Dialed In Heads Darby Dan 2022 Roster

Darby Dan Farm has set 2022 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In, who will stand for $15,000 S&N, the same fee as a year ago. The Darby Dan roster also features Tapiture, Higher Power, and Modernist, new for 2022, who will each stand for $10,000 S&N. Dialed In, champion freshman sire of 2016 and a perennial leading sire of his crop ever since, is a leading sire of 3-year-olds in 2021 with nine black-type sophomores and five...

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Strong Trade Continues in Penultimate KEESEP Session

Strong trade continued at Keeneland Thursday in the 10th of 11 sessions of the Keeneland September Sale and the second of three Book 5 sessions. The day's top seller was a Tapiture colt (Hip 3173) from the Paramount Sales consignment, who brought $145,000 from John Greathouse, agent for Glencrest Farm. A total of 303 yearlings summoned $9.194 million Thursday. The average was $30,343 and the median was $23,000. In the pre-vaccine pandemic era last year, 244 horses brought $4.764 million during the 10th day of selling with an average of...

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Dubai World Cup Next for Jesus' Team

There may not have been a more improved horse in 2020 than Jesus' Team (Tapiture), who began the year in maiden claimers and finished it off with a second-place finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and a win in the Claiming Crown series. He kicked off 2021 with another second-place finish, in the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational. But the best may be yet to come. Trainer Jose D'Angelo has decided to pass on the $20-million Saudi Cup and will, instead, point the 4-year-old for the G1 Dubai...

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Kentucky Sires for 2021: Third-Crop Sires, Part I

It's now or never, guys! The deeper we go into our survey of Kentucky covering options for 2021, the fewer stallions remain standing. And those we reach today, about to launch a third crop of juveniles, have entered a decisive stage of their climb. Two or three are ascending confidently toward the next ridge; a handful are clinging tenaciously to a ledge; but many are now slithering unhappily down through the scree. Several have already disappeared into regional or overseas programs. For now, the leading Bluegrass farms are persevering with...

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Darby Dan Releases 2021 Stallion Roster, Fees

Darby Dan Farm has set 2021 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In (Mineshaft), who will stand for $15,000 S&N, down from $20,000 a season ago. The roster also features Tapiture (Tapit), Klimt (Quality Road), and GI Breeders' Cup Classic contender Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro), new for 2021, who will each stand for $10,000 S&N. GI Kentucky Derby winner Country House (Lookin At Lucky), also new for 2021, Flameaway (Scat Daddy), and Copper Bullet (More Than Ready) will...

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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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Jesus' Team Points for BC Classic or Dirt Mile

Grupo 7C Racing Stable's Jesus' Team (Tapiture), who finished third in Saturday's GI Preakness S. at Pimlico, will make his next start in either the GI Breeders' Cup Classic or GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. "He will run in the Breeders' Cup, 100%," said trainer Jose D'Angelo. "We just don't know what race--maybe the [Dirt] Mile or maybe the Classic. I will wait for the decision from the owners." Jesus' Team is currently getting some down time at Kenny McPeek's Magdalena Farm in Lexington and will head to Keeneland Friday...

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Unbeaten Tapiture Colt Runs to His Name, Earns 'TDN Rising Star' Honors

Premier Star (c, 3, Tapiture-Letthetigerparty, by Hold That Tiger) drifted some down the lane, but ran on nicely to handle next out 'TDN Rising Star' Caracaro (Uncle Mo) going seven furlongs on debut at Gulfstream Dec. 8. The chestnut followed suit and earned a 'Rising Star' badge of his own by making it a perfect two-for-two in a first-level optional claimer in Hallandale Wednesday. Facing only five rivals, the 1-5 favorite quickly established control and was unchallenged while on the engine through fractions of :22.49 and :45.00. He let it...

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