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So Many Ways Sold to Northern Farms in Japan

By Blood-Horse Staff   Owner Maggi Moss said Sept. 23 she has sold grade I-winning 3-year-old filly So Many Ways to Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farms in Hokkaido, Japan, for breeding purposes. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.    A release indicated So Many Ways will no longer race. She won five of 10 starts for earnings of $717,148, and in her …

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So Many Ways Overcomes Bad Start to Win Charles Town Oaks

Favored So Many Ways was squeezed badly after the start of Saturday night’s Charles Town Oaks but rallied to get the 2 3/4-length come-from-behind victory in the $400,000 race for 3-year-old fillies on Race for the Ribbon night, an event the West Virginia track dedicated to breast cancer research in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure …

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September Is Key Month For PA Racing‏

By Randy Brungard      September is an exciting month for Thoroughbred racing, especially in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This past Saturday, 111 Thoroughbreds born in Pennsylvania were entered to run in the annual “PA Day at the Races”.  Conducted at Parx racetrack located in Bensalem, just north of Philadelphia, eleven different races restricted to PA Breds were run, including 4 Stakes races.       PA Day …

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Wise Dan Makes History in Woodbine Mile Romp

By Jack Shinar   Photo: Michael Burns Photography Wise Dan wins the Woodbine Mile.     Wise Dan became the first two-time winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) (VIDEO) when he romped to victory Sept. 15 in track-record time over the Toronto track’s turf course as the shortest-priced favorite in the race’s 17 renewals.   With jockey John Velazquez …

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2012 Breeding Statistics Released by The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today reported that 2,392 stallions covered 37,908 mares in North America during 2012, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2013. These breedings have resulted in 22,001 live foals of 2013 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2013. The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals …

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TOP PA-BREDS PUT ON A SHOW SATURDAY AT PARX

Parx Racing played host Saturday to the 13th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races, a day that celebrates the success that has become the breeding industry here in the Commonwealth.  Under beautiful sunny skies, the state’s best competed for $375,000 in purses and indeed put on a terrific show for the local fans that turned out to enjoy.  It …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight

PA-Bred 1-2-3 Finishers  August,  2013                           Aug 1:  ’03 g   DIVINE FORTUNE  3rd          100K   A.P. Smithwick   Memorial Steeplechase G1    2-1/16M Saratoga –                                                                                                          Aug 3:  ’07 m Ask Me Anything      3rd           100K The West Virginia Senate President’s Cup 1M70Y T  Mountaineer                                                                                                 –   Aug 3:  ’08 m  HELLO                     1st                30K Winnipeg Sun S …

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EDGE OF REALITY TRIUMPHS IN G3 SMARTY JONES STAKES

Parx Racing kicked off its major September schedule Monday afternoon with four major stakes including three graded stakes, honoring 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones with Smarty Jones Day.  After the early rain showers had cleared the local racing fans were treated to a terrific afternoon of action with race after race decided in the final strides.   …

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