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Mr Freeze, Albarado Team Up To Win Ack Ack At Churchill Downs

Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s Mr Freeze circled three-wide on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and held a rallying Thirstforlife at bay in deep stretch by 1 ½ lengths to win Saturday night’s 27th renewal of the $150,000 Ack Ack  (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mr Freeze, a 4-year-old son of To Honor and Serve, ran one mile […]

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Honor Up Edges Syndergaard In New York-Bred Say Florida Sandy

Saratoga Seven Racing Partners’ Honor Up used a five-path trip in deep stretch to overtake a group of rivals with more extensive stakes experience, edging Syndergaard by a neck to win the second running of the $100,000 Say Florida Sandy for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Making just his second […]

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Bloodlines: Eskimo Kisses Reveals Her ‘Winning Colors’

Running off through the stretch of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga to win by 6 ½ lengths, Eskimo Kisses (by To Honor and Serve) looked ever so much like her famous grandmother, Hall of Fame member and classic winner Winning Colors (Caro). In the spring of 1988, Winning Colors set West Coast racing […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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Mr Freeze Repels Challenge, Kicks Clear For West Virginia Derby Score

Jim Bakke and Gerald Ibister’s Mr Freeze was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby, taking the lead at the start, repelling a challenge at the top of the stretch and kicking clear to win by eight lengths. The 3-year-old son of To Honor And Serve, sent to post at odds of 6-1, […]

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To Honor And Serve Sold To South Korean Interests

A 10-year-old son of Bernardini, To Honor and Serve has officially been sold to South Korean interests. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 winner drew interest because of his Group 2 KRA Cup Classic-winning son, Cheongdam Dokki. Cheongdam Dokki was a $20,000 purchase at the Keeneland September yearling sale, out of the placed Strike the Gold mare […]

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Gainesway: Leading Sire Tapit Again Commands $300,000 In 2018

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and Tapit, the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will again command a $300,000 fee and his book will be limited to 125 mares. Tapit increased his lifetime tally of Grade 1 winners to 23 in 2017. Tapwrit became his sire’s third Belmont […]

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Tiz A Slam, State Of Honor Headline Tuesday’s Prince Of Wales Stakes

While Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena will not run in Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown does feature the Queen’s Plate runner up, Tiz a Slam. Also prominent in the 1 3/16-mile dirt classic is the Mark Casse-trained State of Honor, who […]

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State Of Honor Puts In ‘Solid Maintenance Work’ At Churchill Downs Sunday

Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor breezed a half-mile in :49.80 over a fast track on Easter Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6. The Ontario-bred son of To Honor and Serve, trained by Mark Casse, […]

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Casse: State Of Honor’s Davis Effort ‘Better Than It Looked’

Trainer Mark Casse – who won the 2012 Tampa Bay Derby with Prospective – thinks State of Honor, who breaks from the No. 8 post in Saturday’s G2 Tampa Bay Derby, has a strong chance to turn the tables on the Todd Pletcher-trained Tapwrit. State of Honor was third behind Tapwrit and McCraken and the […]

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