Grade I winner and New York-based stallion Dublin gained his first winner July 12, when 2-year-old colt Dr Blarney scored by 3 1/2 lengths in his debut in the first race at Monmouth Park.
Dublin, winner of the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) as a 2-year-old at Saratoga Race Course, sired his first reported foal, a filly born Jan. 18 at Newtown Anner Stud Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.
Spendthrift Farm is introducing its "Breed Secure" program to New York breeders in 2013 through its New York-based stallion Dublin, who is set to stand his second season at Keane Stud near Amenia.
Grade I winner Dublin is introduced to New York, as he prepares to begin his breeding career. Watch Video
Grade I winner Dublin is introduced to New York, as he prepares to begin his breeding career. Includes footage of Dublin, comments from Spendthrift farm, including owner B. Wayne Hughes, and comments from New York breeders.Sponsored by Spendthrift New York
B. Wayne Hughes' Kentucky-based Spendthrift Farm is making its first foray into the New York stallion marketplace. In 2012, it will stand grade I winner Dublin at Keane Stud near Amenia.
Spendthrift Farm announced that it has purchased recently retired Dublin and that the grade I winner will stand the 2012 breeding season at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y. The fee will be announced later.
Dublin, winner of the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing because of a fractured sesamoid
In consecutive days a pair of 3-year-olds that were considered probables are no longer pointing toward the third leg of the Triple Crown.
Robert LaPenta Jr.'s Ice Box, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up and probable morning-line favorite for the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I), turned in a four-furlong work at Saratoga May 19.
Pace will certainly be one of the key factors in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 15 at Pimlico, as Super Saver attempts to take down 11 rivals in the 1 3/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.
One by one, they stepped off the van--nine Preakness Stakes (gr. I) horses all traveling on the same plane from Louisville, Ky. The only two Preakness horses previously on the grounds were Dublin and Northern Giant.
The May 13 Preakness Alibi Breakfast was for the most part lighthearted as usual.
Steve Haskin reports on the day's activities, including the withdrawal of Hurricane Ike, the arrival of most of the field, and the draw. Watch Video
Officials at the Maryland Jockey Club said May 10 that Edward P. Evans' homebred A Little Warm would not be entered in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), opening the door for First Dude to be entered.
Super Saver, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first workout since the May 1 classic when he breezed three furlongs in :36 3/5 at Churchill Downs on the morning of May 10.
Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver is scheduled to work May 10 at Churchill Downs.
Baffert says Lookin At Lucky "52%" likely to run in the Preakness (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Lookin At Lucky and stablemate Conveyance were back on the track at Churchill Downs May 6 for the first time since last week's "Run for the Roses," both colts galloping 1 1/2 miles.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver is scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course May 12 in advance of a Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that could attract a full field of 14.
Pimlico Race Course officials said May 3 that Dublin, seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be shipping to Pimlico Race Course May 11 to prepare for the Preakness Stakes.
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs to discuss the draw, visit with D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, and give their Derby picks. Watch Video
The son of Afleet Alex brought $525,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling auction.
The withdrawal of Derby favorite Eskendereya due to a filling put a damper on the morning
Under a slight breeze that was helping dry out the Churchill Downs track, trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent grade I winner Dublin out early April 25 for his final breeze leading up to the Kentucky Derby.
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In his first work over the track, William Mack and Robert Baker's Dublin sizzled five furlongs in :59.20 at Churchill Downs April 19 as he continues to work toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Looking over the perspective Derby field, here are a few statistics and random thoughts as we head into D-Day minus two weeks.
The results of the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass and Arkansas Derby (both gr. I) play role in graded list shakeup
Red-hot trainer John Sadler captured the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) with front-running upsetter Line of David at Oaklawn Park April 10, just a week after Sadler took the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) with Sidney's Candy.
He's among a trio of leading 3-year-old prospects, including Super Saver and Dublin, headlining the $1 million Arkansas Derby after entries were taken for the April 10 renewal at Oaklawn Park.
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Eskendereya was the slight betting favorite at the conclusion of the March 26 first day of wagering in the third and final pool of Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
In what was the biggest weekend of the year for Derby preps, we saw a wide variety of top-class performances.
Favored Lookin at Lucky, trying blinkers and dirt for the first time in his 2010 debut, won the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park when his late bid produced a neck victory over the stubborn Noble's Promise.
Trainer Bob Baffert brings out his big gun, 2009 juvenile champion Lookin At Lucky, in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 13. Now he just wants to be sure the son of Smart Strike is ready to fire.
The "mutuel field" was again installed as the 3-1 wagering choice when Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Sunday, March 7.
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Eskendereya was the individual favorite, but the "All Others" bet remained the overall future wagering choice after Day 2 of Pool 2 in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Time to reevaluate some of the horses and races, and a look at the Sham Stakes and several classy maiden and allowance races.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Zenyatta (National), and Fountain of Youth winner Eskendreya (3-Year-Old) top the first NTRA polls of 2010.
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Todd Pletcher has no less that nine horses on the Derby trail, with Eskendereya shooting up to the #1 spot.
Zabeel Racing International's Conveyance remained undefeated in four starts, as he sprinted to an early lead then held off late bids from Dublin and Cardiff Giant to win the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 20
Searching for overlays in this weekend's stakes and a look at Odysseus' resounding victory at Tampa Bay.
The $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), which was rescheduled for Feb. 20 after frigid temperatures in Hot Springs forced its cancelation on President's Day, redrew a field of 10 -- the same horses from its original field.
Dublin, winner of the Hopeful (gr. I) as a juvenile, drew post 10 for his 3-year-old debut and will take on a solid group of rivals that includes three California shippers in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes Feb. 15 at Oaklawn.
Lookin At Lucky ended the day as the favored individual contender for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I), but the "all others" wagering interest was a heavy overall favorite.
Thoughts on the Rachel/Zenyatta showdown, and picks for Saturday's 3-year old stakes. Read Blog
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Overlooked Thiskyhasnolimit drove four wide through the homestretch under Shaun Bridgmohan to register his first stakes win by one length in the $120,800 Iroquois (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs Nov. 1.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has entered Robert Baker and William Mack's highly-touted Dublin in the $100,000 Iroquois (gr. III) for juveniles at a mile on the main track. A field of 12 was drawn for the Churchill Downs fall meet opening day co-feature.
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