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Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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‘All Systems Go’ For Fountain Of Youth Hero Code Of Honor

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported Sunday morning that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance […]

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Orb’s Former Exercise Rider, Now Trainer, Sends Out First Stakes Starter In General George

Don’t expect trainer Jenn Patterson to be overwhelmed Saturday when she sends out her first horse of the year, first in a stakes and just the 18thin a fledgling career, in one of the marquee races on the richest day of Laurel Park’s winter season. As a former assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug […]

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‘Sensational Mind’ Gives Sippican Harbor A Leg Up On Other Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Gary Contessa is enjoying a resurgent 2018 campaign with 46 wins on the season, already 12 more victories than he recorded a year ago. The veteran conditioner reflected on his success during Thursday’s nightcap at Belmont Park as Poshsky splashed to victory in the slop to provide Contessa with his 13th win of the […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2019 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, home of international super-sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Paris, Ky.-based farm for the upcoming breeding season. Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. The leading sire by percentage of lifetime graded stakes winners, […]

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Flattered By Restless Rider, Sippican Harbor ‘Just So Good Right Now’

The two-length winner of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Spinaway, Sippican Harbor is on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Gary Contessa watched his star pupil breeze six furlongs in 1:13.81 over Belmont’s training track on Monday, her third work since the Spinaway. “She’s just so good right now,” said […]

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23 Yearlings Supplemented To OBS October Sale

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com. Twenty-three yearlings have been supplemented to the Selected Yearling Sale as Hip No.’s 191 – 213. Ten yearlings have been supplemented to the Open Yearling Sale, cataloged as Hip No.’s 778 – 787. […]

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‘Thrilling’ Sippican Harbor Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor is in good shape following her impressive last-to-first, two-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga, trainer Gary Contessa said Sunday morning. The 2-year-old filly by Orb won her second straight start after breaking her maiden by 17 lengths on August 12 at Saratoga. The victory came after placing fifth […]

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Sippican Harbor Surprises At 16-1 In Spinaway

Joel Rosario earned his second graded stakes win in a row at Saratoga on Saturday when he guided 16-1 longshot Sippican Harbor to a come-from-behind victory in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes. Owned by Lee Pokoik, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:23.72, crossing the wire about […]

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Undefeated Autumn Warrior Sets Sights On Super Derby; Lone Sailor Joins Nominees

A full field in last Saturday’s $60,000 Super Derby Prelude put on quite a show at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Three of the top four finishers from the Prelude now have their sights set on the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby on Sunday, September 2. The richest race of the 2018 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred racing season will also be contested on the main […]

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