Rebel Goes to Timberlake in Classy Effort

Two turns? It turns out there's no problem. When Timberlake (c, 3, Into Mischief--Pin Up {Ire}, by Lookin At Lucky) finished a somewhat rank, then flat, fourth in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile last November, questions swirled about his ability to get two turns. Trainer Brad Cox brushed the questions aside and let the horse do the talking. A freshened Timberlake, making his first start of the year in Oaklawn's GII Rebel S. Saturday, captured the $1.3-million race by a resounding two lengths over Kenny McPeek trainees Common Defense (Karakontie...

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Flameaway Colt Remains Perfect In UAE 2000 Guineas Trial

8th-Meydan, AED300,000, Cond., 1-5, NH & SH 3yo, 1400m, 1:25.08, ft. MA YETAL (c, 3, Flameaway--Delightful Melody, by Tapit), already a 13 3/4-length winner of his debut at Jebel Ali on Dec. 16, continued to progress with an easier-than-it-looked three-quarters-of-a-length victory at Meydan on Friday. Stirred up once the gates flew, the blaze-faced bay raced in between horses as Million Doro (Bolt d'Oro) cut out fractions. The four-for-six Quartier (Uru) (Matterhorn) blew the break and raced several lengths behind the main body of the field. In a good rhythm under...

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Fasig-Tipton December Digital Sale 'A Slam Dunk' After Largest Offering Ever

With more than 700 users registered to bid and buyers in 27 states plus another three countries, the Fasig-Tipton's December Digital Sale closed Tuesday evening with 186 horses sold for $3,167,000 across the catalogue, which was the largest ever offered on the platform to date, the auction company said in a release Wednesday. The online sale featured broodmares, horses of racing age, broodmare prospects, yearlings, weanlings and a stallion share in and lifetime breeding right to first-crop sire Flameaway (Scat Daddy). Breeze Easy (GB) (Hip 310), a 4-year-old race filly,...

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Q&A With Fasig-Tipton Digital Sales Director Leif Aaron

With the largest Fasig-Tipton online auction to-date underway--counting just over 300 diverse entries in its catalogue--their December Digital Sale is making this one to remember before it closes next Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron took time out of his busy day to discuss with the TDN the numbers, the expectations, comparisons with the physical sales and a whole lot more, as the offerings unfold through the holiday weekend. TDN: It seems like every digital sale you are announcing a record number...

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Bidding Open For Fasig-Tipton December Digital Sale, Includes 300 Plus Entries

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 308 entries for its December Digital Sale, which is now open through Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m ET, the auction house said in a release Thursday. The catalogue, which is the largest ever offered on the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform, features more than 170 broodmares, as well as broodmare prospects, horses of racing age, yearlings and weanlings. The catalogue also includes a stallion share and lifetime breeding right in MGSW Flameaway (Scat Daddy), who is the current co-leading North American first-crop sire by black-type winners. "This is...

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Wanamaker's November Catalogue Online

In-foal broodmares, broodmare prospects, racing prospects, 2-year-olds in training, yearlings, weanlings, and a stallion season will be on offer at the upcoming Wanamaker's November Sale. Highlights of the catalogue include: three weanling colts by hot freshman sire Flameaway; Frosted Snow (Street Cry {Ire}), a broodmare offered in-foal to Flameaway; Cuzzywuzzy (Vancouver {Aus}), a broodmare prospect who earned over $100,000 on the track; and Dixie's Comfort (Dixie Union), a broodmare offered in-foal to Mo Town. Bidding for the online auction will open Nov. 30 at 8 a.m. ET, with the first...

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'TDN Rising Star' Julias Dream Back On Del Mar Turf And In Winner's Circle

3rd-Del Mar, $63,500, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 11-10, 2yo, f, 5fT, :57.39, fm, neck. JULIAS DREAM (f, 2, Flameaway--Cinnamon Girl, by Meadowlake) earned the title 'TDN Rising Star' at first asking Aug. 6 by the seaside oval when she won pillar to post by 5 1/2 lengths for her top five first-crop sire while sprinting over the turf. Switching to the main track in the GI Del Mar Debutante, she was a well-beaten eighth to fellow 'TDN Rising Star' Tamara (Bolt d'Oro). Back on the grass as the 3-5 choice...

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Darby Dan's 2024 Roster Headed by Flameaway and Dialed In

Freshman sire Flameaway and multiple Grade I sire Dialed In will together lead the 2024 stallion roster at Darby Dan Farm, the Central Kentucky farm announced in a release Friday afternoon. The pair, each standing for $15,000 S&N, will head a dozen stallions on the Darby Dan roster. A son of Scat Daddy, Flameaway is fourth on North America's freshman sire list with 15 first-crop winners. His 2-year-olds include MGSW Dreamfyre, winner of the GIII Surfer Girl S. Oct. 8 who is pointing to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies...

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Daughter Of Flameaway Breaks Maiden At Belmont At The Big A

2nd-Belmont The Big A, $90,000, Msw, 10-13, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:10.46, fm, head. REAGAN'S FLAME (f, 2, Flameaway--Mizzen Donald, by Mizzen Mast), a 10-1 gamble on career debut, jumped away fairly, but was ridden along by Kendrick Carmouche to argue the early fractions inside of fellow firster Save Us Melania (Constitution). Shaking free from that one in upper stretch, the $185,000 OBS April breezer was clear into the final eighth of a mile and held on late to take it by a head. Favored Lamorna (Munnings), scratched out of last...

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Flameaway Notches Another Winner With Enfuega

7th-Belmont The Big A, $75,000, (S), Msw, 9-28, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:17.95, ft, 4 1/4 lengths. ENFUEGA (f, 2, Flameaway--Gran Lucky Girl, by Maclean's Music) jumped right to the lead and withstood pressure from Granadilla (Practical Joke) through a half in :46.32. Pushed for more run into the turn, the 6-1 shot responded in kind and drew off steadily to the wire, graduating by 4 1/4 lengths over Book of Wisdom (Solomini). The 13th winner for freshman sire Flameaway (by Scat Daddy), Enfuega has a yearling Spun to Run...

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Roses for Debra a Stylish Victress of Smart N Fancy at Saratoga

Neither wind nor water could stop her, and Roses for Debra (Liam's Map) streaked home at a rain-drenched Saratoga to take the Smart N Fancy S., securing her fourth win in a row in the process. Only once off the board in her career, the grey was last seen putting up a career-high Beyer of 99 en route to winning the GIII Caress S. over this course last month and had two victories over the lawn at Belmont and Pimlico since changing from the barn of Michelle Brafford to Christophe...

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Flameaway's Dreamfyre Sizzles in Sorrento

Dreamfyre (f, 2, Flameaway--Appreciating, by Sky Mesa) may not have been the GIII Sorrento S. favorite behind 'TDN Rising Star' Benedetta (City of Light) and flashy Baffert/Zedan runner Dua (Arrogate), but she ran like it, controlling the 2-year-old filly contest from pillar to post. In Del Mar's co-feature Saturday, Dreamfyre broke like a shot from the inside post and immediately put daylight on the rest, clicking off early fractions in :21.74 and :45.10. Benedetta and Dua followed with the rest of the field stretched out well behind. Coming off the...

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