HRTV will continue its coverage of key prep races for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when it travels to Gulfstream Park this weekend for April 3, $1 million Florida Derby.
Grade I winner In Summation, who set four track or course records, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Multiple stakes winner Gimmeawink has been moved to the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Mr. Sekiguchi, the highest priced yearling of 2004, has arrived at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Hardacre Farm's Kiss the Kid took advantage of a perfect trip from Elvis Trujillo and scored a half-length victory in the $100,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT) March 28 on the Gulfstream turf.
Kinsman Stable's Vanquisher and Hardacre Farm's Kiss the Kid, the only two starters with stakes wins so far this season, lead a wide-open field of 11 older horses in the $100,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT)on the Gulfstream turf March 28.
Sabre d'Argent, a half-brother to successful young sire Exchange Rate, is relocating to Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., where he will stand for $5,000.
The Japan Racing Association has bought English champion and group I winner David Junior to stand at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Shizunai Stallion Station.
The first foal by millionaire Pleasantly Perfect is a colt born Jan. 10 at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Great Pyramid, a winning full brother to Rock of Gibraltar, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Act of Duty, a half-brother to Northern Afleet who sold for $3.6 million as a yearling but failed to win on the racetrack, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Arthur Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Southern Image, one of the top older runners of 2004, has been retired from racing because of soreness in his cannon bones.
Grade II winner Put It Back came through with his first winner when his son In Summation scored May 20.
John Appleton, whose father, Arthur I. Appleton, owns Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., died May 1 in a skydiving accident in Texas.
Argentine-bred Mr. Light swooped past Host just before the wire to win Saturday's one-mile Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park by a half-length.
For the second consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2004 with earnings of $14,225,036, according to statistics released Friday by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
Honor Glide, a millionaire son of Honor Grades, has been moved to Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Black Mambo, a stakes-placed son of Kingmambo from the family of A.P. Indy and Summer Squall, will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for a fee of $5,000 live foal.
As Someday Farm's Smarty Jones prepares to make a run at history to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in next Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the race for his future career as a stallion is rolling like a :21 and change opening quarter. One thing for certain is that in any syndication deal for Smarty Jones will include a stipulation that he will race on after the Triple Crown and may compete as a 4-year-old.
Sunday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. III) could prove to be a preview of the $500,000 Franks Farms Sunshine Millions Turf to be run at Gulfstream Jan. 24 since top contenders Proud Man and Miesque's Approval are slated to square off in both events.
Mister Jolie, sire of four stakes winners, died Feb. 8 from a ruptured aorta while covering his first mare of the season at Peter Rosbeck's Hidden Point Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Millionaire Forbidden Apple, who will return home to enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., will begin his stallion career for $5,000.
Some of the top turf horses and sprinters on the grounds get their day in the sun at Gulfstream Saturday, as the second day of the 2003 meeting is highlighted by two graded stakes events -- the $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III).
Forbidden Apple will make his 7-year-old debut Saturday at Belmont Park when he attempts to win the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) for the second straight year.
Arthur I. Appleton's homebred Forbidden Apple was honored as Florida's 2001 Horse of the Year during the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' annual awards dinner and ceremony in Ocala Monday night.
Pumped up by a world record price for a juvenile filly sold at public auction, the Barretts March sale of select 2-year-olds in training showed renewed signs of vigor Tuesday after suffering declines in gross revenue for five consecutive years.
An overflow field of 14 turf runners has been entered for the one-mile, $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park Saturday. The field includes two horses owned and bred by Arthur Appleton, for whom the race is named.
Calder Race Course Wednesday released nominations for the four stakes comprising Grand Slam I on Dec. 8. Each race is worth $100,000.
Galic Boy, the Hawthorne course-record holder at about 1 1/16 miles on turf, upset 13-10 favorite Where's Taylor to earn his first career graded stakes win in Saturday's $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Chicago-area track.
Arthur I. Appleton's homebred Forbidden Apple collared pacesetter Affirmed Success in the stretch en route to winning the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. IIT) by a neck Sunday at Belmont Park.
Sent off at 22-1, Forbidden Apple rallied from just off the pace to win the $210,000 Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Belmont Park. The win was the second in a row in the race for trainer Christophe Clement and jockey Jose Santos, who teamed to win last year's renewal with With the Flow.
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