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Attard’s Special Forces Favored In G3 Seagram Cup With ‘Explosive Turn Of Foot’

Special Forces, a four-year-old son of Candy Ride, is set to contest his second straight Grade 3 race when he goes postward in Sunday’s $125,000 Seagram Cup Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard who co-owns with Soli Mehta, Special Forces was making his added-money debut in the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on June […]

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Nine-Year-Old Vyjack Out Of Retirement, Back In Training

At age 9, former Kentucky Derby runner and $1.4 million earner Vyjack is back in training and pointing for a return to racing, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Nicole Russo. The gelding did not race in 2018 and was retired and sent to the Kentucky farm where he was bred, Machmer Hall, with the idea […]

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Debut Juvenile Winner Federal Case Brings $650,000 Tuesday At Keeneland November Sale

Federal Case, a 2-year-old son of Gemologist who won his career debut in October at Keeneland, sold for $650,000 to West Bloodstock, agent for Robert and Lawana Low, to be the most expensive horse of Tuesday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 244 horses on Tuesday for $6,337,000 for an […]

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$300,000 Into Mischief Weanling Colt Headlines Friday At Keeneland November Sale

Clear Ridge Stables paid $300,000 for a weanling colt by Into Mischief from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to record the highest price paid Friday during the fifth session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 261 horses for $15,315,500 for an average of $58,680 and a median of […]

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Record Returns For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale set several new high-water marks Monday, closing its seventh renewal with across-the-board gains as well as double-digit point increases in average and median. The sale topper, Hip 180, was a first-crop weanling colt by Laoban, a Grade 2 winning son of Uncle Mo, out of Promising Vow. The bay colt […]

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Millionaire Vyjack Retired To Machmer Hall, Could Pursue Second Career

A four-time graded stakes winner and course record-setter, the 8-year-old Vyjack has officially been retired from racing. According to drf.com, he has been returned to breeders Carrie and Craig Brogden’s Machmer Hall in Kentucky. The son of Into Mischief is a half-brother to champion Tepin, out of the Stravinsky mare Life Happened. He earned a total […]

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Graded Stakes-Placed You’re To Blame Paces Keeneland November Session

Horses of racing age were featured on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, fetching the day’s highest prices, led by the $440,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for You’re to Blame, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor from the family of multiple champion Gio Ponti. Lane’s […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kid Cruz Bows Tendon, Retired To Breeder Machmer Hall

During Sunday’s second race at Aqueduct, 6-year-old Kid Cruz was pulled up in the lane by jockey Cornelio Velasquez. The son of Lemon Drop Kid was vanned off, and back at the barn it was discovered that he had bowed the tendon in his left front leg, according to drf.com. Black Swan Stable’s John Destefano, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Promising Theory

Theory kept his perfect record intact when he charged to a 3 1/2-length victory in the G3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old son of Gemologist has two wins from two career starts, and is likely heading to Santa Anita for a try at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The win by Theory in […]

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Arella Rockstar Jumps From Claiming Ranks To Win Matron Stakes

Magic Cap Stables and eFive Racing Thoroughbreds’ Arella Rockstar was a determined winner in Sunday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes, repelling the challenge of favorite Cherry Lodge to win by three-quarters of a length. The juvenile daughter of Astrology, ridden by Luis Saez, covered six furlongs over the fast Belmont main track in 1:11.68 for trainer […]

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