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Zenyatta in Foal to War Front for 2014

Horse of the Year Zenyatta has been pronounced 37 days in foal to War Front, it was announced on the Zenyatta website. ‘Team Z’ announced that the daughter of Street Cry had been examined by Dr. Holder and pronounced in foal. Zenyatta has a yearling colt by Bernardini, and a chestnut colt by Tapit at […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Young Stallions Shaking Things Up

The Thoroughbred industry lost a legend this week with the passing of Storm Cat. The 30-year-old stallion stood his entire stud career at his birthplace, the Young family’s Overbrook Farm in Lexington, KY. Storm Cat, a son of Storm Bird out of the Secretariat mare, Terlingua, sired earners of over $127 million, with eight champions […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Departing

With the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby less than two weeks away, the Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and Illinois Derby at Hawthorne were essentially the final two preps for classic colts, especially since trainers apparently can no longer prepare a colt for the Derby on less than two weeks’ rest. What would the great trainer […]

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Grade 1 winner Summer Soiree retired from racing

Team Valor International’s Summer Soiree, winner of the 2011 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), has been retired from racing. The 4-year-old daughter of War Front most recently finished third in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Nov. 25. Summer Soiree retires with a record of 5-1-5 from 16 starts, with earnings of $506,180. Plans call for […]

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Data Link overpowers Citation foes

Data Link was successful in his Southern California debut, running past pacesetter Ultimate Eagle in the final eighth of a mile to win the $250,000 Citation Handicap on the first day of the Turf Festival Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey for owner-breeder Stuart S. Janney III, the 4-year-old […]

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Summer Front overcomes trouble to win Hill Prince

Summer Front was bottled up along the rail until inside the final sixteenth of a mile under Ramon Dominguez, then swung to the outside and accelerated quickly with an eye-catching turn of foot to take the Grade 3 Hill Prince at Belmont Park Saturday by a half-length over Howe Great. Film Shot finished another length […]

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Never Retreat retired, will be bred to War Front

Never Retreat, who had been scheduled to make her final career start in next Saturday’s $100,000 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park, has been retired and on her way to Lexington, Ky. for a date with War Front. The 6-year-old turf star, who captured the Honey Fox (G3) at Gulfstream last year, had originally been […]

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Claiborne bumps War Front’s stud fee by $45,000

Claiborne Farm has announced its stud fees for 2012, and hot sire War Front is getting an expected boost in his price.  War Front, who has seven stakes winners on the track this year including Summer Soiree and The Factor, will stand for $60,000 next year.  This year, his stud fee is $15,000. “We are […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bernardini, War Front Are Second-Crop Stars

There’s always been a fascination with rookies, whether it’s Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, or even horse racing. Who will be each sport’s next superstar? In Thoroughbred racing, once the Triple Crown has been run, the attention often shifts to 2-year-olds, particularly after the premier meetings on the East and West Coasts begin at […]

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War Front colt tops Canadian yearling auction

The select portion of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s annual yearling sale wrapped up Tuesday showing a 12.7% increase in average sale price.  The gross was also significantly higher than 2010 although the format expanded from one day to two this year. A $140,000 colt by Kentucky sire War Front topped day the select portion […]

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