Though Jet Phone was not the brightest star on Valor Farm's roster, the homebred Texas stallion who died Nov. 27 shortly after developing kidney and liver problems will be sorely missed.
New York stallion Trick Me, a son of Phone Trick, died in his paddock at Donald Jones' LoAnJo Farm near Sugar Loaf, N.Y. He was 25.
Godolphin Racing's Dawn Approach battled Toronado in the closing stages of the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) and narrowly won in a thrilling finish June 18 at Royal Ascot.
Son of New Approach has already proven himself both a worthy heir to his sire and a proud addition to a family that has enjoyed substantial success on both sides of the Atlantic.
Godolphin's Dawn Approach remained undefeated and provided morale support to the Maktoum family's racing operation with a brilliant win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the first jewel of England's Triple Crown.
Godolphin Racing's unbeaten 2-year-old Dawn Approach warmed up for his Oct. 13 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) engagement with a solid work under jockey Kevin Manning Oct. 2 at trainer Jim Bolger's Beechy Park in Ireland.
Trainers and bloodstock agents from across the country converged on the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds March 25 to inspect the 520 horses catalogued for the annual selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 27-28 in Central Florida. Here's a look at some of the leading prospects.
Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y
Second-crop sire Intidab will stand the 2006 breeding season at Shadwell Farm's Nashwan Stud, according to an announcement made by Shadwell vice president and general manager Rick Nichols.
New York-based trainer Steve Klesaris went to $550,000 to acquire a son of Phone Trick to highlight the Feb. 8 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course.
A chestnut filly sired by grade II winner Good and Tough zipped an eighth of a mile in a quick 9 4/5 seconds as she posted the fastest time at the distance during Sunday's Under Tack show for Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held at Calder Race Course on Feb. 24.
Evil Elaine, the dam of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, foaled a filly by Unbridled's Song Thursday, Feb. 5, at Frank and Jane Lyons' Summer Wind Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Graded stakes winning sprinter Zavata, who is being pointed to the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, will stand next year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac near Lexington.
Graded stakes winners American Spirit and Semoran will stand the 2004 breeding season at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk's Q6 Ranch near Belton, Texas.
Michael Tabor's Zavata and jockey Jerry Bailey won a speed duel with Trust N Luck and pulled away in the stretch for a comfortable victory in Saturday's $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga.
Michael Tabor's grade II winner Zavata, last seen being eased in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26, may return to training as soon as mid-February, Patrick Biancone's assistant, Yan Durepaire, said.
Michael Tabor's Zavata, one of the top 2-year-olds in training last summer at Saratoga, breezed a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Arlington Park Sunday morning in preparation for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 26.
Overbrook Farm's Day Trader was an easy winner of Saturday's $150,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park, breaking alertly and drawing away from the field before tallying by three lengths.
Zavata came out of yesterday's third place finish in the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in good shape, according to trainer Patrick Biancone.
Michael Tabor's Zavata stalked a fast early pace and drew off to an authoritative 7 ¼-length victory Wednesday in the 100th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds.
Caller One was exercising at Belmont Park on Tuesday in preparation for a start in Saturday's Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder, when he changed leads suddenly on the track and pulled up.
- By Scott Davis
Caller One, the 5-year-old gelded son of Phone Trick who captured the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) on World Cup Day earlier this year for his eighth career stakes win, fractured his right front sesamoid during a workout at Belmont Park July 9 and will likely be retired from racing.
Michael Tabor's Zavata, a $575,000 sale 2-year-old in February, cruised to a 6 1/4-length victory in the Tremont Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park on the Mother Goose undercard.
Based on the first session results Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, the market for 2-year-olds in training in Maryland is stable.
A record average of $73,610 was established for the OBS March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which ended its two-day run on Wednesday.
A juvenile son of Phone Trick was purchased by Canadian veterinarian Robert McMartin on behalf of Eugene Melnyk for $400,000 to top Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select juvenile auction.
New York breeder/owner Dr. Jonathan Davis will add prominent sire Phone Trick to the stallion roster at his Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y. Nineteen-year-old Phone Trick, who stood for a syndicate at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington, is scheduled to arrive at the farm this week.
A Phone Trick colt named Embattle sold for $110,000 (all figures in Canadian funds; $71,659 U.S.) to top the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday night at Woodbine. The sale had an extremely high number of buy backs.
Fly So Free, who took over the top spot on the 2001 sire list following the victory by his son Captain Steve in the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), still maintains a healthy lead over runner-up Phone Trick.
It was just a matter of time before the March 24 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and the other races that day at Nad Al Sheba came in to play on the 2001 leading sires list. Four of the six stakes were won by offspring whose sires stand in North America, and it was Fly So Free's son Captain Steve who won the $6 million Dubai World Cup and earned $3.6 million in the process.
Robbie Davis made a bold move between horses, then shot up the rail to win the True North Handicap (gr. II) with Intidab by a length over Brutally Frank.
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