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Oleksandra Kicks Clear In Franklin County

Team Valor International’s Oleksandra (AUS) found racing room between Morticia and the pacesetting Girls Know Best in deep stretch and went on to win the 23rd running of the $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares by two lengths over Morticia before a Friday afternoon crowd of 19,026 at Keeneland. Trained by […]

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Spanish Mission Noses Out Longshot Pedro Cara In Jockey Club Derby

Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine, Team Valor and Earle Mack’s Spanish Mission was just able to nose out 38-1 longshot Pedro Cara on the wire in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission had been exclusively campaigned in Europe, […]

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Racing Communications Veteran Jeff Lowe Joins West Point Thoroughbreds

Long-time Turf writer and publicist Jeff Lowe has joined West Point Thoroughbreds in a communications and marketing role. Lowe comes to the partnership company after seven years in a similar position at Team Valor International. He previously spent nine years at Thoroughbred Times, serving as the publication’s lead writer for the Triple Crown and Breeders’ […]

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Honest, Hard-Trying Bombshell Seeks First Graded Stake In G3 Marshua’s River

Team Valor International’s Bombshell, a winner of two straight to cap her 2018 campaign, makes her 6-year-old debut while seeking her first career graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 17th running of the 1 1/16-mile Marshua’s River for fillies and mares four and older is the second of two […]

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Capla Temptress Surges To My Charmer Triumph

Team Valor International’s Capla Temptress was never in doubt during Saturday’s Grade 3 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rating about mid-pack and surging to the lead in the stretch for a two-length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Lope de Vega, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Bill Mott, covered a mile over the good […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Team Valor Aims Polish Triple Crown Winner At Arlington Million

Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin is anxious to showcase the talent of Va Bank (IRE) in a meaningful race in the United States, which is one reason why he is opting to run the 2015 Polish Triple Crown winner in the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million on August 11. The 6-year-old son of Archipenko began his career in […]

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Brazilian Group 1 Winner Love ‘N’ Happiness To Make U.S. Debut Sunday

When it comes to searching far and wide around the globe for Thoroughbred talent, few owners have made names for themselves the way Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin has. Irwin’s recent international acquisition Love ‘n’ Happiness – a Group 1 winner in her native Brazil – will make her first American start in a Sunday […]

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La Sardane Gets International Black Type With Grade 3 Intercontinental Victory

Team Valor International’s La Sardane picked up her first North American stakes victory in the fifth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental for filly and mare turf sprinters on Thursday at Belmont Park, opening day of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Ridden by Flavien Prat, the French-bred La Sardane settled contently in fourth […]

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Belvoir Bay Best In Monrovia, Shows Affinity For Santa Anita’s Hillside Turf Course

With Victor Espinoza at the controls, tiny Belvoir Bay split horses turning for home and marched to yet another victory down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, as she took Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes by 1 ½ lengths.  Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Team Valor International and Gary Barber, Belvoir Bay […]

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