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Violence Filly Rallies to Win in Exciting Fashion at Churchill Downs

Elle of the Ball (f, 3, Violence–Amber Isle, by First Defence ELLE OF THE BALL (f, 3, Violence–Amber Isle, by First Defence), was content to race behind the pack early and remained there before entering the final turn. When she entered the stretch, jockey Adam Beschizza fanned her into the nine path and began to […]

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Client Success: Violence Mare Draws Off for Lone Star Win

Lastchanceforlove (m, 5, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again) LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (m, 5, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again) pressed the pace down the backstretch while racing from the two path. She made a bid coming out of the turn and gained command by the head of the stretch. The Violence mare continued drawing off from the field […]

Hard Spun

Client Success: Hard Spun Colt Draws Clear in Flashy Oaklawn Maiden

Kupuna (c, 3, Hard Spun–Hanalei Hailey, by Malibu Moon) Kupuna (c, 3, Hard Spun—Hanalei Hailey, by Malibu Moon) began his career at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 with blinkers on and finished third after a poor start to his 6 1/2-furlong trip. The Hard Spun colt was once again confronted with closing from the back […]

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OPTIMAL Mating: Maclean’s Music – Frond, by Yes It’s True

OPTIMAL Mating: Maclean’s Music – Frond, by Yes It’s True Maclean’s Music (Distorted Humor – Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song)   OPTIMAL Mating Analysis Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good […]


Client Success: Blame Filly Edges Clear at Aqueduct

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 […]


Client Success: Violence Filly Ridden Out While Much The Best

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 […]

Smooth Like Strait

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Smooth Like Strait wins War Chant Stakes

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 […]


Lastchanceforlove Never Looks Back in Debut At Fair Grounds

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 Gelding Gets Two Wins In A Row

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 […]