Expensive Empire Maker Filly Makes Most of Belated Debut

4th-Tampa Bay Downs, $25,000, Msw, 1-26, 4yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:12.62, sy, 7 3/4 lengths. NETTE NETTE (f, 4, Empire Maker--Vaulcluse {SW}, by A.P. Indy), a $950,000 Keeneland September graduate, made the trip up from South Florida and splashed home to debut as a much-the-best winner. Away in mid-division as the even-money pick, the a half-sister to Lukes Alley (Flower Alley), Ch. Older Horse-Can, GISW-US, MGSW-Can, $795,122; and to once-beaten 'TDN Rising Star' Arrifana (Curlin), SW & GSP, $230,400, tugged Pablo Morales to the front after the completion of a quarter-mile....

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War Front Filly Takes The Early Lead at KEESEP

A filly by perennial leading sire War Front dropped the hammer at $1.2 million from Eddie Woods, agent for Seahorse Stables, to get day two of the Keeneland September Sale off to a positive start Tuesday in Lexington. The Mar. 24 foal is a daughter of the stakes-winning Vaulcluse (A. P. Indy), the dam of Sovereign Award winner Lukes Alley (Flower Alley) as well as SW & GSP 'TDN Rising Star' Arrifana (Curlin). Hip 223 was bred and consigned by Gainesway, who acquired Vaulcluse for $600,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton...

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Curlin Filly Cruises to Impressive First-Out Tally in Maryland

7th-Laurel, $46,000, Msw, 8-1, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:23.95, ft. ARRIFANA (f, 3, Curlin--Vaulcluse {SW}, by A.P. Indy) entered this unveiling with a very upbeat worktab over the Fair Hill all weather, and was backed down to 17-10 favoritism facing a field of foes who had mostly had their fair share of chances. Breaking a bit outwardly from her wide draw, the bay dropped back to sit second last while always well off the inside. She began to pick off foes into a :46.84 half, briefly seemed to idle, but found...

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