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Consistent Synchrony Seeks Grade 1 Status In Woodbine Mile

Synchrony was flawless in his first appearance at Woodbine, overcoming a less than ideal trip to get up for a one-length score in the Grade 2 King Edward on June 29, Queen’s Plate Day. “We were experimenting with the one-turn mile, because he hadn’t done that,” said Michael Stidham, who trains the son of Tapit […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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Synchrony Repeats In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s second-generation homebred Synchrony was authoritative when making it back-to-back wins in the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap this Saturday, running nine furlongs over the firm turf course in 1:48.09. The 6-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Joe Bravo as the even-money favorite, bested longshots Bandua and Markitoff by just 1 1/4 lengths for […]

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Synchrony Looks To Continue Turf Ascent In Saturday’s Shadwell Turf Mile

Pin Oak Stable’s homebred Synchrony was last seen racing at Keeneland 2½ years ago when he finished third in the Lexington Stakes (G3) on dirt for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. A lot has changed since then. Synchrony returns to Keeneland as a major player for Saturday’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), a “Win and […]

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Synchrony Off Slow But Finishes On Top In Red Bank Stakes

Favored at odds of 3-5, Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony gave some backers a scare when he was off a bit slowly at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes. Rounding the far turn on the inside rail, the 5-year-old son of Tapit surged for the lead, putting away 12-1 shot Abiding Star […]

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Synchrony Slips Through At The Rail In Oceanport

Pin Oak Stable’s homebred Synchrony bulled his way through at the rail to earn a three-length win in Sunday’s Grade 3 Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park, giving jockey Joe Bravo his second win on the card. Trained by Mike Stidham, the 5-year-old son of Tapit was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the seven […]

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Synchrony Takes Aim At Muniz; Good Samaritan, The Player Head New Orleans Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony made a successful return to the races in last month’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap and will look for another victory over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course in Saturday’s Gr. II $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap. Trained by Mike Stidham, the son of Tapit’s victory in last month’s Fair Grounds Handicap was his first start since last […]

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Don’t Leave Me Cruises To Ontario Colleen Score

Pin Oak Stables homebred Don’t Leave Me split rivals in the stretch run and surged to an impressive score in Saturday’s Grade 3 $159,700 Ontario Colleen Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the Lemon Drop Kid grey avenged a troubled last out trip, when fourth under Javier Castellano in the Grade 3 Regret Stakes […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pin Oak’s Flying Fillies

Pin Oak Stud’s Don’t Leave Me flew past her rivals deep in the stretch to win the G3 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park last Saturday. The victory was the first graded stakes win for Don’t Leave Me, who improved her record to three wins from four starts. The filly’s win moved her owner and breeder, […]

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Don’t Leave Me Flies Late To Take Bourbonette Oaks

Pin Oak Stable’s Don’t Leave Me put in a strong rally in deep stretch to pass pace-setting Sweet Success and score in the Grade 3, $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park Saturday. Final time for the two-turn mile on Polytrack was 1:38.60. Jose Lezcano rode Don’t Leave Me for trainer Malcolm Pierce, who has now […]

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