The first winner for freshman sire Smiling Tiger, Jacks Masterpiece ran away to a 4 1/2-length score at Pleasanton in his debut June 24.
It took more than a year, but race circumstance finally cycled back into the 5-year-old gelding's favor as he barely held off Awesome Slew on the line to take the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by Twinspires.com (G2).
Grade 1 winner Denman's Call will make his first start out of California when he faces a field of 14 going seven furlongs in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) May 6.
Prominent agent Steve Young recalls purchasing Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Malagacy at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.
Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, the name Darby Dan Farm and the Galbreath family were synonymous with the Triple Crown, especially the Kentucky Derby.
While the sales company now conducts its 2-year-olds in training and yearling auctions at Del Mar, for 2017 it has returned its mixed sales to its previous home of Fairplex in Pomona, near Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old Shackleford colt scored by 15 lengths under Javier Castellano over a muddy track.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
A yearling from the first crop of Smiling Tiger, a multiple grade I-winning sprinter and millionaire, topped the Barretts October mixed sale at $190,000.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
Smiling Tiger filly tops Aug. 30 auction
Colt won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park by a nose May 27.
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.
Catalina Red outsprinted eight others in taking Churchill Downs Stakes with favorite Speightster finishing unplaced in seven-furlong test.
Salutos Amigos facing Kobe's Back again
Thirstforlife to make first start in Churchill Downs stakes.
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.
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.
Three Into Mischief fillies and offspring of four freshmen sires were among 14 horses that shared the fastest eighth of a mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the March 9 first of three under tack workout sessions.
A new partnership called Darby Dan Farm Racing resurrected the famous Darby Dan silks for a colt named Manitoulin, a son of Soaring Softly, who finished fifth in his maiden special weight debut Nov. 22.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 180 stallions from 16 states.
Darby Dan Farm's schedule of 2016 fees is unchanged from 2015 apart from new additions Tapiture ($7,500) and Sky Kingdom ($5,000).
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alma d'Oro||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Hamazing Destiny||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Smiling Tiger||Jeff Bonde||
|Will's Wildcat||James E. Baker||
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