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Union Rags' get score 7 top finishes in just 6 days

The get of Union rags had been pretty quiet for a while, but that silence was broken with a vengeance on Aug. 22, when, in just six days seven of his get, three colts, three fillies and a gelding, scored in races that included two stakes wins, two  graded stakes placIngs and three maiden wins, including one that earned the Thoroughbred Daily News' TDN Rising Star distinction.

Union Rags 1Union Rags Appropriately enough, these top finishes were book-ended by wins from horses trained by Michael Matz, who had trained Union Rags.

On Aug, 22, Matz started the skein of victories when he saddled the 4-year-old filly Consider This, owned by George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable, to win a 11/16 Maiden Special Weight at Delaware Park.

That was the third lifetime start for Consider This, by Union Rags out of an A.P. Indy mare, who had finished second in Maiden Special Weight races at Gulfstream Park and Pimlico earlier this year.

Then on Aug, 25, Catalina Cruiser, out of a Mineshaft mare, trained by John Sadler, won the G2, $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at 7 fulongs at Del Mary by 7 1/4 lengths, giving this 4-year-old colt four wins from four starts and his second G2 Stakes win.

Also at Del Mar on Aug. 25,  the 3-year-old colt Tatters to Riches, another out of an A.P. Indy mare, trained by Jeff Mullins, won the $100,000, 1 mile Shared Belief Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths, running his lifetime record  to three wins from four starts.

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Catholic Boy wins the Travers by four lengths, now a G1 winner on both dirt and turf

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Catholic Boy, who won the $1.25 million G1 Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 25, is now a G1 winner on both turf and dirt, having won the G1 Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf on July 7.

Catholic Boy TraversCatholic Boy winning the Travers (Photo by Patricia McQueen)In the Travers, Catholic Boy, owned by Robert LaPenta, trained by Jonathan Thoma and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran a close second to Mendelssohn, moving up beside Mendelssohn in the stretch, drifted in under right-handed whip, was corrected just before contact was made and drew clear to win by a convincing four lengths.

Catholic Boy ran the 1 ¼ mile race in 2:01.94 in front of a crowd of 49,418, and his win gave Castellano his sixth win in the Travers having previously won on Keen Ice in 2015, on V. E. Day in 2014, on Stay Thirsty in 2011, on Afleet Express in 2010 and on Bernardini in 2006..

Sent off at 7-1, Catholic Boy, by More Than Ready out of Son of Bernadette, by Bernardini, returned $16.20 for a $2 win bet.

"It just doesn't get any better," said Thomas. "I'm just so proud of this horse, and Javier was incredible. We've always believed that he's a top talent despite the surface. He's a much stronger, mature horse and this really shows that patience helps. It means we can survive another year and hopefully train some more like him, but right now, I'm just going to soak this up."

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Ricky Hendriks saddled two steeplechase stakes winners in two days at Saratoga

SARATOGA, N.Y.--The team of Ricky Hendriks, trainer, George Mahoney's Rosbrian Farm, owner, and Ross Geraghty, rider, scored a spectacular win in the G1 $175,000 New York Turf Writers with recenty aquired Optimus Prime (Fr), who was running in this country for the first time.

Optimus Prime wins Turf Writers 4Optimus Prime wins the Turf Writers over New Member and Iranistan.The win on Aug. 23 in Saratoga vaulted Hendriks into the lead over Jonathan Sheppard in Trainer, Races Won, with 12 wins to Sheppard's 11, and also gave him the lead in Trainers, Money Won with $507, 250, it placed Rosbrian Farm on top of the Owner, Money Won list with $357,700 and put Geraghty into the exclusive American rider's club of 100 wins as well as moving him into first place in Rider, Money Won with $481,000 and into second in Rider, Races Won, with 10 wins to Jack Doyle's 12 wins.

It was the second stakes win in as many days for Hendriks and Geraghty, who had teamed up to win the $75,000 Michel G. Walsh Novice Stakes with Surprising Soul, owned by Ricky's Mother Wendy, on Wednesday.

"It was a big, big two days," said Hendriks. "It was unbelievable, really exciting."

It was a exciting finish for Surprising Soul, who was leading by  3 1/2 lengths in the stretch, and just held on to win by a head over Robert Kinsley's No Wunder, trained by Elizabet Voss.

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Cynthia and Charles McGinnes as breeders and Dale Capuano as trainer each had three wins on Maryland Pride Day, Md.-bred Monte Crista wins Stakes at Saratoga

LAUREL, Md.--Maryland Pride Day on Aug. 18 celebrated Md-breds, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes bred three of the 12 winners while Dale Capuano trained three winners, including one bred by the McGinneses.

Sonny InspiredSonny Inspired (Photo by Laurel track photographer James McCue)Cynthia and Charles McGinnes have had great success over the years at their Thornmar Farm in Chestertown, Md., by breeding back to the same to female families.

Capuano saddled Steven T. Newby's Come Sundown, bred by the McGinneses, to win the first race, a $40.000 Md-bred Waiver Maiden Claiming race for 2-year-olds.

The McGinnes' Thornmar Farm sold Come Sundown for $30,000 as a yearling, and he was bought by Capuano.

"Dale has been buying horses from up  probably every year for 20 years," said Mrs. McGinnes. "Come Sundown is out of Desiderata, a mare we bred, who is out of Almost Paradise, who is out of the first mare we bought, Muffie's Muffin."

Distant Shore, the subject of a recent story in The Horse, who thrilled over 75 of his owners who were at Indiana Race track to see him win his first start, is out of Glimpse, who is out of Almost Paradise, making him a cousin of Come Sundown.

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Md-bred Distant Shore wins, thrilling 75 of the owners who were at the track

CHESTERTOWN, Md--Cynthia and Charles McGinnes bred Distant Shore at their Thornmar Farm in Chestertown, and now he has thrilled 200 brand new horse owners and has made at least that many, plus all their friends, fans of racing.

distantshore8 14 600 600x381Distant Shore winning first timeout (Photo by Linscott Photography)"Distant Shore is a colt that we bred and sold as a yearling," said Cynthia McGinnes. "He is third generation breeding for us, out of Glimpse, who is by Touch Gold out of Almost Paradise, who is by Allens Prospect out of Muffies Muffin, our foundation mare. We bought Muffies Muffin because I had watched her run at Monmouth my first job out of college and loved her name."

Mrs. McGinnes' mother, whose name was Martha, was nicknamed Muffin, and her sister, whose name is Martha, is also nicknamed Muffin.

"This is also the Family of Desiderata, a half sister to Glimpse, and dam of $300,000 stakes winner Everything Lovely," said McGinnes. "I love the fact that he is running for a racing club, bringing people into the game who could never afford it on their own. I hope he wins many races for them!"

Distant Shore opened his racing career with a convincing win at Indiana Grand Race Course in a 5 1/2 furlong, $31,000 Maiden Special Weight race.

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Pa-bred Call Paul wins Saratoga Special, Diversify wins Whitney after 45 minute rain delay



SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Beasie Patterson and Vicky Schowe are the breeders of Micheal Dubb's Pa-bred Call Paul, the colt that won the G2, $200,000 Saratoga Special at 6 1/2 furlongs on Aug. 12.

Call Paul as a yearling at the PattersonsCall Paul as a yearling at the PattersonsIn something of a Cinderella story, Patterson and Schowe acquired Avani Force, a well bred mare that had been abandoned at a training center, bred her to Friesan Fire on a free stud fee and got Call Paul, who is now an undefeated stakes winner.

"In breeding and racing, it's always a roll of the dice," said Schowe, who is the assistant executive secretary at the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association.

Call Paul was foaled at Rick Abbott's Charlton in Pennsylvania and then spent time at the Patterson's in Rockland, Del., where they also board other Pa-breds wanting to be Del-bred eligible,so that Call Paul is both Pa-bred and Del-bred breeders' awards eligible.

"We sold him as a yearling for $20,000 at Timonium," said Patterson, who is married to Duncan Patterson, a longtime Delaware racing regulator.

Call Paul was resold to Dubb at the Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old in training sale for $210,000.

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Kate and Bernie Dalton team up to win two at Monmouth

Kate Dalton saddled two horses for her husband Bernie to ride to victory, both in $30,000 Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle races at Monmouth racetrack on Thursday, Aug. 9.

08 09 18 03 Belisarius 001Belisarius, number 5 on the right, over an early hurdle  with Special Eyes , number 6, on the left. (Photo by Equi-Photo)"That doesn't happen very often," said Kate.

Dancin in the Rain, owned by Virginia Lazenby Racing Stables, won by 5 3/4 lengths over Cristina Mosby's Foxhall Drive, trained by Jimmy Day and ridden by Gerard Galligan, with Sheila Williams Storm Team, trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Jack Doyle, third.

Gary Barber's Belisarius (Ire) won by 2 lengths over Ballybristol Farm LLC's Alshibaa (Ire), trained by Leslie Young and ridden by Kieren Norris, with Riverdee Stable's Motivational, trained by Fisher and ridden by Sean McDermott, third.

"Dancin in the Rain joined our stable in early spring," said Kate, who trains out of Camden, S.C. "He's just a baby. He's only 4. He's been steadily improving. His form is a little deceiving. He's been getting better with every race,"

"He's been settling a bit more," said Kate. "He was pulling. Bernie rode him on the front end at Fair Hill, so we thought we'd try running hm on the front end again at Monmouth. With the long run in that there is at Monmouth, we thought he might get done in by faster horses at the end, but it worked out quite well."

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Good Magic wins the G1 Haskell at Monmount Park, and Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy at Saratoga

SARATOGA, N.Y.--The winners of both the G1 Haskell and the G1 Jim Dandy are both aiming to the G1 $1.25 million Travers on Aug. 25.

Good Magic winning the Haskell Photo by Patricia McQueenGood Magic winning the Haskell (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Good Magic won the G1 Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29 at Monmouth Race Track by 3 lengths over Bravazo, and Tenfold won the Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29.

Trainer Chad Brown said Good Magic came out of his three-length win in good order and remains on target for a return trip to Saratoga Race Course to compete in the Travers on Aug. 25.

Good Magic, the runner-up to eventual Triple Crown winner Justify in the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill, was coming off a two-month break since running fourth in the Preakness and looked impressive in his return at the 1 1/8-mile Haskell.

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Pa-bred Unique Bella wins G1 Hirsch Stakes, Sweet Bye and Bye and Fielder win at Parx

 DEL MAR, Calif.--Champion Pa-bred Unique Bella looked as though she was going to post an easy victory in the $300,000, G1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 29, but despite a strong challenge in the strtch from La Force (Ger), Unique Bellas held on to win by 1/2 length.

Unique Bella La BreaUnique Bella winning the La Brea Stakes last year (file photo)With her win in that Stakes, Unique Bella got an automatic berth into the GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

The big grey mare bred by Betty Moran's Brushwood Stable had five easy wins in the past two years before finishing seventh in the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint last November.

This year she was an effortless winner of the G1 Santa Maria Stakes, then finished a disappointing second as the 1-5 favorite in the GI Apple Blossom Handicap., but she came back to win the GI Beholder Mile Stakes on June 2, all at Santa Anita.

As the 1-10 favorite in her  return to Del Mar, Unique Bella broke sharply under Mike Smith and went to the lead.

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Show Court holds off Iranistan to win the G1 A.P. Smithwick

SARATOGA, N.Y.--Long shot Show Court, ridden by Michael Mitchell, held off the favorite, Iranistan, to win the G1 $175,000 A.P. Smithwick by a length at Saratoga on July 30.

Show Court outduels IranistanShow Court outduels Iranistan (Photo by Tod Marks)But despite the long odds, trainer Arch Kingsley said he never doubted that his horse could win.

"I loved him in this race," said Kingsley. "He and Michael Mitchell have a strong bond. They do well together."

Kingsley said that he had felt that everything leading up to the Smithwick indicated that Show Court, owned by Mark W. Buyck Jr., would do well.

"I felt that the Smithwick was going to be his race," said Kingsley, "He got in light. He's a little bit like Rodney Dangerfield. He never gets any respect. But he showed what kind of a horse he is in the Smithwick."

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Jonathan Sheppard trainee Rose Tree wins $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes

ERIE, Pa.--Jonathan Sheppard had a pretty spectacular day on Sunday, July 8, when he saddled two winners, including one in a $100,000 stakes plus a second place finisher at Presque Isle race track.

ROSE TREE The 10th Running of The Northern Fling Stakes 07 08 18 R05 PID Finish 1ROSE TREE The 10th Running of The Northern Fling Stakes (Photo by Coady Photography)Steinmetz Equine Holdings LLC's homebred Royal Ruse, ridden by Scott Speith, won the second race on the card, a $13,000 maiden claiming race at one mile.

Then Sheppard saddled his own Auntie Mame, also ridden by Speith, to place second in the third race, a $13,000 claiming race.

In the fifth race, Buttonwood Farm's Rose Tree, ridden by Andrew Wolfsont, won the $100,000 Northern Fling Stakes for registered Pa.- bred fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, at one mile.

Rose Tree, a 4-year-old, was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Moorhead III, owners of Buttonwood Farm.

Sheppard has kept his mares and foals at Buttonwood Farm for a number of years, and a few years ago the Moorheads, who loved watching the foals playing on their farm, decided it would be fun to have some of their own to watch on their farm.

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Downtown Cowboy wins the Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes

ERIE, Pa.-- Downtown Cowboy, a 6-year-old chestnut gelding, won the $100,000, 5 1/2 furlong Kari Boyes Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle on June 18, beating Rocket Heat by 3/4 lengths.

DOWNTOWN COWBOY The 12th Running of The Karl Boyes Memorial 06 18 18 R06 PID FinishDOWNTOWN COWBOY  (Photo by Coady Photography)Owned by  Judy Meyers, trained by Shane Meyers and ridden by Scott Spieth, Downtown Cowboy, in winning a stakes race for the first time, has now won 13 times, been second twice and third twice from 35 starts.

DOWNTOWN COWBOY The 12th Running of The Karl Boyes Memorial 06 18 18 R06 PID PresentationDowntown Cowboy chased inside from the outset, shifted out for the drive, poked a head in front of Rocket Heat at the sixteenth-pole and edged away under good handling.

Rocket Heat sped clear after an alert beginning, dug in when challenged through the furlong grounds and held on stubbornly, while Colonel Sharp settled in midpack for three furlongs, and rallied outside through the lane for third.

Unique Bella wins $400,000 Beholder, Bernie Houghton trains $100,000 winner at Penn National

Pa-bred Unique Bella won the $400.000, G1 Beholder Mile Stakes at Santa Anita in California on June 2 to boost her earnings to $1,092,400 and her record to eight wins from 11 starts.

Unique Bella La BreaUnique Bella winning the La Brea Stakes last yearOwned by Don Alberto Stable, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Mike Smith, Unique Bella won by 2 1/4 lengths over La Force (Ger), with Paradise Woods, by Union Rags, another 5 1/2 lengths back.

The 4-year-old mare is by Tapit out of Unrivaled Belle, by Unbridled's Song.

Unique Bella, who was bred by Betty Moran's Brushwood Stable in Malvern, Pa., went to the lead leaving the second turn and drew clear under left handed urging.

This was her second win from three starts this year, having won the G2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 10 and then run second to Unbridled Mo in the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicapat Oaklawn Park on April 13 after stumbling at the start and losing ground.

Penn National in Grantville, Pa., carded three $100,000 races for Pa-breds on June 2.

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Md-bred Still Having Fun and Pa-breds Spring Quality and Prince Lucky win on the undercard of Justify's Belmont Stakes win

ELMONT, N.Y.--Still Having Fun, bred in Maryland by Charles and Cynthia McGinnes and Tim Keefe at Thornmar Farm in Chestertown, profited from a speed duel up front to win the G2, $400,000 Woody Stephens as one of the morning line longshots at 15-1.

StillHavingFun WoodyStephens1.PMStill Having Fun wins the Woody Stephens (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Two Pa-breds won,; George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable's Spring Quality, bred by Strawbridge, won the G1, $1million Manhattan Stakes, and Daniel McConnell's Prince Lucky, bred by Daniel McConnell Sr., won the $150,000 Easy Goer listed Stakes.

In the G1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, Justify led every step of the way to become the 13th winner of racing's Triple Crown.

Still Having Fun, by Old Fashioned out of Casual Kiss, by Dehere, comes from a family that was part of the McGinnes' breeding program right from the start, when they first opened Thornmar over 40 years ago.

"We bred Casual Kiss' grand-dam, Foolish Kisses," said Mrs. McGinnes. "She was bought by Dr. Phillip Torsney, who owned Horatius ( a stallion that stood at Thornmar in the 80s). That's going back 40 years.

"Foolish Kisses was the dam of BushelandaPeck, and she was the dam of Casual Kiss. Dr. Torsney was in ill health, so he gave us back Foolish Kisses and BushelandaPeck. BushelandaPeck was unraced because of a bone cyst.

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Dawn Wall wins $50,000 Filly & Mare Stakes at Fair Hill

FAIR HILL, Md.--Entered in the $50,000 Iris Coggins Memorial Filly and Mare Stakes at Fair Hill Races on May 26 as a substitute for trainer Elizabeth Voss' top mare, Sarah Joyce, who is enjoying a short rest period, Dawn Wall, owned by The Field Stable and ridden by Jack Doyle, won the feature by 1/2 length over Willow U with For Goodness Sake (Ire) third.

Dawn Wall after finish Fair HillDawn Wall just after after finish at Fair Hill (Photo by Adrienne Morella)Check mark Stables LLC's Willow U, trained by Richard Valentine and ridden by Shane Crimin led after the last fence, but Dawn Wall charged up through the stretch to just catch Willow U at the wire.

Paddy Young's For Goodness Sake, trained by Young and ridden by Willie McCarthy, who won this race last year, finished another 3/4 lengths back in third.

Dawn Wall got her name because she was born on the same day that the most difficult climb in Yosemite Park, the dawn wall, was finally scaled.

There are close connections, both equine and human, in Dawn Wall's breeding.

She is out of Guelph, who was bred by Voss' mother Mimi and raced by Laddie Merck's The Field Stable.

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Irish War Cry wins, Match series begins, Trigger Warning wins Tom Ridge Stakes

BALTIMORE, Md.--The New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry won the G3 Pimlico Special Stakes on May 18 to run his skein of stakes wins to four.

IrishWarCry PimlicoSpecial1.PMIrish War Cry winning the PimlicoSpecial (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Owned by Isabelle de Tomaso, trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Irish War Cry won by 4 1/2 lengths over WinStar Farm's One Liner.

Irish War Cry's first stakes in was on Dec. 31, 2016 in the  Marylander Stakes at Laurel, followed by a win in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream on Feb. 4, 2017.

After winning the G2 Wood Memorial at Aquesduct on April 8, 2017, there was a great deal of excitement in deTomaso's family, which includes Bambi Glaccum of Unionville, Pa., who is secretary at Plantation Field, prior to his running in the Kentucky Derby, but he ran 10th in that race.

He returned in the G1 Belmont Stakes to run a very good second to Tapwrit but then disappointed in the G1 Haskell that deTomaso, related to Amory Haskell, had wanted to win.

The Pimlico Stakes signaled his return to the winners circle.


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  2. Ricky Hendriks wins two at Radnor, including one for his mother Wendy in the feature
  3. Rosbrian's Zanjabeel, trained by Ricky Hendriks, wins $200,000 Iroquois Stakes
  4. Doc Cebu wins featured $35,000 Willowdale Timber race
  5. Richard Valentine wins two, including the G2 Hurdle, at the Virginia Gold Cup
  6. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Winterthur Bowl Open Timber
  7. Jonathan Sheppard wins two in N.C., including the featured Sport of Kings Novice Hurdle with Taper Tantrum
  8. Senior Senator wins his second Maryland Hunt Cup, and loved the run the whole way
  9. Ricky Hendriks wins 3 at Foxfield Spring Races
  10. Joe Davies swept the board at the Grand National Steeplechase, winning all three races including the featured Grand National
  11. Favorites beaten in two stakes Middleburg, while Kathy Neilson saddled Super Saturday to win the Timber Stakes
  12. Sean McDermott rides the Block House winner, Sheppard extends his lead in Trainer, Races Won
  13. Sanna Neilson saddled Kings Apollo to win the Open Timber at the Fair Hill Point-to-Point
  14. Zanclus, ridden by Daren Nagle, run-away winner of the My Lady's Manor Timber Stakes
  15. Ricky Hendriks trained two winners at the Georgia Steeplechase
  16. Mark Beecher rode Ebanour to win the Open Timber at Elkridge-Harford
  17. Correction - Jimmy Day of Berryville, Va., trained winners at Old Dominion
  18. Pa-bred Army Mule an impressive winner of the G1 Carter Handicap
  19. Jimmy Day trained the winners of both the Open Hurdle and Foxhunter timber at Old Dominion
  20. Balance the Budget wins G1 Colonial Cup
  21. Eric Poretz wins two at Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point, including the Open Timber
  22. Vintage Vinnie and Grand Manon big winners at Brandywine Point-to-Point
  23. Doug Fout saddled four winners a Orange County Point-to-Point
  24. Jonathan Sheppard wins 3, including the featured Imperial Cup Hurdle, at Aiken Spring Steeplechase
  25. Hendriks family big winners at Cheshire Point-to-Point
  26. Todd Wyatt trains three winners at Piedmont Point-to-Point
  27. Ricky Hendriks opens 2018 seson with a win in the Open Hurdle at the Warrenton Point-to-Point
  28. Joe Davies' Elkridge Harford team wins the Foxhall Farm Cup team race
  29. EQB purchase aims for Ky. Derby & MATCH Series of regional racing to resume
  30. Crabcakes named Maryland's Champion 3-Year-Old Filly and Champion Sprinter
  31. Unique Bella wins G2 Santa Maria Stakes by 9 lengths
  32. How to bet on Cheltenham Races in Great Britain
  33. Eclipse winner Scorpiancer had rough beginning to his career
  34. Eclipse Award winner, Pa.-bred Unique Bella
  35. Jack Fisher takes NSA Leading Steeplechase Trainer title, Mr. Hot Stuff wins Lonesome Glory Award
  36. Pa-bred Unique Bella wore down Paradise Woods to win the G1 La Brea Stakes
  37. Favorites are losers at Del Mar Breeder's Cup
  38. Ebanour wins the Pa. Hunt Cup for 2nd year in a row
  39. Jack Fisher uncatchable as NSA Leading Trainer
  40. Mr. Hot Stuff wins Grand National, throwing the race for the Eclipse Award even wider open
  41. All the Way Jose wins the Lonesome Glory, throws race to Eclipse Award wide open
  42. Free Drop Billy wins Futurity - Union Rags has two qualified for the Breeders Cup
  43. Page McKenny wins the $100,000 Roanoke Stakes, goes over $1.5 million in earnings
  44. Diplomat wins N.Y. Turf Writers to lead in race for Eclipse Award
  45. Oldzfourfortytwo wins the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle
  46. West Coast wins G1 Pa. Derby, making a strong argument to be Eclipse 3 y.o. champ
  47. Union Rags' get continue to win, two placed in Stakes
  48. Bernie Houghton has second stakes winner at Presque Isle
  49. NSA rule banning apprentice riders at Saratoga roils steeplechase world
  50. Swansea Mile wins G1 Smithwick Stakes, Show Court takes the Novice Stakes
  51. Imply, trained by Bernie Houghton, won the Northern Fling Stakes to become a multiple stakes winning mare
  52. Sheppard's Parx winner has him anticipating Saratoga
  53. Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder named co-winners of 2016 Parx Oaks
  54. Successful June stakes day at Penn National overshadowed by Rojas drug trial
  55. N.J-bred Irish War Cry second in the Belmont, Mor Spirit wins $1.2 million Metropolitan
  56. Amy Rowe’s For Goodness Sake and Buttonwood Farm’s All The Way Jose won featured races at Fair Hill Spring meet
  57. 2 Pa-breds win on undercards of Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness
  58. Orchestra Leader and Winter House win at High Hope
  59. Hendriks-trained Mystic Strike wins Radnor Hunt Cup
  60. Fenwick’s Doc Cebu wins Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes
  61. Jack Fisher wins three, including $200,000 Stakes, at Iroquois
  62. Neilson sisters and Cyril Murphy saddle winners at Winterthur
  63. Ebanour wins Gold Cup for second consecutive year
  64. Union Rags' get on Oaks and Derby days
  65. Sheppard wins three of four races at Atlanta, Hendriks wins two more for his Mother, Wendy, Lord Shanakill’s son sets course record
  66. Air Maggy, McLane Hendriks win Va. p-to-p championships
  67. Photo Gallery from Maryland Hunt Cup, 2017
  68. Derwins Prospector wins Maryland Hunt Cup in two-horse duel
  69. Pa-bred winners include Page McKinney, Discreet Senorita and Rose Tree
  70. Hendriks saddled three winners at Aiken, Sheppard had winners at Charleston and Carolina Cup
  71. Fair Hill point-to-Point crowned Joshua G Overall champion in the Delaware Valley Point-to-Point series
  72. Lemony Bay wins My Lady’s Manor, giving Jack Fisher two wins for the day.
  73. Eventing star wins first time out in timber race at Brandywine Hills
  74. Md. Hunt Cup winner Senior Senator wins at Elkridge-Harford In prep for this year’s Hunt Cup
  75. Sheppard, Brion, Neilson and Valentine successful in Maryland and Virginia Point-to-Points
  76. 2 turns may be next for hot Union Rags filly Tequilita
  77. Kathy Neilson to defend her Leading Trainer title at DelVal Point-to-Points
  78. Sheppard still breaking records after 50 years
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