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QUALITY ROAD COLT TO TOM DURANT FOR $950,000

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Quality Road colt from a female family that includes such Farish family successes as A.P. Indy and Summer Squall was purchased by Dallas businessman Tom Durant for $950,000 during the early portion of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale's fourth session Sept. 13.

Mon, 09/16/2019

LANE'S END DOMINATES KEENELAND'S BOOK 2 OPENER

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Led by a chestnut son of Union Rags  sold for $1 million, the Sept. 13 fourth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale was a huge day for the Farish family's Lane's End. 

The session topper consigned as Hip 920 was bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey and was purchased by SF Bloodstock, Starlight Racing, and Madaket Stables, the most active buyers on the day with five horses bought for $3,975,000.

Mon, 09/16/2019

UNION RAGS RUNNERS DAZZLE AT DEL MAR

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What a week for UNION RAGS where the surf meets the turf! Starting last Saturday with CATALINA CRUISER’s game score in the G2 Pat O’Brien Stakes, his strong meet

continued this week as well.

On consecutive days, his 2-year-olds won impressively in MSW company – including a 14 length romp by EXPRESS TRAIN and yesterday’s win by K P Dreamin.

UNION RAGS remains the leading cumulative fourth crop sire by GSW, G1W and G1H. Look for his yearlings at the upcoming Keeneland September Sale.

Fri, 08/30/2019

NO ILLUSION ABOUT BREAKOUT SUMMER FOR TWIRLING CANDY

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It’s just as well the animals assembling for the GI TVG Pacific Classic can’t read. Worthy creatures all, but you have to doubt any of them will fancy trying to crack the 1:59.11 set in the 2003 running–as described in Julie Krone’s memoir of the meet that year, copies of which she will be signing trackside on Saturday.

Tue, 08/20/2019

DUNBAR ROAD CLEARLY BEST IN ALABAMA

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Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road (Quality Road) continued her upward trajectory with a powerful victory in Saratoga’s prestigious GI Alabama S. Saturday over a track turned sloppy by a late afternoon storm that blew in at the start of the race prior.

Tue, 08/20/2019

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