Joe Sharp

Dolphus, Half To Rachel Alexandra, Retired To Cabin Creek Farm In Pennsylvania

Dolphus, a Grade 3-placed half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will debut at Cabin Creek Farm in Bernville, Penn., BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, with special considerations to mares foaling in Pennsylvania. Dolphus won four […]

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Limousine Liberal Heads Breeders’ Cup Workers At Keeneland Saturday

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal completed his major preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in two weeks by working 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 on his own under exercise rider Freddy Torres Saturday morning at Keeneland. “It got a little messed up at the start (with two other horses in front of him), but he finished […]

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Devine Mischief Ships North To Nail Photo In Ruling Angel

Devine Mischief, the first Canadian starter for trainer Joe Sharp, was up in the last jump to edge out Glamanation and Jean Elizabeth in a thrilling three-horse conclusion to Woodbine’s 6 1/2 furlong Ruling Angel Stakes on Sunday. Luis Contreras was in the irons as the 8-1 chance prevailed by a head over 9-5 favourite […]

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Anonymous Owner Donates $5,000 Of Kentucky Downs Winnings To Assist Injured Jockey Carmouche

A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to […]

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‘Super Competitive’ Real Rider Cup Set For Sunday, Sept. 23

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts […]

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Ramsey Farm Favorite Mom’s On Strike Has Unusual ‘Chapter’ In Her Story

The 7-2 favorite for Thursday’s Ramsey Farm Stakes at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., is the 5-year-old mare Mom’s On Strike, winner of Keeneland’s Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at 1 1/2 miles and subsequently a good fourth in Belmont’s Grade 2 New York after being very far back and second in Saratoga’s off-the-turf $200,000 Waya. […]

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Haskell Winner Girvin To Stand At Ocala Stud

Girvin, winner of the 2017 Haskell Invitational Stakes, has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. Owners Brad and Misty Grady of Grand Oaks Farm have partnered with Kentucky-based Airdrie Stud, in a deal structured by West Bloodstock, to co-own Girvin through his stallion career. “We’ve been […]

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Off To A ‘Sharp’ Start At Saratoga: ‘Everything Has Fallen Into Place’

Trainer Joe Sharp has enjoyed a fruitful start to the Saratoga meet, posting three wins from five starters through the first seven days of racing. He entered Saturday’s card sixth in the trainers’ standings. Sharp is hoping to take that momentum into next week, he said, particularly with Mom’s On Strike in the Grade 2, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton […]

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Sirenusa Headlines Wednesday’s Ta Wee Stakes At Indiana Grand

The sixth running of the $100,000-guaranteed Ta Wee will be the featured event on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand. The one mile event will be held on the newly named Rod Ratcliff Turf Course as the seventh race on the nine-race program. The race was named in honor of Ta Wee, an […]

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2017 Haskell Winner Girvin Retired With Soft-Tissue Injury

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park in 2017, has been retired due to a soft-tissue injury. Girvin is owned by Brad and Misty Grady and trained by Joe Sharp. The son of Tale of Ekati out of the Malibu Moon mare, Catch the Moon, graduated at first asking in December […]

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