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    Disregarded. Sold for $3,000. A Grade 1 winner of $1,136,235. Ignored. Sold for $1,000. Earned $214,525 in less than a Read More
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Say It Again

  • “Hello, this is Brad Sham – voice of the Dallas Cowboys . . .”
    The beginning of consignor Al Pike’s voice mail message; sorry, but go Eagles (or Ravens)
  • “I’m giving away all my damn secrets . . . so all that’s off the record.”
    Pike, while talking about buying yearlings to pinhook (mum’s the word)
  • “I’ve never seen so much of Donato in my life. He was around a lot.”
    Pike, on bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, who bought the $1.1-million sales topper
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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred | Favorites

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“Nothing else you do can add to that.”
Trainer Cal Lynch, on winning a graded stakes for longtime client Bo Smith

“They pass each other on the track every morning.”
Lynch, on Parx Racing residents Javerre and Il Villano – 1-2 in the Grade 3 General George at Laurel

“Kevin, Joe, Dennis, Bobby, Kevin again. . .I don’t know if I even heard one of them.”
Owner/breeder Bo Smith, reading his call log after Javerre won the General George

“If I were Tom Clancy, I wouldn’t be standing here interviewing you.”
Editor Joe Clancy’s response when introduced as that other guy in the Laurel clubhouse

“I was going to ride him myself. . . but I don’t ride.”
Walnut Green’s Mark Reid, on Retired Racehorse Training Project graduate, and future foxhunter, Suave Jazz

“These were the first horses we came up with, it’s not like we searched around for the best ones.”
Steuart Pittman, on the success of all four entrantsin the 2013 Retired Racehorse Training Project

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