Tragedy was compounded with more tragedy July 18 in the state of Washington.
The Factor was represented by his first winner July 9 when Senora Acero drove to a two-length triumph in the sixth race at Ellis Park.
Presque Isle Downs juvenile victor Jay Wow became the first winner for Darby Dan Farm sire Jersey Town July 6.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Jim Weigel has just three broodmares, but has bred classic-placed Creative Cause and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender Destin out of his mare Dream of Summer.
Hansen's Victory went gate to wire in the first race at Hastings Race Course June 5 and became the first winner for U.S. champion and South Korean-based freshman sire Hansen.
A Fastnet Rock half brother to Australian champion Whobegotyou brought the overall highest price at the record-breaking Magic Millions National weanling sale May 29-30 on the Gold Coast.
Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.
Colt won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park by a nose May 27.
Gainesway's grade I-winning freshman stallion Tapizar got his first winner May 26 in a $40,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park.
Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at Del Mar. Among those working a quarter-mile, a son of Speightstown posted :20 3/5.
Topped by a Medaglia d’Oro colt sold for $600,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got off to a rocky start May 23 in Timonium, Md., with major downturns in every key statistical category from the 2015 first session.
With steady rain falling, the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale began May 17, with two juveniles sharing the top eighth of a mile workout time of :10 and four equaling the best quarter-mile time of :21 3/5.
Thirstforlife to make first start in Churchill Downs stakes.
As young sires go, about the only question left for Uncle Mo to answer is his ability to get a classic horse, and he'll begin that effort for the first time this year.
I Shod the Sheriff wins first time out gate to wire.
First-time starter Milton Freewater got up in the final stride in race one at Los Alamitos Race Course April 22 and became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed Creative Cause.
Freshman sire Union Rags' first progeny to race also became his first winner April 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack, where Brian Kahn's homebred Lady Stardust won impressively for trainer Wesley Ward.
Topped by an Into Mischief colt bought by Spendthrift Farm for $335,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training began on a strong note April 19, with across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median prices.
Three juveniles shared the eighth of a mile fastest time of :09 4/5 during the April 15 fifth set of under tack workouts for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training sale.
During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.
Workouts for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued April 12, with three horses equaling the fastest breeze time for an eighth of a mile.
Judging by how they looked at Gulfstream and Ocala, the seven by Hansen left little doubt that he will help establish Tapit as an emerging sire-of-sires.
A son of first-crop sire The Factor, who previewed with a furlong work in :09 4/5, brought $460,000 to top the Barretts select 2-year-old sale at Del Mar March 30.
Following is a list of horses to watch during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training that begins March 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alpha||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Crusade||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Daddy Long Legs||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Fort Loudon||Stanley I. Gold||
|Hansen||Michael J. Maker||
|Jersey Town||Barclay Tagg||
|Prospective||Mark E. Casse||
|Right to Vote||Ron Moquett||
|Sabercat||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Speightscity||Stephen R. Mick||
|Take Charge Indy||Patrick B. Byrne||
|Tapizar||Steven M. Asmussen||
|The Factor||Bob Baffert||
|Trappe Shot||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
|Union Rags||Michael R. Matz||
|Wilburn||Steven M. Asmussen||
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