mr. prospector

Coal Front Gets Back On Track With Mr. Prospector Victory

Making his second start off a 13-month layoff, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front captured his third graded-stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park while registering a 3 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty was the beneficiary of a perfect trip under […]

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Uno Mas Modelo Goes Looking For One More In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Loooch Racing Stables’ Uno Mas Modelo will seek his sixth victory in his last seven starts Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 5 year-old gelding will face 10 rivals in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3). Favored at 2-1 in the morning-line for a bid for his third straight stakes victory, Uno Mas Modelo had won […]

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Coal Front, Conquest Big E Among Nominees For Mr. Prospector

Graded-stakes winners Coal Front, Conquest Big E and Wild Shot are prominent among 14 horses nominated to the 64th running of the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs Saturday, Dec. 22 at Gulfstream Park. Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front won four of six starts in 2017 […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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Bloodlines: Magic Elements Of Stride And Power In Curlin Offspring

Everything’s coming up Curlin. On July 28, the stallion’s son Tenfold won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, with the Curlin colt Vino Rosso a flying third in the nine-furlong race, and the next day, last year’s champion 2-year-old colt Good Magic, also by Curlin, won the G1 Haskell by three lengths as […]

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Bloodlines: Diana Winner Sistercharlie Awash In Northern Dancer, Mr. Prospector Influences

Over lunch with John Clark at the Thoroughbred Club some years ago, the sage horse trader and pedigree reader gave me a pop quiz. When he asked, “What’s the most important nick in breeding?” I launched into an esoteric discourse on Nijinsky and Blushing Groom, the marvelous match of Buckpasser and Northern Dancer, and then […]

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Bloodlines: Tracing The Origins Of Justify’s Triple Crown Stamina

Fifty years ago, Stage Door Johnny (by Prince John) saved us from having an asterisk-laden Triple Crown. In the Kentucky Derby five weeks earlier, Peter Fuller’s highly talented gray colt Dancer’s Image (Native Dancer) had defeated Calumet’s Forward Pass (On-and-On), then had been disqualified due to the presence of a metabolite of bute in the […]

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At Gulfstream Up To $247,540

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $247,540.19 carryover jackpot for Saturday’s program. Multiple tickets with five of six winners Friday were each worth $878.52.  The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 […]

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Cruce Entre Campeones: Songbird Sería Servida Por Arrogate En 2018

De acuerdo a un reportaje publicado en Thoroughbred Daily News, la campeona Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) sería servida por el campeón y Caballo del Año 2016 Arrogate durante la temporada de monta de 2018. Mandy Pope, quien adquirió a Songbird el pasado 6 de Noviembre en la subasta selecta de Fasig-Tipton por $9,500,000, dio la noticia. […]

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Medaglia D’Oro’s 2018 Fee Boosted To $250,000 After Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Winners

Medaglia d’Oro, sire of two Breeders’ Cup winners and the leading sire by number of grade/group 1 winners this year with seven, will have his 2018 fee raised to $250,000, Darley announced on Tuesday. Talismanic in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T) and Bar of Gold in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) […]

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