COLONIAL DOWNS, New Kent, VA
|1||Rahystrada||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A||$291,000|
2004 | Chestnut Gelding | Rahy - Ministrada, Deputy Minister
Sire: Rahy, Chestnut, 1985. Raced 3 years. 13 starts, 6 wins, $343,386. Lifetime: 440 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
|2||Smart Bid||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A||$97,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Smart Strike - Recording, Danzig
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Danzig, Bay, 1977.
|3||Dark Cove||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: B+||$53,350|
2007 | Bay Horse | Medaglia d'Oro - Crystal Cove, Kris S.
Sire: Medaglia d'Oro , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 4 years. 17 starts, 8 wins, $5,754,720. Lifetime: 393 yearlings sold, median $120,000.
Broodmare Sire: Kris S., Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $155,000.
Keeneland Association 2007 November Breeding Stock Sale, $120,000.
|1||Rahystrada||Sheldon Russell||Byron G. Hughes|
|2||Smart Bid||Edgar S. Prado||H. Graham Motion|
|3||Dark Cove||Luis Garcia||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|4||Court Vision||Ramon A. Dominguez||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|5||Moryba (BRZ)||Rajiv Maragh||William I. Mott|
|6||Silver Mountain||Dale V. Beckner||Gerald S. Bennett|
|7||Guys Reward||Corey S. Nakatani||Dale L. Romans|
|8||Sierra Alpha (GB)||Forest Boyce||Francis Abbott|
While Ken Ramsey has reached racing's heights, the Thoroughbred owner says he will never abandon claiming races.Friday, April 26, 2013
Dark Cove earned owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey a gold tray when he drew off to an upset victory in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) on closing day April 26 at Keeneland.Friday, April 26, 2013
by John P. Sparkman
In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.
Five-time grade I winner Court Vision had his first reported foal arrive when a filly was born Jan. 20 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Canada.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Colonial Downs will offer $1,755,000 in purse money for its 16 stakes in 2013. The meet is highlighted by the 16th running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT).Thursday, January 03, 2013
George Strawbridge Jr.'s homebred grade II winner Smart Bid will stand in 2013 with Highcliff Stallions at Mill Creek Farm near Stillwater, N.Y.Thursday, November 29, 2012
Boisterous, winner of the Red Smith Handicap and Knickerbocker in his previous two starts, carries top weight of 124 pounds against 11 rivals in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs.Friday, November 23, 2012
Nominations for five graded stakes events to be run closing week at Churchill Downs were released Nov. 10. Headlining 158 runners are Clark contenders Shackleford, Game on Dude, Pool Play, Take Charge Indy, and Coil.Saturday, November 10, 2012
Colonial Downs will host a 25-day spring/summer Thoroughbred meet in 2013 from June 8 through July 13 after approval from the Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 7.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy, out of action since the spring due to an ankle injury, makes his return in the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), the closing day feature of the Keeneland fall meet Oct. 27.Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Roger Attfield, inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame this year, will try to add the Sycamore Stakes to his victory ledger when he sends out 10-year-old Musketier in the $100,000 race for 3-year-olds and older.Monday, October 15, 2012
Millionaires Musketier and Rahystrada, with a combined 10 graded stakes victories between them, head a field of seven turf marathoners entered for the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 18 at Keeneland.Sunday, October 14, 2012
Ioya Bigtime, staked to a loping lead by Jeffrey Sanchez, refused to buckle under relentless pressure from favored Rahystrada to win the $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on the grass course at Kentucky Downs Sept. 15.Saturday, September 15, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs this weekend.Friday, September 14, 2012
Third in last month's Arlington Million (gr. IT), Rahystrada will have a little more ground to deal with as he attempts to defend his title in the $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Sept. 15 at Kentucky Downs.Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Under a crafty front-running ride from Ramon Dominguez, Little Mike led every step of the way to claim the 30th running of the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 18 on the Arlington Park turf.Saturday, August 18, 2012
Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk Arlington Million and the rest of racing for the weekend of August 18.Friday, August 17, 2012
Trainer Roger Attfield is hoping a stretch-out to 1 1/4 miles in the $250,000 Sky Classic (Can-IIT) will enable Forte Dei Marmi to land his first North American stakes victory Aug. 19 at Woodbine.Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Arlington Million and talk about Millions day.Thursday, August 16, 2012
A field of 11 is set for the 30th running of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 18 at Arlington Park, with Phipps Stable's Boisterous installed as the 4-1 morning line favorite.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Arlington Million annually draws a star-studded cast of accomplished runners from all over the globe and this year's edition should be no different, as 11 runners were pre-entered.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Considering his last attempt over a sloppy track, Quick Wit was far from a lock to win an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but the 10-1 shot prevailed Aug. 10 at Saratoga.Friday, August 10, 2012
Charging on the outside of the Penn National Race Course, 34-1 shot Kyma registered his first stakes victory in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on the turf July 28.Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ben's Cat will be back to defend his crown against nine rivals in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on the night of July 28, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.Thursday, July 26, 2012
Robert Courtney Jr.'s Rahystrada, an 8-year-old Rahy gelding, holds off 9-5 favorite Boisterous by a neck July 14 in the $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). Rahystrada won the Arlington Handicap in 2010.Saturday, July 14, 2012