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‘A Bit Like Gold Dust’: Stradivari’s Breeder Has Another Shot At Classic Victory

Kentucky-based breeder John Gunther came very close to knowing what it is like to breed a Classic winner. The Gunther-bred Stay Thirsty was motoring through the stretch of the 2011 Belmont Stakes but couldn’t reel in Ruler On Ice, who posted a three-quarter-length victory. Gunther bred and raised Stay Thirsty at his farm, Glennwood, in […]

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Jockey Rosario Returns A Winner At Keeneland

Jockey Joel Rosario scored his first win on his first day back since being sidelined by injury on Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park when he rode Michael B. Tabor’s 3-5 favorite No Hiding Place to a three-length victory in the $66,000 St. George Purse on Wednesday afternoon at Keeneland before 8,477 fans. Trained by Wesley […]

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Royal Ascot-Winning Acapulco Makes 2016 Debut At Turfway Park

Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Acapulco won an allowance optional claiming event at Turfway Park Friday night to kick off her 2016 season for trainer Wesley Ward. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. shipped in from New York to ride the the sophomore daughter of Scat Daddy. The filly settled behind rivals early in […]

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Promising Zulu Targeting Fountain Of Youth For Next Start

Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Stonestreet Stables’ Zulu is being pointed to the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the son of Bernardini has launched his promising career with a pair of impressive victories at Gulfstream Park, winning his six-furlong debut by two lengths […]

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Zulu Impresses In Gulfstream Allowance Score; Pletcher Adds Another To Derby Trail

Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Stonestreet Stables’ Zulu, an impressive debut winner Dec. 5 at Gulfstream Park, returned to brighten a gray afternoon with his 7 ¼-length victory Friday. Confidently ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, the 3-year-old bay Bernardini colt improved to 2-0 for Championship Meet-leading trainer Todd Pletcher, running […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Reel’-ing In The Wins

Highland Reel notched his second Grade/Group 1 race of the year Sunday when he captured the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. In August, the globetrotting son of Galileo found the winner’s circle when taking the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park. The colt’s success at Arlington Park has given co-owner Michael Tabor five graded stakes […]

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Grade 1 Winner Havana To Stand In The Philippines

Grade 1 winner Havana has been retired and will stand stud in The Philippines at Rancho Santa Rosa. The Daily Racing Form reports that Havana will join G2-placed stakes winner Brigand and Australian-bred Warbird on the stallion roster at Rancho Santa Rosa. Havana, a 4-year-old son of Dunkirk, won two of seven career starts, including a victory in the […]

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Taris Rolls To Go For Wand Victory; Rosario Subs For Stevens

Veteran rider Gary Stevens had shipped in to ride the favorite in Friday’s Grade III Go for Wand at Aqueduct, but according to the Daily Racing Form, he was feeling ill after stepping out of the hot box. Stevens was replaced by Joel Rosario approximately one hour before post time in the $300,000 filly and […]

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Found Defeats Golden Horn With Gutsy Stretch Run In Turf

Just two races after Tepin defeated males to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Found (IRE) turned the tables on rival and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland. Found became the third filly to accomplish the task, along with Pebbles in 1985 and Miss Alleged […]

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