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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Good Advice Plus Attention To Detail Equal Success For Venneri

If Southern California goes through a drought again this summer, owner/breeder Alex Venneri may be able to help. Venneri jokes that true to his name, homebred Midnight Storm seems to open the skies just by stepping out of this stall, even in the most unlikely of circumstances. There was the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: California Gold

The Great Race Place was the place to be on Saturday as two of the top older mares in the country – Beholder and Stellar Wind – squared off in the G1 Vanity Mile. Beholder once again turned in an incredible performance, pulling away to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Also at Santa Anita, Midnight Storm […]

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Midnight Storm Wires The Field In The Shoemaker Mile

A. Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s Midnight Storm was second in last year’s running of the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile, but took control right out of the gate this year to earn a half-length victory. A 5-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, Midnight Storm covered a mile over the firm turf at Santa […]

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Midnight Storm, Espinoza Team To Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Under a flawlessly-timed ride by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, 2014 Del Mar Derby winner Midnight Storm cruised to a decisive triumph in Friday’s featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for older Thoroughbreds. Midnight Storm, sent postward the fourth choice at 9-2, tracked pacesetting longshot Macro Access until the head of the stretch where he […]

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Midnight Storm Upsets Del Mar Derby

No one could catch 17-1 longshot Midnight Storm at Del Mar on Sunday, as he led the field gate to wire and kicked away late to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby. One of the longest shots on the board, Midnight Storm got away with soft early fractions on the lead. The dark […]

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Enterprising Looms Large in Del Mar Derby

Bidding to become only the fourth horse in seaside track history to sweep Del Mar’s series of three races for three-year-olds, Glen Hill Farm’s stretch-running Enterprising tops a field of eight sophomores entered in the 70th running of the Grade II $300,000 Del Mar Derby Sunday. Fresh from resounding triumphs in the opening-day Oceanside Stakes […]

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