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‘Big Work’ Has Higher Power Ready For Pegasus Challenge

Hronis Racing’s Higher Power put in a five-furlong breeze in :59.60 on Saturday that has trainer John Sadler excited about next weekend’s Pegasus World Cup, reports drf.com. The 5-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro will ship to South Florida on Tuesday. “I loved it,” Sadler told drf.com. “(Jockey Flavien) Prat was on him for his second consecutive […]

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Gift Box May Skip World Cups, Stay Home For Santa Anita Handicap

Gift Box, who worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20, “might stay here” for the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, trainer John Sadler said Saturday morning. The 6-year-old gray son of Twirling Candy won the Big ‘Cap by a nose last April but also has been listed as under consideration for the […]

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Sadler Eyes Pegasus World Cup For Higher Power

Trainer John Sadler told the Daily Racing Form this week that his trainee Higher Power, who most recently finished third behind Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is likely headed to the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup later this month. Gift Box, who won the G2 San Antonio for Sadler last weekend, is under […]

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Gift Box Returns For Easy Repeat In San Antonio

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, unraced since finishing fourth in June’s G1 Stephen Foster, returned on Saturday to be the post-time favorite in Santa Anita’s Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes. The 6-year-old by Twirling Candy won the race last year en route to victory in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap, and Gift Box made it clear […]

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Gift Box Faces Off With Up-And-Coming Midcourt In San Antonio

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, idle since June 15, and C R K Stable’s recent Grade III winner Midcourt, head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita. A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap three starts back on April 6, this 6-year-old full […]

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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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