Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.
California Chrome got an early wake-up call May 21 at Los Alamitos Race Course to record his second timed workout since returning to Southern California after his standout victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.
Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.
Mark Casse signed on behalf of EastWest Stable for a filly by Colonel John for $375,000 during the April 22 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale.
Del Mar's summer meet, highlighted by the Pacific Classic (gr. I) and several other Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races, will have projected purses of $525,000 per day.
Seemingly nothing went right for Jerry and Ann Moss' Ziconic in the second start of his career March 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Though early indications are John Oxley's Airoforce came out of his 10th-place finish in the Risen Star (gr. II) in good health, trainer Mark Casse said the Colonel John colt is likely off the Triple Crown trail.
Canadian champion Alpha Bettor and grade I winner Mast Track have joined the stallion ranks at Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., Adena Springs announced Feb. 16.
John C Oxley's Airoforce has done little wrong in his career.
The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail.
California Chrome returns in the San Pasqual and more inside the January 16, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Barton Thoroughbreds announced that five-time grade I winner Einstein will stand the 2016 season at Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.
California Chrome went through another easy breeze the morning of Nov. 14 at Los Alamitos Race Course, with the real work on the horizon.
Is breeding a Breeders' Cup horse as easy as throwing a dart at a dartboard? It is if you're breeders Bob Austin and John Witte.
While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, died of a heart attack the morning of Sept. 19.
Beholder will target the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a potential showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ned Toffey confirmed. Her connections have also decided not to offer her at auction this year.
- By Steve Haskin
Watching Beholder decimate her male opponents in the Pacific Classic and the aftermath on TVG and social media, it made me realize how times have changed. read blog
Beholder crushes the boys at Del Mar in the Pacific Classic and more in the August 29, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Trainer Richard Mandella was still all smiles a day after Beholder devastated males in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).
The Spendthrift Farm runner toyed with the field of nine other males and pulled away to win by 8 1/4 lengths in her first start against the boys and her first start at 1 1/4 miles. She is the first female to win the race.
With 3 Breeders' Cup Challenge races this weekend, Del Mar will be in the spotlight. Two of those three races will be on the main track, which for the first time since 2006 offers a dirt surface. read blog
In a deep Pacific Classic at Del Mar, an East Coast shipper and a turf-to-dirt longshot have our attention. read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Einstein (BRZ)||Helen Pitts||
|Global Hunter (ARG)||A. C. Avila||
|Informed||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Mast Track||Sean Smullen||
|Parading||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Rail Trip||Ronald W. Ellis||
|Richard's Kid||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Song of Navarone||Todd W. Fincher||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Arlington Matron S. (gr. III)||AP|
|Arlington Classic S. (gr. IIIT)||AP|
|Paradise Creek S.||BEL|
|Winning Colors S. (gr. III)||CD|