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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Owners And Trainers Bedding Down Into Horse Shavings Business

Aside from the cost of hay and feed, one of the biggest expenses in horse care is usually bedding–the soft, wood shavings that line the inside of stalls to keep horses clean and comfortable. “With our membership of nearly 6,000 racehorse owners and trainers doing business in Florida, and a horse population of nearly 3,500 […]

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Juvenile Champ Avie’s Flatter Will Be Fresh For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter will be looking to end a puzzling drought for Coronation Futurity winners in the Queen’s Plate as no horse since Norcliffe in 1976 has come back from success in that 2-year-old fixture to win Canada’s most prestigious race. But the Ivan Dalos homebred, conditioned by Josie Carroll, certainly would be no surprise to […]

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Maximum Security ‘Just Maintaining’ In One-Mile Work At Palm Meadows

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security breezed toward the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, steadily cruising through a mile at trainer Jason Servis’ Palm Meadows base in Southern Florida. The colt was given an official time of :42.00 for three furlongs. “It was a spectacular morning here, 59 degrees and crystal clear,” Servis told drf.com. “He went […]

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Saez ‘Walked The Dog’ With Maximum Security In Florida Derby

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security exited his dominating triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in good order Sunday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day continued his unlikely ascension from $16,000 claimer to serious Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate in the 68th Florida Derby, in which he won […]

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Focus Group Gives Irad Ortiz Third Win On The Card In Pan American

Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Focus Group, favored in his seasonal debut off a 24-week break between races, surged up the rail and got his nose down on the wire ahead of long shot Melmich to capture Saturday’s $250,000 Pan American (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 58th running of the Pan American for 4-year-olds […]

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‘Real Chance’: Plus Que Parfait Transfers To Florida, Takes Aim On UAE Derby

While much of the focus will rightfully be on Dubai’s local contenders for the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2) in Super Saturday’s course and distance $350,000 Al Bastakiya (Listed) and the possible team from Ireland’s Ballydoyle heading south post-Patton Stakes (Listed), candidates from elsewhere are beginning to surface. One of those is Imperial Racing’s Plus […]

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‘Satisfying’ Breeze Has Global Campaign Ready For Fountain Of Youth

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign, undefeated in two career starts, remains possible for the Fountain of Youth after working five furlongs Sunday morning at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. “He worked in 1:01 and [three-fifths],” trainer Stanley Hough said. “He went in company, but it was a nice, […]

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Pegasus: Patternrecognition Cruises Five Furlongs At Palm Meadows

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Cigar Mile winner Patternrecognition recorded his third breeze toward the Pegasus World Cup last weekend, covering five furlongs at Palm Meadows in 1:02.05 for the fourth-fastest work of the morning. The 6-year-old son of Adios Charlie has won his three most recent starts for trainer Chad Brown, including a victory […]

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