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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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Bourbon War Breezes; Will Add Blinkers For Preakness

On a crisp Thursday morning under mostly cloudy skies at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Bourbon War put together his final preparations for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. Owned by Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable, the 3-year-old son of Tapit breezed over a fast main track […]

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Ms Headley Is First Winner For Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast

Ms Headley, a 2-year-old filly by Ocala Stud stallion The Big Beast, won on debut at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, becoming her sire’s first winner and initial starter. Owned by Christina Jelm and Mike Puhich, Ms Headley broke in good order under Irad Ortiz Jr., and tracked the early pace set by Biddy Duke. She […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Castellano’s Big Keeneland Meet Takes Him To The Top

It never hurts to get hot in April. Going strong in the fourth month on the calendar means gaining momentum going into Triple Crown season and winning some of the most notable races of the year. Chances are, it also means doing well at Keeneland’s prestigious spring meet. For jockey Javier Castellano, it meant all […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brown, Ortiz Surge Ahead

The defending Eclipse Award winners for champion trainer and jockey took big steps in defending those titles in the month of March, vaulting themselves to the top of their respective divisions by North American graded stakes wins. Chad Brown bagged five graded wins last month to take a firm command of the trainer standings, while […]

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TVG Launches Sponsorship Deal With Jockeys Irad, Jose Ortiz

TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, has entered sponsorship agreements with the Ortiz Brothers, jockeys Irad and Jose Ortiz, the network announced today. The integrated sponsorship will include the two riders wearing TVG’s logo on their riding pants and other TVG-branded apparel, their likeness in TVG advertisements and promotions, special appearances, and exclusive content from the Ortiz Brothers […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Six Winners On Gulfstream Holiday Card

Hot riding Irad Ortiz Jr. notched his sixth straight multi-win day Monday, riding six winners, five in starter stakes, on the Presidents Day program at Gulfstream Park. The reigning Eclipse Award champion scored aboard Lucky Long ($3.60) in the $60,000 Mary Todd (Race 5), Wildwood Dancer ($4.80) in the $60,000 Rail Splitter (Race 6), Midtown […]

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Hembree Sets Track Record In Gulfstream’s El Prado

Three Diamonds Farm’s Hembree rallied from far back in the stretch to capture Saturday’s $100,000 El Prado Stakes at Gulfstream Park, setting a track record for 7 ½ furlongs on turf in the process. Trained by Michael Maker, the Grade 2 stakes winner ran 7 ½ furlongs on a firm turf in 1:27.06 horses, eclipsing […]

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Rymska Rewarding Owners’ Patience With Grade 3 Suwannee River Bid

Madaket Stables, Tom Coleman, Team Hanley and Norton Herrick’s multiple graded-stakes winner Rymska will be the horse to beat when she kicks off her 5-year-old campaign in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 72nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Suwannee River for fillies and mares 4 and older on the grass co-headlines a […]

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