Sole Volante

Triple Crown Contenders Sole Volante, Ete Indien Entered In Wednesday Allowance At Gulfstream

Graded-stakes winners Sole Volante and Ete Indien are scheduled to prep for upcoming major-stakes engagements Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, where the highly regarded Patrick Biancone-trained duo will be joined by Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Shivaree in a mile optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds carded as Race 9. Sole Volante is being pointed to the June […]

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‘Always Looking Forward’: Luca Panici Returns To The Saddle Saturday At Gulfstream

Five weeks after suffering two broken ribs in a spill at Gulfstream Park, jockey Luca Panici is scheduled to return to riding this weekend. Panici, 46, was hurt when his mount, Mrs. Miniver, collapsed from a heart attack during the running of the fourth race April 24 and crashed into the inner rail. It was […]

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Maxfield’s 2020 Debut Lands Him On NTRA’s Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Godolphin homebred Maxfield came into his seasonal bow carrying the burdens of high anticipation and lofty expectations upon his dark bay shoulders. After validating both with a one-length victory in the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs May 23, the son of Street Sense took another step forward when he moved up into […]

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‘Fresh And Happy’: Biancone Points Sole Volante To Belmont, Ete Indien To Haskell

With the schedules for the 2020 Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up, trainer Patrick Biancone is stepping up the training programs for Sole Volante and Ete Indien at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. “I gave them an easy time in April. They should be […]

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Authentic Takes Solo Lead In Top 3-Year-Old Poll

While a pair of his stablemates posted impressive on-track wins this past weekend, the Bob Baffert-trained Authentic scored a victory in his own right without leaving his stall as he gained the outright lead in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The undefeated Authentic tied for the top spot with Tiz […]

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‘Very Consistent’ Sole Volante Will Point To Wood Memorial

Owner Dean Reeves, who operates Reeves Thoroughbred Racing alongside his wife Patti, said it’s important to prepare a horse for the Kentucky Derby over a surface similar to Churchill Downs. That is one reason why graded stakes-winner Sole Volante will point towards the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino on April […]

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King Guillermo Springs 49-1 Upset In Tampa Bay Derby

Retired major league baseball player Victor Martinez played on five teams that reached the postseason, was an American League All-Star five times and slugged 246 home runs in his 16-year career, which ended in 2018. But in the glow of a raucous winner’s-circle celebration late this afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs, he said nothing in […]

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Chance It, Pletcher Trio Try To Derail Sole Volante In Tampa Bay Derby

A field of a dozen 3-year-olds headed by Sole Volante will compete for the winner’s share of a $400,000 purse in the 40th edition of the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby is one of five stakes, four graded, […]

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Andie Biancone Follows In Father’s Footsteps With Derby Contender, ‘Birthday Present’ Sole Volante

Surprises, for sure, Sole Volante and his co-owner, Andie Biancone, each has the genetic makeup to be competing in the important races on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Versatile Sole Volante takes his deep, classy pedigree – albeit for distance and turf – into Saturday’s Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, the 1 1/16th-mile test […]

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