CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Laragh||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: B+||$67,912|
2006 | Gray or Roan Filly | Tapit - Rose of Summer, El Prado (IRE)
Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Raced 2 years. 6 starts, 3 wins, $557,300. Lifetime: 371 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: El Prado (IRE), Gray, 1989.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2009 Mixed Sale, $850,000.
|2||Magical Affair||Margin: 3¼||TrueNicks: A+||$21,907|
2006 | Chestnut Filly | Giant's Causeway - Mayville's Magic, Gone West
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $1,550,000.
|3||Banker's Choice||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: C||$10,953|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Filly | Canadian Frontier - Berry Blessed, St. Jovite
Sire: Canadian Frontier , Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 13 starts, 6 wins, $253,239. Lifetime: 64 yearlings sold, median $8,750.
Broodmare Sire: St. Jovite, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. In 2009: .96 AEI.
Magic Millions National Broodmare and Weanling Sale 2012, $195,180.
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $25,000.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $100,000.
Keeneland Association 2006 November Breeding Stock Sale, ($32,000).
|1||Laragh||Edgar S. Prado||John P. Terranova, II|
|2||Magical Affair||Julien R. Leparoux||Michael R. Matz|
|3||Banker's Choice||Calvin H. Borel||Ian R. Wilkes|
|4||Excelente (IRE)||Rafael Bejarano||Darrin Miller|
|5||Diamond Tags||Mike E. Smith||Bob Baffert|
|6||Kiss Mine||Eibar Coa||David R. Vance|
|7||Complicity||Joseph Talamo||Michael J. Maker|
|8||Mein Fraulein||Jon Kenton Court||Greg Compton|
|9||Abbott Hall||Robby Albarado||Hal R. Wiggins|
|10||More of the Best||Jesus Lopez Castanon||Bernard S. Flint|
Fellow racing photographer and journalist Kate Hunter has the rare privilege of seeing some of the best horses, including mares and foals, from around the world.Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan's island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as "Terry's Jewel Box."Monday, August 06, 2012
Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) winner Stephanie's Kitten returned to the Churchill Downs turf course and put in another dominating performance, setting a stakes record in the Edgewood Stakes.Friday, May 04, 2012
Trainer Bill Mott put an exclamation point on his big Breeders' Cup weekend at Churchill Downs when the regally-bred Deluxe held on for a half-length victory in the $109,900 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov 6.Sunday, November 06, 2011
La Gran Bailadora came from far off the pace on the final turn to capture the $100,000 Distorted Humor Kentucky Cup Distaff (gr. III) Sept. 24, giving trainer Mike Maker three consecutive stakes wins on the Turfway Park card.Saturday, September 24, 2011
A well-matched stakes undercard featuring a pair of grade III events and two other races worth $100,000 apiece supports the WinStar Kentucky Cup in its return to Turfway Park Sept. 24 after a one-year absence.Thursday, September 22, 2011
Bettors should have a bonanza with Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 9 after 14 older fillies and mares were entered for the 1 1/16-mile turf event.Thursday, January 06, 2011
Askbut I Won'ttell switched off the hedge in upper stretch and ran down favored Kiss Mine and My Baby Baby to register her first graded stakes win in the $113,900 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 7 at Churchill Downs.Sunday, November 07, 2010
Kiss Mine, whose four-race winning streak was ended in an unplaced finish in the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) one month ago, looks to get back in the win column in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.Thursday, November 04, 2010
Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of twinspires.com preview the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) and the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland on October 9.Thursday, October 07, 2010
Favored Gozzip Girl gave a superb performance from off the pace to win the $700,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park July 5.Sunday, July 05, 2009
If this is to be its final renewal, the $700,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park is going out in style after drawing 16 entrants for the 1 1/4-mile turf event. The truly intriguing field of 3-year-old fillies includes three international aspirants and four challengers from the East Coast.Thursday, July 02, 2009
Keertana, making her stakes debut, emerged from the leading group with a furlong to run and went on to win the $174,600 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT), giving jockey Robby Albarado his fifth win on the Stephen Foster program at Churchill Downs June 13.Saturday, June 13, 2009
Carlsbad, whose unbeaten string was ended at five races when she ran second to Witty in last month's Railbird (gr. III), faces a strong field in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 7.Thursday, June 04, 2009
Farnsworth Stables' Gozzip Girl took all the heat, but was still able to find enough in the final yards to hold on for a 1 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Sands Point (gr. II) May 30 on the Belmont Park turf.Saturday, May 30, 2009
The only graded stakes winner in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, Farnsworth Stables' Gozzip Girl, has the edge in the $150,000 Sands Point (gr. IIT) May 30 on the turf at Belmont Park.Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Laragh, the only graded winner in the May 1 Edgewood Stakes, won the race in wire-to-wire fashion over favored Magical Affair.Friday, May 01, 2009
A field of 10 was drawn for the $100,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) to be held on May 2 at Churchill Downs, a race for 3-year-old fillies renamed for last year's ill-fated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up.Wednesday, April 29, 2009
IEAH Stables and partners' Laragh tired to finish fifth in her 3-year-old debut last month, but the classy daughter of Tapit still has a big edge over the other 11 fillies in the $100,000 Edgewood Stakes on May 1 at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Favored Dream Play, left alone on the lead, exploded away from the field at the top of the lane under Eddie Castro to collect her first graded stakes win in the $147,000 Comely (gr. II) at sloppy Aqueduct April 11.Saturday, April 11, 2009
Laragh, who captured the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, makes her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Comely Stakes (gr. II) at one mile on the Aqueduct main track April 11.Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Hot Cha Cha, a 9-1 outsider making her stakes debut, seized the lead from favored Fitz Just Right leaving the eighth pole and drew away to a romping six-length win in the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 21.Saturday, March 21, 2009
The powerhouse duo of champion Stardom Bound and Rachel Alexandra figured to be the top stories in the only pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager of 2009, but it was rising star Justwhistledixie who stole the show and ended up as the favorite over that duo as four days of Oaks Future betting drew to a close Sunday evening.Sunday, March 15, 2009
A field of only four or five opponents is shaping up to face Golden Rod (gr. II) winner Rachel Alexandra in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), which is scheduled for March 14 at Fair Grounds.Friday, March 06, 2009
IEAH Stables, Paul Pompa Jr., Michael Dubb, and Golden Goose Enterprises' Stardom Bound, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2008 and winner of the Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita in her 2009 debut, heads an impressive roster of 170 horses nominated to compete in the 135th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), which will be run at Churchill Downs May 1.Friday, February 27, 2009