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Get Stormy, a leading sire at Crestwood Farm died unexpectedly March 6, at the age of 16 from what is believed to be a cardiac event. Racing until the age of 6, Get Stormy was a three-time grade 1 winner. From 31 career starts he earned $1,606,812.
Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has started outlining battle plans for Dubai World Cup day on March 26, with Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) hero Yibir set to lead the charge in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1).
Catiche wins by six lengths at Gulfstream Park, Taiba scores by 7 1/2 lengths in his debut at Santa Anita Park, and Beguine notches a 2 1/2-length win in her third start at Oaklawn Park.
Bob Baffert sent out the powerful duo of grade 1 winner Eda and recent Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) victress Under the Stars and the pair rewarded him with a 1-2 finish in the March 6 $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3).
A barn fire caused by electrical storms in the Lexington, Ky area claimed the lives of three Wesley Ward horses March 6.
Hidden Brook Farm and Joseph and Anne McMahon's Bank Sting made her open company debut a winning one in the $125,000 Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes, a one-mile test for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up March 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
On a day where no less than 16 graded stakes races were run across the country, a pair of Arkansas-breds stole the spotlight in two $150,000 stakes events at Oaklawn Park.
The 3-year-old colt breezed 5 furlongs in :59.95 at Palm Meadows Training Center March 5. Next stop: Tampa Bay Downs, where he will be a big favorite in the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby March 12.
Simplification exited his dominating triumph in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 5 at Gulfstream Park in good order and will be pointed toward the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
The booming demand experienced in the Australian yearling market is expected to flow into this week's New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale, a showcase of the country's finest young thoroughbreds.
Blue Lion Thoroughbreds, Craig Taylor and Diamond T Racing's Morello remained a perfect 3-for-3 and now sits fourth on the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings after his 4 1/2-length score in the March 5 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Lord North is set to defend his crown in the Dubai Turf at Meydan March 26 after his comeback in last week's Betway Winter Derby and is in great shape, according to connections.
Both Galt and High Oak are OK after Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes tussle at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Bill Mott confirmed March 6, both 3-year-olds are 'unscathed'. Jockeys Joel Rosario and Junior Alvarado came unseated in the event.