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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Frivolous Joins Cast Of Foal Patrol Season 2

Frivolous, an 8-year-old dark bay mare bred and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm in Kentucky, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season […]

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She’s Not Here Surprises For Back-To-Back Yellow Ribbons

St. George Farm Racing and G. Watts Humphrey’s She’s Not Here may have won last year’s running of the G2 Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar, but she hadn’t so much as hit the board since. That didn’t stop the 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry from springing the surprise on Saturday evening, crossing the wire a […]

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Frivolous Entered In Falls City, But Could Face Males In Clark

Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was entered Sunday to defend her title against a dozen fillies and mares in Thursday’s 100th running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Presented by TwinSpires.com (GII) at Churchill Downs, but the 5-year-old daughter of Empire Maker’s participation remains in flux. Humphrey and his daughter, trainer […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Learning From The Horses

Vicki Oliver may have spent her entire life around horses, but that doesn’t mean she thinks she’s done learning from them. Oliver, who runs a 40-horse stable based at Keeneland with husband Phil, grew up surrounded by horses as the daughter of owner/breeders G. Watts and Sally Humphrey. She also worked her way through a […]

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Frivolous Scores Upset Victory In Fleur De Lis

Last fall, Frivolous scored a 19-1 upset in the G2 Falls City at Churchill Downs. Saturday night, she pulled the upset at Churchill again, landing the Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at odds of 32-1. Victory in the Fleur de Lis gave Frivolous an automatic “Win and You’re In” berth into the Breeders’ […]

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Frivolous Upsets Falls City for First Stakes Triumph

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Frivolous grabbed the lead at the head of the stretch and turned back late challenges by 4-5 favorite Don’t Tell Sophia, Molly Morgan and Flashy American to spring a 19-1 upset in the 99th running of the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) – the traditional Thanksgiving Day feature at Churchill […]

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Personal Diary Gets First Stakes Score in Del Mar Oaks

9-1 shot Personal Diary looked in fine form on Saturday at Del Mar, sweeping by the field to win going away in the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks. My Conquestadory led the field with an uncontested lead, but the pressure turned up on the filly as they reached the far turn. Grade 1-placed Sea […]

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