Open Houses For Harris Farms, Rancho San Miguel In California To Be Held Jan. 25

Two of California’s leading stallion operations will host open houses on Saturday, Jan. 25: Harris Farms in Coalinga, and Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel. Harris Farms will host their 2020 open house and stallion show from 10 a.m. to noon. All of the farm’s stallions will be available for viewing including new for 2020: […]

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Om To Enter Stud At Harris Farms In California For 2020

Om, a Grade 2 winner who gained notoriety for defeating eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in that runner’s debut race, will stand the 2020 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., for an advertised fee of $7,500. The 7-year-old son of Munnings has won seven of 31 career starts for earnings of $1,354,731. […]

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Girl Power: San Luis Rey Fire Survivor Belvoir Bay Breaks Record In Turf Sprint

There was no catching 6-year-old Belvoir Bay (GB) in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Saturday — the speedy mare scrapped for the lead out of the gate and never looked back, setting a track record as she fended off stablemate Om by 1 1/4 lengths. The Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay was making her […]

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‘Time To Take A Break’: Dan Hendricks Stepping Away From Training

Dan Hendricks, who has trained horses on the Southern California circuit since 1981, will send out his last starter this afternoon when R L Stable’s Matson goes postward in the 10th race at Del Mar, a $50,000 maiden-claimer for 2-year-olds. “Don’t really have any plans,” said the 61-year-old conditioner when asked about his decision. “Time […]

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World Of Trouble Dusts Rivals In Grade 1 Jaipur Invitational

World of Trouble left no doubt he was the best horse in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park, setting a stiff pace and going gate to wire for his fifth straight victory. World of Trouble, under jockey Manny Franco, covered the six furlongs over the Widener Turf Course in a swift 1:06.37, […]

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Miller May Send Four, Including Om And Spiced Perfection, East For Belmont Stakes Festival

Trainer Peter Miller could be represented by as many as four contenders for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival slated for June 6-8, including Belvoir Bay, Om,Proud Emma and Spiced Perfection. The California-based conditioner has won a trio of stakes at Belmont, including the Grade 2 Kelso in 2015 with Appealing Tale; the Grade 2 True North with Roy H […]

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Morticia Back Off Short Rest In Unbridled Sidney

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia, winner of the Giant’s Causeway two weeks ago at Keeneland, headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares for Thursday’s ninth running of the $125,000 Unbridled Sidney going 5 ½ furlongs on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course. The Unbridled Sidney and the 13th running of the Opening Verse Overnight […]

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Hunt, Sharp Samurai Headline Field Of 13 In Sunday’s Del Mar Mile

Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai, grass champions from the 2017 Del Mar season, head an outstanding field of 13 Thoroughbreds scheduled to compete Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile. Hunt, victor in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap last summer to clinch older grass horse honors, will have Flavien Prat in […]

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Heart To Heart Invades Santa Anita In Search Of Shoemaker Mile Victory

Australian-born Brian Lynch, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than 20 years, returns “home” to Santa Anita on Monday with the likely favorite in the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), Heart to Heart, who seeks his third consecutive graded stakes win.  For 3-year-olds and up, the Shoemaker Mile has attracted a field of […]

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