will's secret

Case Study – KY Oaks Contender – Will’s Secret

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WILL’S SECRET (Will Take Charge – Girls Secret, by Giant’s Causeway) A homebred campaigned by Willis Horton Racing and trained by Dallas Stewart, Will’s Secret was bred in Kentucky by her owner and is out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare, Girls Secret. Will’s Secret has an overall race record of three wins and three […]

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fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies

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A Tale of Two Fillies I recently posted a client success story regarding a Distorted Humor filly that broke her maiden in her first start, “Client Success: Homebred Distorted Humor Filly Wins First Out At Laurel” (See pic above). I had the honor of designing the OPTIMAL Mating that produced her for her owner and […]

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halama

Client Success: Halama Wires, Draws Away at Churchill

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HALAMA (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) Halama (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) set the pace early, was off the rail into the lane then drew away under jockey Tyler Gaffalione. She was geared down to the wire in winning by three lengths. Halama was acquired in utero for $310,000 at Keeneland […]

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summer front

OPTIMAL Maidens: Summer Front Firster Gets Geared-Down Win

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CAMP HOPE (c, 2, Summer Front–Praising, by Pulpit) Camp Hope (Summer Front), overlooked at 10-1 for his debut, raced forwardly placed four-wide into the first turn as a pair of longshots slugged it out through moderate opening splits. Eagerly closing on the leaders on the far turn, the dark bay forged an advantage turning for home […]

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candy ride

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Candy Ride Colt May Be Aptly Named

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Therideofalifetime (c, 2, Candy Ride (ARG) – Cosmic Evolution, by Proud Citizen) THERIDEOFALIFETIME (c, 2, Candy Ride (Arg) – Cosmic Evolution (SW & GSP, $164,810), by Proud Citizen) looks aptly named if he again runs anywhere close to his sharp wire-to-wire maiden victory Saturday at Keeneland. Rallying to be runner-up when unveiled June 19 at […]

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Smooth Like Strait

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Smooth Like Strait wins War Chant Stakes

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Smooth Like Strait Smooth Like Strait returned to his winning ways while racing for the first time outside of Southern California. As the skies were opening up on Saturday at Churchill Downs, he comfortably won the inaugural $100,000 War Chant Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths. The Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC’s homebred is trained by Michael McCarthy […]

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