Shaman Ghost, Mubtaahij, Effinex lead cast
A total of 42 stakes worth a combined $10.6 million and two Super Saturday cards among highlights for Belmont Park's 38-day fall meet, which starts Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 30.
Clement's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner this year, Governor Malibu—owned in partnership by Jump Sucker Stable and breeder Oak Bluff Stable—is generating some buzz off a second-place run in the Peter Pan (gr. II) last time out May 14.
The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.
Om, Prospect Park, and Bolo are scheduled to make their 4-year-old debuts in the Arcadia Stakes, but they'll all be encountering older horses for the first time.
Queen Bee Racing's Toowindytohaulrox provided an opening-day shocker Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park, unleashing a furious closing drive in the stretch to win the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) at odds of 21-1.
Trainer Eric Guillot is not prepared to say if Moreno will return to racing in 2016, but he gave the grade I winner a work Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
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Four-time grade I winner Tonalist has been retired to Lane's End Farm, according to a Dec. 9 release. The son of Tapit will stand the 2016 season for an advertised fee of $40,000.
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The New York Racing Association has released its 2016 racing calendar, with 237 days of live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
Tonalist's late rally earns victory in the Cigar Mile and more inside the December 5, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Tonalist came flying with a big late run Nov. 28 to win the $670,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, edging out Red Vine in a photo finish after tracking far back under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.
Dortmund pushed his record in Southern California to a perfect seven-for-seven Nov. 28 at Del Mar, taking the $150,000 Native Diver with ease in his first start at the seaside racetrack.
Big Cazanova is 3-for-3 on the old synthetic surface at Del Mar, and now trainer Peter Miller will see if he can carry his affinity for an artificial track to the Nov. 29 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
Scratched from the Clark Handicap (gr. I) because of a quarter-crack, Kaleem Shah's Dortmund will stay home for his next race, the $150,000 Native Diver (gr. III) Nov. 28 at Del Mar.
Blinkers will go back on Tonalist, who comes off a fifth in the 1 1/4-mile Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as he takes on defending Cigar Mile winner Private Zone after that rival's second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Regulators in New York have fined jockey John Velazquez for misusing his riding crop on a horse in a race earlier this year at Belmont Park.
Trainer Christophe Clement was in good spirits Nov. 22 when discussing Tonalist and Red Vine, his dual threat for the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Zivo, a New York-bred grade II winner, has been retired and will stand the 2016 season at Irish Hill Century Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Former Irish stallion Lord Shanakill and Last Gunfighter, a recently retired multiple graded stakes winner, will join the 2016 stallion roster at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
New York farm stands state's leading 2-year-old sire Giant Surprise and adds new stallions Micromanage and Midas Touch for 2016.
Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.
American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner to run in the Breeders' Cup, went out an emphatic winner Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
American Pharoah will have one last chance to add to his racing legacy when he starts in $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Big Cazanova (ARG)||UNKNOWN||
|Last Gunfighter||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Long River||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Micromanage||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Moreno||Eric J. Guillot||
|Prayer for Relief||Dale L. Romans||
|Speak Logistics||Gary C. Contessa||
|Stephanoatsee||Nicholas P. Zito||
|V. E. Day||James A. Jerkens||
|Wicked Strong||James A. Jerkens||
|Zivo||Chad C. Brown||
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