A bit of sad news

Written by Maggie Kimmitt on January 25, 2018

We learned just recently that Mrs. Gertrude Leviton, former owner of Gala Spinaway, passed away on January 12 at age 97. Mrs. Leviton and her late husband, Leonard “Skip” Leviton, were Graham’s first owners when he began his training career after the death of Maryland trainer Bernie Bond. Gala Spinaway, now 30, became Graham’s first

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Written by Sue Kenny on January 21, 2018

After running a good second in her last race when it was taken off the turf and she had to run on a sloppy track Leighla went one better today on the turf, which she obviously preferred.  Congratulations to Team Valor International and Albert Frassetto.

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Almond Roca Digs In

Written by Sue Kenny on January 20, 2018

Unfortunately Phyllis Wyeth couldn’t make the trip to Tampa today to see her last years Fasig Tipton ‘whim’ purchase win her second Stakes race in a row!  Stretching out to seven furlongs from her maiden win over five and a half furlongs, and her last Stake win over six furlongs, she won comfortably by a

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Ultra Brat Wins Marshua’s River (Grade 3)

Written by Sue Kenny on January 13, 2018

Talented Ultra Brat by Uncle Mo out of a Storm Cat mare defies her pedigree by loving the grass.  She showed it again today by winning the Grade 3 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Although her first two wins were on dirt her last three Stake wins have been on the turf.  Nik Juarez

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Written by Sue Kenny on January 6, 2018

Having won one race from three starts in her native France Thewayiam won her second race from three starts here in the States.  Clearly relishing the firm ground at Gulfstream today in the Ginger Brew Stakes she had a good rail trip under the recently returned top jockey Jose Ortiz and burst through to win

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Rafting Is Back!

Written by Sue Kenny on January 3, 2018

After almost two years away from the races, Rafting came back today with a very welcome win at Tampa today.  His ‘time off’ had not involved anything major, just the odd ailment and then decisions about his future but after today it looks bright.  Pablo Morales was trying to keep him focused in the stretch

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Deep Freeze

Written by Maggie Kimmitt on January 1, 2018

We’re ringing in the New Year with some wicked temperatures in our neck of the woods, with racing cancelled here in Maryland and also in New York through January 1. Laurel Park ran seven races on their card Saturday before cancelling the remainder, including both the Thirty Eight Go Go and Dave’s Friend Stakes. RMJ

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First For Firth

Written by Sue Kenny on December 29, 2017

With two “practice starts” under her belt Firth ran a professional race to win today at cold Laurel.  Even when the inside horse started coming over on her she kept straight and battled through to win nicely.  Congratulations to joint owners Glenangus Farm and Cash Is King. Photo by Jim McCue

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Two At Tampa

Written by Sue Kenny on December 24, 2017

Both of our runners at Tampa today won their races which was very exciting.  First Scholar Athlete, in a very competitive $100,000 optional claiming race won by a photo finish nose and then Hawana, who almost unseated her jockey in her last race managed to hold on to Ashley Castrenze today to win her race. 

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Written by Sue Kenny on December 22, 2017

Pronounced “Solio” with a silent ‘g’ according a lady who saw him recently who sings Italian opera!   Previously Stakes placed he won his second race yesterday at the new Gulfstream meet.  Congratulations to owner/ breeder Flaxman Holdings.

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