SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
|1||Blind Luck||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$300,000|
2007 | Chestnut Filly | Pollard's Vision - Lucky One, Best of Luck
Sire: Pollard's Vision , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 128 yearlings sold, median $8,000.
Broodmare Sire: Best of Luck, Bay, 1996. In 2009: .67 AEI.
Keeneland Association November 2011 Breeding Stock Sale, $2,500,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, ($10,000).
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2008 Select Yearling Sale, $11,000.
|2||Havre de Grace||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: A++||$100,000|
2007 | Bay Mare | Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette, Carson City
Sire: Saint Liam, Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 47 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
Broodmare Sire: Carson City, Chestnut, 1987.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2012 Mixed Sale, $10,000,000.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $380,000.
|3||Acting Happy||Margin: 2¾||TrueNicks: A++||$50,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Empire Maker - I Ain't Bluffing, Pine Bluff
Sire: Empire Maker, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $1,985,800. Lifetime: 212 yearlings sold, median $165,000. In 2009: 2.45 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Pine Bluff, Bay, 1989.
|1||Blind Luck||Joel Rosario||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|2||Havre de Grace||Jeremy Rose||Anthony W. Dutrow|
|3||Acting Happy||Jose Lezcano||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|4||Devil May Care||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||Tizahit||Edgar S. Prado||George Weaver|
|6||Connie and Michael||Rajiv Maragh||Dominick A. Schettino|
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.
Pollard's Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand this year at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Here's a look at where Horses of the Year earned their first victories.Tuesday, January 22, 2013
At one minute past the stroke of midnight on Jan. 19, 2010 3-year-old champion filly Blind Luck delivered her first foal, a filly by Bernardini, at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Mandy Pope, who paid $14.2 million in November for major broodmare prospects Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty, has taken important steps in what she believes will pay off handsomely.Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Celebrating the career of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, who recently sold for 10 million dollars at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.Thursday, November 15, 2012
Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.Tuesday, November 06, 2012
The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.Monday, November 05, 2012
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year and champion older mare, brought some major fireworks to the Fasig-Tipton November sale when she commanded a final bid of $10 million from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm.Monday, November 05, 2012
The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.Sunday, November 04, 2012
Royal Delta and It's Tricky look to recover from an Aug. 26 Personal Ensign (gr. I) upset and eye year-end honors when they meet for a fifth time Sept. 29 in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Stuart S. Janney III's Hit It Rich is the 7-5 morning-line favorite over five other fillies and mares in the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Sept. 3, closing day at Saratoga Race Course.Friday, August 31, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Arlington Million, Beverly D., Alabama Stakes, and more!Sunday, August 19, 2012
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin still was excited the morning after Questing's dazzling nine-length victory in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 18 at Saratoga Race Course.Sunday, August 19, 2012
Grade I winner Zo Impressive was resting comfortably in her stall Aug. 19, the day after suffering a condylar fracture in her right front leg while running fourth in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I).Sunday, August 19, 2012
Questing wins a scintillating Alabama.Sunday, August 19, 2012
Leisurely dawns lead to action-packed afternoons at Saratoga.Saturday, August 18, 2012
Irad Ortiz Jr. was released from Saratoga Hospital the afternoon of Aug. 17 after X-rays were negative on his right ankle. He is cleared to ride Questing in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 18.Friday, August 17, 2012
With the division wide open midway through August, each of seven fillies entered in the 132nd edition of the 1 1/4-mile event seeks to strengthen her championship credentials with a victory Aug. 18.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Alabama Stakes contender poses for pictures, and Claire Novak asks a few questions of owner Michael Dubb and trainer Tony Dutrow.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
When Grace Hall crosses Union Avenue from Barn 57 en route to an engagement in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18, a plan masterminded by trainer Tony Dutrow could come closer to fruition.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Grace Hall, one of four grade I winners pointing to the Aug. 18 Alabama (gr. I), had her final serious work prior to the 1 1/4-mile race this morning, breezing four furlongs at Delaware Park in :49.40.Sunday, August 12, 2012
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year who was retired earlier this year after sustaining an injured ligament, will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 5.Saturday, July 28, 2012
Zo Impressive won the June 23 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park with resolute style, but faces a tough task in the $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course July 21.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Havre de Grace, 2011's Horse of the Year, is "doing terrific" in retirement, according to her owner, Rick Porter, and he's planning to send her to a November mixed sale in Kentucky.Wednesday, July 18, 2012