When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).
Shug's Hope won the sixth race at Sunland Park March 21 and became the first winner for New Mexico stallion Shame On Charlie, a full brother to dual champion filly Indian Blessing.
A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days.
Here is a closer look at yearlings in the first book of the Keeneland September sale that are out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner.
Employing his long, fluid stride, undefeated Atreides took another step forward at Gulfstream Park Aug. 30, capturing the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes by a remarkable 17 3/4 lengths for his third consecutive dominant victory.
Moonlight Cloud unleashed an astounding burst of speed from last and wore down pacesetter Gordon Lord Byron to capture the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) by three lengths Oct. 6 at Longchamp.
A look through the 2013 Keeneland September catalog shows the usual depth of promising yearlings. This list spotlights yearlings out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner.
Moonlight Cloud has a Win and You're In ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and on her form this year, she would be a more than worthy challenger for Wise Dan.
In a highly anticipated clash, Moonlight Cloud easily wore down elite sprinter Lethal Force and stormed to a Deauville course record Aug. 4 while winning the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) for a third time.
Prominent Thoroughbred owner-breeder Halsey Minor, who also had expressed interest in becoming a track owner, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy May 24.
Barbara Banke's Dreaming of Julia, named after her daughter, has certainly made her presence known along the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail.
Stonestreet Stables' homebred Dreaming of Julia left her connections dreaming of victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she devastated the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II) March 30 at Gulfstream Park by 21 3/4 lengths.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap a few choice races from the Breeders' Cup providing insight from past performances and on site impressions. The Classic will be covered in tomorrow's show. watch video
Heavily-favored Dreaming of Julia held off My Happy Face in a gritty stretch battle to win the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 6.
Stakes-placed Spaniard has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Gardiner Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
Indian Charlie, sire of multiple champions, was euthanized the morning of Dec. 15.
Zaftig, winner of the 2008 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) and in foal to Candy Ride, brought $1.4 million and became the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale.
Sweet Dreams, a daughter of Bernadini, brought the sweet price of $500,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Two-time champion Indian Blessing gave birth to her first foal Jan. 30 when she produced a, a dark bay/brown colt by three-time grade I winner Zensational, according to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The catalog is out for what traditionally is the fanciest juvenile auction, the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. Here is a list of some of the 2-year-olds that are close relatives to top racehorses. Read Blog
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Top 2-year-old colt Uncle Mo has to share some of the juvenile spotlight as newcomer Comma to the Top makes 2010 a bright year for the Indian Charlie sire line.
The Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries are out. Evan looks at the Filly and Mare Sprint, Filly and Mare Turf, Dirt Mile and Classic. Watch Video
Rank the past winners of the Woodbine Mile. Compare your rankings to the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Rank These Horses
Veteran California owner Tom Mankiewicz died July 31 after a bout with cancer.
Sweet Life, a daughter of Kris S. who is the dam of champion Sweet Catomine and grade I winner Life Is Sweet, was named Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Dearest Trickski||John W. Sadler||
|Dream Rush||Will Phipps||
|Indian Blessing||Bob Baffert||
|Jazzy (ARG)||Mark A. Hennig||
|La Tee||Mark Glatt||
|Lady Sprinter||Juan J. Reviriego||
|Miraculous Miss||Steve Klesaris||
|Tiz Elemental||Carla Gaines||
|Tizzy's Tune||Ronald L. McAnally||
|Zaftig||James A. Jerkens||
Breeders' Cup Divisions
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Go for Wand H. (gr. III)||AQU|
|Bayakoa H. (gr. II)||DMR|
|Hollywood Derby (gr. IT)||DMR|
|Battle of New Orleans S.||FG|
|Gold Rush S.||GG|