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Mott Keeping Options Open For Demoiselle Winner Lake Avenue

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is keeping all options open for Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle winner Lake Avenue, who was victorious in her two-turn debut at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Saturday, garnering an 82 Beyer Speed Figure. Breaking to the outside in the field of 10 under Junior Alvarado, Lake Avenue broke a […]

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Lake Avenue Takes Over Early, Pulls Away Late In Demoiselle

Godolphin homebred Lake Avenue broke her maiden at second asking last month at the Big A, and the 2-year-old daughter of Tapit continued that trend with a four-length score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, the 4-1 chance ran nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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$2 Million Purchase: ‘Legitimate’ Chestertown May Target Fair Grounds Derby Preps

A 2-year-old son of supersire Tapit, Chestertown broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths in his second career start this Sunday at Aqueduct. The Steve Asmussen trainee, purchased for a tag of $2 million at the OBS March sale, has always had high expectations from owners West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing, Siena Farm, Robert Masiello […]

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California Chrome’s Half Brother Fort McHenry Tries Stakes Company At Gulfstream

Expectations for Fort McHenry were obviously high when Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor bought the son of Tapit for $1.1 million at the 2018 Keeneland September sale. Being a half-brother to California Chrome, the two-time Horse of the Year who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1), has done […]

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Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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Juvenile Filly Finite Crushes Stakes Record In Rags To Riches

Finite posted her second straight daylight win with a commanding six-length win over Lady Glamour in Sunday’s seventh running of the $122,097 Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 26-day Fall Meet. The 2-year-old daughter of Munnings crushed Monomoy Girl’s 2017 stakes record of 1:36.29 by clocking one mile over a […]

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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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Mott On Classic: Tacitus Done For The Year, Elate To Be Cross-Entered

Bill Mott has ruled 3-year-old Tacitus out of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to drf.com, but the Hall of Fame trainer may still have two entrants for the $6 million contest. “We’re going to give him some time, let him grow,” Mott said of Tacitus, a Tapit son out of champion Close Hatches. Other […]

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