Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm.
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In a race full of returning runners, Carve proved best to take the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park.
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In the Nov. 8 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT), Gainesway Stable's Villandry finally notched a graded win for trainer Charles LoPresti. Following a move to the barn of David Carroll, he looms Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds.
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Last in the early running, Brittlyn Stable's homebred Sunbean edged ahead in deep stretch and scored a repeat win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean will seek his third stakes win in six weeks when he defends his title in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys released a plan Dec. 3 to have Palace Malice target five races in 2015, culminating with a run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Many count the two top 3-year-olds in the field of nine among those who could have made some noise before heading to the sidelines earlier this season.
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Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.
Cassatt and Jojo Warrior, both graded stakes winners, and Shanon Nicole, victorious in two $200,000 stakes in a row, top the cast entered for the "Land of Enchantment Day" card Nov. 26 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.
Seven stakes winners are among the eight-horse field set for the Delta Mile Stakes, one of seven supporting stakes on the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) card Nov. 22.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Winner of the Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) and three other graded stakes in 2014, classic victor Palace Malice is ready to go back in training immediately, according to a Nov. 14 release.
He's Had Enough, a regally bred son of Tapit, will join the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for his first breeding season in 2015.
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Pick of the Litter benefited from a ground-saving trip under Corey Lanerie to get up in the last strides over favored Departing in the $200,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), earning his first graded win Oct. 25 at Keeneland.
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Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing headlines a field of eight horses entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (gr. II) to be run Oct. 25, closing day of the fall meet at Keeneland.
Normandy Invasion, the talented but trouble-prone Fox Hill Farms runner who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has fractured a sesamoid, according to owner Rick Porter.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Circle Unbroken||Garry W. Simms||
|Code West||Boyd Caster||
|Departing||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Golden Soul||Dallas Stewart||
|Hardrock Eleven||David P. Banks||
|He's Had Enough||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Ive Struck a Nerve||J. Keith Desormeaux||
|Mylute||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Normandy Invasion||Chad C. Brown||
|Oxbow||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Palace Malice||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Proud Strike||Steven M. Asmussen||
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