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Godolphin Outbids Coolmore On $4.1-Million Curlin Colt At Keeneland September Sale

It was just like the old days. In the blue corner was Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the Godolphin operation, which had been flexing its financial muscles with impunity during the first two days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. In the slightly darker blue corner were the Irish lads of the Coolmore […]

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Catholic Boy To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Claiborne Farm has purchased an interest in Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, who scored his most recent victory in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The son of More Than Ready will stand at the Paris, Ky. farm upon his retirement from racing, […]

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Catholic Boy Makes Triumphant Turf Return In Dixie

Sent off as the 7-5 favorite in his first start since finishing 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy made his 2019 debut a winning on in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano […]

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Tapit Colt Brings Sale-Record $2 Million At OBS March

A colt by commercial powerhouse Tapit set an unprecedentedly high bar in the early goings of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, going to the partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds, Robert Masiello, and Siena Farms for $2 million, setting a new record price for the OBS March sale. The gray or […]

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Support For Equine Aftercare: 47 Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its ninth year, the Pledge has raised over $480,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “New Vocations is a program the […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Retired To WinStar Farm

Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Florida Derby, has been retired from racing and will join the stallion ranks at WinStar Farm. Hailing from the Unbridled sire line, the most dominant classic sire line in recent years, Always Dreaming was campaigned by Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stables, MEB […]

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‘What Racing Is All About’: Thomas Thrilled By Catholic Boy’s Belmont Derby Success

Catholic Boy came out his victory by a head over Analyze It in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational in good order, trainer Jonathan Thomas said by phone Sunday morning. For the second straight race, Catholic Boy got the best of Analyze It, fighting back against his rival to regain the lead in the final jumps. […]

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Catholic Boy Battles Back Again, Nails Photo Over Analyze It To Win Belmont Derby

The last time Catholic Boy and Analyze It met in the Pennine Ridge, Analyze It took the lead only to have Catholic Boy wrest is back from him in the final strides. In Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational, those two made the turn for home in unison, leading to a thrilling stretch battle. Catholic […]

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Jimmy Creed’s First Winner Equals Gulfstream Park Track Record

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Jimmy Creed, the Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor, sired his first winner on Wednesday when 2-year-old colt Admiral Jimmy impressively won at first asking in a $50,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream, equaling the 4 ½-furlong track record in 51.07 seconds. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay colt broke […]

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Bal A Bali Just Up In Frank E. Kilroe Mile; Dortmund Last

The historic Calumet Farm, now owned by Brad Kelley, saw another Grade 1 victor on Saturday when Bal A Bali just got up to win the Frank E. Kilroe Mile by about a head over What A View. The 7-year-old son of Put It Back was ridden expertly by visiting jockey Javier Castellano, covering a […]

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