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Debut Winner for Nyquist in New York

6th-Saratoga, $72,000, Msw, 8-2, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:11.77, ft. LADY LILLY (f, 2, Nyquist--Miss Inclined {MSP, $184,451}, by Pulpit) raced out to take an early lead, showing the way through initial splits of :22.48 and :45.82. In the clear turning for home, the $280,000 KEESEP yearling appeared to be home free, but despite getting leg-weary in the final sixteenth, the 9-5 choice held on for a neck victory over the oncoming Mo Dean (Uncle Mo). The winner's freshman sire, Nyquist, was registering his third winner, following Gretzky the Great's maiden...

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Nyquist Colt Posts Easy Win at Woodbine

6th-Woodbine, C$108,646, Msw, 8-2, 2yo, 6f (AWT) (off turf), 1:09.84, ft. GRETZKY THE GREAT (c, 2, Nyquist--Pearl Turn {MSP, $182,560}, by Bernardini), sent off the hot 1-2 choice, jumped out to an early advantage, led through splits of :22.77 and :45.09 and turned on all boosters late, crossing the wire 4 1/2 lengths ahead of Liars Club (Broken Vow). The Ontario bred kicked off his career for Mark Casse with a second-place effort sprinting five panels over the local turf July 12 behind Ready to Repeat (More Than Ready), who...

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First Winner for Tourist

Kactus Kate (Tourist) became the first winner for her freshman sire (by Tiznow) at Emerald Downs Wednesday evening. Off at odds of 15-1 in her unveiling, the Oak Crest Farm homebred forced the issue on the outside in second, poked her head in front as they hit the quarter pole and kicked clear in the stretch to graduate by two lengths. Kactus Kate is a half-sister to Sutra (Meadowlake), GISW, $356,873. Tourist, winner of the 2016 GI Breeders' Cup Mile, stands at WinStar Farm. 5th-Emerald Downs, $19,340, Msw, 7-1, 2yo,...

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Freshman Brody's Cause Gets First Career Winner

William Thompson Jr.'s Gospel Way (Brody's Cause) came from off the pace to graduate in his career unveiling at Woodbine Sunday afternoon. Sent off at 24-1 in the five-furlong main track test, the homebred settled in the second flight third early as Dancing Dragon (Old Forestor) established early fractions. Improving his position while two paths wide turning for home, the gelding bore down on the frontrunner through the lane, took over with relative ease and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The victory represented the first winner for...

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TDN Writers' Room with Mark Taylor

This week on the TDN Writers' Room, we spoke with Taylor Made's Mark Taylor and discussed Not This Time's (Giant's Causeway) fast start as a freshman sire, as well as his predictions looking towards the upcoming sales season.

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Speedy First Two-Year-Olds for WinStar's Speightster

WinStar's Speightstown continues to prove himself as an accomplished sire of sires. Already, he's had four sons go on to produce Grade I winners and just in the last two years, he's seen eight additional sons, including GISW Force the Pass and the multiple graded stakes-winning Qurbaan, begin their stud careers. In 2017, WinStar welcomed their graded stakes-winning homebred Speightster into the same stud barn as his prodigious sire. With an initial stud fee set at $10,000, a price that has stayed in place since, Speightster has been supported with...

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Freshman Sire Kodi Bear Off the Mark With Two Winners

Rathbarry Stud's first-season sire Kodi Bear (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), who stands for €6,000, has had his first winner after the filly Campachoochoo (Ire) scored in the Gubbion's Green Maiden Auction Fillies' S. on Chelmsford's Polytrack. Chasing the frantic early pace, the 9-2 shot stayed on to grab the lead passing the furlong pole and win by two lengths from Tattoo (GB) (Equiano {Fr}). Twenty minutes later, his daughter Follow Suit (GB) provided him with a quickfire double when scoring on debut at Wolverhampton. 1st-Chelmsford City, £5,400, Mdn, 6-9, 2yo, f,...

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Another Debut Winner for Freshman Sire Not This Time

2nd-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 5-22, 2yo, 5f (off turf), 1:00.00, ft. SWAGGY GEORGE (c, 2, Not This Time--Ottaviano, by Elusive Quality) provided his freshman sire Not This Time (Giant's Causeway) with his second winner in as many days with a smart debut victory in this rained-off affair at Gulfstream Park. The 9-1 shot was outsprinted early after exiting from post seven, but began to wind up with an eye-catching, sweeping move around the far turn. He kicked for home in complete command and stayed on down the lane to graduate in...

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