CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, KY
|1||Blame||Margin: head||TrueNicks: B+||$2,700,000|
2006 | Bay Colt | Arch - Liable, Seeking the Gold
Sire: Arch , Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. Raced 2 years. 7 starts, 5 wins, $480,969. Lifetime: 385 yearlings sold, median $50,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985.
|2||Zenyatta||Margin: 3½||TrueNicks: A+||$900,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Street Cry (IRE) - Vertigineux, Kris S.
Sire: Street Cry (IRE) , Bay, 1998. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $5,150,837. Lifetime: 399 yearlings sold, median $90,000.
Broodmare Sire: Kris S., Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $60,000.
|3||Fly Down||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$495,000|
2007 | Chestnut Colt | Mineshaft - Queen Randi, Fly So Free
Sire: Mineshaft , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 2 years. 18 starts, 10 wins, $2,283,402. Lifetime: 239 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
Broodmare Sire: Fly So Free, Chestnut, 1988.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $80,000.
|1||Blame||Garrett K. Gomez||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|2||Zenyatta||Mike E. Smith||John A. Shirreffs|
|3||Fly Down||Julien R. Leparoux||Nicholas P. Zito|
|4||Lookin At Lucky||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|5||Paddy O'Prado||Kent J. Desormeaux||Dale L. Romans|
|6||Etched||Alan Garcia||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|7||Musket Man||Rajiv Maragh||Derek S. Ryan|
|8||First Dude||Robby Albarado||Dale L. Romans|
|9||Pleasant Prince||Joel Rosario||Wesley A. Ward|
|10||Espoir City (JPN)||Tetsuzo Sato||Akio Adachi|
|11||Haynesfield||Ramon A. Dominguez||Steven M. Asmussen|
|12||Quality Road||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan will likely target the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill, trainer Charlie LoPresti said May 23. His half brother, Successful Dan, is on track for the June 15 Stephen Foster there.Yesterday
The connections of five horses who finished behind Orb in Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hope their starter can become 20th horse since 1973 to win the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after coming up short in Derby.Thursday, May 16, 2013
Al Stall, Jr. and wife Nicole at the Alibi Breakfast discuss Departing, the Preakness, and Blame.Thursday, May 16, 2013
Eric Kronfeld, who made his mark in both the music and racing inudstries, died May 15 of cancer in New York. Kronfeld, under his Maverick Productions, bred Zenyatta, one of the most popular racehorses in history.Wednesday, May 15, 2013
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A full brother to Horse of the Year Zenyatta was foaled April 9 at Ashford Stud in Lexington, according to Coolmore, which owns broodmare Vertigineux.Saturday, April 20, 2013
Jay Robbins, the only trainer to win consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Classic(gr. I), has announced his retirement after more than four decades.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Twin Creek Racing Stables' Graydar, back-to-back winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) and New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), will be sidelined for about 60 days after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his left front ankle.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her second foal April 1, Team Zenyatta confirmed via Twitter.Tuesday, April 02, 2013
View Arch and several of his progeny who have had careers on the race track. View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bernie Sams, bloodstock manager at Claiborne Farm, discusses the farm's stallion Arch, who is profiled in the March 23 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bob Baffert's reputation at Oaklawn Park is that of a phenomenon, one you cannot afford to bet against. Selectively shipping in from his West Coast base with a remarkable 59% win rate, he has captured 17 of 29.Friday, March 15, 2013
After monitoring Fort Larned for the past few days, trainer Ian Wilkes said he is pleased with the manner in which the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner has emerged from his fall in the March 9 Gulfstream Park Handicap.Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Keeneland has cataloged 137 juveniles for its 2013 April 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held April 8.Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Espoir City appeared on his way to a second February Stakes (Jpn-I) win Feb. 17 at Tokyo, but Grape Brandy wore him down in the final 100 meters to secure the win in Japan's first top-level race of the season.Sunday, February 17, 2013
Zenyatta's half sister is training forwardly, but according to trainer John Shirreffs a start in the March 16 Santa Margarita Invitational (gr. I) is questionable.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
by Ann Peters
The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).
by John P. Sparkman
It took five years for that hope to be fulfilled.
Here's a look at where Horses of the Year earned their first victories.Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Pete Denk and Kerry Thomas analyze Eblouissante.Friday, January 18, 2013
The newborn foal is out of 5-year-old Hennessy mare Wall St Widow. Wall St Widow's dam, Love Or Money (Coronado's Quest), is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Broken Vow (Unbridled).Friday, January 18, 2013
Horse of the Year finalist Fort Larned breezed a half-mile in 48 2/5 on the morning of Jan. 18 at Palm Meadows Training Center, his first recorded workout since his victory in last fall's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).Friday, January 18, 2013
Zenyatta's half sister remained unbeaten with a workmanlike victory at Santa Anita Park.Thursday, January 17, 2013
Paddy O'Prado's first reported foal is a chestnut colt born Jan. 13 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.Wednesday, January 16, 2013