Oct. 9 Insights: Baffert Unveils Pair of Justify Colts

6th-SA, $61K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 3:38 p.m. EDT Bob Baffert unveils a pair of colts by his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify in ARABIAN LION and Elwood Blues. Arabian Lion summoned $600,000 at the OBS April Sale after breezing in :10 flat. Out of SP Unbound (Distorted Humor), the chestnut enters off a trio of bullet works all in company with Elwood Blues. The pair most recently breezed a best-of-59 five furlongs in :58 4/5 at Santa Anita Oct. 2 with Elwood Blues. The group known as the Three Amigos...

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With Anticipation Tops Closing Week Kickoff Card

The final week of the Saratoga meet kicks off Wednesday with a 10-race card highlighted by the GIII With Anticipation S. for juvenile turf colts. With the majority of the 10-horse field coming off maiden wins, horseplayers have a variety of ways to go in the betting. Freshman sire City of Light could get his first black-type winner with Battle of Normandy in this event. The $500,000 FTSAUG buy captured his course-and-distance debut Aug. 6 by 2 1/4 lengths after a wide trip. His dam Adorable Miss (Kitten's Joy) was...

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Blue-Blooded Juveniles Debut on Travers Card

1st-SAR, $105K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 11:35 a.m. EDT The star-studded GI Runhappy Travers S. day card kicks off with a pair of juveniles events, starting with this main track sprint. VERIFYING (Justify), a $775,000 KEESEP acquisition by the Coolmore contingent, is one of the most intriguing firsters in this event. The Brad Cox pupil is out of GSW Diva Delite (Repent), who summoned $1.2 million with this colt in utero at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. That makes Verifying a half-sibling to champion Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute), who brought $5-million...

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Seven Wildcards Added To Tattersalls Ascot July Catalogue

A total of seven wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls Ascot July Sale on July 12. Leading the new additions is Resilience (GB) (Aclaim {Ire}) (lot 55), who is a five-time winner from Mill House Racing Ltd. and is rated 85. Lot 89, the 5-year-old gelding Jack The Savage (GB) (Passing Glance {GB}), is also entered on the back of a debut victory in a Worcester bumper on July 4 from Laura Horsfall Racing. The catalogue now boasts 100 lots, with 27 fillies/mares in/out-of-training, 57 colts/geldings in/out-of-training, four point-to-pointers...

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June 18 Insights: Pletcher Pair Debut at Monmouth

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PLETCHER PAIR DEBUT AT MONMOUTH 6th-MTH, $57.5K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 2:30 p.m. Todd Pletcher unveils a pair of juvenile colts in MAJOR DUDE (Bolt d'Oro) and DELEGATED (Uncle Mo). Spendthrift Farm went to $550,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale to acquire Major Dude, who hails from the first crop of their MGISW stallion Bolt d'Oro. The bay is out of SP Mary Rita (Distorted Humor) and his third dam is Hall of Famer Personal Ensign. His Stablemare Delegated is a Repole Stable homebred out...

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Latest Additions Bring Cazoo Derby Entries To 93

There are now 93 entries for the £1.5-million G1 Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs on June 4, following the close of the latest entry stage. Godolphin's Listed Cazoo Blue Riband Trial winner Nahanni (GB) (Frankel {GB}) earned an automatic berth to the Classic, while the runner-up, Susan Roy's Grand Alliance (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}), and Glory Daze (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), a maiden winner at The Curragh for the Glory Gold Partnership, were added to the nominations at a cost of £12,000 each. Also entered in the Derby are the undefeated...

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With Strength in Numbers, Repole and Viola Hope to Hit It Out of the Park

Passionate about the sport and determined to win at the highest level, partners Vinnie Viola and Mike Repole have come up with a formula they hope will mean lasting success. It's not just about quality, but quantity. Attack the game with an army of well-bred horses, most of them colts, send them to Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and sit back and wait for good things to happen. In what amounts to a historic buying spree, Repole and Viola's St. Elias Stable bought 43 yearlings at Keeneland September, paying...

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Pair of Dark Angel Colts Added to Tattersalls December

A pair of colts by Dark Angel (Ire) have been added to the upcoming Tattersalls December Foal Sale as wildcards. The duo, consigned by Barton Stud, will sell on Nov. 26. Lot 999A is out of the winning mare Nawassi (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), herself a daughter of G2 Queen Mary S. heroine Maqaasid (GB) (Green Desert). Maqaasid also placed in the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Cheveley Park S. and is a sister to Group 1 producers Istishaary (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Jumooh (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Istishaary's Il Fornaio (Arg)...

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