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Casey Laughter

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Last Stop on Championship Road?

November 3, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is always loaded with talent, which appears to be an understatement this year as there are four clear, undefeated contenders starting in the 1 1/16-mile race. Classic Empire is an interesting prospect, as the only race he did not win was when he dumped his rider at […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Talent and Then Some

November 2, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) is the pinnacle point for a 2-year-old filly, and normally, will be voted the champion 2-year-old filly. The last time a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner was not honored with the Eclipse Awards was in 2013 when She’s a Tiger and Ria Antonia were involved in […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Trends That May Surprise You

October 28, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (GIT) has remained a staple event for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Racing’s Championship Day since it was first run in 2007. In those nine previous editions, upsets and exciting finishes have been seen year after year. Set for its 10th running this year, the Juvenile Turf […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Talent May Be Deeper Than Ever

October 27, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter This year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is looking like a tough race to handicap. The 1 1/16-mile event features three undefeated colts, two of which claimed half of the “Win and You’re In” challenge races, while several other expected starters are held in very high regard, one being three-for-four and the other […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Loaded With Talent

October 26, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) has always been a major stepping-stone in the career of the winner. Last year, Songbird was the most recent example after she completed an undefeated juvenile season on racing’s signature day and has thus stayed that way going into this year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) as […]

Unusual Heat Pensioned, Leaves Lasting Legacy

October 11, 2016 |

Unusual Heat Pensioned, Leaves Lasting Legacy by Casey Laughter: Unusual Heat, aged 26, has been pensioned from stud duty, per announcement of Harris Farm in Coalinga, California. The stallion has been a leading stallion in California and his impact will be seen for years to come. Unusual Heart was bred in Kentucky by John T. […]

Dancing Rags has Pedigree to Dance all Dances

October 7, 2016 |

Dancing Rags has Pedigree to Dance all Dances by Casey Laughter: The Grade One Darley Alcibiades produced another graded stakes winner for first crop stallion, Union Rags. The filly, Dancing Rags, stalked the early pace and took command at the top of the stretch, showing why she was best. She held off late running Daddy’s […]

Three Rules Boasts Pedigree for Improvement

October 3, 2016 |

Three Rules Boasts Pedigree for Improvement by Casey Laughter: If you want to see a horse win easily, look back to the replay of the Florida Sire In Reality Stakes. A colt named Three Rules looked like poetry in motion, winning the race by a stated 10 lengths. The colt has an undefeated record as […]

Just How Tough is Texas Chrome’s Competition?

September 26, 2016 |

Just How Tough is Texas Chrome’s Competition? by Casey Laughter– Texas Chrome once again “upset” his third straight race, the Grade III Oklahoma Derby. The Texas-bred son of Grasshopper has only been favored one time in his 2016 campaign, which was when he raced and won the listed Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park. […]

Awesome Again: A Breeders’ Cup Legend

September 21, 2016 |

Awesome Again: A Breeders’ Cup Legend by Casey Laughter– October 1, 2016 marks the day California Chrome loads back into the gate to take another shot at keeping his undefeated 2016 record. The five-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit is as good as he ever has been. The Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park is […]