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Bloodlines: Tracing The Origins Of Justify’s Triple Crown Stamina

Fifty years ago, Stage Door Johnny (by Prince John) saved us from having an asterisk-laden Triple Crown. In the Kentucky Derby five weeks earlier, Peter Fuller’s highly talented gray colt Dancer’s Image (Native Dancer) had defeated Calumet’s Forward Pass (On-and-On), then had been disqualified due to the presence of a metabolite of bute in the […]

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Ultra Brat Finds Soft Turf To Her Liking In Easy Gallorette Score

Alex G. Campbell homebred Ultra Brat wasn’t deterred by the seven inches of rain that have fallen on Pimlico’s historic turf course over the past week, kicking clear down the lane for a 10 1/4-length score in the G3 Gallorette on Saturday. The 5-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo laid just off the pace and took […]

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Bloodlines: Justify’s Derby Win Checks Another Box For Storm Cat

With his game victory under trying conditions in the May 6 Kentucky Derby, Justify brushed a couple of tedious talking points into the dustbin of history. The most obvious is the wretched “curse of Apollo,” as the unbeaten colt became first Kentucky Derby winner in more than a century not to race as a 2-year-old. […]

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Section Of Overbrook Farm Targeted For Possible Development

Overbrook Farm, which was once home to one of the world’s leading sires in Storm Cat, may soon have single-family homes, apartment buildings and townhomes built on a section of it. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the W.T. Young family, which owns the property, is hoping to have “85 single-family homes, 10 three-story apartment buildings and 16 […]

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Baffert’s Solomini, McKinzie Expected For CashCall Futurity At Los Al

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity all three times the race has been run here, will be well-represented in the Grade I when it is offered Saturday, Dec. 9. Baffert, whose local CashCall Futurity victories have come with Dortmund (2014), Mor Spirit (2015) and Mastery (2016) after he […]

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Medaglia D’Oro’s 2018 Fee Boosted To $250,000 After Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Winners

Medaglia d’Oro, sire of two Breeders’ Cup winners and the leading sire by number of grade/group 1 winners this year with seven, will have his 2018 fee raised to $250,000, Darley announced on Tuesday. Talismanic in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T) and Bar of Gold in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) […]

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Bar Of Gold Shocks Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprinters At 60-1

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Bar of Gold came with a late rush from near the back of the field in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Del Mar, nosing out Ami’s Mesa at the wire for her first graded stakes victory. Trainer John C. Kimmel celebrated his first Grade 1 win since […]

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Stakes Winner Twirl Added To Keeneland November Sale In Foal To Curlin

Twirl (IRE), a stakes-winning daughter of leading sire Galileo (IRE) and a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me (IRE), dam of multiple Group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 7. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Storm Cat’s Rise And Influence On The Breed

This PR Special for the first session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale chronicles the career of Storm Cat, who has had a major influence on the Thoroughbred breed, including in New York where his son Freud is the leading sire. It’s part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series authored by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Storm Cat Line Produces Sophomore Sweep

Somewhere in horse heaven, Storm Cat is gloating. His branch of the Northern Dancer line hung up big wins over the weekend in the two most important stakes for 3-year-old colts, the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth Park and the G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. At the Spa on Saturday, Good Samaritan (by Harlan’s Holiday) ran […]

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