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A Great Time scores first stakes victory in The Very One

Preakness week was immensely productive for longtime regional breeder R. Larry Johnson. On Saturday, his homebred filly Never Enough Time scored in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes and No Mo Lady, whom he bred and now co-owns with R.D.M. Racing Stable, finished third in the $150,000 Gallorette Stakes-G3. Kicking off the stakes action was homebred A Great Time in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes on Thursday, Oct. 1. The 6-year-old mare put forth a huge effort to record her first stakes victory by a length on a yielding Pimlico turf course.

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Singlino towers above others in First State Dash Stakes

John E. Worsley’s Singlino makes his presence felt wherever he goes. Somehow the 17-hand son of first-year sire Uncle Lino was overlooked at Delaware Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, when he scored in the $100,000 First State Dash Stakes for 2-year-olds as part of the track’s special Owners Day card. He won his stakes debut by two lengths and paid $19.40 for the win as the fourth choice in the field of 10.

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Street Lute dominates the Small Wonder Stakes

Lucky 7 Stables’ Street Lute progressed quickly as she scored a stakes win in her second start in the $100,000 Small Wonder Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, flying home by five lengths on Delaware Park’s Owners Day card on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Six-figure Maryland-breds at 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt by Speightstown out of Walking Path purchased by Woodford Thoroughbreds for $170,000 topped the 14 Maryland-breds sold Sept. 13-25 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky. The group brought a combined gross of $738,000, for an average price of $52,714, and a median of $26,000.

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Maryland-breds at 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale

Following a unique Preakness weekend, all eyes turned to Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale, which featured 11 six-figure yearlings, including four Maryland-breds, on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6, at the sales pavilion in Timonium, Md.

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Harpers First Ride makes the grade with impressive Pimlico Special-G3 performance

MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride rose to the occasion as he upset the $250,000 Grade 3 Pimlico Special to score his first graded stakes victory over favorite Owendale on Friday, Oct. 2 at Pimlico.

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Laki secures redemption in Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes-G3

Laki rewarded his connections all around as the 7-year-old earned his first graded stakes victory, which was also the first for his trainer Damon Dilodovico and owner Hillside Equestrian Meadows, in the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes-G3 at Pimlico on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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