With a narrow victory in her maiden special weight debut June 25 at Belmont Park, the filly Lucky Lurie became the first winner for stallion Girolamo.
U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.
The was business as usual June 8 at Ocala Training Center for consignors of 2-year-olds in training hopeful of selling the next big horse and prospective buyers in search of racing's next generation of stakes stars.
Cocked and Loaded rapidly closed ground through the final furlong and was up late to best game front-runner Paynes Prairie by a half length in the $250,000 Tremont Stakes for 2-year-olds June 5 at Belmont Park.
In postings on its social media outlets June 2, Coolmore Stud said Vertigineux, dam of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, died last year at age 19.
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her fourth foal after taking a full year off from breeding following her last pregnancy.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium enjoyed a robust opening day May 18.
Ziconic, the unraced second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, has joined his older half brother Cozmic One in the Belmont Park barn of trainer John Sherriffs, according to the official Zenyatta website.
Two-day auction will take place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium May 18-19.
Fillies led the way on opening day of New Zealand Bloodstock's National weanling sale May 11, bringing the three top prices.
After a minor setback, multiple grade I winner Palace Malice will make his 2015 debut in the $100,000 Diablo Stakes May 10 at Belmont Park.
R.A.C.E. Fund's annual fund drive will launch May 23 with an online auction on eBay that runs through May 30.
Colts by Central Kentucky sires Exchange Rate, Quality Road, and Blame brought the top three highest prices at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale May 1 in Newmarket.
Forum Racing, founded by three friends in 2011 at Saratoga, has Birdatthewire for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Forum Racing's Birdatthewire smoothly completed five furlongs 1:01 1/5 on the still-fast track as the two-time grade II winner prepares for a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Following an opening session with relatively few highlights, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training picked up the pace April 22 on day two of the four-day auction in Ocala, Fla.
Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.
Cozmic One, the long-awaited first foal of Zenyatta, looked a lot like his mother through most of his debut April 17 at Santa Anita Park, trailing a group of five other 3-year-olds in last early on in a mile maiden event.
Cozmic One, the first foal out of Zenyatta, has already shown some of what his mother passed onto him -- strength, stamina, and even an aspect of unwieldiness.
Lynn and Kathy Jones have been in the horse business for 35 years. The Central Kentucky couple will enjoy their trip to Churchill Downs this year as the breeders of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Birdatthewire.
- By Frank Angst
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The 3-year-old son of Quality Road is finally ready for his first start of 2015, and will make that outing at Keeneland in the fourth race on the April 18 card.
Hips 201-400 took to the track at the Ocala Training Center on April 14 for the second of six installments of under tack previews for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The "Road to Louisville" and the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) has a "Final Four" feel to it. Who are the top seeds? Evan Hammonds explores a group of talented 3-year-old fillies.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Racing, Breeding, International, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
Ten horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year, with half coming on the Thoroughbred side. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Bob Anderson, Jim Bannon, Stewart Elliott, and Roger Laurin.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bullsbay||H. Graham Motion||
|Chocolate Candy||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Einstein (BRZ)||Helen Pitts||
|Gio Ponti||Christophe Clement||
|Girolamo||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Mastercraftsman (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Mine That Bird||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Quality Road||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Regal Ransom||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Richard's Kid||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Rip Van Winkle (IRE)||O'BRIEN AIDAN||
|Summer Bird||Tim A. Ice||
|Twice Over (GB)||CECIL SIR HENRY||
|Zenyatta||John A. Shirreffs||
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