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Oaklawn Handicap Winner Quip Takes Aim At Stephen Foster

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Oaklawn Handicap (Grade II) winner Quip is at Keeneland preparing for a start in the $600,000 Stephen Foster presented by GE Appliances (GII) on June 15, and trainer Rodolphe Brisset believes the son of Distorted Humor could be on track for a strong 4-year-old campaign. “Since we gave him six months off after the Preakness, he’s really changed and […]

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Omaha Beach’s Return To California Delayed, Colt’s Throat ‘Not Healed Enough Yet’ After Surgery

Omaha Beach’s landing at Santa Anita has been delayed. Originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the pre-race favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby was declared out of the race on May 1 due to an entrapped epiglottis, necessitating throat surgery that was performed May 3 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The son of […]

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New York Central Rides The Rail To Maryland Sprint Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s New York Central made short work of Saturday’s Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes, racing up the rail in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Proforma as the 2-1 co-favorite. The 4-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Steve Asmussen, covered […]

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Global Campaign’s Peter Pan Win Could Put ‘Talented Horse’ In Belmont Mix

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is doing well following his 1 ¼-length win in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Peter Pan for 3-year-olds, trainer Stanley Hough said Sunday morning. Making just his fourth career start, the Curlin colt appeared to clip heels at one point during the Peter Pan, though his conditioner said Global […]

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Global Campaign Scores Graded Win In Peter Pan

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign made his second start in graded stakes company a winning one this Saturday, taking the G3 Peter Pan at Belmont by 1 1/4 lengths over late-running Sir Winston. The 3-year-old son of Curlin and jockey Luis Saez covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:46.71. He […]

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Mike Smith: Preakness Mount Improbable ‘Has Better Races In Him’

With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey Mike Smith is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to ride Bob Baffert’s talented Improbable in the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18. Following an extensive taped interview with NBC Sports that also included Baffert in Santa Anita’s Chandelier […]

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Omaha Beach Could Head Home As Soon As This Weekend

Kentucky Derby morning line favorite Omaha Beach is recovering well from surgery for an entrapped epiglottis and could return home to his Santa Anita base as soon as Sunday, according to the Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen. After undergoing surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, the colt continued his recovery at WinStar Farm. Since […]

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Lack Of Maximum Security Encouraged Baffert To Enter Improbable In Preakness

In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for his record-breaking eighth victory in the historic Preakness with Improbable, […]

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Aurelia Garland Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Constitution

Aurelia Garland, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Constitution, impressively won her career debut in a $100,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Thursday, becoming her sire’s first winner. Bred in Kentucky by Todd Frederick, Chad Frederick, and Phoenix Farm and Racing, and owned by George Bolton, the chestnut filly pressed the pace […]

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‘Cooperative’ Improbable Records Final Breeze Before Kentucky Derby

As Elliott Walden pondered what he had just witnessed from Improbable during the colt’s final serious workout in advance of the Kentucky Derby, the CEO and President of WinStar Farm couldn’t help but get hit with a pretty ambitious case of déjà vu. “He’s feeling good and I think (trainer) Bob (Baffert) has him right […]

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