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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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Keen Ice A ‘Fresh, Fit Horse’ Heading Into Classic

Keen Ice clocked five furlongs in 1:00.85 on the Belmont Park training track Saturday morning in his last work before the Grade 1, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 5 at Santa Anita Park. The 2015 Grade 1 Travers winner, Keen Ice finished third last out against allowance company at Belmont in his […]

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Curalina, Syndergaard Breeze At Belmont For Breeders’ Cup

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina wrapped up her serious preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Sunday morning, turning in a half-mile bullet work on the Belmont training track in company with 2016 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth runner-up Zulu. The 4-year-old Curlin filly, who has been training up to the Breeders’ Cup since her runner-up finish in […]

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Team Tepin ‘Trying To Regain That Top Form’ For Breeders’ Cup

Tepin has been crowned the “Queen of the Turf” by racing media with her impressive victories in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Woodbine Mile, but she was upset in her final prep race for the Breeders’ Cup by a 29-1 longshot. Photo Call drew out to an insurmountable […]

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Theory Is Possible To Join Pletcher’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory exited his 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’ Grade 3 Futurity in fine fettle, according to trainer Todd Pletcher on Sunday morning at Belmont Park. “He’s excellent,” said Pletcher. “He looked good this morning.” Pletcher added that the connections are still sizing up their options for the 2-year-old Gemologist […]

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Photo Call ‘Faked Everybody Out’ In First Lady; Plans To Be Determined

The turnback to a mile distance in yesterday’s First Lady (G1) unleashed a tiger, otherwise known as Teresa Viola Racing Stable’s Photo Call (IRE). Photo Call’s record includes a win in the 1¼-mile Rodeo Drive (G1) at Santa Anita, a fifth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at Keeneland and a […]

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Record Wagering, Second-Highest Attendance At Keeneland’s Fall Stars Saturday

The Club Racing, Allen Rosenblum and Sagamore Farm’s Miss Temple City held off a late charge from favored Ironicus to win the 31st running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) by a head on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 28,101, the second-highest attendance for a Fall Stars Saturday in track […]

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Photo Call Shocks Tepin With Front-Running First Lady Performance

Off at odds of 29-1, Teresa Viola’s Photo Call ended Tepin’s eight-race win streak with a front-running performance in the G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, drawing away to lead by 10 lengths in the far turn and hanging on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 5-year-old daughter of Galileo covered one […]

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Photo Call Dictates Pace To Capture Orchid Stakes

Teresa Viola Racing Stable’s Photo Call was allowed to dictate her own pace Saturday at Gulfstream Park, and came home the three-quarter length winner of the Grade 3 Orchid Stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher. The 5-year-old daughter of Galileo covered 1 3/8 miles over a turf course rated good in 2:16.38 under Javier Castellano. “We […]

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Weekend Lineup: Florida Showdown

Arguably racing’s best undefeated sophomore superstars are set to face off in Saturday’s Grade 1 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby. Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Mohaymen is the gritty gray son of Tapit who has dominated the Kentucky Derby prep races at Gulfstream Park, and Doug O’Neill-trained Nyquist is the Breeders’ Cup-winning son of Uncle Mo from Santa Anita chasing […]

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