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Grade 2 Winner Catapult Sold To Stand In Turkey At Keeneland November Sale

Catapult, a multiple Grade 2 winner, will begin his stallion career in Turkey after dropping the hammer for $50,000 on Wednesday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 6-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy sold as a stallion prospect to Arif Kurtel, a prominent owner and breeder in Turkey who races around the world. Bloodstock […]

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Juvenile Liam’s Legend Tops Tuesday At Keeneland November For $325,000

Liam’s Legend, a 2-year-old son of Liam’s Map who won on closing day of Keeneland’s recent fall meet, sold to Khalid Mishref for $325,000 to lead a solid day of trade during Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Indian Creek, agent, consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Kenda. […]

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Combatant Headed To Sadler Barn After Bringing $220,000 At Keeneland November Sale

Combatant, a multiple Grade 2-placed runner who ran in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, will head to the west coast to continue his racing career after selling to a client of trainer John Sadler for $220,000 on Tuesday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, per bloodstock agent David Ingordo. The 4-year-old Scat Daddy ridgling has […]

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McKinzie To Race In 2020; Baffert Trainee Will Target Saudi, Dubai World Cups

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up McKinzie will remain in training following Saturday’s performance at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense was defeated 4 1/4 lengths by Vino Rosso, but Baffert was pleased with the colt’s performance. “He ran his ass off. Just got beat by a […]

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Paradise Woods Retired; Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress To Race In 2020

Two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags finished last of 11 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and trainer John Shirreffs indicated that she will be sent to Lane’s End Farm to begin a broodmare career. Paradise Woods retires with earnings of $1,123,890 […]

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Classic Notes: ‘No Blips’ For Higher Power, Math Wizard ‘Needs To Improve’

Code of Honor – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was well prepared for his trip to California for the Breeders’ Cup with Code of Honor. He brought his gloves and he was wearing them Thursday morning when Code of Honor was sent out to jog and then gallop 1¼ miles at Santa Anita with […]

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Sprint Notes: Imperial Hint Camp Happy With Outside Draw, Shancelot ‘Really Ready’

Catalina Cruiser – Hronis Racing’s multiple graded-stakes winner Catalina Cruiser galloped one ile under exercise rider David Pineda and visited the gate Tuesday as he prepares for his expected start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, a race widely regarded as the pound-for-pound toughest on the two-day card. Were it most years, Catalina Cruiser’s […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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‘We Think We Have A Good Shot’: Sadler Seeking Classic Repeat With Higher Power

Trainer John Sadler got the 0-for-44 Breeders’ Cup monkey off his back last year by winning the Classic with Accelerate. And if Higher Power is a long shot to follow Accelerate as champion older male, the 4-year-old colt has credentials to give Sadler and Eclipse Award-winning owner Hronis Racing a second straight victory in the […]

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Catalina Cruiser Pivots To Sprint; Bellafina ‘Looked Really Good’ In Penultimate Work

Higher Power worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning in his penultimate major drill for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks hence, on Nov. 2. With Flavien Prat aboard, the Pacific Classic winner was one of four John Sadler workers bound for the Breeders’ Cup, the others being Catalina […]

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