Two years ago, Finnesgans Wake entered the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) off a third-place finish in the Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT), and trainer Dale Romans promised, "This horse has a big one in him."
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Al Khali||William I. Mott||
|Battle of Hastings (GB)||Gregory Fox||
|Citrus Kid||John P. Terranova, II||
|Court Vision||Dale L. Romans||
|Doubles Partner||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Expansion||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Get Stormy||Thomas M. Bush||
|Little Mike||Carlo Vaccarezza||
|Memorial Maniac||Brianne A. Slater||
|Moryba (BRZ)||William I. Mott||
|Prince Will I Am||Michelle Nihei||
|Rahystrada||Byron G. Hughes||
|Riviera Cocktail||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Smart Bid||H. Graham Motion||
|Stately Victor||Michael J. Maker||
|Teaks North||Eric J. Guillot||
Spendthrift Farm's Ontario-based stallion Court Vision will shuttle to Juan Carlos Harding's Haras Las Araucarias in Chile for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
A list of likely starters for the five grade I events on the Belmont Stakes day undercard June 7 has been released by the track's racing office, headed by the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap.
Standing in the winner's circle following the win by Little Mike in the $90,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Carlo Vaccarezza admitted he was relieved by the solid return of his multiple grade I winner.
Four-time grade I winner Little Mike will return to the scene of his very first stakes victory when he starts in the $75,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park May 17.
Multiple grade I winner won't run in May 3 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, it was revealed April 29, due to owner/trainer Carlo Vaccarezza's conflict with the KHRC and Churchill over out-of-competition testing.
The focus has shifted at Keeneland, as it usually does during the second week of April, to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will emerge from that event. read blog
Owner/breeder Carlos Vaccarezza got his first win as a trainer Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park with first-time starter Little Alexis.
Three-time grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy was represented by his first foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 16.
The good news is, the races have become an important fixture at the end of the racing season, attracting many of the world's best turf runners and spotlighting Hong Kong's ambitious racing program.
Trainer Dale Romans talks about the prospects of Little Mike, who runs in the Hong Kong Cup on December 8. Watch Video
The two American entries drew reasonably well for the Dec. 8 Longines Hong Kong International Races, but not without a little drama for King Kreesa in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I).
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society-Ontario Division has cataloged 97 offerings for its inaugural online winter mixed sale that began Nov. 25 and continues to Dec. 9.
Grade II winner Exhi and Irish group victor Nephrite have been added to the stallion roster of Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario, owners Michael and Laurel Byrne announced Nov. 30.
Synthetic specialist Summer Hit controlled the pace as the 4-5 favorite and drew off in the stretch for a one-sided victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields.
Freshman sire Talent Search and new sire Doubles Partner will join the stallion roster at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Pa.
Teaks North, a grade I winner on turf and a stakes winner on dirt, will try a synthetic surface for the first time in his 30-race career when he starts in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate on Nov. 29.
Midway, Ky., farm will add a second synthetic track and seven barns for training, broodmares, and yearlings.
Irish-based Magician took advantage of a fast early pace to roll to victory in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Multiple graded stakes winner Caracortado will miss the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a foot injury, trainer Mike Machowsky confirmed Nov. 2.
This year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) features a rematch of the first two finishers in 2012, Little Mike and Point of Entry, but the road back to Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 has been anything but smooth for either horse.
Despite the 2012 winner, Mizdirection, returning to try for a double, a full field of 14 entered the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2. Mizdirection, who won last year from post 11, drew the 12 hole this time around.
Little Mike, back on the beam after a slow start to the 2013 campaign, is set to defend his title against a solid field of domestic and foreign entrants in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2.
Caracortado has overcome a lot during his career, including a cut in his face as a foal that required 30 stitches and missing 20 months due to an injury to make it to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
A good number of the Oct. 26 works at Santa Anita were by Breeders' Cup candidates getting in major licks before the Nov. 1-2 World Championships, including Classic contenders Mucho Macho Man and Moreno.
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