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COLLUSION ILLUSION UPSETS BEST PAL STAKES

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In just the second start of his career, Collusion Illusion raced to a $17.40 upset over five rivals in the $200,351 Best Pal Stakes (G2) Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

 

Tue, 08/13/2019

THE FACTOR, A STALLION WITH THE X FACTOR

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Lane’s End stallion The Factor, who has been having a stellar year, showed yet again he has the X factor as a sire when his son Cistron led at every call in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar to win an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).  Cistron’s top level victory is just the latest success story for a leading sire on the rise.

Thu, 08/01/2019

HOT WEEKEND FOR LANE'S END STALLIONS

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The temperatures over the weekend were almost as hot as Lane’s End sires Union Rags, Twirling Candy, and Liam’s Map, all of which had big winners over the past few days.

Catalina Cruiser, a five-year-old by Union Rags, defended his title in the G2 San Diego H. at Del Mar to notch his fourth graded stakes victory. Catalina Cruiser now boasts a career record of 7-6-0-0 with $571,100 in earnings. The John Sadler-trainee is being considered for a start in Del Mar’s G1 Pacific Classic later this summer.

Tue, 07/23/2019

TWIRLING CANDY COLT WINS DEBUT AT DEL MAR

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COLLUSION ILLUSION (c, 2, Twirling Candy–Natalie Grace, by First Dude), a $50,000 Keeneland September Yearling who flourished into a $300,000 OBS April juvenile off a :10 flat breeze, was given a 5-1 chance following a pair of sharp morning works, including the most recent going four panels in :48.00 (4/35) July 16. The Florida-bred was far back in the early going as favored Bronn (Conveyance) and Disco Ball (Orb) duked it out through fractions of 22:27 and :46.08.

Mon, 07/22/2019

ACROSS THE BOARD STAKES SUCCESS FOR LANE’S END STALLIONS

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It was another successful weekend for the stallions at Lane’s End with Candy Ride, The Factor, Noble Mission, Lemon Drop Kid, and Twirling Candy recording black-type winners while freshman sire Honor Code got off the mark with his first two-year-old winner.

Thu, 07/18/2019

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