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‘Sky Is The Limit’ For Improving Del Mar Oaks Winner Cambier Parc

Three-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Chad Brown’s Saturday at the races wasn’t dampened by the soggy weather at Saratoga Race Course, with Dunbar Road posting a win in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama presented by NYRA Bets just one race after his Regal Glory shared honors with the Graham Motion-trained Varenka in the Grade 2, […]

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Cambier Parc Proves Deserving Favorite, Gives Best First Grade 1 In Del Mar Oaks

Sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 13 sophomore fillies, OXO Equine’s Cambier Parc showed off her impressive turn of foot to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro settled in mid-pack and was forced very wide on the far turn, but she dug in when John […]

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Best Buys Malibu Moon Filly For Record $775,000 At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale

Larry Best didn’t have plans to attend the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale when the sun came up on Monday. He’d never even shopped at the sale before. By the time the mid-afternoon slipped into the late afternoon, the former medical device executive known for making splashy purchases at auctions walked out of the Humphrey […]

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NYRA Changes Its Position, Will Not Allow Hollendorfer-Trained Horses To Run

When Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from racing and training at The Stronach Group-owned tracks last weekend, the New York Racing Association was one of several groups which stepped forward to allow the trainer the chance to stable and race at its tracks. A week later, reports the Daily Racing Form, NYRA has […]

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Record-Priced Into Mischief Filly Tops Final Day Of OBS June Sale

Hip No. 748, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent, went to OXO Equine LLC for a sale record $900,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who turned in a quarter […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Branching Out With New York Division

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will stable up to 20 horses in New York this spring/summer under the care of assistant trainer Don Chatlos. The first three Hollendorfer trainees –  Brill, Rowayton and Oggonis, owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine – arrived at Belmont Park on Saturday and the veteran conditioner said he hopes to fill 20 stalls. “We’re aiming […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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Instagrand Sustains Sesamoid Fracture, To Undergo Surgery

Grade 2 winner Instagrand, who was on the Kentucky Derby trail earlier this year, sustained a sesamoid fracture in the G3 Pat Day Mile last weekend, according to The Blood-Horse. The Into Mischief colt is scheduled to have surgery to repair the fracture at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and is expected to return to […]

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Sophomore Talent Instagrand Tops Saturday’s Pat Day Mile

OXO Equine’s Instagrand, third in the Santa Anita Derby (GI) in his most recent start, tops a field of 14 3-year-olds entered for the 95th running of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (GIII) Presented by LG&E and KU. The Pat Day Mile, run on Churchill Downs’ main track, is scheduled as Kentucky Derby day’s 10th […]

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Coolmore Dominates Top Of Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Marketplace

The Coolmore partnership repeatedly flexed its muscles at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, buying four of the day’s six most expensive horses in whole or in partnership. Chief among them was a Curlin colt bought in tandem with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni on behalf of an unnamed client for $3.65 million, which […]

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