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‘Good To Be Home’: Feargal Lynch Returns A Winner At Laurel

Kaleem Shah Inc.’s Closer Look ($6.80), favored at 2-1 in a field of 12, cruised to a 4 ¾-length triumph in Race 7 Saturday to give journeyman Feargal Lynch his first win since returning to the Maryland circuit with Friday’s opening of the 43-day summer meet at Laurel. Lynch, a two-time meet titlist in Maryland […]

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Bellafina Draws Post Four, 2-1 Favorite In Full-Field Kentucky Oaks

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, a three-time Grade I winner, has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) that drew a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles today. With 14 starters, the winner will earn $705,520. The Kentucky Oaks will go as the 11th race with a 6:12 […]

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Bellafina Cruises To Easy Santa Anita Oaks Win

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina was at least three-wide around both turns in Saturday’s G1 Santa Anita Oaks, but still pulled away to win by an easy 5 1/4 lengths in the stretch. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road was favored at 1-5 in the field of four, and completed 1 1/16 miles over the fast main […]

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Coolmore Dominates Top Of Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Marketplace

The Coolmore partnership repeatedly flexed its muscles at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, buying four of the day’s six most expensive horses in whole or in partnership. Chief among them was a Curlin colt bought in tandem with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni on behalf of an unnamed client for $3.65 million, which […]

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Bellafina All-Out To Hold Off Enaya Alrabb In Las Virgenes

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, the 1-9 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Las Virgenes, felt late pressure from 6-1 chance Enaya Alrabb but was able to fend off that rival for a 3/4-length victory in her second start of 2019. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Simon Callaghan, covered one mile […]

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Bellafina Rebounds With Dominant 8 1/2-Length Santa Ynez Win

Her magnificent stride silhouetted against a striking afternoon sun at Santa Anita, heavily favored Bellafina made short work of four rivals in taking Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by 8 ½ lengths, thus in large part erasing the memory of a disappointing run in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies this past […]

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Bellafina ‘Feeling Good,’ Fires Bullet Toward Santa Ynez

Dual Grade 1 winner Bellafina has proved to trainer Simon Callaghan that she is on track for the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 6, according to bloodhorse.com, cruising through a bullet workout on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road covered a half-mile in :47 flat, best of 87 at that […]

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West Coast Juveniles Instagrand, Bellafina Preparing For 3-Year-Old Campaigns

Bellafina, last seen finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, will rest up for the remainder of the year, while undefeated 2-year-old colt Instagrand is back in California, getting ready for a sophomore campaign, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Trainer Simon Callaghan told DRF Bellafina would most likely start next in the Grade […]

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Bellafina Found To Have Been In Season During Fourth-Place Juvenile Fillies Effort

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday, Bellafina finished a disappointing fourth for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road was apparently in season during Friday’s race at Churchill Downs, Callaghan later told drf.com. “She’s come out of the race fine, sound,” Callaghan […]

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Bellafina, Baffert Quartet Have Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Santa Anita

With owner Kaleem Shah on hand, Chandelier Stakes winner and Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Bellafina worked five furlongs Friday morning in a minute flat for her ultimate goal at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “I’m really happy,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “She’ll have one more breeze here before leaving for Kentucky.” Bellafina (1:00.00) & Kazan […]

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