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English Bee Runs Down Real News In James W. Murphy

Calumet Farm homebred English Bee earned his first stakes win on Saturday, out-kicking 2-1 favorite Real News to win by a half-length under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old son of English Channel, conditioned by Graham Motion, was sent to post at odds of 9-2 after a disappointing fifth in his first start in stakes company. […]

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‘Energetic’ Hawksmoor Readies For Career Swansong In Hillsborough

Arnaud Delacour has high hopes that his 6-year-old mare Hawksmoor will wave goodbye to the competition in Saturday’s Grade II, $225,000 Hillsborough Stakes on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. Regardless of the outcome, the trainer will bid her farewell after the race. Owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson plan to breed her to 2018 North […]

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Two-Time Turf Stakes Winner Henley’s Joy To ‘Take The Shot’ In Risen Star

This time of the year, it’s natural for Thoroughbred owners with promising sophomores to begin having Kentucky Derby hopes and dreams and Jeff Bloom is no exception. Despite having raced exclusively on turf, he’s giving dual stakes winner Henley’s Joy the chance to prove himself on the main track in Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Risen […]

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Keeneland Adds Grade 1 Winner Fatale Bere Among Nine Newest Supplemental Entries To January Sale Catalog

Keeneland has announced that nine horses, including 2018 Grade 1 winner Fatale Bere (FR), will comprise a second group of supplemental entries to the catalog for the four-session January Horses of All Ages Sale, which begins Monday, Jan. 7, and runs through Thursday, Jan. 10. These additions, combined with the 11 supplemental entries announced Dec. […]

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Henley’s Joy Rebounds From Breeders’ Cup To Dominate Pulpit Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy rebounded from an off-the-board finish in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) this Saturday, scoring a dominating 4 ½-length victory in the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Pulpit, a mile turf event for 2-year-olds, was one of six stakes for juveniles that preceded the $600,000 Clasico […]

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Gosden Trainees Take Five Cartier Awards: Roaring Lion Horse Of The Year

Roaring Lion has been revealed as the 2018 Cartier Horse Of The Year at the 28th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. Owned by Qatar Racing Limited, the outstandingly talented and consistent 3-year-old colt becomes the fourth Cartier Horse Of The Year in the last five years to be trained by […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Before It Belonged To Kitten’s Joy, Almahurst Raised Exterminator

Central Kentucky is filled with properties that have produced quality horseflesh over the course of centuries, but few can boast the kind of diverse resume seen from Almahurst Farm, known today as Ramsey Farm. Though its history pre-dates the formation of the state in which it resides, Almahurst’s time as a nursery of racehorses essentially […]

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Roaring Lion ‘In Tremendous Shape,’ Pre-Entered For Breeders’ Cup Classic And Turf

Four-time Group 1 winner Roaring Lion has exited his victory in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day in great shape, according to attheraces.com. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy is expected to retire to stud for the 2018 season, but owner Sheikh Fahad has one more start in mind: Roaring Lion has been pre-entered […]

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Mile: ‘No Hiccups’ For Oscar Performance, Next Shares Got ‘Over The Ground Well’

Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance continues to look well heading into the Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Brian Lynch said by phone Sunday morning. The four-time Grade 1 winner has breezed twice at Keeneland this month, including a five-furlong work in 1:01.00 on the main track on Wednesday. The 4-year-old Kitten’s […]

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Lion Roars Despite Soft Ground; QEII Winner Could Aim For Breeders’ Cup Or HKIR

Roaring Lion, the 2/1 favorite, enjoyed his fourth successive top level win since his third in the Investec Derby when coming from an impossible looking position to collar I Can Fly in the £1,156,250 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes [Sponsored By QIPCO], but conditions were far from ideal and it was a close run thing […]

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