Graded stakes performers Keyed Entry, Patriot Act, Roaring Fever, and Zavata have been sold to continue their stud careers in Saudi Arabia in deals brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Justin Phillip made his racecourse debut Aug. 19, 2010 at Saratoga. Some 28 races later he gained a first grade I victory in Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I).
Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms, retired from racing earlier this month, will enter stud in 2013 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Starlight Racing's grade III winner Algorithms, winner of all three career starts, has been retired following the recurrence of an injury that knocked the son of Bernardini off the Triple Crown Trail earlier this year.
Starlight Racing's Algorithms, winner of the Jan. 29 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start, has returned from a layup and is galloping daily at Belmont Park under the supervision of trainer Todd Pletcher.
Donna Barton Brothers, a former jockey and now a television analyst, has been named chief operating officer for Starlight Racing.
Julien Leparoux has put the Fla Derby behind him and is looking ahead with Union Rags
Jason and Tom handicap the Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Handicap from Santa Anita Park. watch video
Holy Bull (gr. III) winner Algorithms, who missed the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (gr. II) last weekend, is off of the Kentucky Derby trail after X-rays confirmed a fractured splint bone in his right front leg.
Union Rags and El Padrino take over the top spots. watch video
With Algorithms scratched from the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags made easy work of what had been a highly anticipated match-up at Gulfstream Park Feb. 26.
Morning-line favorite Algorithms was scratched from the Feb. 26 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park because of a splint issue.
The weekend of Feb. 25-26 is loaded with important races, including the Fountain of Youth. Read Blog
The high-anticipated 3-year-old race pits the current Derby favorite, Union Rags, against two undefeated and top-class horses from the barn of leading trainer Todd Pletcher, Algorithms and Discreet Dancer.
When Starlight Racing needs to replenish its stable of runners, its buying team heads to the yearling auctions. The venture's efforts at the sales are paying off handsomely this year with several promising 3-year-olds.
There's a good chance we'll have a clear-cut favorite for the Kentucky Derby after the Feb. 26 clash between the undefeated Holy Bull winner Algorithms and Champagne winner Union Rags.
A few horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week and a lot of new insight in Steve's notes for last week and horses knocking on the door. watch video
Todd Pletcher's powerful duo of Algorithms and Discreet Dancer turned in their final works for the Feb. 26 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezing a half-mile and five-eighths, respectively, at Palm Meadows Feb. 20.
- By Steve Haskin
Pletchers Have El Al Jets Ready for Takeoff read blog
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If Algorithms, makes it to the Kentucky Derby, nothing will keep breeder Pat Klussman away from Churchill Downs. read blog
What went into Javier Castellano's decision to drop Union Rags? read blog
Game On Dude, who captured the Feb. 5 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) by 5 lengths, is the leader on the first National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll for 2012.
One day after losing his regular rider for his 2012 debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags was out on the track at Palm Meadows for a five-furlong breeze in 1:03.08 Feb. 13.
Bettors were pretty sure they didn't see this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner among the 23 individual choices in pool 1 of the 2012 Derby future wager, making the mutuel field the 3-2 choice.
Bettors continued their strong support for both the "All Others" option and Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags (#23) at the close of wagering Feb. 11.
The mutuel field wagering interest that includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the 23 individual betting interests in Kentucky Derby Future Wager, was the odds-on choice at 3-5 after the first day of Pool 1.
In the Holy Bull, it was Starlight Racing's Algorithms, who captured his first stakes race and stamped himself as one to watch on the Triple Crown trail.
Steve and Lenny discuss the Full House among older horses, 3yos on the Derby Trail, and Luck. Plus, interviews with Jack Wolf, owner of Algorithms, and Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another. Watch Video
Jason Shandler looks at Todd Pletcher's Derby hopefuls. read blog
Headed by 2-year-old champion male Hansen, 397 horses were nominated to the Triple Crown series before the Jan. 21 early nomination deadline, representing a 9.1% increase over the 364 during the 2011 early nominating period.
Letting Algorithms get his way hurt his yearling price, but he's rewarded his breeder and the farm that raised him with his racing success.
Florida Sunshine Millions, Home Sweet Aspen, Algorithms, and more. View Slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes and Sunshine Millions Day from Gulfstream Park watch video
Algorithms overtook juvenile champion Hansen approaching mid-stretch en route to an easy victory in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, handing the odds-on favorite the first defeat of his career.
All eyes will be on juvenile champion Hansen Jan. 29 as he begins his much-anticipated Triple Crown quest in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Kendall Hansen and Sky Chai Racing's undefeated 3-year-old Hansen is still on target to launch his campaign in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Starlight Racing's 2-year-old colt Algorithms ran his record to two-for-two with an impressive victory at Gulfstream Park Dec. 16.
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