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Nanoosh, Getting ‘Better And Better,’ Faces Biggest Test in Razorback

Nanoosh has never lost in three starts for trainer Robertino Diodoro, but colt’s biggest test yet comes in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Bred and co-owned by Zayat Stables LLC, Nanoosh will be making his first start since winning the $250,000 […]

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‘Great And Talented’ Ocala Horseman J.B. McKathan Dies

Longtime Ocala horseman J.B. McKathan has died at the age of 53, reports ocala.com. McKathan and brother Kevin were responsible for breaking and starting 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, as well as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Real Quiet since the beginning of the McKathan Brothers Training Center in 1988. “We are shocked devastated to […]

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First Foal Is A Colt For Expat Stallion El Kabeir

Yeomanstown Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland, welcomed the first foal El Kabeir on Jan. 9, a colt (and a first foal) for the Irish Group 3-placed Bushranger mare Shes Ranger. Shes Ranger is from the top Oppenheimer family of Glatisant (dam of Footstepsinthesand) and Lael Stable stalwart Superstar Leo, Enticing, and One Master (winner of […]

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Duo By American Pharoah Leads Day Two Of Fasig-Tipton October Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale continued Tuesday with a strong second session, fueled by a steadily rising average and a robust median, both improvements over the first two sessions of 2017. A pair of colts from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah rose to the top of the sale’s second session. […]

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Top-Priced Frankel Colt Starts Zayat Stables’ ‘Global Expansion’

Zayat Stables gained its first Irish winner Wednesday with the much-anticipated start of Old Glory, who won his first race in a hand ride under Donnacha O’Brien at Naas. Old Glory, who is by top runner and sire Frankel, was the most expensive yearling sold in Ireland last year at over $1.88 million. According to […]

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Keeneland September Sale Surpasses 2017 Gross Sales On Seventh Day

Demand for Thoroughbred racehorses continued Monday at Keeneland when cumulative gross sales of $326,287,200 through seven sessions of the 13-day September Yearling Sale exceeded total sales of $307,845,400 for last year’s entire 12-day sale. On Monday, the first day of Book 3, Keeneland sold 289 yearlings for $22,360,500, up 21.62 percent from the corresponding session last year when […]

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Half-Brother To Belmont Winner Creator Tops Sunday’s Trade At Keeneland September

The close of Book 2 at the Keeneland September carried on a continued run of accelerated trade that put the auction on the precipice of surpassing last year’s final gross in just six sessions. With six days in the books, a total of 1,144 horses changed hands for $303,926,700, up 19 percent from the same […]

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Gidu Prepares For Royal Ascot With Paradise Creek Victory

Zayat Stables’ Gidu didn’t disappoint as the 2-5 favorite, earning a victory in the $100,000 Paradise Creek for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 5 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez in the irons, Gidu stalked comfortably in third position as Masked led the field of six […]

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Zayat Stables Hopes Solomini Takes Familiar Route To Kentucky Derby

Justin Zayat said job requirements will keep him from attending the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn. He’ll be watching, though. That’s because Zayat’s family co-owns 3-2 program favorite Solomini, who will be making his 2018 debut in the 1 1/16-mile major Kentucky Derby prep race. “It’s killing me, but hopefully I can make […]

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OBS March: Scat Daddy Filly, Pioneerof the Nile Colt Top First Session

Hip No. 141, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $875,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest […]

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