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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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Favored River Boyne Edges Desert Stone In Mathis Brothers Mile

With jockey Flavien Prat getting his second graded stakes win of the day, Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal’s River Boyne just held off a hard-charging and unlucky Desert Stone by a head to win Wednesday’s Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes on the turf for 3-year-olds on Santa Anita’s opening day program in Arcadia, […]

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Santa Anita Kicks Off Winter Meet With Grade 1 Duo Of Malibu, La Brea

Santa Anita unwraps its 82nd winter meet on Wednesday with the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening card featuring 10 races, including four graded stakes, two of them – the Malibu and La Brea – Grade 1. Special first post time is 11:30 a.m. PT. This year’s opening-day program offers a vast betting menu with […]

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River Boyne Tops Field Of 11 Sophomores In Mathis Brothers Mile

Trainer Jeff Mullins’ classy Irish-bred River Boyne looms a standout versus 10 fellow sophomores in Wednesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Most recently second, beaten a half length by French-bred star Raging Bull in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at a mile and one eighth on turf Dec. 1 at […]

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River Boyne Rallies For Twilight Derby Victory On Santa Anita’s Closing Day

Finding his best stride late, Irish-bred River Boyne was up to win Sunday’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by a half length under leading rider Flavien Prat.  Trained by Jeff Mullins and owned by Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal, LLC, River Boyne got a mile and one eighth […]

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