seeking the gold

Omaha Beach Turns Back Champion Game Winner In Second Rebel

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach took command at the head of the stretch and was all-out in the final 100 yards to fend off champion Game Winner, capturing Saturday’s second division of the G2 Rebel by a nose on the wire. The 3-year-old son of War Front, ridden by Mike Smith for trainer Richard Mandella, […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Una Burla Al Deporte Hípico En Hialeah: La Culpa Es Del Estado, No Del Propietario

NOTA: Hemos decidido traducir para esta sección un revelador artículo del día 20 de Junio publicado por nuestro editor Ray Paulick luego de que hiciera una visita reciente al emblemático hipódromo de Hialeah. Lo que leerán (y verán) a continuación representa la triste realidad de lo que otrora fuera una de las plazas más importantes […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Blame State, Not Brunetti, For Mockery Of The Sport At Hialeah

I visited Hialeah Park for the first time nearly 30 years ago, on Dec. 26, 1987. Though I’d been cautioned that the grande dame of South Florida racing was not what she once was – that the war track owner John Brunetti had lost to Gulfstream Park over the prime winter dates had taken its […]

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Laminitis: Spendthrift ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For Lord Nelson’s Future

The recently retired Lord Nelson continues to battle laminitis at Spendthrift Farm, but general manager Ned Toffey sees promising signs in the stallion’s attitude and behavior, according to bloodhorse.com. Lord Nelson developed a small cut on his right front leg just prior to the Breeders’ Cup, and a resulting infection necessitated his scratch from the […]

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Multiple Stakes Winner Mei Ling Retired, Sold To Hill ‘N’ Dale

Stonewall Farms announced today the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner Mei Ling, earner of over half a million dollars, to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. Mei Ling is by Empire Maker, sire of 11 Grade 1 Winners and 4 Champions, and out of a Seeking the Gold mare who is a half-sister to two […]

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Bloodlines: The Continuing Legacy Of Mr. Prospector, Seeking The Gold

The Mr. Prospector line had an enriching and enlightening weekend around the world. Successes came for grandson Curlin (by Smart Strike) with Exaggerator (Grade 1 Haskell), Stellar Wind (G1 Clement Hirsch), and Curalina (G3 Shuvee); for grandson Street Cry (Machiavellian) who officially became the leading sire in Australia for the 2015-16 season in significant part […]

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Leading Sire Seeking The Gold Euthanized At 31

Multiple Grade 1 winner and top sire Seeking The Gold has died at the age of 31. He was euthanized July 28 from infirmities of old age, according to Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. The brilliant son of Mr. Prospector, out of the Buckpasser mare Con Game, was foaled in Kentucky at Claiborne Farm in […]

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Mshawish Retired To Taylor Made With Soft-Tissue Injury

Multiple Grade 1 winner Mshawish has been retired from racing due to a minor soft tissue injury that was discovered Friday morning at Belmont Park. After conferring with veterinarian Duncan Moir, it was determined by the team of owner Al Shaqab Racing that it was in the best interest of Mshawish for him to be […]

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South Korean Interests Purchase Bob And John, Musket Man

Bob and John (Seeking the Gold) and Musket Man (Yonaguska) have been purchased by South Korean interests and will stand there in 2016, according to bloodhorse.com. Both stallions stood 2015 in New York. Winner of three graded stakes, Bob and John began his stud career in 2008 at Pin Oak Stud in Kentucky, moving to […]

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