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Arkansas Derby: Maiden Sonneteer’s ‘Muscles Are Growing Up To His Bones’

Calumet Farm’s Rebel runner-up Sonneteer galloped and schooled in the starting gate Friday morning and was scheduled to school between races in the indoor paddock at Oaklawn under the supervision of assistant trainer Julie Clark.  Sonneteer is winless in nine starts, with four seconds and two thirds, but has earned $234,445. After being ridden in […]

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Curlin Leads Hill ‘N’ Dale 2017 Roster

“Once again, we feel that the Hill ‘n’ Dale Stallions offer Breeders a broad choice of quality individuals who are priced competitively in the marketplace,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. “We are so pleased with Maclean’s Music’s Freshman Sire success and are excited about the addition of Kantharos, a sire […]

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Holy Lute Makes The Grade In Second Division Of Eddie D Stakes

Class Racing Stable’s Holy Lute won the first graded stake of his career in Friday’s second division of the G3 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita, cruising away down the hill of Santa Anita’s turf course 1 1/4 lengths in front of the competition. Under the expert piloting of Jamie Theriot, the 6-year-old son of […]

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Midnight Miley Leads All The Way In Seaway Stakes

Midnight Miley made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,600 Seaway Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Julia Carey for Little Red Feather Racing, the four-year-old Midnight Lute bay proved that turning back in distance from her front-running route in the Grade 3 Ontario Matron was no issue at all with yet another […]

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Juvenile Runaway Lute Remains Unbeaten In Rockville Centre

Runaway Lute stayed undefeated with a convincing 8 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Rockville Centre for New York-bred 2-year-olds on the Belmont Park main track. Trained by Gary Contessa, Runaway Lute went from third heading into the upper stretch before going three-wide and drawing clear to win his second race in as many starts. The […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2016: Precious Moments

While breeding in the racehorse industry can be a highly commercial enterprise, there are moments that remind us all why we enjoy this job. It can be a foal looking at you with absolute trust or jumping so high that you laugh out loud! This week’s foals hope to remind us of the love we […]

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Accident Claims Life Of Graded Stakes Winner Gimme Da Lute

Gimme Da Lute, winner of the G2 Los Alamitos Derby in July, had to be euthanized earlier this week after he fractured a hind leg when coming out of surgery. The Daily Racing Form reports that 3-year-old colt originally suffered a condylar fracture in a hind leg after working a half-mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita. According to the […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm Announces 2016 Stud Fees

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm released its Stallion roster for 2016 along with the 2016 stud fees. “Hill ‘n’ Dale offers breeders both proven leading sires and outstanding prospects priced at value to the breeder. We are excited to offer this roster and welcome breeders to inspect our stallions. We feel they will be impressed.” said […]

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$1.4 Million Bernardini Colt Tops ‘Stellar’ Day 1 of OBS March Sale

A colt by Darley’s Bernardini from the consignment of Steven Venosa’s  SGV Thoroughbreds brought a final bid of $1.4 million from Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation to top a very strong day one of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Selling as Hip 285, the bay colt is out of the top-class […]

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