Two young sires on opposite ends of the globe were rewarded March 11 with first black-type winners—both in graded stakes.
The bay filly covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.60 for trainer Thomas M. Bush, eclipsing the old mark of 1:41.89 established by Tapicat in 2013.
The races faced by the first winners for freshman sires Get Stormy and Calimonco could not have been more different.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will host an historic broadcast of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup live from Garrison Savannah in Barbados on Saturday, March 5.
The focus has shifted at Keeneland, as it usually does during the second week of April, to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will emerge from that event. read blog
Ken and Sarah Ramsey enjoyed a win in the Caribbean March 8 when veteran Major Marvel cruised to a clear victory in the $214,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup at Savannah Garrison Racecourse.
The Barbados Turf Club said Ken and Sarah Ramsey's multiple stakes winner Major Marvel has been added to the list of nominees for the 33rd renewal of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.
Three-time grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy was represented by his first foal when a dark bay colt was born Jan. 16.
Nevada Kid went to the lead and was never headed in the $192,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Dec. 7, wrapping up a solid day of racing that featured eight events worth a total of $1 million at the South Florida oval.
Jockey Chris Landeros won his 1,000th race Sept. 7 when he guided Major Marvel to victory in the $100,000 Unbridled Stakes at Louisiana Downs.
Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm will host its stallion open house for breeders Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at the stallion barn in Lexington.
Parent's Honor capped a big day for Ken and Sarah Ramsey at Gulfstream Park Dec. 1, taking the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at odds of 16-1 to give the owners their fourth winner on the card.
Three-time grade I winner Get Stormy by Stormy Atlantic will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.
Mary Sullivan's homebred Get Stormy, the winner of three grade I stakes on turf, has been retired and will enter stud next year, according to trainer Tom Bush.
Grade I winner Data Link, who set a course record at Monmouth Park in his previous race, tops a field of nine older turf specialists entered in the Aug. 11 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.
A day after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), jockey John Velazquez teamed with odds-on Data Link to produce a victory in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at the New Jersey track June 10.
Two previous winners of the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) will face each other again when the race is run June 10 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Simmard was assigned high weight in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs at 1 1/2 miles May 26, and it's easy to see why.
Doubles Partner, third in the April 13 Makers 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland after an unfortunate trip, returns to one of his favorite grass courses for the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill May 5.
Stuart Janney III's homebred Data Link came from off the pace to run down favored Turallure in the final jumps, capturing the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at odds of 12-1 April 13 at Keeneland.
Sullimar Stables' Get Stormy will take on six rivals as he attempts to become just the second repeat winner of the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) April 13 at Keeneland.
Defending champion Get Stormy and Turallure had the Keeneland turf course all to themselves on the morning of April 6 as they prepared for the upcoming Maker's Mark Mile.
There were some memorable performances on Donn Handicap Day at Gulfstream. View Slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps the Donn Handicap, Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Fed Biz and Spring Hill Farm. watch video
Get Stormy, making his first start since he was eased out of the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) last fall, led throughout in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Feb. 11 for his third grade I win.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|El Crespo||George R. Arnold, II||
|Get Stormy||Thomas M. Bush||
|Kinsella||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Major Marvel||Michael J. Maker||
|Rescue Squad||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Strike Again||Malcolm Pierce||
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