New York-based freshman sire Soaring Empire picked up his first winner Oct. 1 when D'yer Mak'er drew off in the stretch of the 11th race at Belmont Park, a one-mile maiden special weight test for New York-bred 2-year-olds.
In his first stakes start, Albaugh Family Stable homebred Not This Time rallied four wide in the far turn then drew off in the stretch to post about a six-length victory in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs.
Keane Stud has acquired controlling ownership of second-crop sire Dublin; The Lumber Guy sold to stand in Chile.
Stakes schedules with combined purses of more than $3.2 million were announced July 27 by Churchill Downs for the Kentucky track's upcoming 2016 meets.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
New York farm stands state's leading 2-year-old sire Giant Surprise and adds new stallions Micromanage and Midas Touch for 2016.
Trainer Linda Rice Oct. 25 said Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, who won the Iroquois Stakes for New York-breds at Belmont Park the previous day, will be entered in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker. View Slideshow
As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.
Finding two-turn racing to his liking, Cocked and Loaded used a powerful move in the far turn to open a clear advantage and was not threatened in the stretch in winning the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Saturday.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. read blog
Conquest Windycity, an $800,000 juvenile sale buy in March, gets a second chance to break his maiden from the rail in the Sept. 12 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Grade I winner and New York-based stallion Dublin gained his first winner July 12, when 2-year-old colt Dr Blarney scored by 3 1/2 lengths in his debut in the first race at Monmouth Park.
Three winners of the Eclipse Award for the best steeplechase horse in the land will square off in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday.
Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. has announced the stud fees for its 2015 roster of six stallions. Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Trinniberg carries the highest fee at $7,500.
Four times a runner-up in stakes races this season, including a second-place finish to Palace in the Forego (gr. I), Big Business will try to secure the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap Oct. 18.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Super Derby, Iroquois Stakes, and retirement of Palace Malice. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Super Derby, Iroquois Stakes, and retirement of Palace Malice.
Lucky Player outfought stablemate Bold Conquest through the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $115,500 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and give trainer Steve Asmussen the winning exacta Sept. 6.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). read blog
Bourbon Lane Stable's Hashtag Bourbon will try to add a second straight stakes win and more luster to the strong start by his freshman sire Super Saver in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs on Sept. 5 opens its second annual September meet, which runs 12 days every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Sept. 28.
Top Fortitude, overlooked by bettors at 30-1 after a poor 2014 debut a month earlier, outfought his challengers in the stretch May 10 to post a huge surprise in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.
Rockridge Stud and Lere Visagie are off to a fast start. Download Now
Grade III winner Soaring Empire was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born Jan. 24 at Phoenix Farm near Paris, Ky.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brassy Boy||Steve Hobby||
|Call Shot||Wayne M. Catalano||
|Dublin||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Fist of Rage||Michael J. Maker||
|Gleam of Hope||Mike Chambers||
|Oh Charlie Boy||Gregory D. Foley||
|Raging Wit||William I. Mott||
|Soaring Empire||Cam M. Gambolati||
|Thiskyhasnolimit||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Three Day Rush||Jane Cibelli||
|Uh Oh Bango||R. Kory Owens||
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