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Trooper John Wins Canadian Juvenile

On October 22, 2016 Trooper John went up against 8 other horses in the $49,000 Canadian Juvenile at Northlands Park in Edmonton. With jockey Keishan Balgobin in the irons, Trooper John won by 8 1/2 lengths. He paid $23.30. Trooper John vied for the early lead prompted from between rivals, gained the lead at the quarter pole, and widened to win easily. …

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PA-Breds Item, Devilish Love, & Chapel of Chimes Shine at Maryland Million

Ladies: Head bob to Devilish Love Devilish Love tracked pacesetter Pauline’s Pride early in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies, took the lead nearing the stretch, and then battled to the wire with Complete St. and won a head bob in the 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares. Complete St. was unlucky to lose in the Ladies. She attempted …

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Michael Cox’s Rockin Jojo unleashed a furious outside stretch drive to pull off a 30-1 upset in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff. The 4-year-old daughter of Street Magician scored by a half-length to record her second career stakes victory while running seven furlongs in 1:25.06 under jockey Angel Cruz. The Guadalupe Preciado-trained filly was rated well off the early pace …

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House Passes Legislative Fix to Help PA Breeding Program

Legislation to address an unintended consequence of a law enacted earlier this year to modernize the state’s horse racing industry that has held up more than $6 million in payouts to winning thoroughbred horse breeders and owners won House passage on Monday. The bill, approved by a 192-0 vote, now goes to the Senate where proponents are hoping for quick passage …

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Al’s Gal Breaks Through in E.P. Taylor

It took Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s 5-year-old mare Al’s Gal 26 starts to earn her first graded win, but it was a whopper Oct. 16 at Woodbine. The daughter of English Channel  trained by Mike Maker was part of a cavalry charge to the wire in the final stages of the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) and she just got …

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Catalogued PA-Breds in Fasig-Tipton October Sale

Session 1 Monday October 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. Hip no. 4 Dark Bay or Brown Filly, 5/12/15, by Jump Start (1999) – Immune to Gloom (2001) by Citidancer; Thomas G. McClay; Darby Dan Farm, Agent; Registered PA-Bred. Hip no. 65 Dark Bay or Brown Filly, 5/11/15, by First Samurai (2003) – Keiai Tokyo (2008) by Medaglia d’Oro; C Biscuit …

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Trace of Grace Scores Front-Running Victory in Plum Pretty

Penn National-based trainer Bernie Houghton brought two horses to run in Saturday’s $100,000 Plum Pretty Stakes at Parx Racing. The most prominent was 5-year-old Bound, who won last year’s Plum Pretty and captured the $121,000 Northern Fling at Presque Isle Downs this summer. Bound beat just one horse as the 5-2 second choice on Saturday, but Houghton still went home …

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PA-Breds Perform at the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic Fall Yearling Sale

On October 4th at Timonium, breeders, bidders, and consigners alike gathered for the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic fall yearling sale. This year, 267 yearlings sold for $6,356,600 – more than a million dollars more than last year’s gross receipts (Mitchell). The second highest-selling yearling was a PA-Bred by Uncle Mo, consigned by Darby Dan Farm, that sold for $290,000 to Charles Zacney – …

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