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Game Winner Heads Five-Horse Field In Grade 1 American Pharoah

Bob Baffert’s Game Winner, who upset his highly regarded stablemate Roadster in winning the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3, heads a field of five juveniles going  1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita. Originally run as the Norfolk and most recently contested as the FrontRunner Stakes, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Favorite Instagrand To Sit Out Rest Of 2018

Instagrand, who closed as the favorite in the recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile future wager, will not compete in the race nor any other this year. The Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free reported Tuesday the colt’s owner Larry Best has chosen to “freshen the horse up,” and get him ready for a 3-year-old campaign. Trainer Jerry […]

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Electric Book 1 Of Keeneland September Doubles Seven-Figure Horses Over First Four Days

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale had a distinctly pre-recession feel to it during the 2018 renewal. Principals for Godolphin and Coolmore were in attendance and battling for what became a hefty ledger of seven-figure horses, throwing back to their epic battles in the early aughts, while a global variety of buyers filled […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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$1.2 Million Juvenile Instagrand Leads Five Challengers In Best Pal

OXO Equine’s Instagrand, who appeared every cent worth his $1.2 million purchase price in breaking his maiden by ten lengths in fast time in late June, figures to be a prohibitive favorite Saturday when he heads a field of five 2-year-olds in the Grade 2 $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar. Instagrand, with Drayden […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, American Pharoah Yearlings Spearhead Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The biggest Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale catalog in recent memory produced the highest gross in the elite auction’s history and tied the record median sale price, powered by a fervor in the marketplace for offerings by Medaglia d’Oro and American Pharoah. The two-day auction moved 170 horses for record revenues of $62,794,000. That figure surpassed […]

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American Pharoah, Good Luck Charms Dominate Opening Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday was a banner night for both American Pharoah offspring and lucky garments. Moments after Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of the Triple Crown winner, sold for $1.2 million, Brian Graves of consignor Gainesway was asked his secret for finding and […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Notes From Opening Week

The first of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Safety First Opening day – and all of opening week for that matter […]

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$1.2 Million Juvenile Instagrand Impressive Friday At Los Alamitos

Instagrand lived up to the advance hype, rolling to an easy debut victory in a $40,345 maiden race Friday at Los Alamitos. A 2-year-old Into Mischief colt purchased for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale in March, Instagrand broke well, quickly took over from longshot Mr Bingley, was challenged briefly to his outside by […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Instilled Regard Owner Carves His Own Path

“I’m living through a ‘pinch-me’ moment,” said Larry Best, owner of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby starter Instilled Regard, winner of the G3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds in January after placing second via disqualification in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in December. Best knows the son of Arch is a longshot after being the last […]

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