LNJ Foxwoods

Ellen Jay A First Winner For LNJ Foxwoods's Dual Champion Covfefe

5th-Ellis, $70,760, Msw, 7-15, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2fT, 1:00.80, fm, nose. ELLEN JAY (f, 3, Constitution--Covfefe {Ch. Female Sprinter, Ch. 3yo Filly, MGISW, $1,110,025}, by Into Mischief) became the first winner for her two-time Eclipse Award-winning dam while trying the turf for the first time in her career. The beaten favorite when fourth on Churchill debut May 11 and when a distant third in Louisville June 8, the homebred was the 5-4 chalk and was off a touch slowly, but recovered to be a forward factor while deep on the...

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Dubawi's Ancient Wisdom Regains Winning Thread at Newmarket

Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' and G1 Futurity Trophy hero Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}--Golden Valentine {Fr}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) had yet to fire on all cylinders this year and bounced back from an eighth in last month's G1 Derby to regain the winning thread in Thursday's G3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket. The 6-4 favourite went forward to assume control after the initial strides of this 13-furlong test. Holding sway thereafter, he was asked to stretch with three furlongs remaining and kept finding for pressure inside the final quarter-mile to comfortably...

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July 7 Insights: From Canada to Florida, Well-Bred Fillies Debut

6th-WO, $111k, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 6 1/2f AWT, 3:52p.m. ET In against a mixed field which includes considerably more seasoned rivals, ONTARIO (Ghostzapper) will be unveiled for the partnership of LNJ Foxwoods and NK Racing. A $450,000 KEESEP yearling in 2022, the filly hails from the female family of Canadian Horse of the Year and two-time champion MGSW Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro) as well as GISW Hard Not to Love (Hard Spun) and SW & GSP Solemn Tribute (Medaglia d'Oro). Ontario's dam SP Mexican Hat (Street Cry {Ire}) is a...

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June 9 Insights: Half-Siblings to Princess Grace, Maxfield Debut

5th-CD, $120k, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 1mT, 2:45p.m. ET MIXOLOGIST (Frosted) will break from the middle of the field in this maiden on the grass, and the LNJ Foxwoods color bearer has big shoes to fill as the half-sister to Australian multiple Group 1-placed Princess Grace (Karakontie {Jpn}). Said sister was a three-time graded winner and three-times Grade I-placed in the States before changing hands for $1.7-million in 2022 at FTKNOV to China Horse Club and being exported to Australia. She twice came a neck short of winning her first race...

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Saturday Insights: Champion Covfefe's First To Race Unveiled At Churchill Downs

11th-CD, $120K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2f, 5:58 p.m. ET. LNJ Foxwoods campaigned champion female sprinter Covfefe (Into Mischief), whose first registered foal ELLEN JAY (Constitution)--also trained by Brad Cox--will bear the gold and royal blue colors for her unveiling under the Twin Spires. A half-sister to Japanese multiple group stakes winner Albiano (Harlan's Holiday), Covfefe is also responsible for 2-year-old colt in-training Rothko (Tapit) and she has a new filly on the ground by Gun Runner. TJCIS PPS 3rd-BAQ, $75K, Msw, (S), 3yo/up, 1m, 1:34 p.m. ET. Gold Square...

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Coolmore Goes to $1.6 Million for Broodmare Prospect Prank

The Coolmore team went to $1.6 million to secure the broodmare prospect Prank (Into Mischief--Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit) (hip 77) during Monday's first session of the Keeneland January sale. The 4-year-old bay, a half-sister to GI Belmont S. winner Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo), was tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' following a scintillating debut victory at Saratoga in 2022, but was injured and never raced again. She was consigned to the sale by Gainesway, which campaigned her in partnership with LNJ Foxwoods and StarLadies Racing.

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At Deauville December, Golden Attitude Brings LNJ Foxwoods Full Circle

In 2012, bloodstock agent Alex Solis and Jason Litt traveled to the Arqana December Sale in Deauville on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods, who were just getting started in establishing an operation now known all over the world. Solis and Litt came in search of foundation mares for the fledgling operation, and found just that in Gold Round (Ire), a half-sister to Goldikova (Ire) whom they purchased from the draft of Wertheimer and Frere for €520,000. Twelve years later, they are back to offer one of her daughters, Golden Attitude, a...

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Practical Joke Filly Sparkles On Keeneland Debut

4th-Keeneland, $100,000, Msw, 10-28, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:10.65, ft, 7 3/4 lengths. HOWL (f, 3, Practical Joke--How, by Indian Charlie) was crunched into 6-5 favoritism for a belated career debut and overcame a wide trip from the outside draw to open her account in impressive fashion. Not the swiftest away, the aptly named $190,000 Keeneland September yearling worked her way into the thick of things in quick order, but that sluggish dispatch meant that Howl was trapped out as they raced to the turn. Easing down into about the three...

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OwnerView Accepting New Owner of the Year Nominations

OwnerView is accepting nominations for the 2023 New Owner of the Year Award, Sponsored by 1/ST Racing, which recognizes a Thoroughbred owner new to the game who has been successful and has had a positive impact on the industry. To qualify for consideration, nominees must have made their first start as a Thoroughbred owner in the last four years (since 2020), had an ownership stake in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in the past 12 months and had a verifiable owner license in 2023. Thoroughbred...

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Dubawi's Ancient Wisdom Powers To Autumn Triumph

Godolphin's €2-million Arqana August 'TDN Rising Star' Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}--Golden Valentine {Fr}, by Dalakhani {Ire}), who ran third to subsequent G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagradere victor Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) in July's Listed Pat Eddery S., came back off a 77-day sabbatical to trounce his six-strong opposition in Saturday's Emirates Autumn S. at Newmarket. Positioned off the clear leader in third until taking closer order once past halfway, the 2-1 joint-favourite seized control approaching the final furlong and powered clear of toiling rivals up the hill to easily...

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Bullet Drill for Scotland Ahead of Travers

LNJ Foxwoods' Scotland (Good Magic), last-out winner of the July 21 Curlin S., tuned up for Saturday's GI Travers S. with a four-furlong move in :47.60 (1/68) over the Oklahoma training track Sunday in Saratoga. "It was a good, useful work," said trainer Bill Mott. "He galloped out well and seemed to have good energy and to be moving well. It was fast enough. I think we're fit enough." A debut winner at Gulfstream in March, Scotland was nosed out of an allowance victory at Keeneland in April before taking...

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Elusive Princess Dominates the Saratoga Oaks in American Debut

Nobody was going to rain on Elusive Princess (Fr) (Martinborough {Jpn}--Elusive Action {Fr}, by Elusive City)'s parade as she emerged from the bog that was Saratoga's lawn Friday to score her first stakes win in the GIII Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. With pouring rain that led to an abandoned post parade and eventually cancelled the rest of the card, the field for the Saratoga Oaks went straight from the paddock to the gate. Selenaia (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) controlled the pace through :23.55 and :48.57 early fractions while...

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