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Schrodinger, Cool $500K 2-Year-Old, Headlines Best Pal

Kaleem Shah’s Schrodinger, a $500,000 purchase at the March sale in Ocala, Fla., was made the 2-1 favorite on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line in a field of seven for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Best Pal Stakes. The six-furlong sprint is a stepping stone to the $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Futurity on September 2, […]

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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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