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First Runhappy Foals Born In Indiana Bring Sire Full Circle

Eclipse Award winning stallion Runhappy (Super Saver – Bella Jolie) has created many fans across the country, including Indiana. His name has been synonymous with horse racing in Kentucky and New York, and soon it’ll start to be in Indiana. Two foals from his 2019 crop were born in Indiana and registered with the Indiana […]

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Longshot Workaholic Gets The Job Done In Cicada Stakes

James McIngvale’s 36-1 longshot Workaholic lived up to her moniker, making up ground in deep stretch before overtaking 6-5 favorite Miss Imperial in the final furlong to win the 27th running of the $100,000 Cicada for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Out of the gate, Workaholic stayed off the early speed as a […]

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Eragon ‘A Little Stronger’ In Final Work For Pegasus World Cup

On Sunday, Argentinian Group 1 winner Eragon recorded his final work prior to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. The recent James McIngvale purchase worked at Gulfstream Park, covering five furlongs in 1:02.34 under Edgar Prado, according to the Daily Racing Form. “I thought today’s work was better than last week. […]

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California Chrome, Eragon Exit Sunday Works In Good Order

Sunday dawned a quiet morning for megastar California Chrome, the day after his five-furlong workout in 1:00 3/5 for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman walked the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the shedrow before sunrise on Sunday. Sherman left shortly thereafter for a day […]

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‘Chrome Community’ Shows Up To Watch First Breeze At Gulfstream

California Chrome attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning, when racing’s most enduring star breezed five furlongs in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. With fans and horsemen lining the rails on the grandstand apron and backstretch, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and […]

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McIngvale Reaches To Argentina To Fill Pegasus Slot

James McIngvale first purchased a slot in the starting gate for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 in the hope that his champion sprinter Runhappy could stretch out to nine furlongs. After an unplaced effort in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Runhappy was retired to Claiborne Farm. McIngvale had been searching […]

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Champion Runhappy Retired To Claiborne, Will Stand For $25,000 In 2017

Gallery Racing has announced that 2015 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017. Undefeated in sprint competition, Runhappy won at six different tracks, scoring on both all-weather and dirt surfaces labeled fast, sloppy and muddy, all the while racing 100% drug free. A breakout […]

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Keeneland: Runhappy Works Mile In 1:39 In Final Drill For Breeders’ Cup

James McIngvale’s Runhappy completed the Kentucky portion of his training for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile (G1) to be run Nov. 4 at Santa Anita by working a mile in 1:39 Wednesday morning at Keeneland. On a fast main track after the morning renovation break with Marcus O’Donnell up, Runhappy broke […]

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Barn Buddies: Runhappy’s Support Team

Reigning sprint champion Runhappy has accumulated over 28,000 followers on Facebook, where the horse’s fans congregate for photos of the colt eating, dustbathing, and sleeping. The ownership/training team behind the big horse has a remote camera trained on his stall 24/7, and uploads screenshots from the nighttime camera for fans to see Runhappy snooze. Followers […]

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Stevens In Saddle As Runhappy Works Mile In 1:38.80 At Keeneland

James McIngvale’s Runhappy, winner of last year’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland and the Eclipse Award winner as champion sprinter of 2015, worked a mile in 1:38.80 under jockey Gary Stevens over a fast track at Keeneland early Wednesday morning. Runhappy stood at the gap entering the track before backtracking to the three-quarter pole. […]

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