Thirstforlife to make first start in Churchill Downs stakes.
Freshman sire Coil got his first winner from his first starter at Golden Gate Fields May 1 when his daughter Recoiling won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event in near gate-to-wire fashion by 1 3/4 lengths.
First foal for the grade III winner is a West Virginia-bred colt born April 14.
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.
Three juveniles shared the eighth of a mile fastest time of :09 4/5 during the April 15 fifth set of under tack workouts for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training sale.
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.
Mi Querido Capi wins in Mexico at first asking
Headed by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I), which was won last year by Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, Monmouth Park Racetrack has released its $4.65 million stakes schedule for 2016.
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.
Six stallions that are male-line descendants of A.P. Indy are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale.
- By Steve Haskin
There have been some exciting racing videos on YouTube this year, but none more exciting and revealing, and ultimately profound than the GoPro video of American Pharoah's gallop the day before the Travers Stakes. read blog
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.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale's overall average remained up through the 12-day sale's penultimate day, but median was slightly behind after 11 sessions.
Multiple graded stakes winner Pants On Fire will stand his initial season at stud for $5,000 next year at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.
Darby Dan Farm's schedule of 2016 fees is unchanged from 2015 apart from new additions Tapiture ($7,500) and Sky Kingdom ($5,000).
Taylor Made Stallions has set fees for its 2016 roster of stallions near Nicholasville, Ky., led by Graydar. The grade I-winning son of Unbridled's Song will stand for $15,000 stands and nurses.
Barretts Sales has expanded its traditional October yearling sale to include horses of racing age and broodmares in the first edition of the auction at Del Mar Oct. 27.
A pair of colts that Mandy Pope bred led selling Tuesday at the Keeneland September auction's opening session of Book 4, including the day's highest-priced lot, a $425,000 colt by first-crop sire Astrology.
Lady Sheila Stables' Hot City Girl sped to the lead in the $350,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) and never relented, securing her first graded score in gate-to-wire fashion.
Already a three-time stakes winner this season, Sarah Sis will try to add the $350,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) Sept. 19.
The colt is out of graded stakes winner Afleeting Lady, a half sister to classic winner Shackleford and grade I winner Lady Joanne.
- By Steve Haskin
There is one final moment on the American Pharoah post Triple Crown tour that needs to be mentioned; this time to demonstrate how today's sights, sounds, and actions can reflect the changing times. read blog
Led by an Into Mischief filly sold for $80,000, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale saw increases in gross and average for the fourth straight year.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Astrology||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Concealed Identity||Linda S. Gaudet||
|J J's Lucky Train||John C. Servis||
|Joe Vann||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Pants On Fire||Kelly J. Breen||
|Ruler On Ice||Kelly J. Breen||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
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