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6/7/14 - Tonalist Amazes in Belmont; Three of Top Five Related to Slew

When TONALIST (Tapit) romped in the Peter Pan Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park one week after California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) won the Kentucky Derby (G1), few may have guessed that the bay colt conditioned by a "turf" trainer would come back one month later in his second stakes attempt and battle for a classic victory. The brilliant colt did just that, though, in the 146th renewal of the Belmont Stakes (G1) and was once again followed across the wire by Commissioner (A.P. Indy), the Peter Pan runner-up, who this time was only a head back in second after setting most of the pace in the marathon $1.5 million test on June 7.


5/17/14 - California Chrome Unstoppable in Preakness

Seattle Slew's great-great-grandson CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit) captured the second jewel of the Triple Crown May 17 with an impressive victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico and earned the right to stand on the edge of glory. In three weeks, he'll have a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) and see if he has what it takes to become the 12th Triple Crown winner.

The flashy chestnut colt broke near flawlessly from post number 3 and used some early speed to clear most of his nine competitors before passing the finish line for the first time. Settling as he headed to the first turn, Cal... [more]

5/4/14 - California Chrome Is All Class in Derby; Commanding Curve Runs Second

It was a weekend for favorites and impressive runs under Churchill Downs' Twin Spires as first Untapable (Tapit) won the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday and then CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit) soared to victory in $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on Saturday, May 3. The chestnut colt, decorated with liberal doses of white on all four legs and his face, turned in a memorable performance worthy of the prerace hype to earn a blanket of red roses and a place in the history books.

Lined up alongside 18 other sophomores in the Run for the Roses, California Chrome broke nearly perfectly from the fifth post. Charging forward... [more]

5/4/14 - Untapable Undeniable in Kentucky Oaks

In front of a crowd of more than 113,000, heavily favored UNTAPABLE (Tapit) ran the race everyone was hoping for and then some as she powered to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 2. The Seattle Slew great-great-granddaughter remains unbeaten in 2014 with the impressive win, which was only four hundredths of a second off the Oaks record.

The minutes before the Run for the Lilies were anything but ideal for the 13 lasses lined up for their run at history. One filly was scratched after flipping in the starting gate and was fortunately uninjured. After the remaining 12 were resettled a... [more]

4/30/14 - Pepper Crown Scorches Late for San Fran Mile Victory

Four-year-old PEPPER CROWN (Peppered Cat) raced in midpack for most of the $100,000 San Francisco Mile Stakes (G3), charged through on the inside down the stretch and stormed to victory in his first stakes attempt. The bay colt crossed under the wire three-quarters-of-a-length in front and stopped the clock in 1:36 4/5 for one mile over the yielding Golden Gate Fields turf course.

Pepper Crown has won half of his 10 career starts and earned more than $155,000.

A California-bred colt, Pepper Crown is the first foal out of... [more]


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