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Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

This time one year ago, Robert Yagos' Spotsgone was sent off at odds of 81-1 in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III). In the 2008 edition to be held May 24 at Arlington Park, the son of Bright Launch was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Of course, the drastic change in odds may have a little something to do with Spotsgone lighting up the toteboard with a $165 mutual in last year's edition.

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings


Alan Porter has been intrigued for a long time by the potential upgrading effects of inbreeding through brothers, sisters, three-parts brothers and sisters, and other close relatives. Naturally, the top international group I winners Ramonti and Good Ba Ba attracted his attention because they are two interesting examples of inbreeding via siblings.

Haskin's Weekend Preview: Believe in Cal Derby

The California Derby is not known as a spawning ground for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, and if the expected rain hits the San Francisco area and Racketeer is scratched, that likely will leave only Cause to Believe who has a legitimate shot at the Run for the Roses.

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Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Jockey Christopher P. DeCarlo
Owner Starlight Stable LLC (Jack Wolf), Donald J. Lucarelli and Paul H. Saylor
Breeder Mr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Stautberg


Throng View Five-Cross Pedigree Silver Deputy Deputy Minister
Silver Valley
Fun Crowd Easy Goer

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 137
Yearling Barry Berkelhammer, agent Darby Dan Farm, agent for Willow Oaks Stable $160,000

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