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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hercules, Caesar, And A Rising Star

Her flight to Louisville is already booked. If Flameaway runs as well in his next start as he did in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, said breeder Deborah Holmes, she’ll have to buy a hotel room during Kentucky Derby week as well. From one of just six mares Holmes bred in […]

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Flameaway Upsets Heavily Favored Catholic Boy In Sam F. Davis

According to the tote board, Catholic Boy (1-2) was going to walk all over the other five sophomore colts entered in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. But when the favorite drew even with 10-1 frontrunner Flameaway at the head of the lane, there was another story to be told. Jose […]

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Silent Sting: ‘Miracle Baby’ Could Be Headed For Queen’s Plate

In the wee hours of a bitterly cold February night, 2015, Dr. Ruth Barbour got an urgent call from her sister Gail Wood; Mona Mia was ready to foal but there was trouble. The prized mare of Deborah Holmes was dying, and her foal needed to be saved. What followed through split second decision-making is […]

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