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Bloodlines: Living In Galileo’s World

Another day, another Galileo classic winner. With 12 of the 13 racers in the 2019 Derby Stakes at Epsom tracing to Galileo as a son, grandson, or great-grandson, there was little doubt that more good news was brewing for the sire in the English classic. This year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck is by Coolmore’s […]

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Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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Schramsberg, Son Of Serena’s Song, Relocates Within Alberta

Alison Clapton of Lethbridge, Alberta has acquired Schramsberg, a Grade 3-winning son of Storm Cat out of champion Serena’s Song, from Bar None Ranches in Dewinton, and will stand him at her farm for the 2019 breeding season. Schramsberg is a winner of six races at four and five, earning $394,626, with wins that included […]

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Three Chimneys’ Love And Pride Joins Cast For Foal Patrol Season 2

Love and Pride, a 10-year-old mare owned by Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles, Ky., will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online in December at www.foalpatrol.com. Bred in Kentucky by Stud TNT, Love and Pride was foaled […]

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Uncle Benny Circles Futurity Field To Earn Breeders’ Cup Spot On Future Stars Friday

Ara Aprahamian’s Uncle Benny launched from last to first to win the 127th running of the $150,000 Futurity on Sunday at Belmont Park by a half-length in 1:11.26 for the six furlongs on the Widener turf listed as good. As part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series, the Futurity victory will […]

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Catapult Flies Late To Upset Eddie Read Stakes

Woodford Racing’s Catapult came flying down the center of Del Mar’s turf course to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes, providing a 21-1 upset in the $250,000 contest. The 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy came from off the pace to nail 3-1 favorite Sharp Samurai by a head on the wire, thanks to a […]

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Bloodlines: Reflecting On The Green Monkey

A week ago, the activity and interest in the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s two sales obscured the reporting that The Green Monkey had been euthanized earlier in the spring. The record-priced Thoroughbred sold at auction, The Green Monkey has become a footnote in racing history due to his price, and his death was noted because of […]

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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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