Exosphere (Aus)

Du Jour Claims First Grade I in Frank E. Kilroe Mile

Du Jour (Temple City) provided the second of trainer Bob Baffert's three graded stakes victories on the card when he powered home first in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita Sunday. Owned by Jill Baffert and Debbie Lanni, the 6-year-old gelding settled towards the back of the field as Goliad (War Front) took the field through fractions of :22.82 and :45.75. The pacesetter was clear into the far turn, but his advantage soon evaporated at the top of the stretch. While 3-2 favorite Easter (Fr) (Exposhere {Aus})...

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Making Waves: Exosphere's Easter Sets Holiday Tone

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Easter in the Seabiscuit H. at Del Mar on Saturday.   Easter Came Early At Del Mar Madaket Stables' Easter (Fr) (Exosphere {Aus}) secured his first graded victory in the GII Seabiscuit H. at Del Mar last weekend (video). It was trainer Phil D'Amato's fifth victory in the race in the past nine years. Bred by Aleyrion Bloodstock, Ltd., the gelding won two...

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