F-T Texas set for largest one-day sale Tuesday

Press Release Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 372 yearlings for its Texas Summer Yearling Sale in a continuous session, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 30.  The sale will be held at Fasig-Tipton’s sales facility on the grounds of Lone Star Park, mid-way between Dallas and Fort Worth, in Grand Prairie.  Immediately following the Texas Summer […]

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Focused Filly: Repole needs to hold it together

At her Focused Filly blog, Molly Jo Rosen suggests owner Mike Repole might want to take a break from making comments to the media for a while.  Rosen says while Repole is a good guy and great for the game, his statements following Uncle Mo’s defeat in the King’s Bishop are just not constructive: “The […]

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Pletcher wants to keep Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty ‘split up for now’

Trainer Todd Pletcher says Mike Repole’s runners Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty will likely follow separate paths in the coming months, suggesting that Uncle Mo will likely continue racing as long as he’s healthy.  Immediately following Uncle Mo’s defeat in the King’s Bishop, Repole said it was possible that was the colt’s last race.  But […]

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Ellis Park: Instant Racing launch likely next spring

While Kentucky Downs is set to open its Instant Racing facility this Thursday, it may be several months before the next Kentucky track has the games up and running.  Ellis Park owner Ron Geary tells the Evansville Courier & Press: “The vendor (of the slot-like machines) tells us that once we place an order, we’re […]

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Northview’s Golden offers home for Northern Dancer

While our comment sections can get heated from time to time, it’s moments like this that make what we do worth it. Richard Golden of Northview Stallion Station took the time this morning to offer his farm – a portion of which is the former Windfields Farm in Maryland where Northern Dancer stood for many […]

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Peruvian horse, Chilean jockey team for CTT-TOC Handicap victory

PRESS RELEASEPeruvian-bred Private Affair, making her United States debut and piloted by   champion Chilean jockey Hector Berrios, rallied through the stretch to win Friday’s featured $90,290 CTT-TOC Handicap for older fillies and mares. Private Affair, a four-year-old filly who arrived in America five months ago after competing at San Isidro racetrack  in Argentina, closed along […]

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Hovdey: Plenty of good story lines in Pacific Classic

Despite the absence of Blind Luck in the field, this year’s Pacific Classic still enjoys an intriguing field of top California and non-California horses led by Twirling Candy. Setsuko, Game On Dude, Stately Victor and Bourbon Bay also look to contend in a wide open field of 11. Jay Hovdey talks with John Sadler and […]

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UPDATED: Spendthrift Farm buys Court Vision from IEAH group

Spendthrift Farm has purchased multiple Grade 1 winner Court Vision from a group led by IEAH Stables, the Blood-Horse reported Friday.  The six-year-old son of Gulch will be trained for the rest of the year by Dale Romans and will continue pointing toward the Woodbine Mile September 18. Stallion plans are yet to be determined, […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: KTFMC Honors its Own, Cares for Community

Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager for Three Chimneys Farm, will be honored as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club. It’s a tradition that dates back to 1964, when the irrepressible Margaret Glass of Calumet Farm was the first honoree. Scan the list of past Kentucky Farm Manager […]

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