Grade 1 Winner Joyful Victory Retired

Joyful Victory, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes, has been retired. Rick Porter, who races the talented mare in the name of his Fox Hill Farm, issued the following statement on the farm’s Facebook page: I have decided that Joyful Victory has done all and more than Larry Jones and I have asked […]

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Untapable Edges Stonetastic in Pocahontas

Untapable remained perfect in two starts with a determined half-length victory over Stonetastic in Saturday night’s 45th running of the Grade II, $168,150 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik and trained by Steve Asmussen, Untapable ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:44.38 and banked $101,125 for the win. Additionally, the […]

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Flashback Returns to Training at Hollywood Park

Flashback, one of the top 3-year-old colts in California earlier this year, recorded his first work since returning from an injury incurred earlier this year. The 3-year-old colt by Tapit worked three furlongs in 37.20 at Betfair Hollywood Park for trainer Bob Baffert. Flashback, winner of the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes in February, came […]

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Oaks Runner-Up in Foal to Tapit

St. John’s River, runner-up in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks, is in foal to Tapit and will have her first foal next year, according to a report by the Daily Racing Form. The full sister to Panty Raid retired last year after a runner-up effort in a Saratoga allowance race. “Her greatest moment was the second […]

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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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