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Knee Chip Sidelines Flashback

Flashback, who finished second in the G1 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, came out of the race with a small chip in his right knee. The son of Tapit is scheduled to be sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital April 10 for surgery, according to the Daily Racing Form. Owned by Gary and Mary […]

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It’s a Boy! Zenyatta Delivers Healthy Colt by Tapit

Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her second foal on Monday, April 1, Team Zenyatta confirmed via the mare’s website, www.zenyatta.com. The champion mare foaled a colt by top sire Tapit  at 11:47 p.m. EDT at Lane’s End Farm in Lexington. He shares a birthday with his dam, who was born April 1, […]

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Joyful Victory ‘Horse of the Meet’ at Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park concluded its 20th Annual Live Thoroughbred meet on March 18. The 33-day racing season was highlighted by a series of high profile stakes races and notable attendance and handle gains. The revamped stakes schedule in 2013 was anchored by the richest Thoroughbred race in Texas and in Sam Houston Race Park […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: March Madness

The NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is upon us, and many people across the country have a strong case of ‘March Madness’. Like basketball, horse racing, too, has a version of March Madness – the time of year when 3-year-old colts are trying to earn enough points to qualify for their own championship game – […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Joyful Victory

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Tapit grabs your leg and pulls you under! At least that was my thought when Tapit’s gray daughter Joyful Victory pulled away from More Chocolate (by Malibu Moon) to win the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Even […]

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Tapit: King of Kegs and the Kentucky Derby?

Guinness-guzzling Tapit may prove his mettle as a sire after this year’s racing season is over. The 12-year-old whose modest race record consists of just three wins, has sons He’s Had Enough, Flashback, and Normandy Invasion vying for Kentucky Derby points, following up crops that included Stardom Bound, Careless Jewel, and Hansen. Tapit’s fee has […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Tapping Into Tapit

As part of a wildly successful weekend for leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit), the gray Gainesway Farm stallion had the winners of three individual graded stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday. Honorable Dillon won the G2 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream, and the lovely chestnut filly Tapicat won the G3 Florida Oaks over Tampa’s turf course. But […]

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Honorable Dillon takes Hutcheson

Eddie Kenneally and Joe Rocco Jr. had a plan for Honorable Dillon, and the 3-year-old son of Tapit followed it right into the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle Saturday after winning the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G2). “The plan was to stalk the speed and not get too far back, not get in a speed duel, and […]

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Tapicat cruises in Florida Oaks

In the 30th running of the Grade III, $150,000 Florida Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, Besilu Stables’ chestnut beauty Tapicat lived up to her 9-10 odds, taking the lead quickly after the start and winning virtually uncontested by two-and-three-quarter lengths from Kitten’s Dumplings. Wave Theory was third and supplemental entry Rusty Slipper fourth. This was the […]

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Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel delivers Tapit colt

2010 Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel produced her first foal, a colt by Tapit, at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky early Wednesday morning. “He’s a knockout, big and strong,” said Airdire Stud owner Brereton Jones. “And she’s a great mother.” Jones, who also bred and campaigned the daughter of Stormin Fever, says she will […]

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