blame

Client Success: Blame Filly Edges Clear at Aqueduct

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I’M FINE (f, 3, Blame – Stormy Caress, by Stormy Atlantic) I’M FINE (Blame) got squeezed between foes and was forced to steady when Bella Dominica (Giant Surprise) shut down her lane after the start. The New York-bred Blame filly chased three to four paths off the inside down the backstretch. She then got floated […]

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Violence

Client Success: Violence Filly Ridden Out While Much The Best

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Lastchanceforlove LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (f, 3, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again), a sharp front-running debut winner at Fair Grounds Feb. 21, showed speed and tired to finish a well-beaten eighth in her first try versus winners at Gulfstream Apr. 11. Given a 7-2 chance to get back on track here, the dark bay Violence filly vied for […]

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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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lastchanceforlove

Lastchanceforlove Never Looks Back in Debut At Fair Grounds

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Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (f, 3, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again), sent off at 3-1 in this unveiling, broke on top and never looked back, graduating by 2 1/2 lengths. Freedom Passage (Verrazano) was the runner-up. The winner’s dam produced a Wicked Strong filly in 2018 and a Not This Time colt […]

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maclean's music

Maclean’s Music Gelding Gets Two Wins In A Row

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Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that BAOZUN (g, 2, Maclean’s Music–Ron’s Lady, by Elhayq (IRE)) attended the pace along the inside and angled out leaving the turn. He wore down the leaders and edged clear late to win by one length on the sloppy Churchill Downs strip. The gelding now has two wins from only […]

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Halama Breaks Maiden in Debut at Churchill Downs

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Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that HALAMA (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) outslugged her two chief rivals in the market to open her account at first asking Saturday at Churchill. Drawn widest of the seven remaining runners after the scratch of would-be chalk Further Lane (Lea), the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton October acquisition landed in […]

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owners and breeders

Thea’s Theme Breaks Maiden in Debut at Saratoga

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Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that THEA’S THEME (f, 2, Bayern–One More {GSP, $162,884}, by Holy Bull) became trainer Jeremiah Englehart’s second winner of the day at the Spa and eighth 2-year-old winner this year when she broke her maiden in determined fashion. The 2-1 choice closely tracked the pacesetter behind a :22.23 first quarter. […]

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