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Palm Meadows: Animal Kingdom takes to the turf

Newly-annointed 2011 three-year-old champion Animal Kingdom continues working his way back to the races – now in South Florida.  The son of Leroidesanimaux hit the turf course Tuesday at the Palm Meadows Training Center, where he worked in company in an easy :53.44 half-mile for trainer Graham Motion. Motion is targeting the Gulfstream Park Turf […]

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Animal Kingdom, Toby’s Corner arrive in South Florida

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, arrived at Palm Meadows Training Center Wednesday morning, along with Toby’s Corner, the 2011 Wood Memorial winner. Trainer Graham Motion had been training the two major-stakes winning 4-year-olds at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, where the unseasonably warm and snow-free weather allowed him to keep them close […]

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Dialed In, Awesome Maria put in Monday works at Palm Meadows

Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In breezed three furlongs in 35 flat Monday morning at Palm Meadows for trainer Nick Zito in his second recorded workout this winter as the 2011 Florida Derby (G1) hero gets ready for another campaign and first start since finishing fourth behind Shackleford in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on May […]

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PDI #1 Uncle Mo back to work tab Sunday

Trainer Todd Pletcher says early Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo will continue his preparations Sunday with a workout at the Palm Meadows Training Center.  Pletcher plans to work Mike Repole’s undefeated colt twice before his final derby prep, the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct April 9. Uncle Mo is undefeated in four starts, […]

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Follow the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale

UPDATE: An Empire Maker filly, who was the expected sales-topper, was sold for $1.35 million by Murray Smith. Sheikh Mohammed’s John Ferguson outlasted Spendthrift Farm’s B. Wayne Hughes in the bidding. With much-reported optimism in the air, the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale will be the focus of the bloodstock market and the racing industry in general […]

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HRI – Pricci: The view from Palm Meadows

Horse Race Insider John Pricci is spending some time at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.  His adventures this week included a few chats with trainers about the Derby Trail and a strained meeting with Todd Pletcher, his first encounter with Pletcher since the Life At Ten incident at the Breeders’ Cup.

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Fasig-Tipton Florida sale catalogs 244 horses

The Florida select two-year-olds in training sale at Palm Meadows Training Center has cataloged 244 horses and is set for March 3. This will be the first time the sale will be held at the Palm Meadows facility having previously been held at Calder Race Course.

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