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Fault proved faultless in the Pucker Up Stakes (G3) on Arlington Million day. The 3-year-old Blame filly saved ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Journey Home to get up for the win by a neck. “She’s just maturing and she keeps getting better,” said trainer Michelle Lovell. “We’ll take it one […]

Progeny by Claiborne stallions received a great deal of interest during the highly respected Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Leading the way were a $1 million colt by Orb, who was the overall co-sale topper, and a colt by War Front, who fetched the next highest price of the two-day auction. Freshman sire Orb proved […]

Cambodia added another graded stakes victory to her resume with her determined victory in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old War Front mare stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid three wide to gain the lead past the eighth pole, and gamely held off second-place finisher Pretty Girl […]

In his first attempt at graded stakes company, Sharp Samurai didn’t disappoint. Sent off as the race favorite in the La Jolla Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, the First Samurai gelding went five-wide entering the stretch and held off Fashion Business to win by a head. “That was, as they say in Europe, a messy […]

Clearly a progressive filly, 3-year-old Roly Poly won her second consecutive Group 1 by defeating her elders in the Prix Rothschild in France. Her gutsy victory came just two weeks after winning the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) in England. In the Prix Rothschild, Roly Poly refused to be denied, as she got her head down […]

Roly Poly became the 16th Grade/Group 1 winner for War Front with her easy score in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket in England.  Racing for Coolmore, she was ridden to victory by Ryan Moore. “She improved right through the spring and deserved to win a Group 1,” said Moore. “She was just touched […]

Sent off as the race favorite, West Coast notched his third victory in a row by winning the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) by 2 ¾ lengths. The win was an easy won for the Flatter colt, and he was under a snug hold late. Now, his connections are thinking of taking on Grade 1 company. […]

In his first career start, Mind Trappe drew plenty of attention with his smart debut at Arlington Park. The 2-year-old Trappe Shot colt tracked the pace on the inside, snuck through on the rail at the quarter pole and took off from there, ultimately crossing the wire an eye-popping 7 ¼ lengths in front of […]

Serengeti rewarded those who sent him off as the betting favorite in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita with a dominating victory. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 2-year-old colt pulled away in the stretch to win by 11 lengths and was named a TDN Rising Star for his efforts. Bob Baffert trains Serengeti for […]

Senga gave Blame his first Grade/Group 1 winner in a major way when she won the G1 Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly. By taking the Prix de Diane, which is internationally known as the French Oaks, Senga also became Blame’s first Classic winner. “She is a fantastic filly, from a fantastic breeding operation,” said […]

Although she was coming off an eight-month layoff, Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable would not be denied in the G3 Desert Stormer Stakes. Ridden by Mike Smith, she pulled away to win by a 1 ½ lengths at Santa Anita. “She’s matured a whole lot,” said Smith. “She was aggressive leaving the gate but turned right […]

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery made his much anticipated arrival at Claiborne Farm June 12. He has been retired from racing and will begin stud duty at the legendary stallion farm in 2018, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) was a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant […]

In his career debut, the cleverly named Earth became the first winner for 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb by taking a maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park. Showing a great deal of determination, Earth rallied in the stretch to get up by a neck to win at first asking. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the […]

West Coast clearly had no trouble traveling east, as he posted an authoritative victory in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on Belmont Stakes Day in New York.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old Flatter colt notched his first stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile contest. After breaking a touch slowly, West Coast sat mid-pack before […]

In just his second start, He Hate Me became a stakes winner by taking the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old Algorithms colt is now a perfect two-for-two in his career. Owned by Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm and trained by Horacio DePaz, He Hate Me barreled down the middle of the stretch to take […]

War Front has made a mark as an international sire, and Homesman added to the tally by taking the G3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. He is now under consideration for the G1 Irish Derby. In his first attempt at stakes company, Homesman showed determination by taking the lead in the […]

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale featured multiple high-priced offerings by Claiborne stallions during its two day run in Timonium, Md., from May 22-23. Leading the way was Orb, who was well represented by several members of his first crop. One of his colts, Hip 373, sold for a hefty $710,000 to Dennis O’Neill from […]

After being narrowly beaten in three straight stakes races to start the year, it was finally Cambodia’s turn in the G3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day. Her victory over On Leave, who was two lengths behind in second, made it a War Front filly exacta at the wire. Jockey Florent Geroux and […]

Recruiting Ready notched his third consecutive victory of 2017 by taking the Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness Day, which made the 3-year-old Algorithms colt’s victory even sweeter for his connections. Owned by Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm, which is Maryland-based, Recruiting Ready led from start to finish in the Chick Lang, clicking off opening […]

With a flair for the dramatic, Walkabout put in a come-from-behind victory in the G3 Matron Stakes at Churchill Downs. Near the back of the pack early, Walkabout came flying late and in the final strides of the race got her neck in front of second-place finisher Improv for the win. “Around the first turn, […]