woodford racing

Grade 2 Winner Catapult Sold To Stand In Turkey At Keeneland November Sale

Catapult, a multiple Grade 2 winner, will begin his stallion career in Turkey after dropping the hammer for $50,000 on Wednesday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 6-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy sold as a stallion prospect to Arif Kurtel, a prominent owner and breeder in Turkey who races around the world. Bloodstock […]

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Engage Holds Off Whitmore To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berth In Phoenix

Woodford Racing’s Engage had to fight hard to win Friday’s Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, fending off multi-millionaire Whitmore by about three parts of a length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Steve Asmussen, found clear sailing down the center of the stretch and was […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Catapult Faces Five In Eddie Read Title Defense

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, whose victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes secured the 2018 Top Grass Horse of the Meeting title, will take on five rivals in defense of the title Sunday. “He’s trained very well for it and we’re excited about having him back down here and his chances in the race,” […]

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‘A True Stayer,’ Campaign Wins Marathon Tokyo City Cup At Santa Anita

Fourth eight days ago in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Woodford Racing’s Campaign, who was about nine lengths off the lead when the field crossed the finish line for the first time in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, rallied five deep turning for home en […]

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Accelerate ‘Picture Of Health’ During Schooling Session For Pegasus

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate schooled in the paddock at Gulfstream Park during Thursday’s first race in preparation for a start in Saturday’s $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). “He’s the picture of health,” said Juan Leyva, assistant to trainer John Sadler, while watching the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the Pegasus get acquainted with the paddock […]

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You’re To Blame Out-Finishes War Story In Greenwood Cup

Woodford Racing’s You’re To Blame made a determined run to capture Monday’s Grade 3 Goodwood Cup at Parx, finishing a neck ahead of 1-2 favorite War Story on the wire. Sent off at odds of 4-1, the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor covered 1 1/2 miles over the fast main track in 2:32 1/5. Paco […]

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Engage, Strike Power Among Seven Sophomores Sprinting In Amsterdam At Saratoga

Set to make his fourth start of the year, Woodford Racing’s Engage will face a contentious group of foes in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. One of four graded stakes races on the day, highlighted by the 55th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim […]

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Switzerland Gives Santana, Asmussen Fifth Stakes Win On Preakness Weekend In Maryland Sprint

Giving the jockey/trainer duo of Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen their fifth win of the Preakness Stakes weekend, Woodford Racing’s Switzerland followed a similar pattern in laying just off the pace and striding clear in the lane to win the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 3 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six […]

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Engage Kicks Clear As Heavy Favorite In Futurity Stakes

Woodford Racing’s Engage was bet down to 1-2 favoritism in Saturday’s Grade 3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park, and he ran the way a heavy favorite should. The 2-year-old son of Into Mischief waited behind the pacesetters through the turn, angled out and kicked away powerfully to beat runner up Barry Lee by 3 1/2 […]

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