Saturday, cruising around the Belmont course at 1-9 to win the Grade 1 Vosburgh by a 1 1/4 lengths. Jockey Javier Castellano had the 5-year-old son of Imperialism eased up at the wire, but the pair still completed six furlongs over the fast main […]

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