Trainer David Hofmans, who saddled 36-1 shot Desert Code to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten.
Victor Espinoza has been a model of consistency aboard California Chrome, but Belmont Park presents unique challenges during the running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), said NYRA analyst and retired rider Richard Migliore.
Dixie Chatter's first-crop 2-year-old filly Architecture won as the 6-5 favorite in the 11-horse field for the $50,000 British Columbia Cup Debutante, one of six stakes for British Columbia-breds on the Aug. 5
Moving Desert, a 2-year-old filly by Desert Code became her sire's first winner July 17, capturing her maiden by three lengths in a five-furlong sprint over Del Mar's Polytrak.
California freshman sire Dixie Chatter was represented by his first winner June 7 when 2-year-old filly Chattering Nikita won a maiden special weight at Canada's Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
Coming off a March sale that jumped more than 30% in average, Barretts offers a catalog of 142 juveniles plus a catalog supplement of another 13 for its May 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif. The sale is May 13.
A daughter of Dixie Chatter breezed a quarter-mile in :21, and 11 other 2-year-olds went a furlong in :10 at the May 10 under tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif.
by John P. Sparkman
Despite admirable objective accomplishments, some very good sires like Dixie Union seem fated not to be fully appreciated within their lifetimes.
Grade I winning son of Jade Hunter has already been shipped to Buenos Aires and is in quarantine.
Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.
Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.
The first foal by grade I winner Dixie Chatter is a colt born Jan. 21 at Glenridge Farm near Midway, Ky.
Global Hunter, a grade I winner in California and a group II winner in his native Argentina, will stand in 2011 at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.
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Cost of Freedom, who has looked close to invincible in his two starts this year, heads a solid field of seven sprinters in the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 1.
Global Hunter, who broke down after winning the American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park July 4 and underwent surgery on his right front ankle the following day, continues to make an encouraging recovery.
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Global Hunter, who broke down immediately after winning the July 4 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, underwent a four-hour surgery July 5 at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, Calif.
Global Hunter turned in a magnificent effort to win the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park on Independence Day, but his game head victory turned to sadness when the grade I winner pulled up lame.
Hall of Fame trainers Richard Mandella and Neil Drysdale will each be going for their fourth win in Holywood Park's American Handicap (gr. IIT), the Inglewood, Calif. track's Fourth of July feature.
Don Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, Calif., has purchased three of the four stallions that previously stood at River Edge Farm
Marty and Pam Wygod will disperse their California bloodstock at Barretts this coming October and eventually plan to sell their River Edge Farm near Buellton.
Eight-year-old Karelian, who scored the biggest win of his career in the Maker's Mark Stakes (gr. IT) last month, bids for consecutive grade I victories when he battles nine rivals in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT).
Facing open stakes company for the first time, front-running Compari ran his winning streak to six races by holding off Fluke in the $150,000 Budweiser Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf April 3.
One stride short of back-to-back grade I turf victories, Fluke figures to be the one to beat in the $150,000 Budweiser Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf April 3, part of the Santa Anita Derby undercard April 3.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Becrux (ITY)||John W. Sadler||
|Booyah||Jerry M. Fanning||
|Desert Code||David E. Hofmans||
|Dixie Chatter||Richard E. Mandella||
|Global Hunter (ARG)||A. C. Avila||
|Holy Thunder||Marcelo Polanco||
|Madeo||John A. Shirreffs||
|Mr Napper Tandy (GB)||Jack Carava||
|Sky Cape||Kristin Mulhall||
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