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R.A. Hill Stable Purchases Interest in Breaking Lucky

R.A. Hill Stable has purchased an interest in GI Pegasus World Cup-bound Breaking Lucky (Lookin at Lucky), Gunpowder Farms announced Tuesday. R.A. Hill Stable joins fellow new owners West Point Thoroughbreds and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, who bought into the 5-year-old when Dean Reeves made a deal to run Breaking Lucky in his Pegasus slot. “We’re [...]

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Oppenheim: More APEX, But First…

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program (APEX ratings) to note the stark contrast, detailed in the Weekly Sales Ticker, between the desultory figures at Keeneland’s January Sale and the continuing upward trend of the Magic Millions Book 1 Yearling Sale in Queensland, which grossed A$134 million, up almost A$20 million (+16%) from last year, and [...]

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LUXAIR Jets Joins Eclipse Awards Roster of Partners

LUXAIR JETS, which provides private aviation travel, has become an official partner of the Eclipse Awards. Founded and based in Lexington, K.Y., LUXAIR JETS provides worldwide “on demand” charter jet service at fleet member pricing without any minimum or hourly buy-in requirements. To kick off the promotion of its upcoming “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter service [...]

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Which First-Season Sire Will Make the Biggest Impact in 2017?

The bloodstock business is truly extraordinary. Despite how few new sires ultimately become commercial successes, it is remarkable to witness the untethered enthusiasm, excitement and speculation which greets each batch of new and unproven stallions that retires to the breeding shed every year. Despite the relatively unattractive odds involved, the majority of players in the [...]

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Stonestreet to Sponsor the Lexington

Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables has become the new signature sponsor of the GIII Lexington S. to be held at Keeneland Apr. 15. The purse for the race, which is one of the final preps on the road to the GI Kentucky Derby, will increase this year from $150,000 to $200,000. “I am very pleased to [...]

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Dettori to Ride in Met

On the eve of the announcement of the field for the R5-million G1 Sun Met, internationally renowned jockey Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride reigning G1 Vodacom Durban July S. winner The Conglomerate (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}) in the 2000-metre test at Kenilworth Racecourse Jan. 28. The Italian is scheduled to have a minimum of [...]

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Observations On Wednesday’s European Racing Scene
Observations On Wednesday’s European Racing Scene

3.20 Cagnes-sur-Mer, Debutantes, €24,000, 3yo, f, 8f (AWT) GHURFAH (GB) (Tamayuz {GB}) is a daughter of the 2006 G1 Cheveley Park S. and 2007 G1 Coronation S. heroine Indian Ink (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) who starts out for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Jean-Claude Rouget. Also emanating from that stable is Joseph Allen’s [...]

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Cantchaco (Ochoco) wins the Lethal Grande Oregon Sprint Championship on Dec. 22 with Kassie Guglielmino aboard.
Guglielmino on Top at Portland Meadows

While the weather in Portland, Oregon has been tough on horsemen, horses and jockeys alike by delaying Portland Meadow’s closing day for weeks, the meet’s current leading jockey is just happy to get the opportunity to ride at the track. During the last two Portland Meadows meets, 22-year-old Kassie Guglielmino sat in the top 10 [...]

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Debt Collector Named Singapore HOTY

Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park {Aus}), who posted six wins from as many appearances in 2016, was crowned Singapore Horse of the Year in ceremonies held Tuesday evening at the Fullerton Hotel. In winning the final two legs of the local 3-year-old series–the Singapore 3YO Classic (1400m) and the Singapore Guineas (1600m) (video)–he was the [...]

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Hanagan Looking Forward to Move

Former Champion Jockey Paul Hanagan is going back to his roots for the coming season and will relocate north to base himself nearby his former boss Richard Fahey. Hanagan was replaced as first jockey to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum by Jim Crowley late last year and his change in circumstances will see Hanagan renew links [...]

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