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Steeplechase legend Flatterer dies at 35

Published on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:57 Joe Clancy Flatterer (in retirement in 2007) won four consecutive Eclipse Awards in 1983-86. Lydia Williams photo Steeplechasing’s grand old man is gone. Four-time champion steeplechaser Flatterer, the oldest Eclipse Award winner and Thoroughbred Hall of Famer, died Tuesday at owner Bill Pape’s My Way Farm near Unionville, Pa. The Pennsylvania-bred was 35. Born …

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Wise Dan Gets New Season Off to Winning Start

By Jack Shinar Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt Wise Dan took his first step toward a possible third straight Horse of the Year title with a measured victory in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (gr. IT) on the Keeneland turf April 11 (VIDEO). Trainer Charlie LoPresti says he may try some different tests this season with Wise Dan as the 7-year-old …

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Princess of Sylmar Returns to Aqueduct Sunday

By Blood-Horse Staff       Princess of Sylmar, who won a pair of stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack before going on to win four grade I races during her 2013 season, will return to the track April 6 to make her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Cat Cay. The Cat Cay, a one-mile race around one turn on the main …

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