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Cathryn Sophia Remains Undefeated, Dominates Davona Dale

Cash is King’s Cathryn Sophia went off as the 1/9 choice in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes, and proved herself worthy of the price when she skipped past the competition to earn 50 points on the road to the Kentucky Oaks. The sophomore daughter of Street Boss covered the one-turn mile in 1:36.61 […]

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Servis Looking For Southwest Repeat With Bird Of Trey

Trainer John Servis won the Southwest Stakes in 2004 with Smarty Jones. Servis will try to win Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn again with, of all things, a son of the only horse to ever beat Smarty Jones. Bird of Trey, a son of 2004 Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone, is expected to be […]

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Rosario Rides Three Graded Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Joel Rosario won three graded stakes at two different racetracks and led all riders in both total earnings and stakes earnings on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 22nd – January 31st. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments […]

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Cathryn Sophia Overcomes Trouble To Capture Forward Gal

Chuck Zacney’s (Cash is King) Cathryn Sophia didn’t allow a troubled trip to bother her as she cruised to a 5 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes. The John Servis trainee stopped the clock in 1:22.04 in the seven-furlong contest over the fast main track at Gulfstream Park. A step slow at the […]

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Kendall Hansen Hopes For Return To Derby Trail With New 2-Year-Old

Dr. Kendall Hansen, owner of 2011 juvenile champion and 2012 Kentucky Derby starter Hansen, has purchased Spendthrift Farm’s interest in a 2-year-old gelding that will be pointed for a Derby campaign next year. Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O’Prado out of a Chief Seattle mare, is working towards a start in the Jerome […]

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Cathryn Sophia Scores By 16 1/4 Lengths In Gin Talking Stakes

Cash is King’s Cathryn Sophia, a 12 3/4-length winner in her debut at Parx Oct. 30, make it look even easier Saturday when she effortlessly drew away down the stretch to a 16 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 The Gin Talking Stakes. A daughter of Street Boss ridden by Roberto Rosado and trained by John […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: McGreevy And Porter In Perfect Pitch With Songbird

“I’ve watched a lot of races, and you know it when you see something special. Every time she runs, you see something special.” That was bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy speaking of Songbird, the unbeaten 2-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro who won Saturday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park by 4 ½ lengths. McGreevy […]

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Gathagan: In 14 Years, Smarty and I’ll Have Another Favorite Preakness Moments

After 14 years at his post, Mike Gathagan, Maryland Jockey Club vice president of communications, looked back on over a decade’s worth of Preakness history with PressBox Online on Monday. Gathagan is set to retire from a job he came to without much knowledge of horse racing. Instead, it was his experience in journalism and […]

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Romans vs Musselman Scuffle Leads to Clever Name for 2-Year-Old

A 2-year-old son of Indian Charlie drew some attention on social media in recent weeks after he posted his first two career starts, but the buzz had less to do with his performance than his name–Dukin’ With Dale. The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jennie Rees tracked down the man responsible for the knockout of a name–trainer John Servis. Servis had […]

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