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Vinnie Viola Elected To The Jockey Club Board Of Stewards

Vinnie Viola has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired position of William S. Farish Jr. Vinnie Viola and his wife, Teresa, started purchasing racehorses in the late 1990s and eventually formed St. Elias Stables, which, together with Teresa’s Viola Racing Stables, has won the Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming […]

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Honor Code’s First Winner Comes At Laurel Park

The first winner for champion and freshman sire Honor Code came on July 11, when Night Code won a Laurel Park maiden special weight by a half-length. Night Code, a colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, won on debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race for owners St. Elias Stables and West Point […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Keeneland September Sale Surpasses 2017 Gross Sales On Seventh Day

Demand for Thoroughbred racehorses continued Monday at Keeneland when cumulative gross sales of $326,287,200 through seven sessions of the 13-day September Yearling Sale exceeded total sales of $307,845,400 for last year’s entire 12-day sale. On Monday, the first day of Book 3, Keeneland sold 289 yearlings for $22,360,500, up 21.62 percent from the corresponding session last year when […]

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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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Sweet Loretta Kicks Off 2017 With Beaumont Victory

St. Elias Stable’s Sweet Loretta may have disappointed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last fall, finishing 11th, but she returned with something to prove in Sunday’s G3 Beaumont Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit crushed a field of six other sophomore fillies, cruising under the wire about three lengths in front of the field. […]

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