Dreamer's Disease

Laoban Receives Warm Bluegrass Welcome

The buzz started around this time last year. The first crop of 2-year-olds from Sequel New York's Laoban were fast. In a TDN series last spring polling various juvenile consignors and buyers, the son of Uncle Mo was on several shrewd observers' lists as a predicted under-the-radar stallion. "Laoban is a sneaky one that I'm not sure if a lot of people will notice," Brandon Rice had said last March. "I can see that there's guaranteed speed, and I could see him having a break out year...They all have a...

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Rising Star Holds Big Figure Edge in Iroquois

If he comes close to replicating his last two speed figures, it's going to be pretty tough for anyone to best 'TDN Rising Star' Therideofalifetime (Candy Ride {Arg}) in Churchill's GIII Iroquois S.--which offers a "Win and You're In" berth for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The Stephen Fidel homebred was second to Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) going five panels here June 19 before breaking through by 8 1/4 lengths at Keeneland July 11, good for an 85 Beyer Speed Figure. He was most recently second to Jackie's Warrior in...

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