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Russell Road shows form in Gall Memorial

For the third consecutive weekend, Charles Town hosted another stakes prep for the upcoming West Virginia Breeders Classics night and then on Sunday afternoon it was the two-year-olds who were on full display in a trio of maiden special weight events. Saturday night the track offered the latest edition of the $50,000 Frank Gall Memorial […]

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Famed as a broodmare, Somethingroyal helped save Meadow Farm

Somethingroyal had only one lifetime race. It was not a rollicking success. She didn’t win. She didn’t place. She didn’t show. She didn’t win one dime for her owner Chris Chenery of Meadow Farm in Doswell, Virginia. One race. No money earned. And yet, Somethingroyal turned out to be one of the most influential broodmares […]

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Fasig-Tipton shows yearlings to prospective buyers in Saratoga

Last Friday morning at the thoroughbred barns and stable areas lining a quiet residential street in Saratoga, “getting ready” was the watch word. The next night and then again on Sunday, “preferred New York bred yearlings” would be auctioned at the grand Fasig-Tipton facility next door to the dozen or so barns. The morning saw […]

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After brush with death, Straight Flush lives out his days at ranch

Celebrity status comes to very few. With at least 30,000 thoroughbred foals dropped every year, only a scant few become Triple Crown race winners or become well-known because of Breeders’ Cup success. Thoroughbreds are magnificent animals. But their particular talents are generally seen as useful to the business side of our lives. Can they bring […]

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Lucy’s Bob Boy readies for October

While much of the focus earlier in the day had been on West Virginia’s other thoroughbred track when Mountaineer Park hosted the Grade II, $750,000 West Virginia Derby on a stakes-laden card, Charles Town hosted its first of numerous prep races for the October 20 West Virginia Breeders Classics that night. Saturday’s feature was the […]

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Best Pal went racing for 7 years, $5 million

Best Pal wasn’t the sort of thoroughbred that 8-year-olds give their feelings to. He didn’t have the open charm and masculine looks of the broad-chested Secretariat or the physically perfect Ruffian. Seven years of racing had Best Pal earning over $5 million. Best Pal won 17 stakes for owners John and Betty Mabee. He is […]

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Fast Falcon improving with Zito and Napravnik

There are two-year-olds that develop so quickly once they hit the racetrack the winning follows almost naturally. They might already be 16 hands. Might already weigh nearly 950 pounds. The fast maturing ones often reach the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the end of the racing season. And then the thoroughbred that wins the Juvenile has […]

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Exchange Rate goes continent hopping

Exchange Rate is a rangy gray stallion who spends his work days in both Kentucky at Three Chimneys Farm and in Argentina. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click […]

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Caviar’s record goes to 22-0

Any news concerning thoroughbred racing in Australia filters slowly back to the United States. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it instantly. Exclusive content Already […]

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On the same night where Sum of the Parts took center stage in winning the Red Legend Stakes, Charles Town offered a stakes-filled card that included top-notch performances and a track record. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view […]

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