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Souper Tapit Determined In Sunshine Millions Classic Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Tapit captured Saturday’s $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic as the 3-2 favorite, taking advantage of a Hall of Fame trip under John Velazquez to prevail with a half-length decision. The 1 1/8-mile Classic capped Gulfstream Park’s Sunshine Millions stakes action for horses bred in Florida, following the $100,000 Sprint, the $150,000 Turf […]

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‘Looks Just Her Daddy’: First Foal A Filly For Classic-Placed Divining Rod

Young Maryland stallion Divining Rod, a classics-placed son of Tapit owned by Gainesway Farm, Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stable, and Country Life Farm, is represented by his first foal, a Maryland-bred filly born at Country Life on Jan. 16. Divining Rod’s first foal is also the first foal out of the 5-year-old Gainesway mare […]

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Dominant Allowance Winner Bourbon War ‘Ready’ For Return To Triple Crown Trail

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War registered a dominant 2 ¼-length victory in Friday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, establishing himself as a horse to watch on the road to the Triple Crown. Trained by Mark Hennig, the son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.54 to notch his second […]

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Winchell’s Homebred Pair ‘Hard To Separate’ Ahead Of Lecomte

As the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for prominent horse owner Ron Winchell, one of David Fiske’s most important roles is to find a path to the Kentucky Derby for the stable’s top 3-year-olds. On Saturday, promising sophomores Wicked Indeed and Tight Ten hope to cement their status in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at […]

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No Plans Yet For Sham Winner Gunmetal Gray; Coliseum ‘Needed The Race’

Because more than half an inch of rain inundated the Arcadia area last night, there was no training on the main track at Santa Anita on an otherwise invigorating Sunday morning, sunshine breaking through stretches of low-hanging white clouds and snow nestled sparsely atop the San Gabriel Mountains and familiar old Mt. Baldy. That didn’t […]

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Godolphin’s Coliseum Fires Bullet Toward Jan. 5 Sham Stakes

Coliseum, seemingly one in a plethora of Bob Baffert 2-year-olds about to embark on the Triple Crown trail, worked six furlongs under Joe Talamo Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park. The colt recorded a bullet 1:12.40 for the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 5. The one mile race for 3-year-olds is the first stakes […]

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Royally-Bred Gun It Showing ‘Promise’ Ahead Of Second Start At Fair Grounds

When a racehorse is closely related to a former Horse of the Year and costs $2.6 million at auction, expectations are bound to be sky high. By Tapit, Whisper Hill Farm LLC and Three Chimney Farm’s Gun It is the first foal out of the Medaglia d’Oro broodmare Miss Besilu, who is a half-sister to […]

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Coal Front, Conquest Big E Among Nominees For Mr. Prospector

Graded-stakes winners Coal Front, Conquest Big E and Wild Shot are prominent among 14 horses nominated to the 64th running of the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs Saturday, Dec. 22 at Gulfstream Park. Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front won four of six starts in 2017 […]

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Dream Pauline Proves Deserving Favorite In Sugar Swirl

Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Dream Pauline went sent off as the 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s G3 Sugar Swirl Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and splashed home the determined winner by a head over 5-2 third choice Stormy Embrace. A 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, Dream Pauline was ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, and completed six […]

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Chasing Yesterday Earns Hard-Fought G1 Win In Starlet

Jane Lyon’s Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The juvenile daughter of Tapit had to work hard to hit the wire first; after being forced four-wide on both turns, she ran down both Enaya Alrabb and her stablemate […]

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