George and Karen Russell

Pappacap Retired, to Stand at Walmac Farm

Grade II winner Pappacap (Gun Runner), has been retired and will stand the 2024 breeding season at Gary Broad's Walmac Farm in Lexington, KY, the farm announced on Tuesday. His fee will be $12,500, stands and nurses. In three seasons for Hall of Famer Mark Casse, Pappacap amassed a career line of 12-2-4-2 for earnings of $842,430. In addition to capturing the 2021 GII Best Pal S. at Del Mar, he was second in the GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile and GI American Pharoah S. behind champion Corniche (Quality Road)....

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“She's a Special One,” George and Karen Russell on Superstar Broodmare Pappascat

Boppy O (Bolt d'Oro) was greeted by an ecstatic winner's circle as he circled back to the Saratoga grandstand after his 23-1 upset in the GIII With Anticipation S., but he had another cheering squad celebrating from his birthplace in Reddick, Florida. His breeders George and Karen Russell of Rustlewood Farm were out with friends as the juvenile colt made his turf debut, but they didn't hesitate to huddle around their phone at the dinner table so they could watch the race live. "We were thinking it would sure be...

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