Reeves Thoroughbred Racing

Clement Adds Quality to Stable Roster at Arqana

Christophe Clement said he always looks forward to his annual trip to Deauville for the Arqana December Sale. It's a bit like stepping back in time for the U.S.-based trainer as he wanders the grounds that were once the setting of childhood summers spent working for his father, French conditioner Miguel Clement Sr. The youngest of three, Clement is still often called 'Little Clement' while in Deauville. "That always makes me laugh," said Clement, whose own son Miguel has a handle on their stable in America while his father is...

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Keeneland November Sets New Mark

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale ended its eighth session Monday with cumulative sales of $205 million, surpassing total sales of $203 million recorded for last year's entire 10-day auction. On Monday, 260 head sold for $4,313,300, down from the corresponding session in 2021 when 260 generated $4,363,200. Average dipped slightly from $16,782 to $16,590. The median of $11,000 decreased 8.33% from last year's $12,000. Late in Monday's session, a daughter of Mshawish led the way during the first day of Book. Offered as Hip 2975, Taylor Avenue was secured...

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Big Invasion Effortless Winner of Mahony Stakes

Big Invasion (Declaration of War)'s enormous kick carried him home to a sixth victory in a row in Saratoga's Mahony S. by three effortless lengths. Coming into the race with four straight stakes victories, the GIII Quick Call July 17 at this venue among them, he was hammered down to 1-5 favoritism in his quest to continue the streak and he made it look a gift. He was equally dominant in the May 29 Paradise Creek at Belmont, William Walker at Churchill Downs May 4, and in the Texas Glitter...

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Reeves On a Roll at Saratoga

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing is enjoying a tremendous summer at Saratoga as they sit near the top of the leading owners list midway through the notoriously competitive race meet. So far, they've celebrated in the winner's circle alongside three stakes winners and an impressive debut-winning juvenile. Dean Reeves, a native of Atlanta and the co-owner of a commercial contracting company in Georgia, formed Reeves Thoroughbred Racing with his wife Patti in 2009. The couple has campaigned a long line of Grade I performers since. Reeves was on the Oklahoma backstretch with...

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Declaration of War Colt Sparkles in Texas Glitter

TEXAS GLITTER S., $75,000, Gulfstream, 3-26, 3yo, 5fT, :56.03, fm. 1--BIG INVASION, 118, c, 3, by Declaration of War                 1st Dam: Curls in Place, by Curlin                 2nd Dam: Pola's Place, by Out of Place                 3rd Dam: Pola, by Strawberry Road (Aus) ($72,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B-John O'Meara (KY); T-Christophe Clement; J-Javier Castellano. $46,035. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $88,965. 2--Lucci, 120, c, 3, Not This Time--Lucky'stormwarning, by Lookin At Lucky. ($290,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Andrew Farm, For the People...

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Nyquist's Nitrous Channel Impressive On Debut

3rd-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 2-5, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.03, ft, 2 1/4 lengths. NITROUS CHANNEL (c, 3, Nyquist--Laurenmychanelgirl, by Afleet Alex) justified his $625,000 price tag when the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale purchase (:10) produced an impressive performance here at first asking. Breaking sharply and immediately taking the early leader to task going up the backstretch, the George Weaver trainee was content to track from second to the outside. Hitting the turn under a drive, the chestnut fought off a game, but leg weary frontrunner to take the lead by midstretch. Powering home,...

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Candy Ride's Senbei Romps in Notebook

Senbei romped to the third stakes win of his young career with a front-running victory in the Notebook S. at Aqueduct Sunday. The heavy favorite zipped out to the early lead and was in control through an opening quarter in :23.03. He shrugged off Bustin Pietre after a half in :46.59 and sailed home an easy winner. "I was confident because the jockey [Manny Franco] looked so comfortable on him," said winning trainer Christophe Clement. "When Carmouche [Kendrick, aboard No. 3, Bustin Pietre] came to him at the three-eighths, I...

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Freud Colt Wows in Nownownow

Dakota Gold took to turf and two turns to score an impressive victory in this lucrative event. The chestnut was a 4 1/2-length debut graduate in an open rained-off sprint at Saratoga Sept. 2,  for which he earned a solid 82 Beyer Speed Figure. In receipt of first-time Lasix, Dakota Gold found a stalking position early just behind and outside of odds-on GIII With Anticipation S. scorer Coinage. He settled nicely down the backside behind a :45.56 half mile, and was asked to quicken after six furlongs in 1:10.82. He...

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Candy Ride Colt Controls Funny Cide

Senbei came out running from the rail and never looked back to beat a good-looking bunch of New York-bred juveniles Friday. A 4 3/4-length debut graduate in the mud here July 18, the chestnut got lost a bit in the wagering but made them pay. Hustled to the front by Manny Franco, Senbei posted strong fractions of :22 flat and :44.88 with Rick Violette S. winner Run Curtis Run (Summer Front) applying the pressure. He left his pursuer in the dust at the top of the lane, and was never...

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Candy Ride Colt Debuts a Winner at the Spa

5th-Saratoga, $85,000, (S), Msw, 7-18, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.38, my, 4 3/4 lengths. SENBEI (c, 2, Candy Ride {Arg}--Sweet Aloha, by Western Cat), a $280,000 KEEJAN short yearling purchase in 2020, was sent off at 5-1. The chestnut colt was hustled out to the early lead and and was clear through a quarter in :22.38 and a half in :46.04. He extended his advantage down the lane and came home a 4 3/4-length winner. Longshot Gimmedamoney (Central Banker) chased throughout to finish second. Senbei is a half-brother to Filibustin (Bustin...

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