The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford catch up with 2010 Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck. Learn about life at Hill 'n' Dale Farm and view her Oaks race replay! watch video
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2007
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Owner||Mark DeDomenico, LLC, Abruzzo, Carver, Et Al|
|Blind Luck View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pollard's Vision||Carson City|
|Lucky One||Best of Luck|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Omega Farm, agent||Fairlawn Farm||$11,000|
|Two-year-old||Omega Farm, agent||($10,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Mike Puhich, agent for Mark Dedomenico||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$2,500,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Pollard's Vision, sire of champion Blind Luck, will stand this year at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y.
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.
Cal-bred Rousing Sermon, trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, was the last and lone Derby worker May 1 at Churchill Downs. Jockey Jose Lezcano aboard the son of Lucky Pulpit for the first time.
Blind Luck, the 2010 champion 3-year-old filly, has been pronounced in foal to major sire Bernardini off a Feb. 10 cover.
Dr. Mark Dedomenico's Blind Luck, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, has been officially retired from racing and booked to Darley stallion Bernardini.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, the Horse of the Year, Frankel, the lack of leadership in horse racing, and the downgrading of the Hopeful Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
Fueled by well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans, the market at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale burned white-hot during its opening session.
Champion Blind Luck brought $2.5 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The multiple grade I-winning daughter of Pollard's Vision was consigned as Hip No. 210A by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This is not the best group we've ever seen, but it's still the Breeders' Cup read blog
Champion Blind Luck is scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The multiple grade I-winning daughter of Pollard's Vision will be consigned in Book One as Hip No. 210A by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Following her last-place finish as the heavy favorite in the Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Oct. 1, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Blind Luck will not race in this year's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
Zazu, coming from far out of it, charged down the center of the course to defeat Ultra Blend in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) as 13-10 choice Blind Luck failed to fire at Santa Anita Oct. 1.
Several top 3-year-olds face older horses in huge weekend of racing. read blog
After getting most of the summer off, late-running sensation Blind Luck will return to action in the $250,0000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita.
Steve and Lenny dissect the Breeders' Cup races, the many upcoming prep races leading into the Breeders' Cup and a BC Maiden Special Weight as #16 for the card.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
America's two superstar fillies will run in separate stakes on Saturday a country apart.
Six-time grade I winner Blind Luck turned in a seven-furlong breeze Sept. 21 at Hollywood Park, a solid tune-up for her next race Oct. 1. She covered the distance in 1:26 1/5.
Tizway, Havre de Grace, Cape Blanco, and The Factor top the rankings. read blog
The top older female worked the fastest out of 39 other horses at Hollywood Park.
The guys reveal a Top 5 in the Sprint division, and discuss the current Breeders' Cup picture. Watch Video
Blind Luck recorded her first work in more than three weeks Sept. 8 at Hollywood Park, clocking four furlongs in :47 2/5.
Blind Luck, who hasn't recorded an official work since Aug. 17, is expected to breeze Sept. 7 at Hollywood Park, co-owner and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.
TCI returns to discuss the Breeders' Cup. This week the focus is on the Breeders' Cup Classic and the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Watch Video
Rick Porter of Fox Hill Stables has made many bold statements in regards to his 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace. Time is now ticking to see whether she will prove him right by winning the Sept. 3 Woodward (gr. I).
Blind Luck, who was under consideration for the Aug. 28 Pacific Classic (gr. I) against males, will instead point toward the Oct. 1 Lady's Secret (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, according to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Blind Luck won't be going to New York or New Jersey for races Aug. 28, making it more likely the champion filly will challenge males in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) the same day.
The Travers, King's Bishop, and Pacific Classic could be must-see races. read blog
Another showdown between Blind Luck and Havre de Grace will likely have to wait for another day, as Rick Porter said Aug. 19 that Havre de Grace is headed to face males in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 3.
Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace worked five furlongs in :59 3/5 Aug. 17 at Delaware Park, while rival Blind Luck breezed six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 at Del Mar the same morning.
Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend. Watch Video
- By Vic Zast
Heroes of horse racing gather for the Hall of Fame ceremony. read blog
This week's nominees: First Dude, Blind Luck, Irish Gypsy, A. U. Miner. Read More
The $300,000 Personal Ensign (gr. I) Aug. 28 at Saratoga remains a realistic possibility for rivals Blind Luck and Havre de Grace to meet again.
Champion Blind Luck worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 the morning of Aug. 5 at Del Mar. The Aug. 28 Pacific Classic or Personal Ensign (both gr. I) are being considered for her next start.
- By Vic Zast
Stellar performances highlight opener for Saratoga's second week Read Blog
Another golden opportunity has been dropped into the lap of Thoroughbred racing. A real rivalry; not one manufactured by publicists, but an honest, gritty, and scintillating rivalry. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin revisits Blind Luck and Invisible Ink and other stories. read blog
Lenny and Steve discuss upcoming races, including the Whitney, Haskell, and Hopeful; Blind Luck and Havre de Grace, and the story behind graded stakes winner Majestic City. Plus trainer Kenny McPeek talks about lasix. Watch Video
Talkin' Horses is hosted by Ron Mitchell and Greg DePalma. This week's guests are Donna Barton Brothers, Ron Geary and Tom LaMarra for our new Handicapping segment. Listen Now!
Rick Porter said Havre de Grace would run in the Personal Ensign if purse is doubled.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin on the drama and melodrama of the race of the year. Read Blog
In their unfolding battle for supremacy in the national older female rankings, Blind Luck put her nose narrowly in front of Havre de Grace after winning a spellbinding stretch duel in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II).
Tom, Evan and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend. Watch Video
Delaware Park will host what could be the matchup of the year so far when Blind Luck and Havre de Grace square off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/4 miles July 16.
Garrett Gomez will be at Delaware Park July 16 to ride Blind Luck for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) in a much anticipated clash with division rival Havre de Grace.
Californian (gr. II) winner Twirling Candy, Santa Anita Handicap upsetter Game On Dude (gr. I), talented filly Blind Luck (gr. I), and defending titleholder Awesome Gem are among 14 nominees for the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I)
Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot. Watch Video
With nearly six months in the books we have not solved a whole heck of a lot so far. Fortunately, we have the older females help generate excitement. Read Blog
|Up With the Birds|