‘Beloved Champs’ Wake Forest, Kharafa Arrive At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY., announced on Tuesday the arrival of two new notable retirees: Grade 1 winner Wake Forest and stakes winner Kharafa. Wake Forest was a Group 3 winner in Germany before relocating to trainer Chad Brown’s barn in 2015 for owners Michael Dubb, Sol Kumin and his Sheep […]

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Kharafa Turns Back The Clock On New York Showcase Day

Making his 50th career start, 9-year-old fan favorite Kharafa stole the show on New York Showcase Day on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, charging down the middle of the stretch and holding off odds-on favorite Offering Plan to win the 39th running of the $150,000 West Point presented by Trustco Bank by a half-length. Ridden […]

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Tim Hills Gets 2,000th Career Victory With Horse Owned By Longtime Client Braverman

Trainer Tim Hills saddled the 2000th winner of his career Friday at Gulfstream Park West, visiting the winner’s circle with Dom the Bomb after a front-running triumph in the fifth race. “That means I’ve been around a long time,” said Hills with a chuckle after a winner’s circle ceremony in recognition of his achievement. “I’m now […]

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Lochte Takes On Eight Rivals in G3 Tropical Turf Handicap

Before heading off for his annual winter vacation, Lawrence Durocher Jr.’s consistent campaigner Kharafa will have another chance to earn his first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) at Gulfstream Park West. The 35th running of the 1 1/16-mile Tropical Turf for 3-year-olds and up is one of two graded stakes […]

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New York-Breds Shine on Empire Showcase Day

Wearing a set of blinkers belonging to his multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate, Wicked Strong, Effinex outdueled So Lonesome in a fierce battle to the wire for an upset Saturday’s $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the centerpiece of Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. While four of the eight stakes races devoted exclusively to New York-breds went […]

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New York-Breds Highlighted on Big Apple Showcase Day

Zivo kicked into high gear through the final yards to capture the $200,000 Commentator by a neck over Big Business, bringing the stakes action on Saturday’s Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park to a thrilling conclusion. Trained by Chad Brown – who won last year’s inaugural Commentator with Readtheprospectus – Zivo […]

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