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Banner Day For Hinkle Farms Highlights Opening Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Selling a pair of seven-figure horses is a fine way for any operation to kick off the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was a true financial and statistical windfall for Hinkle Farms. The Paris, Ky., operation will send 17 yearlings to market from its own breeding program during this year’s sale, meaning having a […]

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Rotation, Full Brother To Tapiture, Scores In Super Derby

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Saturday’s performance by Rotation in the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs was a perfect example of that age-old truth. The colt by Tapit out of the Olympio mare Free Spin, bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, was the favorite in last month’s Super […]

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Marconi Goes The Distance In Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Marconi overcame a slow start to lead a talented six-horse field through a romping wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Tapit colt broke poorly under Jose Lezcano in the 1 ½-mile marathon for 4-year-olds and upward, but quickly found his […]

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Consistent Synchrony Seeks Grade 1 Status In Woodbine Mile

Synchrony was flawless in his first appearance at Woodbine, overcoming a less than ideal trip to get up for a one-length score in the Grade 2 King Edward on June 29, Queen’s Plate Day. “We were experimenting with the one-turn mile, because he hadn’t done that,” said Michael Stidham, who trains the son of Tapit […]

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Pletcher Sends Out Marconi, You’re To Blame For Inaugural Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Trainer Todd Pletcher will look to kick off the Belmont Fall Championship meet on a strong note entering a pair of talented runners in Marconi and You’re to Blame for the inaugural running of the $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. On a day featuring three stakes races, the […]

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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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‘Hard-Luck’ Tacitus Ready To Try Again In Travers

An old saying goes, ‘It’s better to be lucky than good’. It’s clear by his five starts this year that Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus is definitely good, but in his most recent two outings, he has been anything but lucky. A wide trip in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets and a stumbled […]

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Tacitus Draws Post Six, Tabbed As 5-2 Favorite For Runhappy Travers

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s former claimer Tax and Juddmonte Farms regally bred Tacitus, the one-two finishers of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, renew their rivalry on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in the 150th running of Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. […]

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‘Very Focused’ In Blinkers, Tacitus Fires Bullet Toward Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is not afraid to try something new before a big race. So when the discussions came up to race Tacitus with blinkers for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, he was not hesitant to make the equipment change. Juddmonte Farms’ homebred dual Grade 2 winner sported blinkers when […]

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Tapit Dominates Top Of Market On First Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The march of Gainesway’s cornerstone sire Tapit through the very highest points of the North American auction market continued on Monday during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, powered by the evening’s two most expensive offerings. The duo headlined a session that posted average and median sale prices well in excess […]

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