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BC Juvenile Runner-Up Swipe To Stand In Sweden

Swipe, runner-up to champion Nyquist in the 2015 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has been purchased privately and will stand at Ravdansen Stud in Sweden next year. The Racing Post reports that the 3-year-old son of Birdstone had been entered in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale as a stallion prospect, but was withdrawn prior to the […]

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BC Juvenile Runner-Up Swipe Retired, To Sell At Keeneland November Sale

Multiple graded stakes-placed Swipe has been retired from racing and will be entered in the Keeneland November sale as a stallion prospect, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. A 3-year-old son of Birdstone, Swipe broke his maiden in his third career start, the Summer Juvenile Championship Stakes at Los Alamitos. He then finished second to […]

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Regally-Bred Dolphus Returns To The Races In Friday’s Curlin Stakes

Less than a week after the announced retirement of the legendary Rachel Alexandra’s 3-year-old daughter, Rachel’s Valentina, the 2009 Horse of the Year’s half-brother Dolphus will try to pick up the family mantle in his Spa debut on Friday in the $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds. Trained by Joe Sharp, Dede McGehee’s homebred Dolphus will be […]

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Exaggerator ‘Slower Than Expected’ In First Work Since Belmont

Exaggerator conducted his first official workout since the Grade 1 Belmont, breezing a half-mile in 51.69 seconds on the Belmont Park main track with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux in the irons. Exaggerator, the Grade 1 Preakness winner who finished 11th in the Belmont on June 11, registered splits of 24.99 seconds for the […]

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Exaggerator ‘A Handful’ After First Belmont Park Gallop

Leading Belmont Stakes contender Exaggerator got a feel for Belmont Park’s main track on a rainy Monday morning, the Preakness winner’s first excursion over the surface since his arrival from Pimlico Sunday afternoon. Overseen at Belmont Park by Keith Desormeaux’ assistant trainer Julie Clark, the probable favorite for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes […]

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‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing’s trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner’s circle that Exaggerator brought him to after Saturday’s victory in the 141st running of the Preakness. Shortly after the trophy presentation and national television interviews were over, Desormeaux reflected on what […]

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Exaggerator Arrives At Pimlico After ‘Uneventful’ Van Ride

Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 4:40 p.m. Sunday, joining Derby victor Nyquist for a rematch in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). Exaggerator, who has lost four times in his career to Nyquist but was a fast-closing second in the Derby, was settled into Stall 21 in the Preakness Stakes […]

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Swipe Out Of Training 30 Days With Throat Surgery

Keith Desormeaux trainee Swipe recently underwent surgery to correct a breathing problem, reports the Daily Racing Form. The sophomore colt, runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will miss 30 days of training to recover. The problem was discovered when Swipe finished sixth in Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes on April 16, which was meant as a final […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On Arkansas

The Grade 1 action kicks off early this week with Friday racing, including the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn and the Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland. Untapable will look for back-to-back wins in the 1 1/16-mile Apple Blossom, but faces Call Pat, who bested her last out in the Azeri. Also shipping in to challenge are […]

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Swipe Makes 2016 Debut In G3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Fizzy Racing and Billy Shelton’s Swipe, runner-up in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) here last fall, will open his 3-year-old campaign Saturday when he heads a field of 10 entered Wednesday for the 35th running of the $150,000 Lexington (G3). The Lexington, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main […]

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