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‘Beloved Champs’ Wake Forest, Kharafa Arrive At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY., announced on Tuesday the arrival of two new notable retirees: Grade 1 winner Wake Forest and stakes winner Kharafa. Wake Forest was a Group 3 winner in Germany before relocating to trainer Chad Brown’s barn in 2015 for owners Michael Dubb, Sol Kumin and his Sheep […]

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Retired: Former Owner Dubb Claims G1 Winner Wake Forest For $8,000

One of Grade 1 winner Wake Forest’s former owners, Michael Dubb stepped up to retire the 8-year-old horse when claiming him for $8,000 on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West. Wake Forest finished ninth of 11 in what will be his last start on the track. Details for the son of Sir Percy’s retirement are still […]

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Grade 1 Winner Wake Forest Added To Fasig-Tipton July Horses Of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added eight new entries to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue, which has now grown to 173 accepted entries. These new entries are catalogued as hips 566-573.  They include G1 winner WAKE FOREST (hip 566), three-year-old stakes winning colt ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (hip 572), and stakes placed three-year-old fillies CAROLINE THE GREAT […]

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Brown’s Wake Forest Aiming For Repeat In G1 Man o’ War

Multiple graded stakes winner Wake Forest will try to duplicate his winning 2016 effort in a field of 10 in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 11 with a post time of 6:50 p.m. ET, the 60th running of […]

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Ascend Le Hace Honor A Su Nombre En El Manhattan

Para un caballo que salió de perdedor en su quinta actuación y que corría una selectiva de grado por vez primera, enfrentar a ganadores y figuradores de grado en el Manhattan Stakes (G1, $1,000,000) era una tarea muy cuesta arriba. Sin embargo, algo presentía el entrenador Graham Motion, quien tomó la decisión de inscribir al tordillo […]

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Weekend Lineup: Can Wake Forest Repeat In Man o’War?

Top-notch trainer-jockey team Chad Brown and Javier Castellano will attempt a repeat of their 2016 performance in Saturday’s G1 Man o’War Stakes with the German-bred Wake Forest, but they will have to overcome a field of seven other turf routers in order to do so. The Man o’War is the highlight of this weekend’s racing […]

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Sadler’s Joy To Face Seven Rivals In G1 Man o’ War Stakes

Woodslane Farm’s homebred Sadler’s Joy will look to build on his recent victory in last month’s Grade 2 Pan American, facing seven rivals in the first Grade 1 of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet, the $400,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf on Saturday. A 4-year-old by Kitten’s Joy, Sadler’s Joy […]

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Dermot Weld-Trained Mare Zhukova Will Line Up Against Males In Belmont’s Man O’War

Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’War Stakes at Belmont Park will feature familiar American turf stars like Wake Forest, Highland Sky and Patterson Cross. Also expected for the field, however, is Dermot Weld trainee Zhukova making her first U.S. start, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock, out of a daughter of Galileo, is […]

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Castellano’s 37 Percent Win Rate Nets Him Jockey Of The Week Title

Javier Castellano won two of the weekend’s Grade 2 stakes races and topped the leaderboard by total earnings for the week on his way to being named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 27 – March 5, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members […]

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Wake Forest Nails Blanket Finish In Mac Diarmida To Give Brown Three-Win Day

Michael Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners and Bethlehem Stables’ Wake Forest was given a heady ride by veteran reinsman Javier Castellano in Saturday’s G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes, just getting up by a head on the wire in a blanket finish. The 7-year-old son of Sir Percy covered 1 3/8 miles on Gulfstream’s firm turf in 2:13.54 […]

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