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March 3, 2019

Some horse racing news to get caught up on the Sport of Kings:
Code of Honor redeemed himself with a nice win in the Fountain of Youth. (Nice colt)
Hidden Scroll set a fast pace in the Fountain of Youth but did not appear to appreciate being thrown to the wolves. Held on as best he could.
Bourbon War ran a big second in the Fountain of Youth making up a lot of ground with most of it on the wrong lead. (Big race all things considered)
Jaywalk flopped at 3-5 odds finishing 4th in the Davona Dale stakes at Gulfstream Park creating a minus show pool. Jeltrin was the upset winner paying $105.00. Luis Saez rode despite not being listed in the program. (Hmmmmm)
Bolt d’Oro has his first mare successfully in foal. The mare is Silent Triumph, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mind Control.
El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate will head to the Sunland Derby,
Breeders’ Cup Mile champion World Approval has been retired.
Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City delivered her first foal in Japan. A colt by Frankel.
Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter is under consideration for both the Dubai Gold Cup and Sheema Classic on World Cup Night. Connections leaning towards the latter.(Dangerous in either spot)
G1 winner Centre Court delivered a filly by Arrogate.
Almond Eye returned to work this week. Preparing for a start in the Dubai Turf.
First foals by Dortmund and Kobe’s Back arrived this past week.
Graded stakes winner Bruntland was euthanized after breaking down in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan on Thursday.
Instagrand will not race in this weekend’s San Felipe, but will head to the Gotham.
Oscar Performance’s first mare has scanned in foal. The mare is Gold Round, a half sister to Goldikova and Anabaa.
Knicks Go will contest this weekend’s Gotham Stakes.
Bravazo is out of the Dubai World Cup after sustaining a knee injury.
Japan’s Kentucky Derby Hope, Derme Louvre, will head to the UAE Derby. (Probably a mistake)
G1 winner Viddora will contest the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai Word Cup Night.
Beholder has scanned in foal to War Front. (Very Nice)
Newspaperofrecord will make her 2019 debut in the Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs. ( Going to be an interesting year with her)
Preakness winner Cloud Computing’s first mare has checked in foal.
Wonder Gadot will return this Friday in an allowance at Oaklawn Park. (Nice to see her sticking around)
Signalman came out of the Fountain of Youth in good order and will head to the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland next. (He was disappointing)

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