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Phipps Family To Receive Inaugural Dinny Phipps Award

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that the Phipps family will be the recipient of the inaugural Dinny Phipps Award when it is presented at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration on Thursday evening, June 8, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Earle Mack, an active participant in Thoroughbred racing and breeding […]

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Brown Looking For Triple Crown Success To Eclipse Reputation As Filly, Grass Trainer

One deep breath. That is all Chad Brown allowed himself to celebrate his first Eclipse Award as North America’s leading trainer, an honor he received in January to culminate his stunning rise in the last decade. “It was a tall mountain to climb. To finally get there, I did a big exhale like, ‘Okay, we […]

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1989 Gotham Stakes Launching Pad For Easy Goer’s Memorable 3-Year-Old Season

One July day in 1988, Arthur B. Hancock III was dinning at a restaurant in Kentucky when he spotted his brother, Seth, the longtime President of Claiborne Farms. Arthur approached his brother and told him that he had been receiving promising reports about one of his 2-year-olds, a colt named Sunday Silence. What he heard […]

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Inspector Lynley Holds Off Kasaqui In Tampa Bay Stakes

Stuart S. Janney, III and Phipps Stable’s homebred Inspector Lynley was the game winner of Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes, given a well-timed ride by John Velazquez to hold off Kasaqui by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, trained by Shug McGaughey, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm […]

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Tampa Bay ‘Home Team’ Trainers Favored In Weekend Graded Stakes

The rock stars are coming to Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. With three graded stakes races on the Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South card, and $650,000 in stakes purse money on the line, some of the world’s top trainers and greatest jockeys will be on the scene. Hall of Fame trainer Claude “Shug” […]

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Oscar Nominated On Marquee For Tropical Park Derby

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated is set to finish off a most productive 2016 campaign Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a start in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds. The Michael Maker-trained ridgling has amassed nearly $600,000 during a sophomore campaign that included three stakes triumphs, as well as […]

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French Import Azaelia Seeking First Stakes Victory in Tropical Park Oaks

French import Azaelia will seek to build on her first U.S. victory when she takes on 13 other 3-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf. “She’s been training great. She’s up at Payson Park,” trainer Shug McGaughey said. “She’s done everything great. So far, so good,” Azaelia […]

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Millionaire Ironicus Retired, Joins Claiborne Farm Stallion Roster For 2017

Claiborne Farm is proud to announce that millionaire Ironicus will retire from racing to join its stallion roster in 2017. “This talented homebred had a solid race career as a three-time graded stakes winner and multiple grade I performer. We believe his accomplishments on the racetrack, as well as his impressive bloodlines make him an […]

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Fair Point Closes Well For Senator Ken Maddy Victory

Stuart S. Janney’s Fair Point made big strides down the stretch to win Saturday’s G3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita Park, drawing away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the 4-year-old daughter of Smart Strike covered the approximately 6 1/2 furlongs of the downhill turf course in 1:11.75 […]

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Cheekaboo, My Impression Lead 14 Fillies In Friday’s Valley View Stakes

California invader Cheekaboo and Stuart Janney III’s My Impression, daylight winner of the recent Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel, head a deep field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Friday’s 26th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at Keeneland. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the […]

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