It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Chocolate Candy||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Gitano Hernando (GB)||BOTTI MARCO||
|Informed||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Mine That Bird||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Monzante||Jackie W. Thacker||
|Parading||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Richard's Kid||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Tiago||John A. Shirreffs||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks.
Oscar winner Jim Wilson's latest film, "50 to 1," the story of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and his New Mexico cowboy trainer and owners, is opening in dozens of new states.
Nationally renowned conditioner Eoin Harty has taken up residence with a 24-stall contingent this season at Arlington International Racecourse.
- By Frank Angst
Everyone loves a longshot story and fans swapped their best memories of Mine That Bird's improbable Derby score on Friday, April 18 at Keeneland. read blog
Four-time grade I winner My Flag died at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., after foaling a healthy bay colt by Bernardini on April 12.
Keeneland Race Course has scheduled a long list of special events that will be offered during the 15-day spring meet at the Lexington track from April 4-25.
A couple of years ago, I wrote the back story of Mine That Bird's amazing Triple Crown journey. Now, with the motion picture "50-1" having its premiere in Albuquerque, N.M. Wednesday, March 19, I have added to it read blog
Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up and three-time grade I winner Dullahan, gave birth to a bay filly from the first crop of Bodemeister.
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will return to greet fans at the Kentucky Derby Museum this spring.
New Year's Day, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club's 2013 Experimental Free Handicap released Jan. 29.
Photographer Chad Harmon, who won the WinStar StableMates Saratoga Challenge, shares photos from his visit to WinStar Farm on December 20, 2013. View Slideshow
Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Richard's Kid (Lemon Drop Kid--Tough Broad, by Broad Brush) has been retired to Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., where he will stand the 2014 season for $4,500.
Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill take their shot with 15-1 hopeful Concave in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Paced by two yearlings who sold for the second-highest price in sale history, the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association yearling sale Oct. 20 registered its highest gross since 2004.
Morning Line, a grade I-winning son of Tiznow, will stand at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky for 2014. The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) runner-up will stand for $10,000.
Donegal Racing confirmed Oct. 14 the retirement of multiple grade I winner Dullahan, due to a tendon injury sustained after the colt's last start in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 25.
Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Toormore is the third group winner sired by Arakan, and the second out of Danzig line mare.
Richard's Kid, two-time winner of the Pacific Classic (gr. I) and of six total graded stakes through a 47-start career, has been retired due to a slight tendon tear.
Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.
A six-time grade I winner whose problems with the Polytrack at Del Mar have been well-chronicled, Game On Dude is on the verge of a breakthrough in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert believes.
Game On Dude will break from post 11 at Del Mar Aug. 25 in a field of 13 for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), the richest race in the west for older horses.
Richard's Kid, looking for an unprecedented third victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), had trainer Doug O'Neill smiling after a six-furlong jaunt in 1:13 3/5 over the Polytrack for Joe Talamo Aug. 16.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 August Yearling Sale, with 841 youngsters cataloged, begins its three-day run Tuesday, Aug. 20.
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