CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Dubai Majesty||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: A++||$540,000|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Essence of Dubai - Great Majesty, Great Above
Sire: Essence of Dubai, Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 3 years. 13 starts, 5 wins, $2,001,058. Lifetime: 81 yearlings sold, median $8,000. In 2009: .37 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Great Above, Dark Bay or Brown, 1972.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2010 Mixed Sale, $1,100,000.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2006 Yearling Sale, ($7,000).
|2||Switch||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: C||$180,000|
2007 | Bay Mare | Quiet American - Antoniette, Nicholas
Sire: Quiet American , Bay, 1986. Raced 4 years. 12 starts, 4 wins, $754,650. Lifetime: 409 yearlings sold, median $35,000. In 2009: 1.74 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Nicholas, Bay, 1986. In 2009: .96 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2012 Mixed Sale, $4,300,000.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $150,000.
|3||Evening Jewel||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$99,000|
Sire: Northern Afleet , Bay, 1993. Raced 4 years. 21 starts, 5 wins, $626,671. Lifetime: 289 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $8,000.
|1||Dubai Majesty||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun|
|2||Switch||Joel Rosario||John W. Sadler|
|3||Evening Jewel||Victor Espinoza||James M. Cassidy|
|4||Champagne d'Oro||Miguel Mena||Eric J. Guillot|
|5||Sweet August Moon||Mike E. Smith||Brian J. Koriner|
|6||Sara Louise||Lanfranco Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor|
|7||Informed Decision||Julien R. Leparoux||Jonathan E. Sheppard|
|8||Rinterval (IRE)||Rafael Bejarano||Eric R. Reed|
|9||Jessica Is Back||Javier Castellano||Martin D. Wolfson|
|10||Gabby's Golden Gal||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|11||Secret Gypsy||Robby Albarado||Ronny W. Werner|
|12||Moontune Missy||Alan Garcia||Eoin G. Harty|
|13||My Jen||John R. Velazquez||Eddie Kenneally|
by John P. Sparkman
Whiteley's arrangement with Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm to support their young stallion Medaglia d'Oro resulted indirectly in the recent Palm Beach S. (gr. IIIT) winner Rydilluc.
John Sadler, who guided Switch through a career in which she earned more than $1.4 million, was proud as a peacock when the Quiet American mare was sold Nov. 5 at the Fasig-Tipson select mixed sale for $4.3 million.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.Tuesday, November 06, 2012
The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.Monday, November 05, 2012
Groupie Doll continued her domination of the female sprint division Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, inhaling her rivals on the turn to take the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) under a hand ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh.Saturday, November 03, 2012
While Groupie Doll's stellar 2012 record puts her in a different league than many of her competitors in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I), the favorite will still have to face five other grade I winners.Monday, October 29, 2012
Game On Dude headed a parade of heavyweight hopefuls prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park Oct. 14 as the countdown began in earnest for the 28th World Championship events Nov. 2-3.Sunday, October 14, 2012
An interesting mix of talented fillies and mares, headlined by 2012 grade I winners Include Me Out, Love Theway Youare, and Love and Pride, and will go postward in the Sept. 29 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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
Trainer Jonathan Sheppard reached the 3,000 win milestone Sept. 17 when he saddled Fugitive Angel to a neck victory in the seventh race at Delaware Park.Tuesday, September 18, 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
Favored Include Me Out, benefiting from a rail-skimming ride under Joe Talamo, was all out to deny Star Billing in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Del Mar for her second grade I win of the season.Saturday, August 04, 2012
Fresh off a victory in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), dual grade I winner Switch wheels right back for trainer John Sadler while returning to two turns in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 4 at Del Mar.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
In what was a pivotal race for her, favored Switch rallied in deep stretch on the outside to capture the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14.Saturday, July 14, 2012
Dual grade I winner Switch, seeking her first victory of 2012, carries top weight of 122 pounds in the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14.Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sassy Image will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) when she faces a strong lineup in the 26th renewal of the seven-furlong test May 5 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 2,000th race of his career April 19 at Lone Star Park when Forty Winks won a claiming race under Clifton Berry.Friday, April 20, 2012
The daughter of Northern Afleet is a millionaire and winner of two grade I stakes.Thursday, April 12, 2012
Informed Decision, a 2009 Eclipse champion, delivered her first foal, a colt by Street Cry, at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., on March 11.Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dual grade I winner Champagne d'Oro has been retired from racing and is scheduled to ship to Darley Stud Jan. 11 to be bred to Bernardini.Friday, January 06, 2012
Top-weighted City to City and defending champion Washington Bridge form a potent duo in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.Thursday, December 01, 2011
Pinnacle Racing Stable and trainer Bill Kaplan's longshot Musical Romance (by Concorde's Tune) pulled away on the inside in the stretch to take the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).Friday, November 04, 2011
Dennis "Peaches" Geier, assistant to trainer Bret Calhoun, had a feeling about last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) with Chamberlain Bridge.Thursday, November 03, 2011
Friday actually has more intriguing longshot possibilities than Saturday, so here we go.Thursday, November 03, 2011
Multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent drew post 3 for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The daughter of Congrats will face 12 Nov. 4 going seven furlongs as the 6-5 favorite.Monday, October 31, 2011