Gestut Brummerhof's German homebred Messi collected his second graded stakes win in North America in the $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 21 at Woodbine.
With his 12-race losing streak broken, Canadian Horse of Year looks to build on recent stakes success.
Favored Blacktype, an impressive winner of an allowance race at Belmont Park in his previous start, rallied in the stretch to win the $158,500 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.
Amerman Racing Stables' Infinite Wisdom, lightly raced when compared with others in the field, seeks his third win in a row and first in a stakes in the $150,000 Oceanport (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.
Wachtel Stables and George Kerr's Long On Value had won his only other start at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in 2013, and July 25 at Saratoga Race Course he made it two-for-two with a victory in the $100,000 Lucky Coin Stakes.
Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine.
A trio of 6-year-olds that have been trending the wrong way will try to recall their glory days in the nine-furlong Nijinsky at Woodbine
Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Melmich returned to the familiar Woodbine winner's circle July 1 in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III).
In his first start in more than 16 months, Black Rock Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, and James Covello's Far From Over kept his undefeated record intact in a June 24 allowance race at Belmont Park.
Farm owners Joe and Helen Barbazon May 31 announced the addition of multiple graded stakes-placed Ride On Curlin to the roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for the 2017 breeding season.
American Pharoah was named Kentucky-bred Horse of the Year, and his dam Littleprincessemma was named Broodmare of the Year. Michael Blowen of Old Friends Farm received a special achievement award for his dedication to Thoroughbred retirement.
James Cummings, grandson of legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings, enjoyed his first group I winner as a trainer when Prized Icon took the Champagne Stakes (Aus-I) April 16 at Royal Randwick.
Bradley is hopeful the multiple graded stakes winner will show a little more early interest in his upcoming races. "We've been trying to get this horse to stalk a little more and be a little bit closer to the pace," he said.
There are so many factors that can affect the outcome of a horse sale it is often difficult to predict a probable outcome. But all signs are pointing toward a positive Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds.
Canadian champion Heart to Heart grabbed the early lead in the Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) and never relinquished command to win from last year's victor Long On Value and good-closing Divisidero Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Heart to Heart has the recent form and Long On Value is proven in the Canadian Turf, but both will have to hold off up-and-comer Divisidero and the dangerous Avanzare.
Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:
The first reported foal for Central Kentucky stallion Strong Mandate is a filly, born Jan. 3 at Pickett Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Who else were awarded honors in the year of American Pharoah? view slideshow
Honor Code earned his Eclipse Award the old-fashioned way. He campaigned from late winter until the fall, didn't duck the competition, and won prestigious and historic grade I events in New York.
Javier Castellano was voted outstanding jockey after he exceeded his own previous single-season earnings record as his mounts in 2015 earned $28,120,767, surpassing his previous mark of $26,219,907 in 2013.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star got back to his winning ways Jan. 16 at the racetrack where he seemingly can't lose -- Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Admiral Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Balance the Books||Chad C. Brown||
|Casiguapo||Robert N. Falcone, Jr.||
|Debt Ceiling||Joseph Minieri||
|Five Iron||Brian A. Lynch||
|Get in Line||Michael J. Maker||
|Global Asset||Claudio A. Gonzalez||
|Grand Arrival||Linda Rice||
|Havana||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Honor Code||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Intense Holiday||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Jack Milton||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Long On Value||William I. Mott||
|Michael With Us||David A. Cannizzo||
|Mills||Jeremiah C. Englehart||
|Ride On Curlin||William G. Gowan||
|Stormy Len||David G. Donk||
|Strong Mandate||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Up With the Birds||H. Graham Motion||
|War Dancer||William I. Mott||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Grover Buddy Delp Memorial S.||DEL|
|Harry F. Brubaker S.||DMR|
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|Shelby County S.||IND|
|William Henry Harrison S.||IND|