GISW Lexitonian to Stand at Calumet for 2024

GISW Lexitonian (Speightstown--Riviera Romper, by Tapit) will be transferring to Calumet Farm for his third breeding season. The Calumet homebred won from ages two to five, recording his most important victory in the 2021 GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.  He won or placed in five graded stakes races for earnings of $718,682. After retiring from the track, the stud joined the Lane's End stallion roster for the 2022 and 2023 seasons where he covered a total of 136 mares. At Calumet, Lexitonian joins GISWs Keen Ice and Oxbow in addition...

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Sunday Insights: Ellis Park Maidens Highlight Sunday Card

5th-ELP, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 2:45 p.m. Shadwell's MUAZARAH (Into Mischief) leads a battle of the homebreds in Sunday's fifth race at Ellis Park. The Todd Pletcher trainee is out of a half-sister to the dam of a pair of prolific European runners in MG1SW Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who debuted at Shadwell Stud this season, and MG1SW Hukum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). Just to his outside, Unreasonable (Honor Code), racing in the Calumet Farm colors, is out of a half to both GISW Geri (Theatrical {Ire})...

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Taking Stock: First Crops Yield Classic Winners

Rich Strike (Keen Ice), upset winner of the Gl Kentucky Derby at 80-1, and Secret Oath (Arrogate), the powerful Gl Kentucky Oaks winner, are members of the first crops of their respective sires, both of whom were late-developing Classic-distance horses. Keen Ice and Arrogate each won his first stakes race at Saratoga in late August at three, in the Gl Travers S. at 10 furlongs. Keen Ice won the "Midsummer Classic" in 2015 at 16-1, defeating Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in a shocker. Arrogate won the race the next...

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