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Bravo Guides Micheline To 17-1 Upset In Honey Ryder At Gulfstream

Godolphin homebred Micheline, beaten less than a length in the Sweetest Chant (G3) two starts back, got an ideal trip in her return to Gulfstream Park to spring a 17-1 upset in the $75,000 Honey Ryder over troubled favorite Highland Glory at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track. Ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Mike Stidham, […]

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‘Quirky Filly’ Micheline Ready For Saturday’s Honey Ryder Stakes At Gulfstream

Trainer Michael Stidham has a lot of talented Thoroughbreds in his barn, but Godolphin LLC’s Micheline isn’t one of them … technically. The 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini, who is entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Ryder at Gulfstream Park, has actually demonstrated considerable ability during a seven-race career that includes a stakes victory and a graded-stakes […]

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Saguaro Row Seeks Graded Win In Grade 3 Barbara Fritchie

Having traveled as far as Louisiana and South Florida to run in graded company, multiple stakes winner Saguaro Row will make the short trip to Laurel Park for her next attempt in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade 3 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares four and older and the […]

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Following Six-Week Freshening, Synchrony Will Seek Three-Peat In Fair Grounds Stakes

In his fourth local work since finishing a close eighth in the City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park on October 5, Pin Oak Stable’s 7-year-old homebred Synchrony breezed six furlongs in 1:14.00 over a fast track on Monday morning at Fair Grounds. He continues to prepare for the Fair Grounds Stakes […]

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Stidham Hits 2,000-Win Milestone On Tampa Bay Downs Opening Day

Thoroughbred trainer Michael Stidham achieved a career milestone in dramatic fashion on Wednesday’s opening day card at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.,, earning his 2,000th victory with 4-year-old colt Lem Me Tel Ya in the eighth race. After taking the lead in the stretch of the 6 ½-furlong claiming event under jockey Pablo Morales, […]

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Saguaro Row Circles Field To Capture Pumpkin Pie

Making her first start in New York since running second in the Shine Again this summer at Saratoga Race Course, Saguaro Row rallied from last to win the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking from post 6 at odds of 4-1 with Joel Rosario aboard, Saguaro Row was […]

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Quantity Short, Quality Deep In Remington Oaks

Trainers Steve Asmussen and Michael Stidham are looking for their 3-year-old fillies to rebound after winning stakes races earlier in their career, attempting to pick up a win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday. The race features 3-year-old fillies going 1-1/16 miles on the main track. Lady Apple, the 8-5 morning […]

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Consistent Synchrony Seeks Grade 1 Status In Woodbine Mile

Synchrony was flawless in his first appearance at Woodbine, overcoming a less than ideal trip to get up for a one-length score in the Grade 2 King Edward on June 29, Queen’s Plate Day. “We were experimenting with the one-turn mile, because he hadn’t done that,” said Michael Stidham, who trains the son of Tapit […]

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Manfuso, Voss Present MHBA Yearling Show Grand Champion For Fifth Year

Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss’s homebred filly by Midshipman out of Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid, stood out above the rest as judge Michael Stidham selected her as Grand Champion of the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Yearling Show, held on Sunday, June 30 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show […]

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