2007 Dark Bay or Brown Colt
|Trainer: James A. Jerkens|
|Jockey: Javier Castellano|
|Owner: Gainesway Stable, Cherry, Martin, L.|
|Breeder: McMillin Brothers & James Devaney|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|2008||Keeneland Association January 2008 Horses of All Ages Sale||$245,000|
|2008||Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale||($185,000)|
2010 Grade 1 Travers Stakes Winner
dft. G1 SUPER SAVER and ICE BOX
& posting a 105 Beyer
Won fr 6F to 1 1/4 miles, $835,140
The first reported foal by grade I winner Afleet Express is a filly born Jan. 16 at Corner Woods near Lexington.Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Gainesway Farm announces their stud fees for 2012; leading sire Tapit, sire of Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Hansen to stand for $125,000.Friday, November 11, 2011
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.Tuesday, January 11, 2011
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2011, including Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and more.Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Afleet Express, tenacious winner of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against a stellar field, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2011 season at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Afleet Express has been sidelined for the remainder of the year with a partial tear of a suspensory ligament in his left front leg.Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Trainer Al Stall Jr. said Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Blame would arrive at Belmont Park on Sept. 30 in advance of his expected next start in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I).Friday, September 17, 2010
Includes photos of Afleet Express, Richard's Kid, Discreetly Mine, El Brujo, and more.Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Afleet Express, the horse who couldn't get sold, scored a dramatic win in the Travers.Monday, August 30, 2010
Afleet Express comes out of the "Midsummer Derby" in good shape, according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens.Sunday, August 29, 2010
The attendance increased 33.7% from a year ago to 45,764.Sunday, August 29, 2010
In a thrilling edition of $1 million Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I), Afleet Express held off Fly Down by the narrowest of margins to win the "Mid-summer Derby" Aug. 28 at Saratoga.Saturday, August 28, 2010
A field of 11 was drawn for the Travers, with Jim Dandy winner A Little Warm pegged as the 7-2 morning-line favorite. Trappe Shot, First Dude, Super Saver, Afleet Again, and Ice Box are also returning from the Haskell.Thursday, August 26, 2010
Seven contenders for what appears will be a big field for the $1 million Travers (gr. I) had their final works Aug. 21 at both Saratoga and Churchill Downs.Saturday, August 21, 2010
Breezing in company over the main track at Saratoga early the morning of Aug. 15, Devil May Care had her final serious work for the matchup with West coast-based Blind Luck in the Aug. 21 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I).Sunday, August 15, 2010
Travers (gr. I) hopeful Friend Or Foe had his first work since a fourth-place finish in the Jim Dandy (gr. II), covering five furlongs on the Saratoga main track in 1:00.11 Aug. 13.Friday, August 13, 2010
A Little Warm outlasted 15-1 longshot Miner's Reserve to score his first graded stakes win under John Velazquez in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 31 at Saratoga.Saturday, July 31, 2010
Jason, Tom, and James Scully preview the Haskell. Also, picks for the Jim Dandy.Thursday, July 29, 2010
Richard Pell's Fly Down, who turned in a huge effort in the Belmont Stakes last out in his grade I debut, returns as the horse to beat in the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 31 at Saratoga.Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Are the big named 3-year-olds about to get swept away by what looks to be a tsunami-like second wave about to hit the 3-year-old division?Monday, June 28, 2010
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Pegasus Stakes winner Afleet Express exemplifies pedigree trends that are developing for young sire Afleet Alex, including the benefits of duplicating Nearctic and Mr. Prospector.
Although there were no grade I races in the this past weekend, we did kick off the second season for 3-year-olds in rousing fashion and caught an early glimpse of the possible European challengers for the Breeders' Cup.Monday, June 21, 2010
Odds-on favorite Jackson Bend, the third-place finisher of the Preakness (gr. I), tired badly after turning for home, as second choice Afleet Express sailed to a 1 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III)Saturday, June 19, 2010
Triple Crown competitors Jackson Bend and Schoolyard Dreams are among a field of six that will contest the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III), the June 19 feature at Monmouth Park.Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Owner: GoldMark Farm, LLC and Whisper Hill Farm
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
Jockey: Martin Garcia
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Owner: Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.
Jockey: Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Hornung, P., Martin, E., Lukas, D., Davis, W., Miller, D. and Shade, M.
Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner: Janney, III, Stuart S. and Phipps Stable
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Edward Plesa, Jr.
Owner: Trilogy Stable and Plesa, Laurie
Jockey: John R. Velazquez
Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill
Owner: W. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing
Jockey: Kevin Krigger
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable and Spendthrift Farm LLC
Jockey: Luis Saez