To set the stage for Hansel’s Belmont victory, one must go back to Churchill Downs, where the colt had thrown in an inexplicably bad performance in the Kentucky Derby, finishing 10th after looking like a winner at the top of the stretch. Powered by WPeMatico

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Florida-based freshman sire Corfu picked up his first winner June 13 when I’m Corfu delivered a front-running victory in a five-furlong race June 13 on the all-weather track at Presque Isle Downs. Powered by WPeMatico

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The catalog for the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale is available online and will be published on Thursday, June 15. Numbering 910 lots, the sale comprises 747 horses and fillies in/out of training and 163 broodmares, 10 of which have foals at foot. Powered by WPeMatico

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Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales’ 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13. Powered by WPeMatico

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Lazy Lane Farm’s Hansel, winner of the 1991 Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt that season, was euthanized June 13 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29. Powered by WPeMatico

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