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Effinex Sends Lone Crop Of Foals Through Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

Effinex was in the driver’s seat to be an impactful stallion in New York for years to come when he retired to Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y., for the 2017 breeding season. The son of Mineshaft’s Grade 1-winning resume was recognized by breeders, who filled his inaugural book with 110 mares, making him New York’s […]

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Green Light Go Earned 84 Beyer In Saratoga Special, Pointed To Champagne

After recording an 84 Beyer Speed Figure for his 3 ¾ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, conditioner Jimmy Jerkens reported Stronach Stables’ 2-year-old Green Light Go, now unbeaten in two starts, exited his victory in good order. The Stronach Stables homebred successfully won his debut wire-to-wire on July 4 at Belmont Park […]

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Green Light Go Makes It Look Easy In Saratoga Special

Stronach Stables’ homebred Green Light Go made short work his six rivals in Saturday’s G2 Saratoga Special, settling off the pace and pulling away in the stretch run to win by 3 3/4 lengths as the 3-2 favorite. The juvenile son of Hard Spun, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Jimmy Jerkens, covered 6 1/2 […]

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Preservationist’s Cutback In Distance Not Major Concern For Jerkens In Whitney

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist is training well heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Whitney, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Thursday. Preservationist drew the outside post in the eight-horse field for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 2 at Santa Anita. He lightly galloped in the morning. “It’s […]

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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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‘Headstrong’ Dual-Surface Star Catholic Boy To Stay On Dirt, Point For Woodward

Robert V. LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure for his runner-up effort to Preservationist in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, a 1 1/4 mile test on Big Sandy. Last year, the dual-surface star won the turf Grade 1 Belmont Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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Holy Helena May ‘Finish Out Her Career’ In Canada

Following a victory in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly over the turf at Woodbine, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Holy Helena will likely continue to pursue graded stakes success in Canada, with the long term goal for the Ontario-bred daughter of Ghostzapper set as the Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor on October 12. A Stronach Stables […]

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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Serves Up Dance Smartly Win On 2019 Undercard

Stronach Stables’ homebred mare Holy Helena provided Queen’s Plate attendees with a flashback to 2017 this Saturday, emulating her winning performance in the Canadian Classic with a win on the 2019 undercard in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Javier Castellano for his second graded win on the […]

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