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New Mexico-Bred Legend Peppers Pride Dies Of Laminitis At 16

Peppers Pride, the New Mexico-bred mare who gained national attention going undefeated in 19 career starts, was euthanized Sept. 19 due to complications from laminitis, BloodHorse reports. The 16-year-old resided at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where she most recently delivered a California Chrome filly on Feb. 10. The daughter of Desert God raced […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Blamed Stretches Out In Friday’s G3 Comely

Cleber Massey’s Blamed heads a field of eight in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles, as stakes action continues at Aqueduct Racetrack through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 69th running of the Comely, the day’s feature on a 10-race card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, will be […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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Full Sisters Fill Out Exacta In Peppers Pride Handicap At Sunland

It’s not uncommon for stablemates to finish 1-2 in a stakes race, but it’s much rarer when they happen to be full sisters. Yet that was exactly the case when Zasha edged her stablemate and younger full sister Desert Stepper by a hard-fought head to win the 11th running of the Peppers Pride Handicap at […]

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‘Time To Get Back To Running’: Sunland Trainer Opens Up About EHV-1 Outbreak

Joel Marr is a well-respected figure around Sunland Park: he was the trainer of champion New Mexico-bred mare Peppers Pride who won all 19 of her career starts between 2005 and 2008. He is one of the many trainers who have been affected by the EHV-1 outbreak over the past month, and says he is […]

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Marr saddles three winners on New Mexico Classic Cup Day

Zia Park contested 11 stakes races for New Mexico-breds worth a total of $1.9 million as part of the richest state-bred card in the nation on Sunday.  Trainer Joel Marr won three of the New Mexico Cup races, including a race named for the greatest horse he had ever trained.  Marr’s Iplaytricks was an 11-1 […]

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