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‘Ludicrous’: Miller Unhappy With California Rule That Scratched Wrecking Crew From Arkansas Derby

Rockingham Ranch’s Wrecking Crew was scratched from the first division of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., because he remained on the California Horse Racing Board vet’s list for clenbuterol treatment on March 10, three days after finishing fifth in the G2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Peter Miller, […]

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First Foal Is A Colt For California Stallion Conquest Farenheit

The first reported foal by Conquest Farenheit, a Grade 2-placed, multiple stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, is Rockingham Ranch’s dark bay or brown colt out of Miss Sea Cup, an allowance-winning daughter of Sea of Secrets. Foaled Feb. 14 at Harris Farms, the colt is a half-brother to six-time winner Astonishing Tweet, their dam’s only […]

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Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends; Owner Urges Others To Be Proactive About Injury Detection

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, Ky., announced today the arrival of multiple Graded Stakes winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion Stormy Liberal. Stormy Liberal will spend a few days undergoing a brief veterinary exam at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford before joining the retirees at Old Friends’s flagship farm in Georgetown. […]

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‘Goodbye To A Friend’: Elite Sprinter X Y Jet Dies Of Apparent Cardiac Event

X Y Jet, a high-level sprinter in the U.S. and Dubai, died of an apparent cardiac event Wednesday morning, per a statement from trainer Jorge Navarro. The 8-year-old Kantharos gelding won 12 of 26 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,096,513. A $56,000 yearling out of the 2013 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August […]

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Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Winner Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends

Following a disagreement between his owner and former trainer, champion Stormy Liberal has been retired to Old Friends Farm in Kentucky, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Owner David Bernsen delivered the news following medical tests in Florida that revealed problems with the 7-year-old gelding’s ankles. Bernsen was looking into whether Stormy Liberal could continue […]

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Miller, Vet Want Champion Stormy Liberal Retired; Co-Owner Sending Horse To Florida

This story and headline have been updated to include statements from Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen. Stormy Liberal, the reigning male turf champion who won back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprints in 2017 and ’18, is being moved out of Peter Miller’s barn after the trainer and his veterinarian recommended retirement. The 7-year-old gelding by Stormy […]

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X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center. The […]

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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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TOBA Announces Five Finalists For National Owner Of The Year Award

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that Juddmonte Farm, Hronis Racing, Klaravich Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Peter M. Brant have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner presented by Red Brand, […]

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