Category: General News

Constitution colt shows his star power in Inaugural S. victory

Patriot Spirit turned in a sparkling performance in winning the $50,000 Inaugural S. Dec. 2 at Tampa Bay Downs, giving his connections hope that the 2-year-old Constitution colt can take them on to much loftier goals in 2024. Patriot Spirit was the odds-on favorite in the six-furlong Inaugural, and ran to his backers’ expectations. Breaking […]

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WinStar Farm stallion Paynter euthanized

WinStar Farm’s Grade 1-winning millionaire Paynter, whose story of perseverance captivated the racing world in 2012, had to be euthanized on Friday, Nov. 10, due to lameness, the farm announced today. The 2009 son of Awesome Again captured the 2012 Haskel Invitational S. (G1) in dominant fashion and finished a close second in that year’s […]

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Speightstown’s Prince of Monaco stays perfect with Del Mar Futurity (G1) win

Speightstown’s undefeated colt Prince of Monaco kept his perfect record unblemished in three starts with a victory in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1) on Sunday, Sept. 10. It was the second straight graded stakes win for Prince of Monaco, who captured the Best Pal S. (G3) by 4 ¾ lengths in his previous start. […]

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Take Charge Indy filly brings $510,000 at F-T Midlantic Sale

A filly by Take Charge Indy fetched $510,000 from Jeff Mackor, agent for Gus King, during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training on Tuesday, May 23. The filly, who breezed a fast eighth in :10 flat at the under track preview, was consigned by De Meric […]

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Constitution’s Warrant wins Isaac Murphy Marathon S. in driving finish

Warrant held off the late close of Red Run by a neck to win Wednesday’s $175,000 Isaac Murphy Marathon S. at Churchill Downs. The victory was the third career stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Constitution, and also made him racing’s newest millionaire with $1,058,893 in career earnings. The win in Wednesday’s 1 ½-mile […]

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Paynter’s Misty Mauve rolls late to take $100,000 Dahlia S.

Misty Mauve collected her first stakes win in Saturday’s $100,000 Dahlia S. at Laurel Park, pulling clear in the final furlong to take the one-mile race by 2 ¼-lengths. The 4-year-old Paynter filly was making her stakes debut following an April 7 win over the same track and distance as the Dahlia. She broke well […]

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Country Grammer much the best in G2 San Antonio Stakes

Future WinStar stallion Country Grammer, Thoroughbred racing’s leading active money earner with a bankroll of $11.2 million, dominated five rivals in winning the $200,000 San Antonio S. (G2) at Santa Anita on Monday, Dec. 26. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Country Grammer defeated Stilleto Boy by 4 ½ lengths in the rousing win. Owned by Commonwealth […]

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Coffee Caliente gives Good Samaritan a dozen winners

First-Crop sire Good Samaritan was represented by his 12th winner Saturday at Hawthorne when Coffee Caliente was a 1 ½-length maiden special weight winner at six furlongs (WATCH RACE). The bay 2-year-old was already stakes-placed from his prior start in the Shakopee Juvenile and was a handy winner on Saturday. After taking the lead in […]

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WinStar Farm announces 2023 stallion roster and fees

WinStar Farm has set 2023 stud fees for its stallion roster, headed by Constitution who will stand for $110,000 S&N and Speightstown who will stand for $80,000 S&N for the upcoming breeding season. The roster will be bolstered further by new arrivals Life Is Good, a multiple Grade 1 winner who will stand for $100,000 […]

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Ben Hanley joins WinStar Farm’s bloodstock team

WinStar Farm has announced the hiring of Ben Hanley as the newest member of its Stallion Season Sales team. With a degree in equine science from the University of Kentucky and a degree from the Irish National Stud course, Hanley begins his new position following stints with Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott in Saratoga, […]

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