Either the track at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic was playing faster or the horses were just faster as the under tack show for the May 23-24 sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded May 19 with five of the eight fastest clockings.
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.
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.
Seemingly nothing went right for Jerry and Ann Moss' Ziconic in the second start of his career March 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Laminitis claims Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble, winner of the 2014 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and Super Derby (gr. II). The son of Into Mischief was put down March 11.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company kicked off its 2-year-olds in training sale March 15 with across-the-board declines as a striking son of Uncle Mo topped the day's trading at $1.3 million.
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.
The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.
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.
The first reported foal for Joseph LaCombe Stables' California stallion Typhoon Slew is a gray colt out of Babes Bridge It born Feb. 6.
Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Saratoga Mischief is entered for his 3-year-old season debut Sunday, Feb. 14 in the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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.
California's top freshman sire of 2015 is Rancho San Miguel resident Slew's Tiznow, whose runners banked $185,537 during the year.
Best Behavior would not be denied Dec. 26, holding off a challenge from 1-5 favorite Stonetastic in the stretch to register a clear victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Los Alamitos Race Course will not be able to support the 2016 editions of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and the Starlet (gr. I), track official Brad McKinzie said during a California Horse Racing Board session Nov. 19.
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.
The Jockey Club's Report of Mares Bred for 2015 shows a less than 1% rise in the number of mares covered this year over 2014, but the number of active stallions decreased 6.3%.
Malibu Moon and Into Mischief top the list of stallions fee-wise for 2016 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms in Kentucky.
Fillies brought the top three prices Sept. 29 at the Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of Louisiana-bred yearlings. In all, 120 head averaged $9,250.
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.
Book 3 of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington spun off another remarkably high-priced yearling Sept. 21, when a Curlin filly sold for $975,000 as the auction rolled through its seventh session.
As well as brilliance, Beholder has also showed rare versatility, scoring at 5 1/2, six, eight, 8 1/2, nine, and 10 furlongs.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Eaton's Gift||Mike R. Mitchell||
|Indian Sun||Dan L. Hendricks||
|Into Mischief||Richard E. Mandella||
|Massive Drama||Dale L. Romans||
|Meal Penalty||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Monba||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Old Man Buck||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Referee||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Shore Do||Dale L. Romans||
|Sierra Sunset||Jeff Bonde||
|Slew's Tiznow||James Lloyd||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
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