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CANDY RIDE’S GAME WINNER RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS AT LOS AL

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Sent off at a nickel on the dollar for Saturday’s GIII Los Alamitos Derby, Gary and Mary West’s reigning champion 2-year-old male Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}) bounded home to his first victory as a sophomore, earning a trip to the GI Runhappy Travers S. in the process.

Mon, 07/15/2019

BANDUA SETS COURSE RECORD ON MILLION PREVIEW DAY

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Third in the Secretariat Stakes (G1T) in August, Calumet Farm's Bandua returned to Arlington International Racecourse July 13 and captured the $150,000 Arlington Handicap (G3T), his first stakes victory, in course-record time.

The victory was the first of two stakes wins for jockey Adam Beschizza on Million Preview Day, which offered three local preps for next month's grade 1 action.

Mon, 07/15/2019

SPANISH MISSION A NEW STAKES WINNER FOR NOBLE MISSION

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Staying was the order of the day in Thursday’s G3 Bahrain Trophy and Earle Mack and Team Valor LLC’s Spanish Mission (Noble Mission {GB}) had no deficit in that regard as he powered to an emphatic success in course-record time for the 13 furlongs. Having lost out by a neck to Private Secretary (GB) (Kingman {GB}) when runner-up in the Listed Cocked Hat S. over an extended 11 furlongs at Goodwood May 24, the 13-2 shot traveled comfortably with two behind early as the field ignored the runaway Severance (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}).

Thu, 07/11/2019

HONOR CODE OFF THE MARK AT LAUREL

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NIGHT CODE (c, 2, Honor Code–Unenchantedevening, by Unbridled’s Song) was dispatched as the 3-5 favorite for his career debut Thursday at Laurel and despite racing as greenly as his number five saddle towel, belied his inexperience to become the first winner for his freshman sire (by A.P. Indy) in the process. Part of a four-pronged battle for the lead in the run into the turn, the attractive dark bay settled outside fellow firster Fishman (Malibu Moon) and that duo raced heads apart on the bend.

Thu, 07/11/2019

TWIRLING CANDY’S CONCRETE ROSE DOMINATES IN THE BELMONT OAKS

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Putting her lone other appearance in Grade I company squarely in the rear-view mirror, Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing LLC’s Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy) assumed the mantle of this country’s most talented sophomore turf filly with a fast-finishing victory in Saturday’s GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. on Long Island. Just Wonderful (Dansili {GB}) narrowly outfinished GIII Wonder Again S.

Mon, 07/08/2019

NOBLE MISSION’S CODE OF HONOR RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS IN THE DWYER

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Third, but placed second in a rough-and-tumble renewal of the GI Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May, Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}) was not persevered with along the rest of the Triple Crown trail, with an eye on the second half of the season.

Mon, 07/08/2019

MR SPEAKER OFF TO A FLYING START

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Lane’s End freshman sire Mr Speaker has hit the ground running with his first crop of two-year-old runners. The Grade 1 winning son of Pulpit already has two winners from just seven starters so far this year, good for a 28% winning percentage. 

Tue, 07/02/2019

THE FACTOR AMONG TOP SIRES BY EARNINGS

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With over $3.8 million in earnings halfway through 2019, Lane’s End stallion The Factor ranks among the top sires in the nation. This fact, which is impressive on its own given his $15,000 fee, is even more so when taking into account that The Factor’s highest individual earner, G2 winner Cistron, has banked $204,560 this year.

Thu, 06/20/2019

LANE'S END DUO LEADS FOURTH-CROP SIRES

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The Lane’s End duo of The Factor and Union Rags are the top two leading fourth-crop sires in America by every major category. Combined, they are responsible for almost $30 million in cumulative earnings, which is even more impressive considering neither has sired a millionaire, unlike Bodemeister, Dialed In, Shackleford and Tapizar, who are ranked behind them on the earnings list. 
 

Fri, 06/14/2019

TWIRLING CANDY’S CONCRETE ROSE UPSETS NEWSPAPEROFRECORD IN THE EDGEWOOD

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Making her first afternoon appearance since romping away by nearly seven lengths in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf beneath these same Twin Spires last November, ‘TDN Rising Star’ Newspaperofrecord  (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) was duly bet down into 20 cents on the dollar for Friday’s GIII Edgewood S.

Mon, 05/06/2019

Another ‘Quality’ Performance from Bellafina in SA Oaks

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Despite a less-than-perfect trip, the extremely talented Bellafina kept her unblemished sophomore season intact Saturday while setting up her date with redemption in next month’s GI Kentucky Oaks. Second at 1-2 when unveiled at Los Alamitos last July 4, the pricey Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream buy ran away with the GII Sorrento S., GI Del Mar Debutante S. and GI Chandelier S. before a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies under the Twin Spires Nov. 2.

Mon, 04/08/2019

Roadster Runs Down Game Winner in Battle of the Bafferts

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Speedway Stable’s highly regarded Roadster (Quality Road) kicked home from far back to reel in stablemate and champion juvenile Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}) and cap a one-two finish for Bob Baffert-trained ‘TDN Rising Stars‘ in Saturday’s GI Santa Anita Derby. Running to an already lofty reputation when he graduated at first asking at Del Mar last July, the $525,000 Keeneland September grad could only manage third at odds-on behind Game Winner in the GI Del Mar Futurity in September.

Mon, 04/08/2019