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‘Her Kind Of Talent Is Hard To Find’: Restless Rider Retired, To Visit Quality Road

Grade 1 winner Restless Rider has been retired from racing and will visit leading sire Quality Road, owners Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm announced Feb. 26. The 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor out of Unbridled’s Song mare Silky Serenade, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire, Private Vow, retires with $897,160 […]

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Restless Rider Ready For Action In Grade 3 Royal Delta Stakes At Gulfstream Park

On the sidelines since May, Three Chimneys Farm LLC and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider is ready for a return to action in Saturday’s $150,000 Grade 3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing off the board in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks […]

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‘What Dreams Are Made Of’: McPeek Seeks Another Holy Bull Upset With Mayberry Deputy

Trainer Kenny McPeek is slated to saddle Mayberry Deputy for a start in Saturday’s $250,000 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park in a quest for a second straight triumph in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds on the road to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 28. The Holy Bull will highlight a 12-race […]

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Fighting Seabee, Field Pass Rematched in ‘Win And You’re In’ Bourbon Stakes

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ undefeated Fighting Seabee and Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass, the 1-2 finishers in Saratoga’s With Anticipation (G3) in August, head a field of 14 2-year-olds entered Thursday for Sunday’s 29th running of the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Dixiana […]

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Jose Ortiz Doubles Up In Dueling Grounds Derby, Oaks

Jockey Jose Ortiz missed opening day of the five-date RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs, but the track’s 2018 riding champion has made the most of the three days he has ridden, including sweeping Sunday’s $600,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby under Social Paranoia and the $348,250 Fifth Third Insurance Dueling Grounds Oaks with Princesa Carolina. […]

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Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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‘About What We Expected’: Steady Returns Kick Off Yearling Season At Fasig-Tipton July Sale

There were a wide range of unique forces working for and against a successful renewal of the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday, ranging from the momentum of a record-setting juvenile market this spring to the uncertainty over the state of racing in southern California. When it all shook out, the returns generally came […]

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Brazilian-Bred Vettori Kin Back To Defend Louisville Stakes Title

Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT and Old Friends, Inc.’s Vettori Kin (BRZ) will defend his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Louisville at 1 ½ miles on turf is carded as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes […]

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‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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