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Pharoah’s Half-Sister Chasing Yesterday Captures Anoakia Stakes

A return to the home-front proved an elixir for heavily favored Chasing Yesterday, as she ran down talented It’sjustanillusion late to win Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke. A chestnut daughter of Tapit owned and bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Equine, Chasing Yesterday is trained […]

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Strike Me Down Gives Sam-Son Big Chance For Fourth Ontario Derby Win

Strike Me Down, an Ontario-bred son of Tapit, will chase his first added-money score in Saturday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Ontario Derby for 3-year-olds, part of Woodbine’s stakes-stacked card that’s headlined by the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International. A Sam-Son farm homebred, Strike Me Down returns to the Toronto oval after two straight starts at Saratoga, […]

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Gainesway Sets 2019 Fees, Topped By Tapit At $225,000

Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., has released the full list of advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, topped by perennial leading sire Tapit at $225,000. Empire Maker (by Unbridled), who will enter his fourth season at Gainesway since returning from Japan, will stand for $85,000. His first foals since his repatriation will be 2-year-olds of […]

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Leading Sire Tapit To Stand For $225,000 In 2019

Three-time leading sire Tapit will stand for a fee of $225,000 LFSN in 2019 at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky. Tapit’s book will again be limited to 125 mares. Tapit is the sire of 24 Grade 1 winners and seven champions, including Eclipse Award-winning female sprinter Unique Bella, who captured the Grade 1 Beholder Mile and […]

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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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Baffert-Trained McKinzie Tops Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby

Parx Racing will be the place to be this Saturday for the 39th Running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, the final stop for the 3-year-old Division before they move on to the Breeders’ Cup on November 3 at Churchill Downs. The Pennsylvania Derby will highlight a spectacular day of racing as one […]

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$1-Million Uncle Mo Colt Tops Book 2 Opener At Keeneland September

The opening session of Book 2 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale showed there was still plenty of money left in the market after Book 1 uncorked a week-long run of high-level activity, with Saturday’s trade being led by a $1-million Uncle Mo colt. Following a four-day run of Book 1 sessions and Friday’s traditional […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Havre De Grace Daughter Graceful Princess Successful On Debut At Saratoga

Juvenile filly Graceful Princess, the blue-blooded daughter of Tapit and 2011 Horse of the Year Havre De Grace, won her debut on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Ralph Nicks and ridden by Manny Franco, Graceful Princess took the lead shortly after the start and carried on through the wire to win by 1 […]

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Synchrony Off Slow But Finishes On Top In Red Bank Stakes

Favored at odds of 3-5, Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony gave some backers a scare when he was off a bit slowly at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes. Rounding the far turn on the inside rail, the 5-year-old son of Tapit surged for the lead, putting away 12-1 shot Abiding Star […]

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