I Shod the Sheriff wins first time out gate to wire.
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.
Veteran Populist Politics, who secured the first of an eventual five stakes wins in 2010, will end his career on a winning note after being claimed by his original connections and retired.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 36 Thoroughbred stakes valued at more than $4.4 million during its 2016 racing season, the track announced Feb. 25.
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).
The son of Curlin will stand at Three Chimneys Farm.
The colt is out of graded stakes winner Afleeting Lady, a half sister to classic winner Shackleford and grade I winner Lady Joanne.
Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won found the path to victory when he rallied up the rail in the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile Stakes Sept. 6 at Presque Isle Downs.
While he has struggled since last year's front-running victory in the Presque Isle Mile, the connections of Decisive Moment hope a return to the Pennsylvania track helps the veteran runner in this year's edition.
Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.
Grade II winner Wilburn was represented by his first winner July 25, when 2-year-old filly Simply a Treasure won the fifth race at Fairmount Park.
Tiz Shea D tracked the pace set by Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z and then ran him down with a sweeping outside move to victory in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), despite being floated wide around the turn by his erratic rival.
Fresh off a win in the $500,000 Ohio Derby, Calumet Farm's Mr. Z has been selected as the morning-line favorite for the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (gr. II) July 18 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Some positive economic indicators have Fasig-Tipton July participants expecting a robust market for select yearlings as the season's first major auction is set for July 9 in Lexington.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 37 stakes this year, including the Indiana Derby (gr. II), which moved from its traditional spot the first Saturday in October to mid-July.
The $100,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf drew a well-matched field of 11, while Reporting Star heads the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
Calculator's win in the Jan. 10 Sham Stakes (gr. III) adds to the legacy of the O'Farrell family's Ocala Stud. The Florida-bred son of In Summation races for longtime Ocala Stud client Richard Pell.
Gross, average, and median at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale saw deceases at the one-day auction.
The stallion Forestry has been sold to a Brazilian consortium and will not stand at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky, Taylor Made stallion nominations manager Travis White confirmed Nov. 17.
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Decisive Moment||Kathleen O'Connell||
|Friends Place||Dale L. Romans||
|Little Drama||Michael Mareina||
|Populist Politics||Joseph C Fontenot, Jr||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Wilburn||Steven M. Asmussen||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|
|San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GG|
|Miami Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GP|