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Grabbed Quarter Takes Global Campaign Out Of Derby Consideration

Trainer Stanley Hough told drf.com that talented sophomore Global Campaign had a solid excuse for his fifth-place finish in Saturday’s G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes. The colt apparently stepped on one of his front feet with a back foot, called “grabbing a quarter.” “He grabbed a quarter, on the meaty part above the coronet band and […]

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WinStar Farm Could Go Three-Deep In Dubai World Cup

While Godolphin and Coolmore are the reigning superpowers of global racing and breeding, Kenny Trout’s WinStar Farm is not far behind as far as influence. The Versailles, Ky., operation is rising along much of the same lines as the two aforementioned titans, with a powerful racing operation, far-reaching breeding program and a 22-stallion roster that […]

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WinStar’s Super Bowl Commercial: #HorsesChangedMyLife

WinStar Farm will air a commercial across Kentucky during the 2019 Super Bowl, highlighting not just its Triple Crown success with Justify but also the hashtag #HorsesChangedMyLife. The tagline has drawn a significant response across social media, pulling stories from those suffering with mental illness to those who have traveled the world thanks to racehorses. […]

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Justify’s Belmont Named NTRA Moment Of The Year Based On Fan Vote

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Justify’s dominant victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner has been voted the 2018 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 2,260 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on June 9, 2018. With Hall of Fame […]

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Improbable Anything But In Street Sense Stakes

His name might be Improbable, but bettors played the 2-year-old colt like he couldn’t lose in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. A bright chestnut with a big white blaze, the son of City Zip easily dominated his eight rivals by 7 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by this year’s […]

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‘We’ll Miss Him’: Fans Say Goodbye To Justify At Del Mar

Triple Crown winner Justify paraded at Del Mar on Saturday in what is expected to be his final public appearance before his retirement to the breeding shed. WinStar’s Kenny Trout and Elliott Walden were on hand for the ceremony, as were trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. JOCKEY MIKE SMITH – “You know, it’s just […]

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Good Samaritan Confirmed For Whitney; Yoshida Likely To Stay On Turf For Now

Last year’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan is on target for the Grade 1 Whitney, while Yoshida, also nominated to the 91st running of the Whitney, is likely to stay on the turf for the interim, pointing for the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 11, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn Friday morning. […]

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‘We Are Very Disappointed’: Justify Retired Due To Ankle Filling

Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, it was announced today. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to […]

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Justify To Parade Saturday At Del Mar; Smith Available For Autographs

Triple Crown winner Justify, who has taken up residence on the Del Mar backstretch this summer, will parade for the track’s fans this Saturday (July 28) following the day’s 4th Race. Time for his appearance will be at approximately 3:40 p.m. The big chestnut is expected to tour the paddock several times, then walk down through the tunnel […]

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Revolutionary’s First Winner Maiden Beauty Captures Lynbrook Stakes

WinStar Farm’s First-Crop sire Revolutionary tallied his first winner in unique fashion on July 15 when the 2-year-old filly Maiden Beauty scored a three-length win in the $100,000 Lynbrook S. at Belmont Park. The bay filly, who was making her debut for owners Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam Arci and trainer Gary […]

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