Recruiting Ready

Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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Met Mile Next Target For Firenze Fire After Convincing Runhappy Score

Mr. Amore Stable’s homebred Firenze Fire surged to the lead at the top of the lane en route to a convincing score in Saturday’s $150,000 Runhappy, a six-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Trained by Jason Servis, the 4-year-old Poseidon’s Warrior colt was quickest out of the gate under Irad Ortiz, Jr. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: For Hough, Being Around Horses ‘Isn’t Really A Job’

He may have been retired, but Stanley Hough still had a few business interests in the Thoroughbred industry. So when his golf game started to slip, and then long-time mentee Hunter Rankin called with a new opportunity, Hough decided to wade back in. For the past several years, Hough and Sagamore president Rankin have been […]

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Recruiting Ready Proves Deserving Favorite In Gulfstream Park Sprint

Sagamore Farm’s Recruiting Ready was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint and delivered an easy three-length score under jockey Luis Saez. The 5-year-old son of Algorithms, trained by Stanley Hough, covered six furlongs over the fast main track in 1:09.53. It was the first victory in six career […]

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Recruiting Ready Bids For Graded Stakes Score In Gulfstream Park Sprint

Sagamore Farm’s multiple stakes winner Recruiting Ready takes another shot at adding an elusive graded triumph to his resume when he faces seven rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3). The 40th running of the six-furlong Gulfstream Park Sprint for 4-year-olds and up is the third of nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses on […]

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World Of Trouble Demonstrates Versatility In Gulfstream’s Off-Turf Sprint Stakes

World of Trouble once again demonstrated high levels of speed and versatility Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 4-year-old son of Kantharos sped to a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $150,000 Turf Sprint Stakes. The five-furlong sprint, which was moved from the turf course to the sloppy main track, was the first of nine stakes […]

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Recruiting Ready Holds On Late Off The Layoff In Gravesend

Making his first start in over six months following a fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 True North at Belmont Park, Sagamore Farm’s Recruiting Ready handled the return from a layoff with composure holding off a late charge from Skyler’s Scramjet to best a field of eight to win the $100,000 Gravesend on Sunday at […]

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Sagamore Scaling Back; DePaz Transitioning Into Public Stable

Horacio DePaz, multiple stakes-winning trainer for historic Sagamore Farm since 2015, will also be taking on outside clients as he transitions into running a public stable. DePaz, 33, currently has 40 horses in training for Sagamore spread between the Glyndon, Md. farm, Laurel Park, Saratoga Race Course and Churchill Downs. The move comes as Sagamore’s […]

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Joking Gets Back On Track For Friday’s True North Stakes

It’s been a while, about 20 months, since Joking was seen in the winner’s circle after the Grade 1 Vosburgh, which punched his ticket to the 2016 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint for owner-trainer Charlton Baker. Joking never got a chance to run in the Breeders’ Cup. The now 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor developed […]

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El Areeb, Recruiting Ready Face Off On Saturday At Laurel Park

M M G Stables’ El Areeb, who opened the year with back-to-back Grade 3 victories before being knocked from the Triple Crown trail with a knee injury, will attempt to end his sophomore season in similarly successful fashion in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is the last […]

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