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Secret Circle Retired; Stud Plans Undetermined

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint and 2015 Golden Shaheen winner Secret Circle will be retired to stud for the 2016 breeding season, owner Mike Pegram said. Stud plans have not yet been determined. The 6-year-old Secret Circle has amassed career earnings of $3,670,790, winning or placing in 10 graded stakes including victories in the Grade 1 […]

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Pretty N Cool Gives Baffert Seventh Victory in Sorrento Stakes

Pretty N Cool, the 2-5 favorite under jockey Martin Garcia, confirmed her status as favorite for the Grade 1 $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 5 with a convincing victory in Wednesday’s featured $200,000 Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Pretty N Cool, a $160,000 Keeneland yearling purchase by owners Mike […]

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Next For Pharoah’s Connections: Seeking Money Or Legacy?

What next? What next? American Pharoah had barely slowed to a walk after his dominating triumph in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park when the questions began for the Triple Crown winner’s connections, owner-breeder Ahmed Zayat and trainer Bob Baffert. Where will this magnificent son of Pioneerof the Nile race next? Let’s allow them […]

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TOC To Honor California Chrome Trainer Sherman

Trainer Art Sherman has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) to receive the 2014 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions and service in the California Thoroughbred racing industry. Last year at age 77 Sherman became the oldest trainer ever to saddle a Kentucky Derby […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Midnight Lucky Withdrawn From Race, Will Be Retired

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration from the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and has been retired, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute hadn’t raced since winning the G1 Humana Distaff on May 3. Trainer Bob Baffert told the […]

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‘He Lied Like Nobody’s Business’: A Racing Con Man and His Trail of Deception

Five months ago, Jonathan Pippin was living large. A small-time Ohio grifter who had convinced a handful of Twitter followers to invest in horses he didn’t own, Pippin had been working for months at hooking a bigger fish, one of the largest in all of horse racing. And so that’s how he found himself as […]

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Hoppertunity Set to Rejoin Baffert Barn

Talented 3-year-old Hoppertunity will soon be rejoining trainer Bob Baffert’s stable in California after having been sidelined due to injury. The Blood-Horse reports that the son of Any Given Saturday, who was forced to miss the G1 Kentucky Derby after he developed a bruise to his left front foot. Shortly thereafter, it was discovered that […]

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Judgment: Jamgotchian Owes Pegram $885,036 in Defamation Lawsuit

From Mike Pegram: Prominent Nevada businessman and Thoroughbred Owners of California board chairman Mike Pegram announced today that his defamation lawsuit against California horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian has been successfully resolved by the court’s entry of judgment against Mr. Jamgotchian and Mr. Jamgotchian’s payment to Mr. Pegram of $879,536. In addition, the Court ordered Mr. Jamgotchian […]

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Fiftyshadesofhay Closes Well to Win Ruffian

Fiftyshadesofhay emerged victorious from a three-horse scramble to the wire to take the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian in thrilling fashion on Sunday at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and ridden by another Hall of Famer in John Velazquez, Fiftyshadesofhay lagged behind the early leaders through an opening quarter-mile in a blistering […]

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