The grass proved greener for Dominus at Saratoga Race Course when the 4-year-old son of Smart Strike took the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT). It was his first graded stakes score and his first try on turf.
Favored Winding Way emerged as a female sprinter to watch this season when she overcame a hopelessly tardy start to win the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 19.
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Notional sired his first winner when 2-year-old filly Happy Patsy streaked to an easy 5 3/4-length win as the favorite in a maiden claiming race at Evangeline Downs Aug. 3.
Odds-on Prospective registered his third stakes win of the year when he drew clear in the final furlong to capture the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) by 2 1/2 lengths at Thistledown July 7.
Prospective won for the first time since the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in March when he overcame a stumble at the start to capture the $149,314 Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine June 10.
The son of El Prado is expected to recover fully from a twist in his large colon.
Prospective was a tough as a yearling and that attitude seems to be helping him as a racehorse, according to Mark Toothaker.
Prospective landed a spot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he outfought Golden Ticket in deep stretch to win the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 10.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Warrior's Reward is a filly born Jan. 18 at Gary Biszantz' Cobra Farm near Lexington.
Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with its new stallion American Lion.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
B. Wayne Hughes' four-time grade I winner Court Vision will be retired following the Nov. 5 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and will enter stud in 2012 at Michael Byrne's Park Stud in Ontario, Canada.
Spendthrift Farm's multiple grade II winner Crown of Thorns has been retired from racing. Breeding plans are undecided.
Trainer Mark Casse swept the top three spots in the the $193,574 Grey Stakes (Can-III) when upset-minded Prospective outfought his better- fancied stablemate Lockout by two lengths at Woodbine Oct. 9.
Grade II winner Don't Get Mad, who finished fourth in the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been purchased by Dr. Robert Zoellner and Clark Brewster to stand in 2012 at Zoellner's Rockin' Z Ranch in Oklahoma.
Multiple grade I winner Court Vision has been purchased privately by Spendthrift Farm and will be trained by Dale Romans through the remainder of the season before retiring to stud.
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 has acquired the breeding interest in Tizway, winner of the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.
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.
When grade I winner Paddy O'Prado is honored at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino Aug. 5, the 4-year-old son of El Prado will be in Kentucky and not at the Iowa racetrack.
Cash-strapped breeders prefer proven sires over young stallions, making it tougher to launch the careers of new studs.
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado will stand his first season at stud in 2012 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington it was announced July 8.
Looking to rebound from a disappointing effort in the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) one month ago, Malibu Pier put away three rivals in the $98,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf June 26.
Archarcharch, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I) before being injured at the start of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will stand the 2012 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Crown of Thorns returned to the winner's circle for the first time since February 2008 when he outlasted prohibitive favorite Sidney's Candy by 1 1/4 lengths in the $147,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
Malibu Pier rewarded the confidence of trainer Carla Gaines when she scored an impressive half-length victory in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass April 16.
The Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 11 in Lexington will close out this year's select juvenile selling season, which has produced mixed results.
Going farther than he ever had before, Worth Repeating turned back the bid of Honour the Deputy in deep stretch for his first stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at Santa Anita March 26.
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.
Mares reported in foal to first-year stallions Warrior's Reward, Line of David, and Temple City.
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.
Grade II winner Alpha Kitten made a mid-afternoon appearance in Keeneland's auction ring and brought $405,000 during the second session of the January horses of all ages sale in Lexington.
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.
Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Morning Line is made the 7-2 morning line favorite for the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
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.
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 Aug. 3 that NetJets will be the presenting sponsor of the 2009 TOBA National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 11 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association recently announced its annual list of recipients of its state breeder of the year awards. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 10 at Keeneland.
Two-time national champion Indian Blessing has traveled far and wide in adding accomplishment after accomplishment to her vaunted graded-stakes resume. And her lesser-known older brother has had his fair share of journeys, too, though more often due to court-related drama - including a criminal arrest - than for racing glory.
Spendthrift Farm recently announced the first confirmed in-foal mares for all three of its new stallions for 2009 - Into Mischief, Notional and Tiz Wonderful.
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.
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.
Number of horses sold, gross, average, and median fall Wednesday at Keeneland.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
An undefeated 2-year-old is the stuff of dreams, and at this time of year the dreams inspired often feature roses or lilies. By the Light, though not really tested, is from a family that has shown moments of brillance and so is one undefeated filly worth watching.
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