‘Very Consistent’ Sole Volante Will Point To Wood Memorial

Owner Dean Reeves, who operates Reeves Thoroughbred Racing alongside his wife Patti, said it’s important to prepare a horse for the Kentucky Derby over a surface similar to Churchill Downs. That is one reason why graded stakes-winner Sole Volante will point towards the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino on April […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Sole Volante A Career-Changing Score For Arenas, New Hope AB

Marcos Arenas came to the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale with a scant budget and having never purchased a pinhook prospect in Kentucky. Despite how it may sound, this was far from Arenas’ first rodeo. He’d spent two decades as stallion manager for Central Florida’s Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, whose consignment division is one of the […]

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Sole Volante Shows Dirt Form, Defeats Independence Hall In Sam F. Davis

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables’ Sole Volante ended the undefeated streak of 3-5 favorite Independence Hall in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes, racing away by two lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old son of Karakontie ran 1 1/16 miles over Tampa Bay Downs’ fast main track in 1:42.60, adding the […]

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Sons Of Constitution, Normandy Invasion, Wicked Rich Fastest At OBS January Racing Age Under-Tack Show

Three horses worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to share honors for the fastest works at the distance at the under-tack show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. – Hip No. 209, Sensationalist, consigned by Wes Carter, agent, is a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Biggest Betting Score?

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the premiere betting events on the racing calendar, featuring two days of large fields and high-quality competition. For an astute handicapper, this can mean a big day at the betting windows. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’ll speak to some of the notable Thoroughbred industry names with their eyes […]

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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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Karak Scores In Tyro As First Black-Type Winner For Karakontie

Back on a firm turf course in America, heavily-favored Karak lived up to her lofty yearling price, sitting a perfect stalking trip before going on to an easy 2½-length victory on Saturday in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Karakontie-Down the Well by Mujadil, a $365,000 yearling purchase, rebounded from a […]

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Karak First Winner For Karakontie; Filly Headed To Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward sent out yet another stellar looking 2-year-old on Saturday as Breeze Easy’s Karak took the Belmont Park opener over the Widener turf course, providing Karakontie his first victory as a stallion. Ward plans on sending Karak to the Group 2, $128,000 Norfolk at Royal Ascot. Ward and Breeze Easy teamed up to […]

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Distorted Humor Colt Fastest At OBS March Sale’s First Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 142, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, sped a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The […]

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