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Hofburg ‘Short On Seasoning,’ But ‘Professional Acting’ Colt Has Mott Excited About Derby

Working for the first time since finishing second in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg cruised a half-mile Sunday morning at Payson Park in 49.02. Mike Welsch, clocker and writer for the Daily Racing Form, had Hofburg galloping out five furlongs in 1:01.37 and six furlongs in 1:15.30 while working outside Jim Dandy […]

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My Miss Lilly Earns Oaks Berth With Gazelle Triumph

Courtlandt Farm’s My Miss Lilly used a stretch-drive surge to win her first graded stakes, outkicking Sara Street and Virginia Key in the final jumps to capture the 123rd running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. My Miss Lilly earned 100 points towards the Grade 1, $1 […]

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Conquest Big E Upsets Always Dreaming In Hardacre Mile

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was the 8-5 favorite in his 4-year-old debut, but Daniel Hurtack’s Conquest Big E had other plans for Saturday’s Grade 2 Hardacre Mile at Gulfstream Park. A 5-year-old son of Tapit, Conquest Big E went straight to the lead at odds of 12-1, continuing on to best Always Dreaming by […]

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Florida Derby: Mott ‘Taking A Chance’ With Recent Maiden Winner Hofburg

Juddmonte Farms homebred Hofburg, an impressive maiden winner March 3 at Gulfstream Park, will make just his third career start and first in a stakes in the 67th $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Hofburg is the 10th horse expected when entries are taken and post positions drawn late Wednesday morning […]

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Madison’s Luna Dominates Stakes Debut In Hutcheson

Rigney Racing’s Madison’s Luna conceded considerable experience Saturday at Gulfstream Park while making his stakes debut in only his second lifetime start, but the 3-year-old son of Tapit possessed more than enough class and talent to run away from his five rivals to capture the $100,000 Hutcheson (G3). Madison’s Luna ($11), an impressive debut winner at Tampa […]

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Synchrony Gets The Job Done In Muniz Memorial

Pin Oak homebred Synchrony left the gate as the 3-1 favorite in the G2 Muniz Memorial, yielded the lead early, and swallowed up the field late to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 5-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Mike Stidham, covered nine furlongs over the Fair Grounds’ firm turf […]

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Foal Patrol: La Verdad Delivers Filly By Tapit

La Verdad, a New York-bred Eclipse Award-winning mare owned by Lady Sheila Stable at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y., delivered a filly by Tapit on March 15 to become the fourth mare participating in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol to give birth in 2018. Both the mare and […]

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‘No Reason To Take A Chance’: Unique Bella Will Skip Santa Margarita Due To Cough

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Unique Bella will not run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita after a cough caused her to miss some training, according to drf.com. The filly has not breezed since Feb. 25, though trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said she has returned to galloping. “We’re not going to run in the Santa Margarita,” Hollendorfer said. “She […]

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Mask Off Kentucky Derby Trail, Expected To Resume Serious Training Soon

Mask, unbeaten in two starts for Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, is expected to resume serious training soon but is off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to Bill Farish of Lane’s End Racing, which owns the son of Tapit. Mask has not breezed since Jan. 20 at Palm Meadows training center in Florida while being […]

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Champion Untapable Delivers Colt By Frankel

Eclipse Award winner Untapable delivered her first foal, a chestnut colt by Frankel, in England Feb. 17. David Fiske, manager for Winchell Thoroughbreds, was the first to report the news via Twitter. According to the Daily Racing Form, Untapable will remain in England and will be bred back to Frankel. Untapable was named champion 3-year-old filly of […]

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