The Maryland Jockey Club announced June 29 that daily handle was up nearly 22% from the previous year during the recently concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course.
Mary Beth Woods of Shreveport, La., submitted the winning entry of Southern Phantom in a name-the-foal contest offered exclusively at BloodHorse.com.
I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Mike Moreno of Southern Equine Farm will donate $5,000 to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Saratoga in the name of the person whose suggestion is picked as the name of Moreno's Bodemeister colt.
The 4-year-old colt Bodhisattva, who won the 2015 Federico Tesio Stakes, returned to Pimlico Race Course June 19 and won his first race in more than a year.
Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago.
Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux describes his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) run aboard Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, who finished 11th in a field of 13 June 11 at Belmont Park.
First-crop sire Bodemeister's first winner also became his first stakes winner when Bode's Dream, a gray or roan filly out of Frolic's Dream (by Smoke Glacken), won the $200,000 Asotria Stakes at Belmont Park.
Keith Desormeaux talks with media on the morning of June 9. The Preakness (gr. I)-winning trainer talked about his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) chances.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 in a field of 13 and was tagged the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during the race’s post position draw June 8 in New York.
Jim Weigel has just three broodmares, but has bred classic-placed Creative Cause and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender Destin out of his mare Dream of Summer.
An unusually marked white-headed foal was born June 5 at Mike Moreno's Southern Equine Farm near Midway. The colt is a son of Bodemeister out of Out for Revenge, by Bernardini.
Hansen's Victory went gate to wire in the first race at Hastings Race Course June 5 and became the first winner for U.S. champion and South Korean-based freshman sire Hansen.
U.S. champion and dual classic winner I'll Have Another will have his highly anticipated first starters June 5 in Japan, where he launched his stallion career in 2013 at Big Red Farm.
In trying to explain the steady improvement of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, trainer Keith Desormeaux believes the colt is benefitting from his breeding and from added distance.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist, who suffered his first career loss in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returned to the track June 2 for the first time since his third-place finish in the May 21 Preakness.
Landry came to mind before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a rider who had the finesse to manage high-energy Exaggerator—who wound up second to champion Nyquist in the Derby before turning the tables two weeks later in Baltimore.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator got a feel for the Belmont Park surface on a rainy morning May 30 in his first trip to the track since his arrival in New York from Maryland the previous day.
For Delta Downs director of racing Chris Warren, there's no beating some free, on-track publicity when it comes to promoting the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).
Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.
Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at Del Mar. Among those working a quarter-mile, a son of Speightstown posted :20 3/5.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
Exaggerator has only two off-the-board finish in 11 starts, and should have stamina from Curlin. One concern about his chance at the Belmont distance comes from his female family, with his dam and her dam both being winners only in sprints.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brimstone Island||William A. Campbell||
|Cozzetti||Dale L. Romans||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Daddy Nose Best||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Guyana Star Dweej||Doodnauth Shivmangal||
|Hansen||Michael J. Maker||
|Hierro||Todd A. Pletcher||
|I'll Have Another||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Isn't He Clever||Henry Dominguez||
|Teeth of the Dog||Michael R. Matz||
|Tiger Walk||Ignacio Correas, IV||
|Went the Day Well||James A. Jerkens||
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