2005 Bay Colt
|Trainer: Richard E. Mandella|
|Jockey: Alonso Quinonez|
|Owner: Spendthrift Farm LLC|
|Breeder: Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc.|
|2007||Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training||$300,000|
Undefeated record-setting 3YO.
$821,693 earner - top class 6f-9f,
2nd by nose in the BC Sprint (G1).
"A ton of talent."--Dick Mandella
Crown of Thorns' first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 23 at Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Farm near Morristown, Fla.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2013 on the same property, now called Woodford Thoroughbreds. The son of Louis Quatorze's fee is $3,000.Thursday, November 15, 2012
Multiple graded stakes winner Crown of Thorns had the first mares checked in foal from his introductory book at stud.Friday, March 09, 2012
Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2012 at CloverLeaf, where he will join his newly retired son, Crown of Thorns, at stud.Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Crown of Thorns, a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud in 2012 at John and Susan Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Spendthrift Farm's multiple grade II winner Crown of Thorns has been retired from racing. Breeding plans are undecided.Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Jon and Joel recap the Super Derby, and reveal the Dirt Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.Friday, September 16, 2011
The Factor, knocked off the Triple Crown trail by an ankle injury more than four months ago, outfought crack sprinter Smiling Tiger and drew off in the stretch to win the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Factor will face five older horses in the seven-furlong Pat O'Brien (gr. I) as he makes his first start in more than four months on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Del Mar.Thursday, August 25, 2011
Jason, Tom and Steve from TwinSpires.com handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.Thursday, June 16, 2011
Eleven are scheduled to compete in the grade I Stephen Foster. Can you predict the order of finish?Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Nearly six months into the season, the handicap division is still looking for a clear-cut leader. With a breakout performance in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 18, there is an opportunity for someone to assume that role.Wednesday, June 15, 2011
An injury suffered during a June 13 workout has taken Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Bind out of consideration for the Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs and could sideline him for the rest of the year.Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Crown of Thorns returned to the winner's circle for the first time since February 2008 when he outlasted prohibitive favorite Sidney's Candy by 1 1/4 lengths in the $147,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.Saturday, May 07, 2011
Sidney's Candy faces just four rivals in his first start of the year as the 123-pound high weight in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park May 7.Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Amazombie, closing with abandon on the far outside for jockey Mike Smith, nipped Captain Cherokee by a head in a terrific finish to the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 3.Sunday, April 03, 2011
There are some classy horses making their comebacks in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita April 3, including Crown of Thorns, M One Rifle, and Atta Boy Roy.Thursday, March 31, 2011
The recent retirements of many 2010 stars leaves major question marks for next year.Friday, November 19, 2010
A veterinarian has ordered the scratch of Crown of Thorns out of the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.Friday, November 05, 2010
Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Morning Line is made the 7-2 morning line favorite for the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Accompanied by a police escort, a van carrying Zenyatta rolled into the stable area of Churchill Downs and stopped at Barn 41 at 12:07 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 2.Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Multiple stakes winner Lookin at Lucky worked five furlongs on Hollywood Park's Cushion Track in :59 3/5 Oct. 31 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.Sunday, October 31, 2010
Richard's Kid saved ground all the way, sweeping by odds-on favorite Twirling Candy past mid-stretch to win Oak Tree's $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Oct. 2.Saturday, October 02, 2010
Unbeaten Twirling Candy attempts to become the third 3-year-old in the past four years to win the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 2, which would earn the colt a berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Keep an eye on two juveniles and an older horse heading for the Breeders' Cup.Monday, September 20, 2010
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