Howling Time

$1.25M Bolt d'Oro Filly Leads Lively Midlantic May Finale

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded its two-day run at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Tuesday with a lively session of bidding led by a $1.25-million daughter of Bolt d'Oro. Through two sessions, 343 horses sold for $32,766,500. The average of $95,485--up 2.9% from a year ago--just ticked up from the sale's previous record average of $95,391 set in 2022, while the median of $50,000 tied the sale record set in 2021 and equaled again in 2023. "I thought we had two very...

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Taking Stock: It's High Time for This Stallion

The Classic season is over. A surface reading shows that Arrogate (Unbridled's Song), Keen Ice (Curlin), and Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) got the GI Kentucky Oaks, GI Kentucky Derby, and GI Preakness S. winners, respectively, from their first crops, and proven star sire Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), who had a Derby winner from his first crop in 2016, sired the GI Belmont S. winner. Sometimes, however, what's between the lines is as important as what's on the page, and Taylor Made's Not This Time (Giant's Causeway), whose second-crop sons...

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Cyberknife Just Edges Howling Time in Thrilling Matt Winn

Cyberknife, who earned a spot in the GI Kentucky Derby with his win in the Apr. 2 GI Arkansas Derby, never factored on the First Saturday in May, but got a graded win under the Twin Spires with a dramatic victory in the GIII Matt Winn S. at Churchill Downs Sunday. Sent off the 1-2 favorite, the chestnut colt tucked in behind the early leaders to save ground on the first turn, but rushed up to press pacesetting Howling Time while racing keenly down the backstretch through moderate splits. Cyberknife...

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Classic Encounter in Sam F. Davis

A promising group looking to punch their tickets to this season's Triple Crown in Saturday's 1 1/16-mile GIII Sam F. Davis S., awarding 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' points to the first four finishers (10-14-2-1). Looking to return to the winner's circle is Kentucky West Racing and Clarke M. Cooper's Classic Causeway (Giant's Causeway), trained by Brian Lynch. An impressive 6 1/2-length winner ahead of next-out scorer Trafalgar (Lord Nelson) in his career debut going seven furlongs at Saratoga Sept. 4, the chestnut came home third in Keeneland's GI Claiborne...

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Howling Time Looks to Remain Perfect in KY Jockey Club

Howling Time (Not This Time) will try to take his record to three-for-three as the likely favorite in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. at Churchill Downs Saturday. Graduating on debut sprinting at Churchill Sept. 25, the Albaugh Family Stables colorbearer took to two turns with aplomb, winning the Oct. 1 Street Sense S. by 3 1/4 lengths. Also exiting the Street Sense are third place Red Knobs (Union Rags) and fifth place Guntown (Gun Runner). "We always thought he showed some promise in his training," trainer Dale Romans said....

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Appropriately Named Howling Time Wins Street Sense on Halloween

STREET SENSE S., $200,000, Churchill Downs, 10-31, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:44.68, ft. 1--HOWLING TIME, 122, c, 2, by Not This Time                1st Dam: Werewolf, by Arch                2nd Dam: She's Justa Friend, by Hussonet                3rd Dam: Sage Cat, by Tabasco Cat ($200,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Albaugh Family Stables LLC; B-Springhouse Farm (KY); T-Dale L. Romans; J-Joseph Talamo. $121,140. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $190,600. 2--Red Danger, 122, c, 2, Orb--Forget It, by Distorted Humor. ($17,000 Wlg '19 KEENOV). O-Silverton Hill LLC; B-Dattt Farm LLC (KY); T-Brian...

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