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Iliad Retired

Kaleem Shah’s Iliad (Ghostzapper–Little Swoon, by You and I) has been retired from racing after suffering an ankle injury during a workout last week. “He had us dreaming for a while,” Shah said of the handsome bay who put himself on the GI Kentucky Derby trail with a win in the GII San Vicente S. [...]

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Bode Miller Hopes to Revolutionize Training

Bode Miller, the gold-medal winning Olympic ski racer, wants to be a horse trainer. Just not a conventional one. With his skiing career all but over, Miller is already laying the foundation for his next vocation, training Thoroughbreds. Though only an owner at this point, he has already purchased his own barn at the Fair [...]

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Pricey Friesan Fire Colt Named ‘Rising Star’ off Belmont Romp

Army Mule (Friesan Fire), the second-priciest purchase at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale and by far the most expensive horse by his sire to date at $825K, immediately began paying back his purchase price with a head-turning performance worthy of ‘TDN Rising Star’ status in a Belmont maiden special weight Sunday. Coupled [...]

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Street Boss Colt Goes Two for Two on Turf at Belmont

3rd-BEL, $88,200, Alw, 4-30, 3yo, 6fT, 1:08.69, fm. BIG HANDSOME (c, 3, Street Boss–Moojha, by Forest Wildcat) broke through an emphatic four-length winner when switching to Gulfstream grass Mar. 17, and continued to demonstrate his affinity for that surface with a resounding romp Sunday at Belmont. Right to the front, the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton October acquisition [...]

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Tai Chi Filly In Dusseldorf Romp

Off the mark over 100 metres further here last time Mar. 26, Attica took a leap forward to suggest she will be the one to beat of the home brigade in the G2 German 1000 Guineas back at this venue June 18. Restrained early by Adrie de Vries tending to over-race in rear, the bay [...]

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Allez France Win For Iffraaj’s The Black Princess

Frankie Dettori would have had few easier times in front around Chantilly and the master of front-running riding duly punished his rival jockeys’s complacency with a comfortable success here on the British raider The Black Princess. Second in the Listed Height of Fashion S. over this trip at Goodwood last May, the bay had run [...]

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Illinois-Bred Munnings Filly Shines Under the Lights

8th-CD, $45,141, Msw, 4-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2f, 1:03.55, ft. SHAR RAN (f, 3, Munnings–Mean Imogene {GSP}, by Silver Deputy), let go at generous odds of 8-1, stalked the pace of second choice Miss Kentucky (Blame), grabbed that one a furlong from the wire and went on to a 2 1/4-length graduation Saturday night at [...]

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Uncle Mo Colt Dead Game in Frontrunning Graduation

8th-SA, $55,725, Msw, 4-29, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:37.10, ft. ABSOLUTELY STYLISH (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Circumstance, by Vindication), six months removed from a distant fourth-place effort behind ‘TDN Rising Star’ Mastery (Candy Ride {Arg}), had to burn plenty of gas to get to the front, then was forced to set the pace from out wide for the [...]

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Colonist Finds Land of Opportunity in Arcadia

5th-SA, $59,705, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 4-29, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:44.59, ft. COLONIST (c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–She Cat, by Bluegrass Cat), third to ‘TDN Rising Star’ American Pastime (Tapizar) when unveiled over six panels here Mar. 11, got off the mark by 3 3/4 lengths going a mile over this strip Apr. 2. Sent [...]

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Algorithms Firster Runs to the Money at Belmont

7th-BEL, $62,000, (S), Msw, 4-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f, 1:19.49, ft. +SUNSET RIDGE (f, 3, Algorithms–Cades Bay, by Fusaichi Pegasus) took the bulk of the pari-mutuel action in Saturday’s state-bred restricted seventh race at Belmont and ran to 2-1 favoritism in her career debut. A tracking second off a longshot leader through very easy opening [...]

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