Private Zone won the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, May 2 at the Louisville oval, holding off a stretch challenge from Nates Mineshaft. Bayern struggled in his 2015 debut.
Sires Malibu Moon, Warrior's Reward, Temple City, Line of David, and Notional, who stand or have stood at Spendthrift Farm, all have starters in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) undercard May 2.
Likely Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah leads a trio of homebreds being pointed to this year's classic.
Trainer Larry Jones sent out his two fillies for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the morning of April 26 at Churchill Downs. Lovely Maria went five furlongs in :59 3/5 and I'm a Chatterbox got the same trip in 1:01.
After a six-furlong workout in 1:10 4/5 at Santa Anita Park April 25, trainer Bob Baffert is mulling over Bayern's options for Kentucky Derby Week.
Spendthrift Australia has announced that Warrior's Reward, the grade I-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will be the first of its stallions to shuttle to Australia in 2015.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s marathon six-session under tack preview for its spring sale of 2-year-olds in training soldiered on April 17 at Ocala Training Center with Hips 801-1,000 breezing for prospective buyers.
I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox (by Munnings), goes for her third straight stakes win March 28 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox rallied from far off the pace to win the $175,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Silverbulletday winner I'm a Chatterbox was the first stakes winner of 2015 for Munnings, who was one of the leading freshman sires of 2014.
The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox, by Munnings, takes 3-year-old fillies wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Two-year-old Catalina Red set a track record at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 27 when he won the $65,000 Pasco Stakes by a neck over X Y Jet as the 3-5 favorite.
As 2014 enters the home stretch, the freshman sire title seems to have boiled down to a three-way race.
Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar.
A $115,000 Unbridled's Song mare brought the top price Nov. 13 at Keeneland November's 10th session, which remained stable but saw declines that reflected buyers' continuing caution.
Musket Man, the sire of top New York-bred 2-year-old Ostrolenka, moves to Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., for 2015. His fee will be $2,500.
Ostrolenka led gate to wire en route to a visually impressive 14 1/2-length romp Sept. 28 in the second race at Belmont Park and became the first winner for Louisiana stallion Musket Man.
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
Liatris, the first starter for freshman sire Warrior's Reward, drew off in the stretch for a 3 3/4-length victory in her career debut May 30 at Pimlico Race Course.
Grade II winner Cool Coal Man was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his juvenile daughter Valery Stripe won the third race at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico May 24.
Grade II winner Munnings was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son Natural Order won at Doncaster Racecourse in England May 3.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Central Banker, one-for-one at Churchill Downs heading into the $464,800 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II), made it two-for-two with a win in the seven-furlong test May 3.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Atta Boy Roy||Valorie Lund||
|Cool Coal Man||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Country Day||Steve Margolis||
|Hamazing Destiny||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Hull||Dale L. Romans||
|Kensei||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Munnings||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Musket Man||Derek S. Ryan||
|Victory Notion||Tim Glyshaw||
|Wall Street Wonder||Bob Baffert||
|Warrior's Reward||Ian R. Wilkes||
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