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PA-Bred Hard Spun to Relocate to Darley Stud in Japan for 2014

Hard Spun, a G1 winner and now the sire of many top-class racehorses, including Eclipse Champion Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley stud in Japan. Charlie Boden, Darley’s Head of Sales in America said, “Just like Street Sense was in 2013, Hard Spun will be a fantastic addition to our stallion ranks in Japan. We …

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Wise Dan Draws Post 8 for BC Mile Defense

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt   Morton Fink’s homebred Horse of the Year Wise Dan will launch a title defense Nov. 2 in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), a race he won in record-setting style last season to cap a campaign that brought him additional Eclipse Awards as champion turf horse and outstanding …

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Stellar Field of Six in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

By Tracy Gantz   Photo: Coglianese Photos   The Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) may only have a field of six, but they have created perhaps the most riveting puzzle in the entire series this year. Champions Royal Delta and Beholder pointed for the race early, which scared off the first wave. Then when majority owner Ed Stanco and trainer …

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Pennsylvania Divine Result: Sheppard vet gets Grade 1

Published on Sunday, 20 October 2013 00:56 Joe Clancy Divine Fortune flies the last fence in the Grand National. Tod Marks photo One. Just one. He deserved one. Divine Fortune finished second in the Grand National, the Iroquois (twice) and the Colonial Cup (twice). He fell at the last fence of the Turf Writers – while battling for the lead. …

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A Million Reasons: Maryland’s day delivers again

Roadhog takes the Maryland Million Turf Where to start. The Maryland Million delivered again – with Eighttofasttocatch and Roadhog taking the big ones. Results like that are why people go to the races. Laurel Park packed in 18,000 fans on Maryland’s day at the races. It’s a long way from Kelso and the International back in the day, but you …

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Princess of Sylmar Works Her Way Into Distaff

By Steve Haskin, @SteveHaskin     The news was expected: Princess of Sylmar is heading to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff(gr. I) on Nov. 1.   Princess of Sylmar only needed a satisfactory work at Belmont Park Oct. 19 to punch her ticket to California. She delivered just that, breezing a half-mile over the training track in …

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Winchill Breaks Through In First Responder At Parx

Through their days together of operating Gum Tree Stable in the rural town of Gum Tree, Pa., the husband and wife team of Laura and Larry Ensor has maintained virtual anonymity in the Thoroughbred racing world while Larry is much better known among the steeplechase set. But one of their products recently notched his first stakes victory to give the …

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Dana Point to Stand Southern Success in 2014

By Melaina Phipps, @BH_MPhipps   Photo: Courtesy of Xanthus Farms, Inc. Southern Success   Stakes-winning stallion Southern Success   will return to Dana Point Farm, near  Lenhartsville, Penn., for the 2014 breeding season. His stud fee has been set at $1,000, stands and nurses.   During his two-year absence from Dana Point he stood one year at Indiana Stallion Station, near …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight PA-Bred 1-2-3 Finishers** September 16-30, 2013

Sept 21: ’10 f SO MANY WAYS 1st 400K Charles Town Oaks (3yo) 7F – CT Sept 21: ’09 f FEAR THE FACELIFT 2nd 35K Ann Hilton H (WV) 6-1/2F — CT Sept 21: ’07 g ROADHOG 1st 75K Alphabet Soup H (PA) 1-1/16M T – Prx Sept 21: ’08 g Shetan 2nd 75K Alphabet Soup H (PA) 1-1/16M T …

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Jane’s Stake Spotlight PA-Bred 1-2-3 Finishers** September 1-15, 2013

Sept 1: ’11 f MISS BEHAVIOUR* 1st 100K Sorority S (2yo f) 6F – Monmouth Park   Sept 2: ’08 m HELLO 1st 50K Matron S 1-1/8M – Assiniboia Downs Sept 2: ’10 c EDGE OF REALITY 1st 350K Smarty Jones S G3 1M70Y – Parx Sept 7: ’09 f ANGEL TERRACE 3rd 150K Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S 1-5/16M …

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