successful appeal

‘Come-From-Behind’ Roiland Seeks Indiana Derby Upset

Tom Amoss — who tied for the 2018 Indiana Grand trainers title and won the crown outright in 2017 — tries to win the $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby for the first time Saturday, sending out James and Mary Durlacher’s Roiland. The son of Successful Appeal is a deep closer whose biggest credential is his […]

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Fast Pass Sweeps To Opening Lead Stakes Win

Paradise Farms Corp. and Walder Racing’s Fast Pass ($15.80) rallied from far back to prevail over heavily favorite Cautious Giant by a length in Sunday’s $75,000 Opening Lead Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The deep-closing son of Successful Appeal, who used similar tactics to capture an optional claiming allowance race in his previous start, ran six […]

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Amoss: Lecomte Longshot Roiland ‘Going To Catch Your Eye’

Good horses are blessed with natural talent, but heart and the ability to overcome adversity is often what takes them to the next level. In just five career starts, Roiland has checked all the boxes, but Saturday’s Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds represents a fresh and difficult challenge. Trainer Tom Amoss […]

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Broad Buys Walmac Farm At Auction For $4.8 Million

Gary Broad, a California-based owner and breeder, purchased Walmac Farm in Lexington, Ky., for $4.8 million during an auction held Nov. 8, BloodHorse reports. The 248-acre property’s stallion complex has the capacity for 20 stallions, with 50 more stalls for breeding stock and foals. Stallions of note including Nureyev, Miswaki, and Alleged resided at the farm […]

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Limousine Liberal Runs Down Whitmore In Belmont Sprint Championship

Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal finally won his first race outside of Kentucky, and he did so impressively in Saturday’s Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship. The 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding, favored at 9-5, ran down a troubled Whitmore (2-1) to score by a neck on the wire. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Ben Colebrook, […]

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Limousine Liberal Completes 2017 Sweep Of Churchill Sprint Stakes

 Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal completed a 2017 sweep of Churchill Downs’ four sprint stakes for older horses when he cruised to a 4 ¼-length win over Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club in the 10th running of the $81,545 Bet On Sunshine Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal ran seven furlongs over a “fast” […]

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Limousine Liberal Carried Wide But Surges Home First In Aristides

Katherine Ball’s 5-year-old homebred Limousine Liberalcollected his second straight stakes win at Churchill Downs when he drew clear late to win Saturday’s 29thrunning of the $100,000 Aristides (Grade III) by 2 ½ lengths over Wilbo and a late-closing The Truth or Else. Trained by Ben Colebrook, Limousine Liberal clocked six furlongs over a fast in […]

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Rapid Rhythm Remains Perfect On Fair Grounds Turf In Mardi Gras

Robert S. Evans’ Rapid Rhythm flashed her typical late kick to run her record to a perfect 5-for-5 on the Stall-Wilson turf course when taking Tuesday’s 74th running of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. Ridden by James Graham, the 5-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal assumed her typical position at the back of […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2016: Practice, Practice

The time that foals spend running about in their pastures is critical to their development, both mentally and physically. The galloping gait, once awkward and wobbly, becomes a part of the foal’s muscle memory so that he or she can execute it without even thinking, followed by experimenting in leaping and bucking to determine the […]

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