Laoban Receives Warm Bluegrass Welcome

The buzz started around this time last year. The first crop of 2-year-olds from Sequel New York's Laoban were fast. In a TDN series last spring polling various juvenile consignors and buyers, the son of Uncle Mo was on several shrewd observers' lists as a predicted under-the-radar stallion. "Laoban is a sneaky one that I'm not sure if a lot of people will notice," Brandon Rice had said last March. "I can see that there's guaranteed speed, and I could see him having a break out year...They all have a...

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Tiz the Law Among Divisional Nominees for NY-Bred Championships

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders has announced divisional nominees for its 2020 championships. A panel of New York Turf writers, broadcasters, handicappers, racing analysts and photographers will vote on the winners of each division and the 2020 New York-bred Horse of the Year. Champions will be announced during a virtual awards event Apr. 5. The event will be hosted on Among the nominees are GII Remsen S. winner Brooklyn Strong (Wicked Strong) (2-Year-Old Male), multiple stakes winner Laobanonaprayer (Laoban) (2-Year-Old Filly); and GI Travers S. and GI Belmont S....

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