Posted: June 29, 2020

The 2020 Investec Derby – O’Brien’s Stranglehold on UK Classics

When Santiago crossed the finish line first in the Irish Derby (G1), he led a sweep of the first four spots for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who was winning the Curragh classic for the 14th time. It was an embarrassment of riches for the Ballydoyle contingent; six of the 14 runners were trained by O’Brien, whose sons Joseph and Donnacha also trained three more of the entries. Attacking the classic races with as many horses as possible has been O’Brien’s modus operandi, and it has gotten results. He also finished first,...

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Posted: July 3, 2020

Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2YO Sale – A Deeper Dive into the Numbers

The BloodHorse, ever optimistic, reported that this week’s results from the Fasig-Tipton sale of two-year-olds in training at Timonium MD is “a sign that the juvenile market may be turning the corner.” In other words, the sale wasn’t quite as bad for sellers as the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. auction two weeks ago had been. What corner it is that the market is turning remains, however, to be seen. Overall, 303 of the 563 horses in the Timonium catalog were sold, for a total of $23,572,500, or an average of...

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Posted: July 3, 2020

Gate To Wire Podcast Episode 2

Michael Vale and Jonathan Stettin discuss a recap of last weeks stakes races then talk about why our racing superstars are retiring so early from the game. Vale calls out Wesley Ward and suggests various ideas on how to create incentive for great horses to run into their 4 yo seasons and beyond. With loads of stakes action on tap for this 4th of July weekend the fellas talk about select races including the Investec Derby where Jon likes a big price. https://open.spotify.com/episode/67pK3zyP2hCQ1Jztw9OqMN

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QATAR PRIZE OF THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Following is a list of the horses and connections who are pointing for the Arc De Triomphe. 10/04/2020 12:00 am, PARIS LONGCHAMP The number of runners will be reduced by eliminating the horses to which the...

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