unbridled’s song

Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Top Freshman Sires Of 2018

The leading freshmen sires of 2018 were notable on a couple of counts, and not the least of these is that the leader is the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, sire of the likely juvenile champion filly Jaywalk and the first son of his fabled sire to lead a national sire list in North America. […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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Long Range Toddy Leads Home Asmussen Trifecta In Clever Trevor

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen ran 1-2-3 in the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes on Friday night, which surprised no one. However, it was the horse that won of the three entered, Long Range Toddy, who put a jolt into the Remington Park fans and horseplayers. This 2-year-old colt by Take Charge Indy, […]

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Leofric Out-Games Prime Attraction In Fayette

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved very game to win Saturday’s G2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland by a head over pacesetting Prime Attraction, prevailing as the 8-5 favorite after a stretch-long battle. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, covered nine furlongs over the muddy main track in 1:49.87. […]

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Favorite Prime Attraction Plans To Use Fayette As Stepping Stone To G1 Clark

The 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the closing-day feature of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet, is D P Racing’s Prime Attraction, who has been chasing the likes of Accelerate and Catapult back home in Southern California. Those two are expected to compete Nov. 3 in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill […]

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Leofric Leads All The Way In West Virginia Governor’s Stakes

Steve Landers’ Leofric was sent off as the even-money favorite in Saturday’s Grade 3 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes at Mountaineer, and delivered a game front-running victory to hold on and win by a head over stablemate Term of Art at the wire. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride, ridden by Florent Geroux for Brad Cox […]

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Unique Bella Fends Off Late Run From La Force In Clement L. Hirsch

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella was favored at 1-9 for Sunday’s Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch, but German-bred La Force made a race of it at 8-1, flying late in the final eighth of a mile. Mike Smith had to drop down on Unique Bella’s back to urge her on, but the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Unique Bella ‘A Little Claustrophobic,’ But ‘Comfortable’ At Del Mar

What’s unique about Unique Bella? “She’s a champion, that’s what’s unique about her,” Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said when asked the question Saturday morning. There is that. The 4-year-old gray daughter of Tapit out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Unrivaled Belle, has eight wins in 11 starts for owner Don Alberto Stable and earnings of […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Hall Of Famer Nick Zito

The latest episode of the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast features an extended conversation with Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito from his barn at Saratoga Race Course now available for download. Just prior to kicking off the 2018 meet at Saratoga, Zito joined Serling to talk about his prolific career highlighted by multiple wins […]

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Sea Foam All The Way In Finger Lakes’ New York Derby

Following a stellar five-race juvenile campaign in which he never finished out of the exacta, Waterville Lake Stable’s homebred Sea Foam was still looking to hit the board in his third start of the year. All that changed in one-minute, forty-six seconds and change on Saturday afternoon – the time it took the Medaglia d’Oro […]

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