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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tonalist

Client Success: Homebred Tonalist Filly Goes Clear at the Wire

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ONE LAST TRIAL (f, 3, Tonalist–Thisdanseistaken, by Gators N Bears) ONE LAST TRIAL (f, 3, Tonalist–Thisdanseistaken {SP, $258,910}, by Gators N Bears) rated close up while towards the inside, angled out and was under pressure heading towards the lane. She straightened away to be about four wide and closed in steadily under left handed rousing […]

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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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optimal mating

FTISPR20 Recap: OPTIMAL Mating Selections Prove Profitable

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Sales Recap The two-day auction at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium produced numbers on par with last year’s record sale, emboldening the spirits of those involved in the business of buying and selling juvenile racing prospects. From 563 head cataloged, Fasig-Tipton reported 303 horses grossed $23,572,500, for an average $77,797 and a $40,000 median. […]

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optimal mating short lists

OBSJUN20 Recap: Did the OPTIMAL Mating Short Lists Help?

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale I love the process of analyzing pedigrees, inspecting horses, replaying breeze videos, evaluating vet exams, performing cardio scans and putting all that together to establish an acceptable range of value. The process for last week’s OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale was even more fulfilling because I […]

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Tonalist's Shape

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Tonalist’s Shape Wins Hollywood Wildcat Stakes

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Tonalist’s Shape Tonalist’s Shape returned back to her winning ways with a dominating 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. The win proved that she could successfully navigate two turns. Her other victories were one-turn races from 5 1/2 furlongs to one mile. The Kentucky-bred filly, […]

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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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