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Suspensory Issue Forces Retirement Of Grade 1 Winner Diversify

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ two-time Grade 1 winning New York-bred millionaire Diversify has been retired due to a suspensory injury. A wire-to-wire winner of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Handicap last year at Saratoga Race Course, Diversify was voted the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year. The 6-year-old gelded son of Bellamy Road, […]

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Diversify Shows ‘A Lot Of Energy’ In Third Breeze Of 2019

Multiple graded stakes winner and New York-bred Horse of the Year Diversify visited the training track this morning posting his third workout at Belmont this year, breezing four furlongs in 50.89 seconds Owned by Ralph and Lauren Evans, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Saturday’s breeze was a maintenance work with no set plans yet on where […]

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Jonathan Thomas Named New Trainer Of Dual Grade 1 Winner Diversify

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify will be trained by Jonathan Thomas in 2019, reports drf.com, succeeding the late Rick Violette. The two-time Grade 1 winner was most recently fifth in the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Sept. 29, and has been at Patricia Hogan’s Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., since the fall. “One of the […]

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No Breeders’ Cup Classic For Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Diversify

For the second consecutive year, Whitney Stakes winner Diversify will skip the Breeders’ Cup Classic, owner Ralph Evans tells the Daily Racing Form. Evans said several things went into the decision, including the fact that trainer Rick Violette has been in the hospital in recent weeks with an illness. In his last race, Diversify finished […]

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Violette: Diversify Likely To Pass Whitney, Await Woodward

Trainer Rick Violette said Grade 2 Suburban winner Diversify has a “15 percent” chance to run in the Grade 1 Whitney on August 4 at Saratoga and will likely wait and continue to train up to the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on September 1. “He’s doing great. We’re still very much on the fence for […]

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Jockey Club Gold Cup Winner Diversify Kicks Off 5-Year-Old Season In $1.2 Million Charles Town Classic

Lauren and Ralph M. Evans’ Diversify leads a field of seven who will break from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town gate Saturday night in a quest to snare the winner’s share in the $1,200,000, Grade 2 Charles Town Classic.  The Charles Town Classic is the marquee attraction on the track’s 13-race card that gets under […]

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Front-Running Diversify Beats Keen Ice In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Hustled to the front at the start under Irad Ortiz Jr., Ralph and Lauren Evans’ New York-bred Diversify made all the running in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, scoring his first graded stakes victory and upsetting 6-5 favorite Keen Ice by a length. Pavel finished three-quarters of a length […]

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WinStar Purchases Minority Interest In Upstart

WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) and runner-up in the Florida Derby (G1) and Fountain of Youth S. (G2) this winter at Gulfstream. “Upstart has been on our radar since the Breeders’ Cup,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Jerry […]

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