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First Stakes Win For Kelsey’s Cross Highlights Florida-Bred Action At Gulfstream

Given a short freshening after competing in five consecutive graded-stakes dating back to last fall, Kelsey’s Cross got some class relief and rallied to secure her elusive first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Ginger Punch for fillies and mares was the second of two […]

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Triple Crown Contenders Sole Volante, Ete Indien Entered In Wednesday Allowance At Gulfstream

Graded-stakes winners Sole Volante and Ete Indien are scheduled to prep for upcoming major-stakes engagements Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, where the highly regarded Patrick Biancone-trained duo will be joined by Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Shivaree in a mile optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds carded as Race 9. Sole Volante is being pointed to the June […]

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‘Fresh And Happy’: Biancone Points Sole Volante To Belmont, Ete Indien To Haskell

With the schedules for the 2020 Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up, trainer Patrick Biancone is stepping up the training programs for Sole Volante and Ete Indien at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. “I gave them an easy time in April. They should be […]

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Ete Indien’s Florida Derby Performance Was Hindered By Cuts To Hind Leg, Lost Shoe

Ete Indien finished third in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, beaten five lengths by Tiz the Law after leading on the backstretch. The performance drew criticism from one individual on Twitter, prompting assistant trainer Andie Biancone to respond. I think running 3rd with a cut up hind leg, lost shoe, and […]

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Chance It, Pletcher Trio Try To Derail Sole Volante In Tampa Bay Derby

A field of a dozen 3-year-olds headed by Sole Volante will compete for the winner’s share of a $400,000 purse in the 40th edition of the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby is one of five stakes, four graded, […]

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Andie Biancone Follows In Father’s Footsteps With Derby Contender, ‘Birthday Present’ Sole Volante

Surprises, for sure, Sole Volante and his co-owner, Andie Biancone, each has the genetic makeup to be competing in the important races on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Versatile Sole Volante takes his deep, classy pedigree – albeit for distance and turf – into Saturday’s Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, the 1 1/16th-mile test […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Ete Indien’s Unexpected Road To Success For Betz Thoroughbreds

Everything was set up for Ete Indien to have a productive career as a turf horse. The colt’s pedigree is full of turf class on the top and bottom, and his $80,000 purchase by Ireland-based Powerstown Stud at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale all but ensured he’d spend his career running over the grass. […]

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Ete Indien Will ‘Need To Improve A Little Bit’ Before Florida Derby

Ete Indien, who stamped himself a serious Triple Crown prospect in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, emerged well from his dominant 8 ½-length triumph, trainer Patrick Biancone said Sunday. “Very good,” Biancone said. “He ate all his dinner and he’s happy and sound this morning, which is what you […]

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Ete Indien Takes Them All The Way In Fountain Of Youth; Dennis’ Moment Last

While the outside-drawn (12) Chance It was scratched from the field of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes early Saturday afternoon, the 11-post didn’t stop last month’s Holy Bull runner-up Ete Indien. Breaking from the far outside of 10 starters, the 3-year-old son of Summer Front got a hot start and made it over to […]

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