A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bullsbay||H. Graham Motion||
|Cool Coal Man||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Dr. Pleasure||John T. Ward, Jr.||
|Informed||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Macho Again||Dallas Stewart||
|Mambo in Seattle||Neil J. Howard||
|Prom Shoes||William H. Fires||
|Ready Set||Ronny W. Werner||
|Shift in Power||Chris Bindner||
|Star Guitar||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean proved worthy of the fans who backed him down to 3-10 favoritism by drawing off late to an easy 2 3/4-length victory March 1 in the $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes at Fair Grounds.
All-time leading Louisiana-bred Star Guitar has sired his first foal, a filly that was born Jan. 13 at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La.
Bullsbay has moved to Northview PA in Peach Bottom for the 2014 season after standing his first three seasons at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.
With buyers showing strong interest in young mares, grade I winner Star Billing was purchased for $2.6 million by Greg Goodman in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6.
Cool Coal Man, a grade II-winning son of Mineshaft, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
A chestnut yearling colt by Awesome Again out of Clear Sailing by Empire Maker brought $210,000 to top the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana yearling auction Sept. 24.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino will once again offer purses totaling more than $925,000 for the ninth edition of Louisiana Legends Night, which features a field of 12 for the key attraction--the $100,000 Classic.
Star Guitar, a 22-time stakes winner and a perfect 3-for-3 in 2012, was named Louisiana's horse of the year for the fourth year in a row June 8 at the LTBA's annual meeting at Fair Grounds.
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.
The widow and son of the late jockey E. J. Perrodin are looking forward to a special night of remembrance when the rider is inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame March 4.
Star Guitar, E.J. Perrodin, and Ray Salmen have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame.
The first reported foal by multiple grade II winner Informed is a filly born Jan. 18 at Pat Thompson's Ridgeley Farm.
Six other promising 2-year-olds will challenge Vegas No Show in the Nashua, including Bourbon Stakes runner-up Really Sharp.
Star Louisiana Horse of the Year to stand at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La.
The king of the Cajuns, Star Guitar, has been retired after a sensational career in which he captured 24 of his 30 starts and three consecutive Louisiana-bred horse of the year titles.
Star Guitar, the all-time leading Louisiana-bred earner, added to his legacy June 30 when he rallied to win the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Night Classic at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in track record time.
Top Louisiana-bred Star Guitar will follow his usual summer schedule June 30, bidding for a fourth consecutive victory in the $100,000 Legends Night Classic at Evangeline Downs.
For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.
Successful Dan took advantage of a contested early pace and wore down the leaders to set a new Churchill Downs 1 1/16 mile track record while winning the $337,800 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) May 4.
Mucho Macho Man's last race at Churchill Downs was a third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. His connections hope to be in the winner's circle this year following the Alysheba Stakes May 4.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sam F. Davis Stakes, the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, and touches on the Withers. Evan also comments on Star Guitar's victory in the Louisiana Premier Night Championship. watch video
Star Guitar won the Louisiana Premier Night Championship for the fourth consecutive time, rallying from last early to capture the $200,000 event by 3 1/4 lengths on the night of Feb. 4 at Delta Downs.
The first reported foal by Robert LaPenta's grade II winner Cool Coal Man is a colt born Jan. 20 in Ocala, Fla.
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