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Lonhro Colt a ‘Rising Star’ with Easy Tampa Turf Score

5th-TAM, $20,250, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 2-22, 3yo, 1mT, 1:36.71, gd. +PARLOR, c, 3, Lonhro {Aus} 1st Dam: My McIntosh, by Pulpit 2nd Dam: Miss Mary Apples, by Clever Trick 3rd Dam: Sacred Sue, by Holy Bull Anderson Thoroughbreds’ Parlor captured his 3-year-old debut in the easiest of fashion, coasting home 1 3/4lengths clear of [...]

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‘Rising Star’ Has Moseley, Walsh on the Brink of Further Success

Patricia Moseley has been around the game of Thoroughbred racing long enough to know that patience pays off. The former chairwoman of Suffolk Downs and widow of influential Massachusetts racing figure James B. Moseley has maintained a homebred racing operation for over 40 years and witnessed the ebb and flow of her stable’s bloodlines across [...]

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Lady Eli Aiming for Spring Return

Lady Eli (Divine Park), last seen finishing a close second in the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Nov. 5, posted her first breeze of the season this past weekend, covering three furlongs in an easy :37.90 (2/4) over the Palm Meadows turf Feb. 18. Withdrawn from last year’s Keeneland November Sale after coming [...]

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Arrogate ‘Just Getting Better’

Champion and “TDN Rising Star” Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) breezed five furlongs in :59 flat (3/44) in company with Grade III winner Whiskey Ticket (Ghostzapper) at Santa Anita Tuesday morning (video). It was the Juddmonte colorbearer’s second work since his impressive romp in the $12 million GI Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Jan. 28. “He went [...]

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Op/Ed: Englehart Marijuana Suspension: Enough Already

Trainer Jeffrey Englehart, 26, smoked marijuana. In eight states that’s legal. In New York State, where Englehart trains, the punishment for possessing 25 grams or less of marijuana is a $100 fine. The second offense is a $200 fine. Get the point? It’s 2017 and smoking marijuana is no longer considered a big deal; it’s [...]

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Insights on the American Racing Scene: Feb. 22

6th-GP, $46K, Msw, 4yo/up, 7f, 3:02 p.m. EDT The second most expensive juvenile by his sire to sell in 2015, $600,000 FTFMAR purchase MR LOUISE (Uncle Mo) makes his belated debut for Cloud Nine Lumoni and trainer Antonio Sano Wednesday. The dark bay is a half-brother to Irish G3 Brownstone S. third Califante (GB) (Kyllachy [...]

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Scat Daddy Rising Star Best in Baffle

BAFFLE S., $81,890, SA, 2-20, 3yo, 6 1/2fT, 1:12.83, gd. 1–#CONQUEST FARENHEIT, 120, c, 3, by Scat Daddy 1st Dam: Holy Smokie, by Holy Bull 2nd Dam: Witch Approval, by With Approval 3rd Dam: Jewel Coast, by Fappiano ($130,000 Ylg ’15 FTKOCT; $735,000 2yo ’16 KEENOV). O-Chad Littlefield & Rockingham Ranch; B-Meadow Lane Stables LLC [...]

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No Joke, It’s One Liner in the Southwest

 Trainer Todd Pletcher typically reserves his trips to Oaklawn Park for the GII Rebel S. in March or the GI Arkansas Derby in April, but he shipped into Hot Springs one month earlier this year and was rewarded with a convincing victory by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s One Liner (Into Mischief) [...]

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He’s ‘Back’: Gun Runner Sharp in Razorback Romp to Start 4YO Campaign

Gun Runner got his 2017 season off to the perfect start with a dominant wire-to-wire victory in Oaklawn Park’s President’s Day co-feature Monday. The chestnut–making his first start since an initial Grade I success in the Nov. 27 Clark H. at Churchill Downs–broke alertly and immediately cleared the field, winning for fun as the heavy [...]

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Charismatic Dies

Charismatic (Summer Squall–Bali Babe, by Drone), winner of the 1999 GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S., died Sunday at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. The cause of death is not known. The 21-year-old stallion had been repatriated to the U.S. after standing much of his stud career at JBBA Shizunai Stallion [...]

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