The Lieutenant, Justify's Ill-Fated Half-Brother, Represented By First Winner At Saratoga

Nearly three years following the tragic slaughter of The Lieutenant, as well as three other stallions located at Haras Barlovento in Peru, where he was standing for the 2019 southern hemisphere season, the New York-based half-brother to Triple Crown champion Justify (Scat Daddy) was represented by his first winner at Saratoga. A graded stakes winner who retired with a 4-2-1 record from 15 starts and $345,882 in earnings, The Lieutenant stood just a single season at Sequel Stallions New York where he bred a reported 46 mares before shipping south...

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Asmussen's Next Target: Juan Suarez

The Week in Review by Bill Finley Steve Asmussen moved past Dale Baird Saturday to become North America's all-time leading trainer in wins with 9,446. But for such a goal-oriented individual, it's no time to rest. To be number one in the world, Asmussen still has to catch Peruvian trainer Juan Suarez. And it won't be easy. Suarez, as of Saturday, had 9,886 wins--or 440 more than Asmussen. On the same day that Asmussen won one race from 13 starters spread across four racetracks, Suarez had three wins on the...

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What's In a Name: Incitato

Mad Roman Emperor Caligula tried to make his favorite horse INCITATUS a consul, according to legend--and the accounts of maybe partisan historians Suetonius and Cassius Dio. Clearly aware of this spectacular milestone of executive overreach, Dante Zanelli's wife Yolanda Del Rosario gave the Italian version of the name--INCITATO--to the colt by GOLDENCENTS out ZABEEL SARAY (by GIROLAMO) her husband bought at Fasig Tipton as a yearling last October. INCITATO, whose literal translation would be "incited" or "spurred", won his maiden spectacularly in Peru in October and now goes for a...

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Editorial to Stand at Haras San Pablo & Haras El Embrujo

Editorial (War Front--Playa Maya, by Arch) will shuttle to Peru for Haras San Pablo and Haras El Embrujo to stand for the 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. The deal was brokered by Climax Stallions LLC, in conjunction with Dante Zanelli Bloodstock and Horse International LLC. The half-brother to MGISW and top sire Uncle Mo entered stud in 2018 at Roland Farm in Warwick, Maryland. Editorial retired from racing with a 2-1-1-0 record. "Editorial's first crop of babies have impressed a vast majority of their breeders," says Sean Feld of Climax...

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