Florida Grad Stage Raider Best in $100,000 R.A. “Cowboy” Jones Stakes

Monday, August 14, 2023

John Gunther’s Stage Raider made a bold late rally to score in the $100,000 R.A. “Cowboy” Jones Stakes on the Stakes-laden Sunday card at Ellis Park. Stage Raider is now a four-time winner for trainer Cherie DeVaux. He was ridden to victory by Brian Hernandez Jr., closing the one-mile test in 1:35.95. Stage Raider, a […]

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Florida Grad Program Trading Takes G1 Saratoga Derby

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

With each start, Program Trading‘s stock continues to climb. A first-out winner at Monmouth Park against maidens in May, the 3-year-old Lope de Vega  ridgling took an allowance optional claiming race the following month at Belmont Park, and Aug. 5 he stepped way up to top-level stakes company and was triumphant. Fending off a bid from […]

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September Grad Evvie Jets Soars to 3rd Stakes Victory

Monday, July 3, 2023

The Estate of Robert J. Amendola’s graded stakes winner Evvie Jets led every step of the way to notch her third career stakes triumph in the $145,500 Perfect Sting Stakes, a one-mile Widener turf test for older fillies and mares July 2 at Belmont Park. Trained by Mertkan Kantarmaci and piloted to victory by Hall […]

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Foaled, Raised and Sold Tranche Romps in $100,000 F-T Futurity at Santa Anita

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Kentucky shipper Tranche led a field of four rival juveniles on a merry chase as he went on to romp by 7 1/4 lengths over in the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity Stakes June 17 at Santa Anita Park. Left in his wake was the highly regarded and heavily favored Miramadhi, a 7-figure yearling by Into Mischief […]

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Hidden Brook Grad Arabian Lion Roars in Grade 1 Woody Stephens

Sunday, June 11, 2023

After Arabian Lion made short work of four rivals in the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico on May 20, trainer Bob Baffert lamented that maybe he should have run the 3-year-old Justify colt later that afternoon in the day’s marquee event: the 148th running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes. But the Hall of Fame […]

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Foaled, Raised & Sold Bankit Adds Another Stake to Account

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Two years ago, Bankit won the Commentator Stakes by 13 1/4 lengths. Monday, he won it again, this time by about 13 1/4 inches. Bankit, a 7-year-old son of Central Banker owned by Winchell Racing and Willis Horton Racing and trained by Steve Asmussen, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.01 and returned $12.20 as […]

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Hidden Brook Program Produces a Trio of Preakness Day Stakes Winners

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Dinner Party Stakes (G3) Right after Courtlandt Farm’s Never Explain captured the $200,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G3) trainer Shug McGaughey was uncertain about the next start for the son of Street Sense. “I have no idea,” the Hall of Famer replied. “He was 15-1.” Based on Never Explain’s course-record debut in stakes company, there will […]

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Foaled, Raised & Sold Bo Cruz Shines in TDN “Rising Star” Performance

Monday, May 8, 2023

Bo Cruz, away since a 12 1/4-length maiden romp on the stretch out at Fair Grounds Mar. 4, stamped himself as one to watch on the sophomore scene going forward–and a ‘TDN Rising Star’–as he easily handled a strong-looking group of runners in the race following the GI Kentucky Derby. The grey was second on […]

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Recording-Setting Blame Filly Sold by Hidden Brook Farm at OBS April

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Hidden Brook Farm capped off a highly successful OBS April Two-Year-Old in Training sale with a Blame filly commanding a final bid of $550,000. Selling as Hip #883, the filly is out of multiple Stakes producer Romantic Frolic and is the highest-priced juvenile filly by Blame ever sold. She was purchased by C R K […]

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Keeneland September Grad Evvie Jets Takes Off in Plenty of Grace

Monday, April 17, 2023

Evvie Jets used her pace advantage to perfection Sunday to pull off a minor upset in the $97,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes at Aqueduct. The lone speed on paper, Evvie Jets, under Eric Cancel, established a one-length advantage through a half-mile in 49.69 seconds, six furlongs in 1:13.18 and had enough left to fend off […]

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