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River Boyne Kicks Clear To Win Thunder Road

Attentive to the pace today, Irish-bred River Boyne split horses turning for home and overhauled pacesetter Kingly in mid-stretch en route to a dazzling 2 ½ length score in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Jeff Mullins, 5-year-old River Boyne got one mile on […]

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River Boyne Tops Wide Open Field Of 10 In Grade 3 Thunder Road

A winner of six of 11 starts over the Santa Anita lawn, Irish-bred River Boyne rates top billing among a wide-open field of 10 older horses in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes at one mile on turf. Others who merit serious consideration are Majestic Eagle, who comes off a sharp third place finish […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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Back On Dirt, Itsinthepost Scores Marathon Victory

Making only his third start on the dirt from 41 career starts, veteran Itsinthepost scored a determined victory in Friday’s Grade 2 Marathon Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 7-year-old son of American Post, owned by Red Baron’s Barn and trained by Jeff Mullins, won by three-quarters of a length over Zestful in a final […]

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‘You Have To Learn How To Lose’: Disappointment A Familiar Friend For Horse Trainers

“I’ve got a lot of experience with disappointments. This game will do that to you.” –  Mel Stute, retired horse trainer Mr. Horse Trainer, please sit down. We’d like you to meet Mr. Big Disappointment.  You two are going to be running mates – probably for the rest of your lives. In the very nature […]

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Solid Trade Continues On Day Two Of Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with Middle Eastern buyers dominating the horses in training trade. A remarkable 95 percent of lots offered found new homes. Qatari trainer Jassim Ghazali continued his spending spree when going to 100,000 guineas (US$131,513) to secure the 3-year-old Mr Diamond. The son of […]

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Itsinthepost ‘Ready’ Off The Layoff For Saturday’s Wise Dan

Red Baron’s Barn’s multiple Grade II-winner Itsinthepost (FR) is ready to return to the races from a nearly 10-month layoff as the 5-1 co-morning line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan (GII) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelded son of American Post (GB) won the 2018 San Marcos (GII), San Luis […]

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Fourteen Turf Specialists Evenly-Matched Ahead Of Grade 2 Wise Dan

Red Barron’s Barn multiple graded stakes-winning Itsinthepost (FR) is set to take on 13 rivals, including Admission Office, Siem Riep, and Bourbon Resolution in Saturday’s 3 Grade 2 Wise Dan. Itsinthepost, who has been on a layoff since August, is slated to return to action in the Wise Dan for trainer Jeff Mullins. The 7-year-old […]

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‘Horse For Course’ River Boyne Has Five Foes In Santa Anita’s Thunder Road

A perfect six for six on the Santa Anita turf, trainer Jeff Mullins’ River Boyne looms a total standout in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, which has attracted a field of six older horses at one mile on turf. A head winner of the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) here on Dec. […]

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Vasilika Tops Seven-Horse Field In Megahertz On Santa Anita Holiday Program Monday

Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine and Neil Drysdale’s La Sardane head a field of seven older fillies and mares going a flat mile on turf in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita. The Megahertz, which has been carded as the eighth on a 10-race card, will highlight a Martin Luther King, […]

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