Malibu Pier let pace rival Lilly Fa Pootz go on the final turn, then ran her rival down in the stretch to post her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 19.
Don't Get Mad, the sire of hot Louisiana-bred 3-year-old Populist Politics, moves to Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La., for the 2011 breeding season.
Temple City, who recently retired as the only track record-setting son of Dynaformer at stud, will stand the 2011 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington for $5,000 stands and nurses.
Graded stakes winner Temple City, whose dam is a half sister to prominent stallion Malibu Moon, will enter stud alongside Malibu Moon at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Grade I winner Warrior's Reward has been retired from racing for stallion duty at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Malibu Moon, third on this year's leading sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2011 for $60,000, up from his 2010 fee of $40,000.
Buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale prefer the offspring of proven stallions.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has added a pair of grade I winners to its 2011 stallion roster
Line of David, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing. He has been purchased by B. Wayne Hughes, who plans to stand the son of Lion Heart at his Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
First-crop filly Candi's Kitten, by graded stakes winner Osidy, scored by 6 1/4 lengths at Evangeline Downs June 11 in her second start.
In an order signed by a New Mexico judge Jan. 4, California horseman Michael Hagan pleaded no contest to three criminal charges stemming from a failed deal over a tack business in 2007.
A Smarty Jones weanling and six mares have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
My Pal Charlie, who won the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and placed in five other graded stakes, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 27 its 2009 National Awards Dinner will be held at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm Sept. 11.
B. Wayne Hughes has resigned from the Breeders' Cup Board of Directors to focus on other business interests, the Breeders' Cup announced Jan. 6. Hughes, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the founder and chairman of Public Storage, had served on the Breeders' Cup Board since 2006.
Local hope My Pal Charlie put it all together in the $515,000 Super Derby (gr. II) with his first stakes victory for owner B. Wayne Hughes and trainer Albert Stall Jr. Sept. 20 at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.
B. Wayne Hughes will stand three new stallions in 2009--Notional, Tiz Wonderful, and Into Mischief.
Horse of the Year has offspring from his first crop in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Grade II victor Teton Forest found his first winner when his son Smokey Lonesome won June 19 at Hollywood Park in his second start. The 2-year-old gelding rallied to capture the $48,000 maiden event in near track record time over the Cushion Track surface.
Triple Crown hopeful Crown of Thorns, winner of the Feb. 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, is off the Derby trail after suffering a shin injury on his left front leg, trainer Dick Mandella said Tuesday.
While he may be light in seasoning, Crown of Thorns showed a world of potential in handily stretching out to two turns Feb. 2 at Santa Anita, scoring a dynamic 2 1/2-length victory as the favorite in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II).
The first reported foal by grade I winner Bluegrass Cat is a colt born Jan. 4 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Number of horses sold, gross, average, and median fall Wednesday at Keeneland.
A $90,000 Repent colt was the most expensive horse sold Monday during the yearling portion of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana's yearling and mixed auction.
B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, is offering all the 2007 yearlings he bred at public auction.
Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for erythropoietin (EPO).
A record price for a juvenile filly sold at Keeneland was established during the one-day 2-year-old in training sale April 17 when California billionaire B. Wayne Hughes went to $1.75 million for a daughter of Mineshaft.
B. Wayne Hughes' Ketchikan, runner-up to Circular Quay in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), was officially taken off the Triple Crown trail on Tuesday when the colt was found to be suffering from a bone bruise that will take him out of training for an unspecified period.
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up Ketchikan is lame in his left front foot, which could knock him off the Triple Crown trail.
An Arizona-based Thoroughbred owner has sued trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes after claiming a horse from them that had undergone heel nerving surgery.
The opening session of the 2007 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select 2-year-olds in training sale benefited from the appearance of a large contingent of West Coast trainers and bloodstock agents, with California residents walking away with the session's top-priced colt and filly.
There is uncertainty in the select juvenile marketplace heading into Tuesday's Barretts March sale in Southern California. The OBS February and Fasig-Tipton Florida auctions produced mixed results, making people wonder if the unprecedented growth of recent years might be coming to an end.
- By Ryan Conley
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. on Oct. 12 publicly issued separate annual reports for the first time since the two groups formed an alliance in 2001.
- By Ryan Conley
A wealthy group of individuals that includes active buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale are among those listed in the annual roster of "400 Richest Americans" released Friday by Forbes magazine.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky kicked off the 2006 yearling sale season on a strong note Monday as a Forestry colt was purchased by agent John Ferguson for $1.2 million, the first seven-figure offering at the auction in Lexington, Ky., since 1983.
Joyeux Danseur, a grade I winner at Churchill Downs, died in early November while standing at Gary Turkington's Wattle Brae Thoroughbred Stud in Queensland, Australia.
News and Notes from the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale: Big day for Taylor Made... A big buyback... Jackson and Hughes, friends and competitors.
Roar Emotion, a 5-year-old multiple grade II winning daughter of Roar, was purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Mares for $2.4 million to top the early portion of Monday's session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
B. Wayne Hughes' Don't Get Mad raced off the early pace and stormed home in the stretch to capture the $511,300 Indiana Derby (gr. II) by three lengths Saturday night at Hoosier Park.
Sixteen-year-old Trishyde, who was a graded stakes winner for B. Wayne Hughes, was euthanized because of complications while delivering a Malibu Moon colt March 2.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale posted first-session results for revenue and average Monday that didn't change dramatically from 2004's figures, but the buy-back rate rose sharply.
She used to be known as the "Bag Lady" at the Kentucky sales because she catered lunches for barn help. But Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction, Rosilyn Polan was rolling in dough.
B. Wayne Hughes, Jess Jackson, and Marsha Naify are the newest members of the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, the organization announced June 24.
Forced to miss a start in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) last month due to a quarantine caused by equine herpes virus, Don't Get Mad returned to action Saturday with an impressive win as the odds-on choice in the $217,400 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
A field of seven 3-year-olds passed the entry box for Saturday's $200,000 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes on Churchill Downs' Stephen Foster (gr. I) Day card. Derby Trial Stakes winner over the strip Don't Get Mad, and WinStar Farm's Unbridled Energy top the field set to run 1 1/16 miles.
Osidy, a colt that trainer Richard Mandella has big plans for this year, registered his first victory in the United States with a patient ride by Alex Solis in the $109,100 Will Rogers (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.
In 1967, Churchill Downs, like the rest of the nation, was a different place. Growing tension surrounding the Vietnam War, and race riots that bespoke social division and strife, had the Louisville track looking like something its founders couldn't ever have envisioned.
Two contenders for Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner Greeley's Galaxy and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) victor High Limit, went through their final paces following the track maintenance break at Churchill Downs Wednesday.
A chilly Tuesday morning on the Churchill Downs backstretch brought out the warmth in the heart of B. Wayne Hughes. The owner of possible dual Kentucky Derby (gr. I) entrants Greeley's Galaxy and Don't Get Mad matched Afleet Alex's majority owner/partner Charles Zacney bid for bid, landing a 2006 no guarantee season right to Afleet Alex's sire Northern Afleet--all in the name of charity.
B. Wayne Hughes' Don't Get Mad blew past favored Vicarage at the eighth pole to register an eye-catching seven-length victory Saturday in the $113,100 Derby Trial, the finale on opening day of Churchill Down's spring-summer meeting.
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