Longshot Copper Nickel Skips Clear In Miss Indiana Stakes

Copper Nickel may have been overlooked by the public, but her connections had faith in her. At odds of 20-1, the two-year-old daughter of Stroll put the field at her heels in the stretch and rode away with the victory in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Miss Indiana Stakes at Indiana Grand Tuesday, Nov. […]

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Record-Priced Liaison Filly Powers Gains At Iowa Fall Sale

The 2019 renewal of the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Fall Sale was among the strongest in its history, posting an all-time high average sale price propelled by the highest-priced offering in the auction’s history. A total of 38 yearlings changed hands on Thursday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, for […]

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Wet Your Whistle Circles Highlander Field For Fourth Straight Victory

David Palmer’s Wet Your Whistle was a $17,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland September, and the 4-year-old gelding proved he was a bargain with a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine. Sired by Stroll, Wet Your Whistle came flying down the center of the firm turf course to complete six furlongs in 1:07.88 […]

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Albuquerque Downs Kicks Off 2019 Meeting Friday

Albuquerque Downs opens its 56-date Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Friday, headlined by the 5 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Duke City Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds. Post time for the first race is set for 6:05 p.m. (MDT). Walker Stalker, a homebred Stroll gelding trained by Jose R. Gonzalez Jr. for Gallegos […]

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Block Ties Trotsek’s Arlington Stakes Record With 44 Victories

It was a day of milestones in both stakes events at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday. In the $55,850 Purple Violet Stakes, a one-mile all-weather outing for sophomore fillies, trainer Chris Block tied the record for most stakes wins at Arlington when Moabo Stables’ Strollin the Bayou made a devastating run down the stretch to […]

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Walkabout Up Late For Matron Upset

Janis Whitham homebred Walkabout closed from well off the early pace to win Saturday’s G3 Matron Stakes at Churchill Downs by a neck over Improv. The 4-year-old daughter of Stroll, ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44.06 to score her first graded […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2017 stallion roster have been released. Among the ten stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international supersire War Front. Currently the world’s leading sire of two-year-olds, War Front will stand for $250,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 this year. “War Front’s progeny continue […]

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