If not for his gray stablemate's late-season ascension, Baoma Corporation's Drefong would have been the brightest rising star of 2016.
Baoma Corporation's Drefong, the reigning Eclipse Award champion male sprinter, has been cranking his form up over the last month and could make his 2017 debut in the six-furlong, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said June 29.
Hargus Sexton, who along with his wife, Sandra, bred dozens of stakes winners, died at his farm outside Versailles June 15 at the age of 96.
Unraced since November 2015, grade 1 winner Big Macher returned a winner in Santa Anita Park's $100,000 Thor's Echo Handicap June 11 for trainer Richard Baltas.
Brian Lynch, back from temporarily surrendering his trainer's license a year ago, has Meantime in the June 10 Belmont Stakes after scoring June 3 with Oscar Performance in the Pennine Ridge Stakes.
Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables' Big Macher has a special place in trainer Richard Baltas' heart.
Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone has been retired to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky, Old Friends founder Michael Blowen said April 25.
Trainer Graham Motion went to $700,000 to secure a City Zip filly to become the new sale-topper midway through the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale.
Spendthrift Farm’s Palace, the multiple grade 1 winner by City Zip, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18 when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY.
A Florida-bred bay colt bred by Digole "Dee" Williams is the first reported foal born by Don Dizney's homebred graded stakes sprinter Bahamian Squall.
The first reported foal by Three Chimneys' stallion Fast Anna was born Jan. 14 at Five Oak Farm in Saratoga Springs, NY.
With a first violation of the prohibited substance rule in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race, Ellis, and all horses directly or indirectly in his care, will be ineligible to participate in the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2017.
Horses reported to receive steroid administrations in 2016 in California who have come back to race fared very well in their first starts after those treatments, winning at about three times the normal rate.
Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.
Charles Chu of Baoma Corporation, owner of TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Drefong, has donated $20,000 to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farms.
Breeders' Cup is calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) runner-up Masochistic will be disqualified from that Nov. 5 finish at Santa Anita Park and placed last after failing a post-race drug test.
The purse for the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is being withheld until at least mid-December, according to California Horse Racing Board spokesman Mike Marten.
When his daughter Finest City pulled off the upset in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), she became the fourth Breeders' Cup winner sired by City Zip in the last three years.
Baoma Corporation's Drefong came in off the bench, racing for the first time since his Aug. 27 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) score, and turned back 8-5 choice Masochistic to land his second consecutive grade I by 1 1/4 lengths.
Spendthrift Farm's son of Pulpit has a cut on his right leg that has become infected and requires treatment with antibiotics.
Samantha Siegel joins forces with Los Pollos Hermanos Racing on Masochistic and now has the favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Champion Will Take Charge's fee held steady at $30,000
Conventional wisdom suggests a West Coast-based horse might have the edge in the six-furlong Sprint, but historic results tell us otherwise.
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Vosburgh Invitational S.
Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S.
Santa Anita Sprint Championship S.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bahamian Squall||Mark E. Casse||
|Bakken||Chad C. Brown||
|Big Macher||Richard Baltas||
|Bourbon Courage||H. Graham Motion||
|Capo Bastone||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Eddie's First||Robertino Diodoro||
|Fast Anna||Katherine Ritvo||
|Indexical||Bart G. Hone||
|Mico Margarita||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Mr. Sexy||George Papaprodromou||
|Private Zone||Brian A. Lynch||
|Rich Tapestry||C. W. Chang||
|Secret Circle||Bob Baffert||
|Seeking the Sherif||Gus Headley||
|Wind Fire||BROWN DAVID||
|Work All Week||Roger A. Brueggemann||
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