A tough cast of characters will fight it out in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT), an 11-furlong race for older horses on the Saratoga Race Course inner turf Aug. 1.
Several older runners looking to recapture past form, including Slim Shadey, Lochte, and Slumber, will try the Monmouth Park turf June 7 in the Monmouth Stakes.
A field of established turf runners will compete in the Red Bank Stakes, but most are seeking a reversal of recent form in stakes company as they compete over the one-mile distance.
The first reported foals by Northwest Stud Farm's graded stakes-winning stallions Duke of Mischief and Turbo Compressor have arrived in Florida.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred Icon Ike, a stakes-winning son of Yes It's True, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Dr. Linda Robbins' Starfish Stallions near Hot Springs, Ark. His fee will be $1,000.
Weanlings were the top sellers Nov. 9 at the Keeneland November auction's sixth session, where a $200,000 Trappe Shot colt got the highest bid on a day of across-the-board increases.
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.
The Paris, Ky., farm's top sire War Front will remain at $150,000 for the 2015 breeding season.
A selection of Keeneland September yearlings with noteworthy pedigrees set to sell on Sept. 9 at the auction's second session
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."
Grade I-winning gelding is trying to regain his top form in 1 1/16-mile turf test.
Dynaformer sired 25 Grade I winners, 10 Grade II winners, 31 Grade III winners and numerous other stakes winners following his racing career. view slideshow
Cross Sabres Farm's son of Medaglia d'Oro has not been out of the money so far this year in five starts.
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.
Jockey Paco Lopez booted home a Monmouth Park record seven winners May 17, although the $103,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) eluded him when Hard Enough scored a 9-1 upset on the turf.
Making his second start for new owner/trainer David Jocobson, multiple grade II winner Slim Shadey looks to end a long dry spell in the $100,000 Red Bank (gr. IIIT) on the turf May 17 at Monmouth Park.
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
"Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America. view slideshow
Owner/breeder Carlos Vaccarezza got his first win as a trainer Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park with first-time starter Little Alexis.
Fourteen horses have been entered for the San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park turf Feb. 8, led by recent San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Jeranimo.
Grade I winner Brilliant Speed was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 29 when a colt was born at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala.
Three-time grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy was represented by his first foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 16.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Al Khali||William I. Mott||
|Boxeur des Rues||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Brilliant Speed||Thomas Albertrani||
|Data Link||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Doubles Partner||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Get Stormy||Thomas M. Bush||
|Little Mike||Carlo Vaccarezza||
|Papaw Bodie||Michael J. Maker||
|Slim Shadey (GB)||David Jacobson||
|Turbo Compressor||Todd A. Pletcher||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Jonathan Kiser Novice S.||SAR|
|John Morrissey S.||SAR|
|California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S.||DMR|
|Arctic Queen S.||FL|