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In Quest For Ninth Haskell, Baffert Swinging At Fences With Mucho Gusto

When Bob Baffert looks to extend his record for victories in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational to nine on July 20, the Hall of Fame trainer will likely do so in an unfamiliar position. Six of his previous eight Haskell winners have gone off as the favorite in Monmouth Park’s signature race (Bayern in 2014 […]

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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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Baffert Trainee Mucho Gusto Workmanlike In Bob Hope Win

Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The flashy chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man, a $625,000 sale purchase who races out of the powerful barn […]

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Mor Spirit Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Mor Spirit, who’s best known for his dominant victory in the 2017 Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, has been retired and will stand stud in 2019 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Mor Spirit is the newest stallion to be offered through Spendthrift’s renowned Share The Upside program. His […]

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$1.2-Million Colt By Medaglia D’Oro Top Price At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

For the fourth consecutive year, it was a seven-figure juvenile that topped Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Md. The sale topper came towards the end of the second session on Tuesday. Hip 565, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro, lit up the board to the tune of $1,200,000. Dennis O’Neill purchased the top-priced […]

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Mor Spirit Vuela En La Milla Del Metropolitan Handicap

La invasión californiana de Bob Baffert y Mike Smith el pasado sábado 10 en Belmont fue indetenible. La exitosa yunta añadió otro triunfo a su tarde de gloria en Belmont Park gracias a Mor Spirit y su contundente demostración en el Metroplitan Handicap (G1, $1,200,000), una de las carreras más esperadas dentro del Festival Hípico […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Cashes With Mor Spirit In Essex Handicap

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was the more than two-length victor of Saturday’s $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, piloted to the winner’s circle by none other than Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the heavily favored 4-year-old son of Eskendereya covered 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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Derby Spirit: ‘Rookie’ Owner Enjoying Kentucky Derby Experience

Michael Lund Petersen’s name is probably unfamiliar to many that follow horse racing. After all, the native of Denmark has only been involved in the sport for a few years. However, his name, or at least his company, is probably much more familiar to anyone that has purchased an engagement ring or almost any type of […]

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Mor Spirit Finds Company To His Liking In ‘More Aggressive’ Workout

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit parlayed the use of company into a successful workout Sunday at Santa Anita, according to bloodhorse.com. After jockey Gary Stevens aborted a breeze earlier in the week due to a lack of interest, the sophomore son of Eskendereya breezed five furlongs in a sharp :59 2/5 under regular work rider […]

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Mor Spirit Confirms Derby Credentials In Robert B. Lewis

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was very confidently handled in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by Gary Stevens. The sophomore son of Eskendereya covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.21 over the fast main track for trainer Bob Baffert to garner the winning share of the $150,000 purse as well as ten more […]

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