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Gainesway Releases January Open House Dates

Gainesway will be open this week to visitors wishing to inspect their 2020 roster of stallions. The open house will be daily from 12:30 to 3:00pm, Monday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Jan. 17. In addition to leading sire Tapit, Gainesway stands Afleet Alex, Anchor Down, Bird Song, Birdstone, Empire Maker, Karakontie, Tapizar, and Tapwrit.

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Surges Shake Up Final Standings Of 2019

There’s nothing quite like a down-to-the-wire finish, and the American Graded Stakes Standings closed with a few of them when the 2019 racing season hit the line. Two of those races closed the year as dead heats, after some late-season rallies brought trailing connections even with established leaders. Calumet Farm and Stonestreet Farm battled for […]

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Pink Sands Circles Field In Rampart

Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen’s Pink Sands rallied from last to score her first graded-stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Rampart (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit claimed her third victory in four starts over the Gulfstream Park track in the one-turn mile stakes for fillies […]

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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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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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