Charlie Appleby Outlines Plans for U.S. Team

NEWMARKET,UK--Charlie Appleby, who is aiming for a fourth victory in the first of the major British Classic trials, Thursday's G3 Craven S., has outlined plans for his team of Godolphin horses currently stabled at Keeneland. One of those, Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), landed the Craven back in 2021 before being beaten a short-head when second in the 2,000 Guineas. Now six, he claimed the Maker's Mark Mile Saturday to notch his third Grade I strike in North America, including last season's Breeders' Cup Mile. "Master winning last...

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Lee Einsidler Joins TDN Writers' Room

Lee Einsidler, the owner of fan favorite Casa Creed, joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the 7-year-old's win in the GI Fourstardave.

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Casa Creed Picks Up Second Fourstardave and His Spot at the Breeders' Cup

The ageless Casa Creed (Jimmy Creed) became the fourth two-time winner of Saratoga's GI Fourstardave H.--a 'Win and You're In' for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile--with a thrilling 3/4-of-a-length victory over 'TDN Rising Star' Annapolis (War Front). The LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable colorbearer joins the race's namesake 'The Sultan of Saratoga' Fourstardave, who won the 1990-91 renewals (previously contested as the GIII Daryl's Joy S.); two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who won in consecutive years in 2012-13; and the popular racemare Got Stormy, who defeated males...

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Pegasus Winner Goes For Virginia's First 'Million'

In the absence of Godolphin standout and GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf winner Rebel's Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), the role of morning-line favorite for Saturday's feature at Virginia's Colonial Downs fell to GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational winner Atone (Into Mischief). A Godolphin-bred gelded son of leading sire Into Mischief, the Michael Maker trainee, owned by Three Diamonds Farm, put a career best 103 Beyer Speed Figure to take down Brazilian standout Ivar (Brz) (Agnes Gold {Jpn}) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. He'll stretch out to 1 1/4 miles...

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Kelso Winner Casa Creed Back Home at the Spa

He came, he saw, he conquered. Thursday's TDN featured a story on Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, who brought a barn littered with high-class stakes winners to Saratoga this year. CASA CREED (h, 7, Jimmy Creed--Achalaya, by Bellamy Road) certainly did his part as both Mott's first stakes entrant of the meet and first stakes winner of the meet, taking the GIII Kelso S.--formerly the Forbidden Apple--with ease in his first visit to the winner's circle since last year's GI Fourstardave S. over course and distance. "It's very rewarding," said...

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Casa Creed Denies Regal Glory In Fourstardave

LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable's Casa Creed (Jimmy Creed), a two-time winner of Belmont's GI Jaipur S. at six furlongs, showcased his same electrifying closing kick going a mile with a flashy 1 1/2-length victory over heavily favored mare Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom) in Saturday's 'Win and You're In' GI Fourstardave H. at the Spa. Given a 4-1 chance in this field of five, the rail-drawn Casa Creed dropped back early and trailed in fifth as longshot Get Smokin (Get Stormy) led through fractions of :24.01 and :47.94. Locked...

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Regal Glory Ready to Take On Males in Fourstardave

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY -- Peter Brant's Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom) arrives at GI Fourstardave H. Saturday with no shortage of angles to her story. The two-time Grade I winner is unbeaten in three starts this year and is likely to go off as the favorite in the field of five signed up for the one-mile turf event. This will be her first try against males in a distinguished career with trainer Chad Brown that has produced 12 victories from 19 starts and earnings of $2,111,009. Regal Glory has been with...

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'Stormy' Forecast at Kentucky Downs

After annexing her second career win in the GI Fourstardave H. at Saratoga this summer, Got Stormy (Get Stormy) will take on males once again in Saturday's 'Win and You're In' GIII Fanduel Turf Sprint S. going six furlongs at Kentucky Downs. A winner of the GIII Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint S. at an additional half of a furlong here last term, Got Stormy narrowly captured the GIII Honey Fox S. at Gulfstream Feb. 27 before rolling a pair of fives in the GII Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S....

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Lightning Strikes Twice in Fourstardave

MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm's Got Stormy (Get Stormy), the only female winner of the GI Fourstardave H. when she won the race two years ago in stakes record time, found her best form Saturday to post a 12-1 upset in this year's running of the "Win and You're In" qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile. Purchased off a fifth-place finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint by B. Wayne Hughes's Spendthrift Farm for $2.75 million at last year's Fasig-Tipton November Sale and then offered in microshare pieces via...

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Got Stormy to Spendthrift for $2.75M at Fasig November

Multiple Grade I-winning turf mare Got Stormy (Get Stormy--Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold) started the 'Night of the Stars' fireworks Sunday at Fasig-Tipton November when hammering for $2.75 million to Spendthrift Farm as hip 168, consigned by Bluewater Sales. A winner over boys off seven days' rest in the GI Fourstardave H. last summer, the chestnut added a victory in the GI Matriarch S. and runner-up finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile. She scored in the GIII Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint S. and GIII Franklin County S. this season...

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War Front's Halladay all the Way in Fourstardave; Brown Foursome Strike Out

When last seen, Harrell Ventures LLC's Halladay (War Front) was wrangled back off the pace and ultimately ran fourth in the GII Bernard Baruch H. July 26, allowing Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown) to post a relatively hassle-free, front-running victory. With that failed experiment in the rear view, it was back to pedal-to-the-metal tactics in Saturday's GI Fourstardave H. and the gray colt repelled a late bid from defending champion Got Stormy (Get Stormy) to land the spoils. Casa Creed (Jimmy Creed) rallied to complete the trifecta. The victory earns Halladay a...

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Whether Wrestling or Horse Racing, Caruso Has Excelled at Highest Levels

What Mike Caruso missed most when his collegiate wrestling career was over was the competition, the fierce desire to win and the nervous excitement that would build up in him before every match. It wasn't just that he was good, it was that he felt he had to win every time. Forty-three years after he last wrestled and wrapped up his third NCAA championship, Caruso has recaptured those feelings, discovering them in horse racing. "I get butterflies in my stomach before every race," he said. "That means it is meaningful....

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