Mike Trombetta

Forego Victor Win Win Win to Stand at Ocala Stud

Live Oak Plantation homebred Win Win Win (Hat Trick {Jpn}--Miss Smarty Pants, by Smarty Jones), who capped his career with a head-turning last-to-first victory in Saratoga's GI Forego S. Aug. 29, will take up stud duties next year at Ocala Stud for a fee of $5,000 LFSN. He will stand as property of a partnership between Live Oak, Ocala Stud and Airdrie Stud. "We are very excited to add Win Win Win to our roster," said Ocala Stud's David O'Farrell. "He's a big, grand-looking horse with a lot of presence....

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Tapiture's Premier Star Romps in Jersey Shore

A firming even-money favorite, 'TDN Rising Star' Premier Star (Tapiture) proved far too strong for six other rivals in Wednesday's Jersey Shore S. at Monmouth Park, jogging under the line a very easy winner. Away fairly from his low draw, Premier Star raced in third with a foothold at the fence and Paco Lopez elected to send his mount through a tight inside spot to take up the running with a little less than a half-mile to race. Comfortably in front on the bend, he kicked further in front in...

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Oct. 7 Insights
Oct. 7 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PRICEY NOT THIS TIME DEBUTS AT DELAWARE 7th-DEL, $40K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 4:15p.m. Sonata Stable's ARZAK (Not This Time) makes his career bow in this spot for Mike Trombetta. They purchased the chestnut for $575,000 at the delayed OBS April Sale after he breezed in :10 flat. His dam Delightful Melody (Tapit) is a daughter of MGSW & MGISP Bending Strings (American Chance). TJCIS PPs

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Friday Insights: Live Oak Homebred Debuts at the Spa

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 6th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, post time: 4:04 p.m. ET Live Oak homebred TAPPINGINTOSUCCESS (Tapit) makes her first start for trainer Mike Trombetta. Out of multiple graded placed Slewfoundmoney (Seeking the Gold), the filly is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Awesome Slew (Awesome Again), as well as to graded placed Souper Lucky (Giant's Causeway) and stakes winner He's Bankable (Arch). Leia Marie (Exaggerator) was the highest-priced filly from her Classic-winning sire's first crop when she sold for $400,000 at last...

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Iron 'Constitution' In Florida Derby

With racing already halted at several venues around the country, Gulfstream Park forges ahead with it's season anchoring marquee test for 3-year-olds, the GI Florida Derby. Highlighting the nine-furlong test is Grade I-winner Tiz the Law (Constitution), one of three runners by the young stallion in Saturday's race. The colt was last seen winning the Feb. 1 GIII Holy Bull S. at the Hallandale oval. "It really hasn't changed anything," said Sackatoga Operating Manager Jack Knowlton of the effect of the colt's training regime due to the Coronavirus pandemic. "We...

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Constitution's Independence Hall Still Perfect After Jerome

Independence Hall (Constitution) kicked off his 2020 path towards the Triple Crown as expected Wednesday, airing by open lengths in Aqueduct's Jerome S. as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite. Last away, he rushed up outside of rivals to press a longshot through a :23.79 opening quarter. He took over after a half in :47.47, with only New York-breds Bourbon Bay (Bayern) and Prince of Pharoahs (American Pharoah) appearing to have any chance to collar the chalk from there. Independence Hall turned very wide into the straight and presented Prince of Pharoahs...

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