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Instagrand ‘Considered’ For Derby Trail Following Credible Gotham Third

OXO Equine’s Instagrand made a solid return to action with a third-place effort in the Gotham picking up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Instagrand arrived at the Gotham from an August 11 score in the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar. The Into Mischief bay, bred in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Insta’-Success Was 20 Years In The Making

Terri Burch was living in California when her father first hatched a plan to bring her back home to Kentucky. A politician, he helped pass the legislation to create the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program in 1986. A long-professed horse lover, Burch was excited about the new program, which would be attached to the […]

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Bloodlines: Best Picks Another Impressive Winner With Instagrand

A wide-margin victory in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar confirmed the grand-looking bay colt Instagrand (by Into Mischief) is a force of significance among the current 2-year-olds racing on the West Coast, a group which appears freakishly loaded with quality and talent. In both his debut on June 29 and in the Best […]

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Song Of Spring Up Late In Allaire DuPont Distaff

Stoneway Farm’s Song of Spring made up a lot of ground in the stretch of the G3 Allaire duPont Distaff, besting the even-money favorite Blue Prize by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Spring At Last was sent to the post at 9-1 in her first graded stakes victory. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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Pretty Perfection Still Unbeaten At Gulfstream After Captiva Island Victory

It took the winter for Stoneway Farm’s Pretty Perfection to heat up, reeling off her third consecutive victory and second straight in a stakes in Saturday’s $75,000 Captiva Island at Gulfstream Park. The third running of the five-furlong Captiva Island for fillies and mares 4 and older on the grass was the first of two […]

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Pretty Perfection Surges Clear In Ladies’ Turf Sprint

Stoneway Farm’s Pretty Perfection surged past the pacesetters in the final sixteenth to win the $125,000 Ladies’ Turf Sprint at odds of 13-1 Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Under jockey Nik Juarez, Pretty Perfection won by 1 1/2 lengths, completed the five furlongs in :55.31 seconds and paid $29.80. It was the first stakes win for […]

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Stonetastic Seeks To Go Out A Winner In Saturday’s G3 Sugar Swirl

Trainer Kelly Breen has mixed emotions about running multiple graded stakes winner Stonetastic in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3) at Gulfstream Park. On one hand, the 5-year-old is the horse to beat in the sprint race for fillies and mares. On the other, the Sugar Swirl could be the mare’s last race before starting her […]

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Consistent Stonetastic Victorious In Belmont’s Pumpkin Pie

Stoneway Farm’s Stonetastic potentially concluded her career a winner as she went gate-to-wire to capture Sunday’s $100,000 Pumpkin Pie at six furlongs on the final day of the Belmont Park fall meet. Trained by Kelly Breen, the 5-year-old gray mare set the early fractions of 22.04 seconds for a quarter-mile and 45.30 for a half […]

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Ahh Chocolate Hopes For A Sweet Victory In G3 Locust Grove

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate will bid for her second graded stakes victory of the year in Saturday’s 33rd running of Churchill Downs’ $100,000 Locust Grove (GIII), a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares three years old and up. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride won Pimlico’s Allaire DuPont Distaff (GIII) for trainer Neil Howard […]

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Ahh Chocolate Works ‘Fantastic’ For Groupie Doll Stakes

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate, possible favorite for what shapes up as one of the deepest runnings ever of Ellis Park’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll, had her final major piece of training at Churchill Downs for the $100,000 stakes Monday. So did Godolphin Racing’s Iowa Distaff winner Innovative Idea, who will ship in from Arlington Park. […]

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