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Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Announces 2020 Roster And Fees

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by Horse of the Year and elite commercial sire Curlin. Curlin, a 15-year-old son of Smart Strike, will stand for $175,000, unchanged from the 2019 breeding season. He is the most prolific sire of seven-figure […]

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‘He Is A Keeper’: War Horse Gung Ho Preparing For Thoroughbred Makeover

Owner-trainer Tamara Maxey recognized Gung Ho as a prime show horse prospect when he was in the final stages of his 74-race career at Turfway Park in late 2018. A stakes winner in his prime, Gung Ho finished third in the 2012 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in a career that includes a bankroll […]

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Twirling Candy, Kitten’s Joy See Biggest Jumps In Average At Keeneland September Sale

In addition to being a top-to-bottom test of the Thoroughbred market’s stability, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale also provides a solid snapshot of which stallions’ stocks are going up and whose are plummeting. Running parallel to his ascension on the racetrack, the sire who took the biggest step forward at this year’s September sale was […]

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Edisa Rallies Down The Center To Win Jockey Club Oaks

The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa closed with a rush to win Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park, out-finishing Wonderment by three-quarters of a length on the wire. The French-based daughter of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, covered 1 3/8 miles over the “good” turf in 2:17.02. […]

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Divisidero Makes It Back To The Winner’s Circle In Red Bank

One horse that was overdue for a return to the winner’s circle and another that visits it regularly highlighted Monmouth Park’s four stakes races on Sunday. Divisidero, a multiple Grade 1 winner, snapped an eight-race losing streak by scoring a one-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Red Bank Stakes, while turf sprinting sensation Goldwood […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor Stakes Out New Territory For Sire Line

Victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga made Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) the seventh colt of 2019 to win a G1 stakes in the States at nine furlongs or farther on dirt. The others are Maximum Security (Florida Derby, Haskell), Roadster (Santa Anita Derby), Omaha Beach (Arkansas Derby), Country House (Kentucky […]

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Four-Time Group 1 Winner Roaring Lion Recovering From Colic Surgery

Roaring Lion was admitted to Cambridge Equine Veterinary Hospital early Saturday morning for colic surgery. Released from quarantine at 6.00 am, he had spent 15 minutes in his paddock at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand when symptoms of colic were noted. He was transferred to Cambridge Equine Hospital immediately and underwent emergency surgery. Thanks to […]

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Henley’s Joy ‘On Target’ For Saratoga Derby, To Be Joined By New Stablemate Kadar

Trainer Mike Maker will be represented by a pair of strong contenders in the second leg of the Turf Trinity in the $1 million Saratoga Derby set for Sunday, August 4, when he saddles Henley’s Joy and newcomer Kadar. Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy was a three-quarter length winner of the first leg of the […]

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Albertrani Hoping Third Time’s The Charm For Sadler’s Joy In Bowling Green

Woodslane Farm’s $2-million earner Sadler’s Joy makes his seasonal debut in a contentious renewal of Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, a 1 3/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Tom Albertrani, Sadler’s Joy rallied last-of-13 to third in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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