Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted.
Grade III winner Mo Tom has several things in his favor for the June 25 Ohio Derby at Thistledown which is the reason he's the 5-2 favorite on the morning line.
Uncle Mo's remarkable start at stud begs the question of whether he has been the most successful first-crop and second-crop sire ever in North America.
In his first timed move since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Doug O'Neill June 17 at Santa Anita Park.
In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
The penultimate under tack session June 9 for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale once again resulted in a handful of juveniles sharing the day’s fastest times for both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile breezes.
Homebreds and pinhooks at just about every price range make up the catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
With an Uncle Mo filly selling for a sale-topping $1 million, the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that was expanded in numbers this year concluded May 24 with a record gross.
An Uncle Mo filly who had one of the fastest pre-sale workouts was purchased May 24 by trainer Linda Rice for $1 million to become the first horse to reach the seven-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.
Value starts at $120 million, but most say that's too low
There may not be a Triple Crown on the line June 11 at Belmont Park, but a budding rivalry between the top two 3-year-old colts in the country is probably the next-best option.
Trainer Gary Sherlock, now 70 years old, is making his first classic start with high-school friend Tom Mansor.
Repole Stable's Lost Raven showed a new dimension May 20 at Pimlico Race Course and it paid off for her first graded stakes victory.
Either the track at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic was playing faster or the horses were just faster as the under tack show for the May 23-24 sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded May 19 with five of the eight fastest clockings.
Florida horseman Niall Brennan, along with Mike Ryan, purchased Nyquist as a yearling, then broke, trained, and sold the Derby winner as a 2-year-old.
Trainer Doug O'Neill and Nyquist's connections were happy with what they saw during the colt's two-mile jog May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist galloped a strong mile May 15 at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I ).
Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra confirmed May 14 that Pimlico Race Course is prepared to take special precautions to accept the Parx-based horses, both of which never showed signs of illness during the quarantine.
The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner appears to be well-poised, based on his class and pedigree, to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
Claire Novak recaps Nyquist's win in Kentucky Derby 142 and shares post race details.
Whatever has been thrown at Reddam Racing's Nyquist, he has been able to handle. And May 7 he added the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to his already impressive résumé.
The farm bred Kentucky Oaks contender Weep No More and Divisidero, in the Turf Classic. It also owns the dam of Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist.
Mike Repole, the former owner of Uncle Mo, believes the horse's eye-opening success with his first crop as a sire offers insight into what might have been.
Champion Nyquist drew post 13 and was tabbed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) during the May 4 post position draw at Churchill Downs.
While only a small number of maidens have won the Derby (gr. I), and Trojan Nation would be the first in 80 years if he pulled it off, Gryder has faith in him and the confidence the colt gained in the Wood.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Arthur's Tale||Thomas Albertrani||
|Be Bullish||David Jacobson||
|Calibrachoa||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Duca||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Fastus Cactus||Naipaul Chatterpaul||
|Full of Scoundrels||Naipaul Chatterpaul||
|Have You Ever||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Independence War||Bruce N. Levine||
|Isn't He Perfect||Eugene Reiff||
|Kensei||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Laysh Laysh Laysh||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|More Than a Reason||Randi Persaud||
|Norman Asbjornson||Carlos A. Mancilla||
|Preachintothedevil||Gary C. Contessa||
|Son of Posse||Janis L. Gerace||
|Starship Caesar||Bisnath Parboo||
|Sunrise Smarty||Michael E. Hushion||
|Toby's Corner||H. Graham Motion||
|Uncle Mo||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Yawanna Twist||John Parisella||
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