OAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA, Arcadia, CA
|1||Zenyatta||Margin: 1||BRIS: 109||TrueNicks: A||$2,700,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Street Cry (IRE) - Vertigineux, Kris S.
Sire: Street Cry (IRE) , Bay, 1998. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $5,150,837. Lifetime: 399 yearlings sold, median $90,000.
Broodmare Sire: Kris S., Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $60,000.
|2||Gio Ponti||Margin: 1¼||BRIS: 108||TrueNicks: A+||$900,000|
2005 | Bay Horse | Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, Alydar
Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 5 wins, $360,900. Lifetime: 1075 yearlings sold, median $63,018.
Broodmare Sire: Alydar, Chestnut, 1975.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2007, ($45,000).
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, ($95,000).
|3||Twice Over (GB)||Margin: ¾||BRIS: 107||TrueNicks: B+||$495,000|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Observatory - Double Crossed (GB), Caerleon
Sire: Observatory, Chestnut, 1997. Raced 3 years. 10 starts, 6 wins, $539,786. Lifetime: 119 yearlings sold, median $23,087.
Broodmare Sire: Caerleon, Bay, 1980.
Scratched: Quality Road.
|1||Zenyatta||Mike E. Smith||John A. Shirreffs|
|2||Gio Ponti||Ramon A. Dominguez||Christophe Clement|
|3||Twice Over (GB)||Thomas P. Queally||Henry Cecil|
|4||Summer Bird||Kent J. Desormeaux||Tim A. Ice|
|5||Colonel John||Garrett K. Gomez||Eoin G. Harty|
|6||Richard's Kid||Alex O. Solis||Bob Baffert|
|7||Awesome Gem||David Romero Flores||Craig Dollase|
|8||Regal Ransom||Richard Migliore||Saeed bin Suroor|
|9||Mine That Bird||Calvin H. Borel||Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.|
|10||Rip Van Winkle (IRE)||John Patrick Murtagh||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|11||Einstein (BRZ)||Julien R. Leparoux||Helen Pitts|
|12||Girolamo||Alan Garcia||Saeed bin Suroor|
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her third foal after delivering a colt by Bernardini and a son of Tapit, according an announcement on Zenyatta.com.5 days ago
Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Freshman sire Colonel John sired his first winner when his 2-year-old colt Cash Conversion captured a $35,000 maiden special weight race by a decisive 2 3/4 lengths at Presque Isle Downs June 2.Sunday, June 02, 2013
They say patience is a virtue, and in the case of the sales topper now named Mr. Besilu, time will soon tell if the adage rings true.Friday, May 31, 2013
by Anne Peters
Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.
Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan will likely target the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill, trainer Charlie LoPresti said May 23. His half brother, Successful Dan, is on track for the June 15 Stephen Foster there.Thursday, May 23, 2013
Odds-on choice Last Gunfighter collared pacesetter Eighttofasttocatch in the final furlong and drew off by 4 1/4 lengths for his sixth consecutive victory May 17 in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) in Baltimore, Md.Friday, May 17, 2013
Eric Kronfeld, who made his mark in both the music and racing inudstries, died May 15 of cancer in New York. Kronfeld, under his Maverick Productions, bred Zenyatta, one of the most popular racehorses in history.Wednesday, May 15, 2013
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, who has won five in a row since his maiden victory last October, will invade Maryland and face mostly locally based horses in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 1.Sunday, May 12, 2013
Kentucky Derby winners Funny Cide (left) and Mine That Bird, in paddock at Churchill Downs.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Now that the post positions have been drawn, Steve comments on the pace scenario. Plus Funny Cide and Mine That Bird.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Rudy Rodriguez would like to celebrate the 10th anniversary of New York-based gelding Funny Cide winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by sending out New York-based gelding Vyjack to a Derby victory.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Climbing like the temperature, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continued its record march April 24, posting another day of positive returns.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Successful Dan, coming back off a layoff of nearly 10 months, dictated an easy pace and held off the pursuing Boisterous in the final furlong to post a one-length victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 21 at Keeneland.Sunday, April 21, 2013
A full brother to Horse of the Year Zenyatta was foaled April 9 at Ashford Stud in Lexington, according to Coolmore, which owns broodmare Vertigineux.Saturday, April 20, 2013
There was a time when "the other Dan" was Wise Dan, who went on to become Horse of the Year. On April 21 fans will witness the return of the original, Successful Dan, in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.Thursday, April 18, 2013
by Anne Peters
Awesome Again is one of the most consistent sires of high-class runners in North America.
Classic winner and champion Animal Kingdom will stand for Aus$38,500 (about $40,000 in U.S. funds) when he enters stud this year at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.Monday, April 15, 2013
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will arrive at the Kentucky Derby Museum for an extended stay April 15 at 11 a.m.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Supercharger, the dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver, delivered a healthy colt by champion sire Tiznow April 11 at 11:50 p.m. at Hill 'n' Dale Fam in Lexington, Ky.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Jay Robbins, the only trainer to win consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Classic(gr. I), has announced his retirement after more than four decades.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Twin Creek Racing Stables' Graydar, back-to-back winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) and New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), will be sidelined for about 60 days after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his left front ankle.Wednesday, April 10, 2013