As 2014 enters the home stretch, the freshman sire title seems to have boiled down to a three-way race.
New York-bred Startup Nation rolled to an impressive victory Aug. 28 in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, surviving and inquiry and claim of foul to earn his first graded stakes score.
Tom's Tribute took advantage of a slow start from heavy favorite Obviously to take the $250,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) by a length over Rock Me Baby with Handsome Mike another half-length back in third.
Winner of the past two editions of the Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT), the speedster Obviously goes for a three-peat on the turf as part of the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Aug. 24 at the seaside track.
Spendthrift Farm's Temple City was represented by his first winner when Jusgimmetenminutes won the first race at Arapahoe Park July 20.
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.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.
Obviously registered his third consecutive graded-stakes win as the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, but he had to dig in close to home to hold off a couple of challengers Aug. 25 on the turf.
A recent outbreak of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack, has caused Park Stud to end the breeding this year for all its stallions. There has been no detection of the virus at Park Stud, closing early is a preventative measure.
Even-money pick Obviously set blazing fractions in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) and found the wire just in time while breaking the Jimmy Durante turf course record Aug. 26.
Just a little more than two months away from making a return appearance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), Jeranimo heads a field of six for the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 26.
The injury that will keep Acclamation from defending his championship in the TVG Pacific Classic Aug. 26 has been determined to be a mild strain of a ligament in the area of the left front pastern.
Stakes winner/stakes-placed producer Itstartswithadream is the first reported mare to get in foal to grade I winner Victor's Cry.
Graded stakes winner Temple City sired his first reported foal Jan. 13 when a bay filly was born at Anderson Farms in Ontario, Canada.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Caracortado, on the short end of the photo in a pair of grade I losses recently, came from behind to defeat Mr. Commons by a nose in a terrific finish to the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 27.
Bourbon Bay, fresh off a convincing win in the Cougar II Handicap (gr. II), returns to turf in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 28 in San Diego.
Victor's Cry, winner of last year's Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, has been retired from racing because of concerns about his ankles. His owners are determining where he will stand at stud.
Cash-strapped breeders prefer proven sires over young stallions, making it tougher to launch the careers of new studs.
Even-money favorite Courageous Cat chalked up his first grade I stakes victory when he held off the closing Caracortado by a neck to win the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) on a firm Hollywood Park turf course.
Jason and Tim of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shoemaker Mile S. and Suburban H. this week. Watch Video
Victor's Cry returns to defend his title in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) July 2 at Hollywood Park. While he's no lock to go favored, he's going to get more respect than he did in springing last year's 21-1 shock.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Of all the 13 American-based horses that traveled to the $26-million Dubai World Cup program, Fly Down, Victor's Cry, Champ Pegasus and I Want Revenge are among those who are the most eye-catching.
Thirteen American-trained horses were announced as likely starters in six races on the $26 million Dubai World Cup card to be held March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Allicansayis Wow||Patrick L. Biancone||
|Becrux (ITY)||John W. Sadler||
|Ferneley (IRE)||Ben D. A. Cecil||
|Knockout Artist||Kent R. Molinaro||
|Lethal Heat||Barry Abrams||
|Medici Code (GB)||Darrell Vienna||
|Monterey Jazz||Bart G. Hone||
|Red Alert Day (GB)||John W. Sadler||
|Temple City||Carla Gaines||
|Victor's Cry||Eoin G. Harty||
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|Matriarch S. (gr. I)|
|Cecil B. DeMille S. (gr. III)|
|Race 7 (AOC) at DMR on 11/30/14|
|Race 4 (AOC) at DMR on 11/30/14|
|Race 2 (MSW) at DMR on 11/30/14|
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S.||LRL|
|La Brea S. (gr. I)||SA|
|Mathis Brothers Mile S. (gr. IIT)||SA|
|Malibu S. (gr. I)||SA|