John Fort

Second Chances: Cape Trafalgar Looks to Carry Late Sire's Legacy

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. After bringing $325,000 from John Fort's Peachtree Stable at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase, the expectations were always high for Cape Trafalgar (c, 3, Lord Nelson--Goldrush Girl, by Political Force), who kicked off his career with an encouraging second-place finish on debut at Gulfstream Mar. 12 (video). "He had trained extremely well, but we had a couple of setbacks," Fort said. "I honestly believe that if we...

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Strong Opener To October Sale

LEXINGTON, KY - The start of the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale was delayed an hour by heavy rain, but the weather seemed to be the only thing that could hold back the auction once the bidding got started Monday at Newtown Paddocks. "We were very pleased with the opening session of the October sale," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said Monday night. "I don't think there was any surprise that there was a lot of demand. We've seen strength in the yearling sales from the start...

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