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Major Dude, Cairo Consort Victorious on Gulfstream Turf

3 hours 38 min ago
Major Dude powered home to capture the $175,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes (G3T) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where Cairo Consort impressed with a victory in the $175,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T). Irad Ortiz Jr. rode both runners.

Shultz, Lukas Pick Up Horses for Shortleaf Stable

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In a social media post late last month, Shortleaf Stable announced, "a shakeup in our stable brings forth an old face and a new one." The old face is Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, 87, and the new face is trainer Lindsay Schultz, 34.

Newgate Triumphs in Battle of the Bafferts

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When all four contenders in the Feb. 4 $196,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) turned in the stretch, Bob Baffert had the rare luxury of winning the race before the race was even won.

General Jim, Red Carpet Ready Deliver in 3YO Stakes

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With the addition of blinkers, the talented General Jim put it all together Feb. 4 with a resilient victory in the $125,000 Swale Stakes Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where Red Carpet Ready remained undefeated in the Forward Gal Stakes (G3).

TAA Offers Feb. 6 Auction of Lexitonian Season

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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will offer a 2023 breeding season to grade 1 winner Lexitonian for auction Feb. 6 from 6-9 p.m. ET, it was announced Feb. 4.

Dicey Mo Chara, D'Amato Quartet Battle in San Marcos

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Dicey Mo Chara, who overcame a rough start, will be reunited with leading man Juan Hernandez as he pursues his fifth win from 18 overall starts.

First Foal a Colt for Stakes Winner Sweetontheladies

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Multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sweetontheladies was represented by his first foal when a colt was born Jan. 23.

TERF Awards $10k to Grayson-Jockey Club Research

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The funding will support the work of Dr. Sue Stover at the University of California for research involving motion of the proximal sesamoid bones.

Jockeys and Jeans Posts Significant Gain in Proceeds

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The seventh annual sale of stallion breeding seasons to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund raised $112,050 compared to $72,500 in 2022.

Churchill Will Stage a Record 50 Stakes for Spring Meet

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
The record-breaking lineup features 28 stakes races that received significant boosts and one new event, the $175,000 Chorleywood Overnight Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on turf on June 17.

Charge It Set For First Race Since 23-Length Dwyer Win

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
If Whisper Hill Farm's Charge It runs as well Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park as he did the last time he raced, there should be a rather dazzling performance in the offing in the eighth race on the Gulfstream Park card.

Baffert Takes Stand in Preliminary Injunction Hearing

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
Testifying in a Louisville, Ky., courtroom Feb. 3 that "I'll probably lose another half" of his top 3-year-olds, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert stated his case for legal relief in his bid to end a two-year ban instituted by Churchill Downs Inc.

G2SP Brentford Hope Tops Tattersalls February Day 2

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
Harry Derham's burgeoning training operation welcomed a notable new recruit Feb. 3 when bloodstock agent Ed Bailey secured the classy Brentford Hope at 90,000 guineas (US$166,267) on Day 2 of the Tattersalls February Sale.

Ortiz Jr. Ties Gulfstream Record with Seven-Win Day

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
The 30-year-old jockey, who was recently awarded the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey for the 2022 racing season, swept races 2-8 on the card.

Engage Sires First Foal in Maryland

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
Sycamore Farm bred the filly out of the Great Notion mare Stickingtogether.

Beloved Former Racehorse, Stable Pony Chindi Dies at 29

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
A millionaire on the racetrack, but even more popular as trainer Steve Hobby's longtime stable pony, Chindi was euthanized Thursday. The snow-white gelding was 29.

Karaka Yearling Sale Wraps With Encouraging Median

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
International buyers' collective strength and the New Zealand Thoroughbred breeding industry predominantly being an export market was once again confirmed with Australian buyers lapping up the opportunity to return to the Karaka Yearling Sale.

Algiers Romp in Maktoum Challenge Keys World Cup Bid

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
Algiers romped to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) Feb. 3 at Meydan Racecourse, establishing himself as the strongest local contender for the Dubai World Cup (G1).

Sam Houston Race Park Puts Simulcasting On Hold

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
The Houston racetrack announced Feb. 3 it is putting plans to resume interstate simulcasting on hold because "more time is needed to fully evaluate the many legal complexities" surrounding recent court actions and law changes regarding HISA.

Howbeit Seeks Second Graded Success in Palos Verdes

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:59
A grade 2 winner two starts ago, trainer Mark Glatt's reformed claimer Howbeit rates as a contender in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 5. The six-furlong Palos Verdes attracted five other entries.

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